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WHO Pegs Air Pollution As Top Environmental Hazard, Resulting In Millions Of Deaths Annually
2014-03-25 10:34:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new information released from the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is currently the No. 1 environmental hazard around the world – causing around 7 million deaths in 2012. The new WHO estimates on air pollution are driven by a greater understanding of the diseases brought on by both indoor and outdoor air pollution and a better evaluation of human contact with air pollutants via improved measurement capacity...

France Offers Free Public Transportation Due To Worst Air Pollution In Years
2014-03-15 07:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With most of the country suffering from what is being called the worst air pollution since 2007, several cities in France are making buses, trains and other forms public transportation available free of charge this weekend. According to The Telegraph’s Henry Samuel, Paris, Caen, Grenoble, Reims and Rouen are among the cities that will be waiving public transportation fees over the next few days. The move is being described as an...

2014-03-14 23:00:50

As the weather becomes warmer and the heat gets turned off, it is important that the air in your home is as clean as possible. WACO, Texas (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 As the colder months fade and spring brings flowers to bloom, houses will become filled with the air of spring. As the weather becomes warmer and the heat gets turned off, it is important that the air in your home is as clean as possible. Indoor air quality can be improved to ensure that the levels of air contaminates being...

2014-01-22 12:17:12

Association persists at levels of exposure below current European limits Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air is strongly linked to heart attacks and angina, and this association persists at levels of exposure below the current European limits, suggests research conducted at the Department of Epidemiology in Rome, Italy and published on bmj.com today. The results support lowering of the EU limits for particulate matter air pollution. Ambient particulate matter air...

2013-10-22 23:19:51

Air Scrubber Plus reduces up to 99 percent of surface microorganisms and airborne contaminants and allergens, all while cleaning the air and surfaces of the home. Air Scrubber Plus is the only technology proven with the highest level of validation to effectively improve the home's indoor air quality. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 October is National Home Indoor Air Quality & Awareness Month and Air Scrubber Plus® is a revolutionary solution to the problem of poor...

200,000 Early Deaths A Year Due To Air Pollution, Says Study
2013-08-29 14:18:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the 1970 Clean Air Act was put in place by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public health, a new study by researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have found that these efforts likely aren’t doing enough. This new study found that vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to premature death. According to the study more than 200,000 early deaths occur in the United...

NASA Study Finds Connection Between Population And Pollution
2013-08-20 14:33:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has linked employment or innovation statistics to urban population density, a new study from NASA scientists has made a connection between pollution and the number of people living in a city. Using satellite observations, the NASA team was able to calculate air pollution's dependence on population for cities in the United States, Europe, China and India. According to the report, which was published in the...

2013-07-29 23:22:29

Many people don't realize that the quality of the air that we breathe in our homes can put us at risk for health problems. House Doctors Handyman Service has partnered with Tamarack the creator of the modern whole house fan and a leading ventilation product provider so their franchisees can install products that will help make homes healthier. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Many people don't realize that the quality of the air that we breathe in our homes can put us at...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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