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2011-11-07 16:59:37

Breathing. Anyone reading this article is doing it right now. But what chemicals are we breathing in, and out? A group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers has published a paper in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that details how to learn just that, using microelectromechanical systems to focus on toxins and everyday impurities that enter the body through the air we intake. The research paper, "The Possibilities Will Take Your Breath Away: Breath Analysis...

2011-10-14 17:00:00

The national law firm of Shrader & Associates obtained a $7.5 million verdict against Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. for the wrongful death of Rick Lewis, who was exposed to benzene while working as a gasoline tanker-truck driver at its bulk loading facility. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 The national law firm of Shrader & Associates obtained a $7.5 million verdict against Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. for the wrongful death of Rick Lewis, who was exposed to...

2011-09-14 14:46:46

Several new studies of air and water near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill conclude that cleanup workers may have escaped harm from one of the most worrisome groups of potentially toxic substances in the oil, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (CEN), ACS's weekly news magazine. But it cites concerns that another group of potentially harmful chemicals did escape from the water and could create a health hazard for cleanup workers. The article, by C&EN...

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2011-08-24 13:33:22

  The same University of Washington researcher who used chemical sleuthing to deduce what's in fragranced consumer products now has turned her attention to the scented air wafting from household laundry vents. Findings, published online this week in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, show that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals, including two that are classified as...


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