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2011-03-30 14:50:00

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) said today it has increased production of its air-purifying respirator (APR) line in two U.S. factories in response to greater demand for such products from Japan. The respirators, which include half-mask and full-facepiece models, are being produced to help protect Japanese cleanup workers and health officials involved with remediation and containment efforts associated with the...

2011-01-24 15:34:18

Protection against nerve gas attack is a significant component of the defense system of many countries around the world. Nerve gases are used by armies and terrorist organizations, and constitute a threat to both the military and civilian populations, but existing drug solutions against them have limited efficiency. A multidisciplinary team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science succeeded in developing an enzyme that breaks down such organophosphorus nerve agents efficiently...

2011-01-16 00:23:38

Founder of MyStunGun.com, Tom Babilla, is pleased to announce the launch of his blog, MyStunGunBlog.com. Developed as an informational parallel to his web store, the blog provides essential product details to the site's complete selection of personal safety devices and accessories. It also highlights valuable tips on how to use these safety products properly and effectively. Visit the site to view this exciting collection. Scottsdale, Arizona (Vocus/PRWEB) January 14, 2011 Web entrepreneur...

2010-12-17 00:00:46

Samgong Corporation, a Korean manufacturer of Nuclear-Chemical Biological Protective Equipment (NBC) is launching and promoting in Chile its safety masks industry and practices following the Chilean mining incident. Samgong has developed high-quality, high- performance respiratory personal protective equipment, such as industrial gas and dust masks, since 1950, and is dedicated to contributing to the protection of workers against industrial accidents. New York, NY (Vocus) December 16, 2010...

2010-11-15 12:00:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announces the disposal of the last mustard agent-filled ton container in the chemical weapons stockpile of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. Disposal was completed safely the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, marking the end of chemical weapons storage at the Arsenal after nearly seven decades. Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) provided the safe and secure maintenance, storage and...

2010-10-19 14:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today issued the following open letter to residents of Dimock, Susquehanna County: To Whom It May Concern: The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced a permanent solution to the drinking water problems in Dimock caused by gas migration from Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation wells. DEP was forced to take action since Cabot continues to deny responsibility...

2010-10-14 01:01:43

Abstract P125 New research found that the pattern of heart dysfunction with sarin exposure in mice resembles that seen in humans. Sarin is a chemical warfare agent belonging to class of compounds called organophosphates "” the basis for insecticides, herbicides and nerve agents. As an inhibitor of the nervous system enzyme acetylcholinesterase, sarin can cause convulsions, stoppage of breathing and death. Aiming to determine the delayed cardiac effects of sarin, researchers studied mice...

2010-09-15 07:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger Safety, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor, Mining and Safety Health Administration (MSHA) has approved the Draeger X-am 5000 and the X-am 5000 HC multi-gas monitors for use in underground and surface mines in the United States. These advanced monitors measure up to five toxic gases including methane. The X-am 5000 High Concentration (HC) gas monitor with attachable pump measures methane up to 100% volume as well as oxygen...

2010-09-02 15:10:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of ninth-grade students recently spent one of their few remaining days of summer vacation exploring cyber security, digital forensics and future careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during a tour of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). The group of 19 Anne Arundel County students and their instructors toured the Center as part of the two-week Cyberwarrior summer...

2010-08-12 07:45:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger Safety Inc. today introduced a new single exposure, disposable, Level A gas-tight chemical protective suit for hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents. Called the Draeger CPS 5900, the fully-encapsulated suit is specially designed to provide complete protection against hazardous gases, liquids and particles. Draeger offers a wide range of proven and innovative products for fire and emergency services with a focus on personal safety and hazard...


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2010-10-26 18:19:25

A gas mask is designed to go over the face to protect the wearer from inhaling "airborne pollutants". The mask seals the nose and mouth and many times covers other soft tissues of the face. Some have respirators. Most gas masks provide protection from gaseous and particulate and are often used by riot police and rioters alike. They are also used by graffiti artists to protect them from the fumes. The original design had two small glass eye windows that were thick in order from keeping the...

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