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2012-01-04 12:30:32

Some vacuum cleaners – those basic tools for maintaining a clean indoor environment in homes and offices – actually contribute to indoor air pollution by releasing into the air bacteria and dust that can spread infections and trigger allergies, researchers report in a new study. It appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Lidia Morawska and colleagues explain that previous studies showed that vacuum cleaners can increase levels of very small dust...

2011-11-14 16:00:00

This week is Indoor Allergy Week which aims to highlight ways to avoid household triggers to various allergies. One particular pest is the house dust mite that can affect air quality indoors and cause side effects such as congestion, shortness of breath, itchy eyes, poor sleeping and headaches. John Robinson of Dry Wonder said âœIndoor Allergy Week raises the awareness of the problems household dust mites and pets create for some people. The unique abilities of...

2011-11-04 08:00:00

This amazing cleaner is a waterless carpet cleaner using organic ingredients. It is anti-bacterial and kills dust mites but is pet friendly. It will also prevent asthma. Use this product for regular maintenance of your carpet. The recent recognition of powder cleaners in the Northern hemisphere is the reason Dry Wonder has decided now is the right time to launch its hugely successful product range into Europe. Dry Wonder is unique in that it is a totally environmentally friendly...

Return Of The Dust Bowl
2011-11-04 02:58:05

Geoscientists predict a dry, dusty future for the American West Haboobs, giant dust storms, walloped Arizona last summer – some close to 2 kilometers high and 160 kilometers wide – knocking out electricity, creating traffic jams and grounding airplanes. Even old-timers say they can't remember anything quite like this year's aerial assaults. Meanwhile Texas is experiencing one of the most extreme droughts in recent history, with almost 90 percent of the state in the most extreme...

Image 1 - Cloud Droplets From Insoluble Dust Particles Can Affect Climate
2011-10-14 04:04:00

New information on the role of insoluble dust particles in forming cloud droplets could improve the accuracy of regional climate models, especially in areas of the world that have significant amounts of mineral aerosols in the atmosphere. A more accurate accounting for the role of these particles could also have implications for global climate models. Cloud properties can have a significant impact on climate, yet the effects of aerosols like dust is one of the more uncertain components of...

2011-09-23 11:49:41

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have identified a silver lining in the cloud of red dust that enveloped much of eastern Australia two years ago. Research fellow Dr Rohan Jayaratne from QUT's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) said that data, from what is believed to be the first air quality test undertaken during an Australian dust storm, showed that large dust particles swept up the smaller, potentially fatal ultrafine particles caused by...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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