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2011-03-31 11:05:00

Military personnel and contractors stationed in Iraq risk not only enemy gunfire, suicide bombers, and roadside bombs, but the very air they breathe often is polluted with dust and other particles of a size and composition that could pose immediate and long-term health threats, scientists reported Wednesday at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Their ongoing study, begun in 2008, indicates that personnel in Iraq often breathe air polluted with the most worrisome kind...

2011-03-20 00:01:44

As Spring approaches and we begin preparing for the pine pollen season, people with allergies need to remove as many sources of irritation from their homes as possible, and Zerorez Carpet Cleaning of Raleigh says they do it like no other! Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 19, 2011 About 36 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. With Spring just around the corner, people with allergies should be aware of how to protect themselves and their homes from irritants that worsen their allergies...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

Dirty, Dusty Blinds can have an adverse effect on children and adults suffering from asthma and allergies Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 18, 2011 With spring on its way, many begin the time honored tradition of spring cleaning. One of the most dreaded, but necessary items to keep clean are the window blinds. Often overlooked, window blinds are one of the biggest collectors of dust within a home. Dust left unchecked, can cause allergies and asthma symptoms to flare up. Not to mention, that...

2011-02-28 15:36:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everlast Worldwide Inc., the global leader in fight sports and fitness is proud to announce that Neil Morton, CEO has been appointed to the SGMA Board of Directors for the 2011-2014 term. Mr. Morton's appointment is a testimony to his lifelong commitment of promoting health, wellness and physical fitness through Fight Sports. "Neil Morton is a great addition to the SGMA Board of Directors and we are thrilled he has agreed to serve. His experience...

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2011-02-26 08:12:19

Drier conditions projected to result from climate change in the Southwest will likely reduce perennial vegetation cover and result in increased dust storm activity in the future, according to a new study by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Los Angeles. The research team examined climate, vegetation and soil measurements collected over a 20-year period in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in southeastern Utah. Long-term data indicated that...

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2011-02-17 09:09:59

Scientists in Hungary are reporting that the potential health effects of last October's Red Mud Disaster, one of the worst environmental accidents in Europe, may be less dangerous than previously feared. Their study, reported in ACS's journal Environmental Science & Technology, concludes that the dust from the mud may be no more harmful than particles of ordinary urban air pollution. Mihály P³sfai and colleagues point out that a burst dam at a factory that processes aluminum ore...

2011-02-02 00:00:47

Seeking damages of more than $7 million annually from the actions of L-3 Communications and Coleman Aerospace Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 A lawsuit filed recently in Federal Court in Orlando may remind many of last year's Hollywood blockbuster detailing the alleged backstabbing amongst Harvard partners that led to the creation of the world's largest social networking site. The lawsuit was filed in the Middle District Federal Court in Florida by trial attorneys Riley Allen and Scott...

2011-01-06 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading producer of industrial dust and fume collectors, has introduced a new technical seminar program focusing on how to understand and maintain dust collection systems for optimum performance. Free programs will be offered throughout the year at the company's Jonesboro, Ark. headquarters and its new regional offices in Los Angeles, Calif., Lincoln, Neb., Charlotte, N.C., Dayton, Ohio, Dallas,...

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2010-12-30 12:50:00

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft has brought home to Earth tiny pieces of an alien world"“asteroid Itokawa. "It's an incredible feeling to have another world right in the palm of your hand," says Mike Zolensky, Associate Curator for Interplanetary Dust at the Johnson Space Center, and one of the three non-Japanese members of the science team. "We're seeing for the first time, up close, what an asteroid is actually made of!" He has good reason to be...

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2010-12-28 09:00:00

By studying how broken glass shatters, meteorologists and other scientists may be able to predict what the future holds for our planet's climate, researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) claim in a new study. According to Jasper Kok, a scientist at the Boulder, Colorado based Earth sciences thinktank, the way in which brittle objects such as glass behave when they are shattered is similar to the behavior of dust particles released into the atmosphere when dirt is...