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2010-10-04 14:41:00

How Improving Air Quality Can Benefit People Suffering from Asthma BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the month of October North Dakota brings awareness to indoor air quality. Several factors contribute to poor indoor air quality including radon, tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, and allergens from mold, insects, and pets. All North Dakotans could benefit from improving air quality, specifically households with members suffering from asthma. "An asthma attack causes a...

2010-09-16 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has published a Product Overview Brochure on its line of dust and fume collection systems to clean up industrial processes. The new literature provides a convenient two-page overview of the company's installed and portable dust collection equipment as well as dust collector accessories and filters, industrial vacuums and other key product lines. Photos, features and benefits of each product are detailed. For...

2010-08-31 17:46:00

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time in the last four years, Midwest has earned a position on the Inc 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) The nation's leading pioneer in the field of dust control and unpaved roads stabilization, Midwest is the only dust-control and stabilization company to make the list...

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2010-08-24 06:35:00

Terrestrial solar panels could be kept dust free thanks to a technology developed for lunar and Mars missions, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dust buildup can reduce the efficiency of electricity generating solar panels by up to 80 percent. The self-cleaning technology can repel dust when sensors detect any concentrations on the surface of the panels. BBC News reports that solar installations are abundant in sunny, dry desert regions...

2010-07-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The record-setting heat hitting the east coast provides the perfect breeding ground for dust mites, making it an extremely difficult week for those who suffer from asthma, eczema or indoor allergies. Smartsilk(TM) (http://www.Smartsilk.com), an all natural bedding company, announced today that its new collection of silk filled bedding offers sleepers an impenetrable line of defense against the dreaded dust mite. In addition to repelling them, the bedding...

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2010-07-06 06:14:35

The Japanese space agency (JAXA) said Monday that its Hayabusa space probe, which returned to Earth last month, collected "minute particles" of what it hopes is asteroid dust from the potato-shaped Itokawa asteroid. Scientists hope the samples could help reveal secrets about the origins of the solar system. "We have started the opening process of the sample container of Hayabusa since June 24, 2010 and confirmed there are minute particles," JAXA told the AFP news agency. The agency also...

2010-06-30 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading producer of dust and fume collectors to clean up industrial processes, has opened five regional sales and service offices across the country for enhanced support of customers nationwide. The new offices are in Los Angeles, Calif., Lincoln, Neb., Charlotte, N.C., Dayton, Ohio, and Dallas, Texas. "The new offices are structured as multi-staffed facilities, each one with a regional manager, a sales...

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2010-06-24 14:25:00

JAXA announced today that it has found traces of gas in a capsule thought to contain asteroid dust that was brought back to Earth after a multi-billion-mile space journey. Japan's space agency said that researchers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Sagamihara Campus in Kanagawa started to open the Hayabusa capsule -- a process expected to take about a week. They plan to analyze the inside of the container by using an optical microscope.  A JAXA spokeswoman said a trace of...

2010-06-17 09:41:00

GULLANE, Scotland, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A next-generation new carpet has been launched that cleans indoor air, one of the most significant health risks of the modern world. The new carpet from DESSO, the international carpet manufacturer, will be particularly welcomed by the world's estimated 300 million asthma sufferers, who are most at risk from poor indoor air quality. The most important risk factors for developing asthma are a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental...

2010-05-20 09:55:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced today the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to inform parents of children living with asthma that serious asthma attacks can be prevented and to motivate them to learn how to take preventative action. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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