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2010-05-18 09:59:00

WALLWIJK, The Netherlands, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Indoor Air Quality Often Substandard Carpet manufacturer DESSO has introduced a new type of carpet specially developed to improve the air quality inside buildings. The indoor air quality is often far from ideal, mostly because of the high concentrations of fine dust and particulate matter. This can lead to health problems. The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science already announced an emergency measure in...

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2010-05-18 09:15:03

The air we breathe doesn't always come from our own backyard. In fact, sometimes it doesn't even come from our neighbors. On April 22, 2010, a NASA satellite captured the appearance of a large dust cloud over the eastern coast of United States that originated on the other side of the world -- in China. "Dust can stimulate the production of more clouds, altering local weather and potentially the climate," said Zhoayan Liu, a researcher at the National Institute of Aerospace and NASA's Langley...

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2010-05-05 07:38:14

Vast dust storms that dump millions of tons of topsoil from the Australian outback as far afield as Canberra, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand and New Caledonia, with small amounts even reaching Antarctica, may also be a possible source of disease for people, crops and animals. This phenomenon is being investigated by Professor Patrick De Deckker of the Australian National University, who is this year's winner of the Australian Academy of Science's prestigious Mawson Medal for his...

2010-04-29 15:33:00

Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, April 30, in the Liberty/Clairton region in Allegheny County. The Liberty/Clairton region includes Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and Port Vue boroughs. The air quality forecast predicts Friday will be code ORANGE for particulate matter....

2010-03-17 14:55:00

Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, March 18, in the Liberty/Clairton region of Allegheny County. The region includes Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and Port Vue boroughs. The air quality forecast predicts Thursday will be code ORANGE for particulate matter. The U.S....

2010-03-10 08:00:00

DUQUESNE, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 98% of allergists recommend protective bedding as the number-one way to minimize indoor allergy symptoms, according to a recent Braun Research survey, conducted on behalf of Aller-Ease(1). In addition to protective bedding, allergists also recommend antihistamines (96%), air conditioning (88%), air purifiers (80%) and diet modifications (26%). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-03-09 09:30:00

JONESBORO, Ark., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control has introduced a new Gold Series® High Vacuum (GSHV) dust collector that controls emissions in applications up to 17 inches Hg vacuum or 8 psi positive pressure. It combines the proven features of the company's Gold Series collectors - rugged construction, high efficiency cartridge filtration and ease of service - into a heavily reinforced dust capture vessel designed for use as a central vacuum...

2010-03-08 16:15:00

Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 10, in the Liberty/Clairton region of Allegheny County. The Liberty/Clairton region includes Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and Port Vue boroughs. The air quality forecast predicts Tuesday and Wednesday...

2010-03-08 08:56:00

ST. LOUIS, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Demo Air Net" simply straps to the discharge end of the fan, and suddenly you have converted the fan into a reusable massive air filter, removing airborne pollutants. It turns an ordinary box fan or circular fan into a convenient, portable, inexpensive tool for reducing airborne dust associated with drywall, cement, sanding, routing, sawing, demolition, construction, insulation and allergens including pet hair and dander. The Demo Air Net is...

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2010-03-07 09:45:00

NASA scientists said they might have identified the first specks of interstellar dust in materials collected by the agency's Stardust spacecraft. The interstellar dust is comprised of tiny particles that take part in making stars and planets. The Stardust spacecraft's primary job was to catch dust streaming from Comet Wild 2 and return it to Earth for analysis. However, scientists also hoped to collect particles of interstellar dust. The material was collected in a 2.9 billion mile...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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