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2014-07-24 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington. The surge of activity includes extensive operations on the Carlton Complex fire, which has so far burned over 243,000 acres, and is considered Washington's largest fire to date. "Fires of this intensity usually do not happen in the Pacific...

2014-06-30 15:01:16

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants. Among the chemicals produced by the ocean-dwelling microbes, which have been found in habitats as diverse as sea grasses, marine sediments and corals, is a potent endocrine disruptor that mimics the human body's most active thyroid hormone....

2014-06-17 12:28:27

Kaiser Decision to Stop Purchasing Furniture with Flame Retardants Based on Products No Longer on Market WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA), a group representing the leading manufacturers of flame retardant chemistries, today sent a letter to Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson urging him to reverse Kaiser Permanente's decision to cease purchasing for its health care facilities furniture that contain...

2014-06-17 08:20:54

Aerial Firefighters Assure Aircraft Availability Through Aggressive Prep Work WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Operational readiness of firefighting aircraft during mandatory availability periods (MAPs) is assured, annually, thanks to an ongoing focus on heavy maintenance events scheduled for the low fire risk winter months. MAPs are the specific time frames, usually ranging between 90 and 180 days, when the operators are contractually obligated to Federal or State...

2014-06-03 12:28:41

Organization is the first health system to commit to removing chemicals from hospital furniture; cites concerns over exposure to potential toxicants OAKLAND, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned about increasing levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact...

2014-04-24 23:08:33

Now in its 25th year, the BCC Research Flame Retardant conference will provide a forum for global experts from both industry and academia to discuss the latest technological advancements in flame-retardant materials. It is designed for scientists and features more than 40 specialized sessions. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 For the past 24 years, research and development (R&D) experts, scientists, and other technical specialists have gathered together to share knowledge about a very...

2014-03-25 23:05:05

Now in its 25th year, BCC RESEARCH's annual CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN FLAME RETARDANCY OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS is the premier industry event of its kind in the United States. In 2014 it will be held at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, from May 19-21. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Now in its 25th year, BCC RESEARCH's annual CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN FLAME RETARDANCY OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS is the premier industry event of its kind in the United States. In...

2014-02-19 08:25:12

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 25th year, BCC Research [http://www.bccresearch.com ]'s annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials [http://www.bccresearch.com/conference/flame ] is the premier industry event of its kind in the United States. In 2014 it will be held at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, from May 19-21. Geared specifically toward scientists and other technical...

2014-02-13 23:24:09

MarketResearchReports.Biz presents this most up-to-date research on "Markets For Silver Nanomaterials As Transparent Conductors." (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Markets For Silver Nanomaterials As Transparent Conductors The growth of the touch-screen market has focused efforts on alternative materials that might make a dent in ITO’s dominance as a transparent conductor. Several years ago the hype was all about carbon nanotubes, but now it appears that nanomaterials made from silver...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.