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2012-08-14 23:01:51

The findings of a recent epidemiological study suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in Omega XL®, blunted cardiac responses to air pollution exposure. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 It is well documented that exposure to particulate matter in the air can increase cardiovascular disease and related deaths. Just in California, fine particulate air pollution is estimated to cause 9,000 premature deaths per year. In the first study of its kind, omega-3 fatty...

Air Pollution Increases Worldwide
2012-08-01 12:22:05

Atmospheric model calculates changes in air quality over the coming decades Hot summer days cause in large cities very seldom great happiness among inhabitants. On those days the air is highly polluted with automobile and industrial emissions what makes breathing difficult and unhealthy. According to the latest calculations of Max Planck scientist Andrea Pozzer this scenario could become true for most of world population in 2050 if no counteractive measures are taken. Especially China,...

2012-07-19 03:06:53

Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A report on the research appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. Thomas Pugh and colleagues explain that concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and microscopic particulate matter (PM) – both of which can be harmful to human health –...

2012-06-19 23:03:48

WHO Says Diesel Exhaust Emission Fumes Belong in Same Category as Asbestos, Arsenic and Mustard Gas and Can Cause Cancer in Humans. EDS: Plaintiff Frank Shoenwald to be made available to press for questions. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Greg Owen of the law firm Owen, Patterson & Owen will be joined Tuesday, June 19 by Plaintiff Frank Shoenwald to discuss the lawsuit against Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Conoco that was filed June 12, 2012 in Los Angeles Superior Court (Case...

Beetles Contribute To Air Pollution In Forests
2012-05-25 07:05:45

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Activity of the bark beetle is having an impact on both air quality and climate, according to a new report from a team of American scientists published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Evidence of the beetle´s impact can be seen in the lodgepole pine forests of the western United States. Many of the trees there are dying or ravaged by the beetles and a faint haze of particulate matter can be seen throughout the area. Air samples...

Icelandic Volcano Ash Results Presented 2 Years After Eruption
2012-05-14 07:44:35

In May 2010, the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull reached the Iberian Peninsula and brought airports to a halt all over Europe. At the time, scientists followed its paths using satellites, laser detectors, sun photometers and other instruments. Two years later they have now presented the results and models that will help to prevent the consequences of such natural phenomena. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull in the south of Iceland began on...

2012-05-08 09:41:28

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study focuses on pollution threat Living close to a major highway poses a significant risk to heart attack survivors, reinforcing the need to isolate housing developments from heavy traffic areas, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study concludes. Writing in the May 7 edition of Circulation, researchers found heart attack survivors living less than 100 meters or 328 feet from a roadway have a 27 percent higher risk of over within 10 years than...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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