Latest Particulate Stories

2009-07-21 15:00:00

La Plata/Leipzig. Increasing numbers of children around the world are suffering from respiratory problems – coughing, wheezing and asthma attacks. Although the key external causes of these diseases were identified a long time ago

2009-07-16 09:03:31

To better assess the impact of pollution produced by large conurbations, a monitoring campaign is being organized in the Paris area during the whole month of July.

2009-06-23 18:50:42

U.S. researchers found particulate air pollution in Beijing was far worse than other recent Olympic Games.

2009-06-19 14:04:56

Particulate air pollution during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing constantly exceeded levels considered excessive by the World Health Organization, was far worse than other recent Olympic Games, and was about 30 percent higher than has been reported by Chinese environmental experts – even though some favorable weather conditions helped reduce the problem.

2009-06-10 08:35:00

Children could be at more of a risk from the air particles created by traffic pollution than was originally thought.

2009-05-18 18:54:30

Inhalation of some particulates can cause some genes to become reprogrammed, affecting the development and outcome of cancers, Italian researchers said. Dr. Andrea Baccarelli of the University of Milan enrolled 63 healthy subjects who worked in a foundry near Milan.

2009-05-18 07:59:46

Exposure to particulate matter has been recognized as a contributing factor to lung cancer development for some time, but a new study indicates inhalation of certain particulates can actually cause some genes to become reprogrammed.

2009-05-15 11:03:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Southeast Regional Director Joseph A. Feola today announced that Sunoco Inc.

2009-04-29 02:00:00

FARGO, N.D., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As cleanup from this year's record floods continue in the Fargo-Moorhead region, a new report from the American Lung Association is providing the city some badly needed good news.

2009-04-29 02:00:00

- 10th Annual State of the Air Report Publishes Local Air Quality Grades Online - WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual American Lung Association State of the Air report released today finds that six out of ten Americans -- 186.1 million people -- live in areas where air pollution levels endanger lives.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.