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2010-09-20 22:15:46

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Robert A. Silverman, MD, and his colleagues have been interested in the effects of ambient fine particulate matter on a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and asthma. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps tabs on...

2010-08-31 15:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, Sept. 1, in all five forecasting regions of Pennsylvania. The air quality forecast predicts Wednesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in the Pittsburgh, Liberty/Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and Philadelphia regions. It will also be code ORANGE for fine particulate matter in the...

2010-08-30 16:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Tuesday, Aug. 31, in all five forecasting regions of Pennsylvania. The air quality forecast predicts Tuesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in the Pittsburgh, Liberty/Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and Philadelphia regions. It will also be code ORANGE for fine particulate matter in the...

2010-07-07 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, July 8 in the Susquehanna Valley, Pittsburgh and Liberty/Clairton regions. The air quality forecast predicts Thursday will be code ORANGE for ozone and particulate matter in all three regions. The Susquehanna Valley region includes Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. The...

2010-07-06 15:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, July 7 in all five forecasting regions of Pennsylvania. The air quality forecast predicts Wednesday will be code RED for ozone in the Philadelphia region and code ORANGE for ozone in the Liberty-Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley Berks and Pittsburgh regions. The forecast will be code Orange...

2010-07-06 13:43:00

Statement of Charles D. Connor, President and CEO WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. These plants are major contributors to particulate pollution and ozone in the East and Midwest. The American Lung Association welcomes today's proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plant pollution across 31 states. The Code Red and...

2010-06-18 15:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Saturday, June 19, in the Liberty/Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and Philadelphia regions. The air quality forecast predicts Saturday will be code ORANGE for particulate matter in the Liberty-Clairton region, and code ORANGE for ozone in the Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and...

2010-06-15 01:04:40

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health have established the first link between air pollution and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a known cause of cardiovascular diseases. Antonella Zanobetti, Ph.D., Susan Redline, MD, MPH, Diane Gold, M.D., M.P.H. and colleagues explored the link between air pollution levels, temperature increases and sleep-disordered breathing using data from the Sleep Heart Health Study, which included more than 6,000...

2010-06-09 08:51:00

Protecting EPA's Authority Vital; Addressing Co-Pollutants Critical to Protecting Nation's Vulnerable WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Environmental Justice and Science Initiative: Leading voices in environmental justice, science, and other academic areas have joined together in finding common ground on concerns of the health impacts of climate change. In a letter to Congressional and Administration leaders, signers urge Congress to...

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2010-06-04 06:20:00

New Australian research shows that the more polluted the air is, the more likely people are to suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Soot, dust, and other pollutants in the air that can be breathed deep into the lungs have been steadily linked with increases in deaths from heart disease and blocked arteries, Dr. Martine Dennekamp of Monash University in Melbourne and her colleagues note. However, studies showing whether air pollution increases the risk of heart attack or cardiac arrest have had...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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