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2011-10-08 04:42:47

A new study claims that air pollution can leave women with a 30 percent higher risk of giving birth prematurely. The study focused on 100,000 births and found that "toxic" chemicals emitted by urban traffic damages the health of unborn babies as well as their mothers. “Air pollution is known to be associated with low birth weight and premature birth," Dr Beate Ritz from the University of California said in a statement. “Our results show that traffic-related polycyclic...

2011-09-21 15:02:16

Climate change may still increase the pollution load Trends in the concentrations of nearly sixty atmospheric pollutants have been studied using the data collected in Finland at the Pallas-Sodankylä Observatory from 1996 to 2009. Concentrations of pollutants in Lapland are very low, typically about one tenth of the background concentrations in Southern Finland. Many of the concentrations studied remained unchanged over the long term and nearly half showed a decreasing trend....

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2011-07-25 07:55:00

Toxic chemicals that have been trapped in Arctic ice and snow are now being released due to global warming, according to a study published on Sunday. Researchers warn that the amount of poisons in the polar region is unknown and the release of large amounts of such poisons could "undermine global efforts to reduce environmental and human exposure to them." Those chemicals include the pesticides DDT, lindane and chlordane; and industrial chemicals PCBs and HCB. All of these are known as...

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2011-05-31 06:10:00

In addition to its damaging effect on the environment and its illegal smuggling into developing countries, researchers have now linked e-waste to adverse effects on human health, such as inflammation and oxidative stress "“ precursors to cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer. In a study published today, Tuesday 31 May, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, researchers took air samples from one of the largest e-waste dismantling areas in China and...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Complimentary webinars on May 12 and May 17 are designed to benefit those responsible for maintaining environmental compliance at industrial facilities. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, will present complimentary webinars on May 12 and May 17 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CDT that provide an overview on new air quality regulations that will have significant impact on industry in...

2011-04-12 11:28:25

Mothers' exposure during pregnancy to pollutants created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material may lead to behavioral problems in their children, according to a new study. Researchers found that within a sample of 215 children monitored from birth, those children with high levels of a pollution exposure marker in their cord blood had more symptoms of attention problems and anxiety/depression at ages 5 and 7 than did children with lower exposure. The study,...

2011-03-16 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today applauded a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will set new emissions standards for toxic air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. When final, this proposed rule--required by the Clean Air Act--will protect Americans against life-threatening air pollution such as mercury, arsenic and other toxics linked to cancer, heart disease, neurological damage, birth defects,...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

HQ Hometek has developed a Crawlspace Ventilation Unit that has been effective in extracting moisture and air pollutants out of the crawlspace. Oceanside, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 HQ Hometek has developed a Crawlspace Ventilation Unit that has been effective in extracting moisture and air pollutants out of the crawlspace. It will maintain a drier and healthier environment in the crawl space that will no longer be a source of problems in the entire house. The concept is to ventilate...


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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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