Latest Pollutant Stories

2010-03-26 10:40:00

Pollution originating in Asia is being lifted into the stratosphere during monsoon season, where it then circles around the globe for several years.

2010-03-24 08:05:15

As you stroll down restaurant row and catch the wonderful aroma of food — steaks, burgers, and grilled veggies — keep this in mind: You may be in an air pollution zone.

2010-03-16 09:20:00

Everyone knows that carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas driving climate change, is a global problem.

2010-03-03 08:40:51

Poor air quality apparently affects the running times of women in marathons, according to a study by Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineer Linsey Marr.

2009-12-07 10:50:32

An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America’s highest mountain.

2009-11-18 14:17:50

Scientists are reporting evidence that air pollution — a well-recognized problem at major airports — may pose an important but largely overlooked health concern for people living near smaller regional airports.

2009-11-18 08:56:00

BRUSSELS, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The current issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, a journal published by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), features a special series of papers generated from the SETAC workshop "Science-Based Guidance and Framework for the Evaluation and Identification of PBTs and POPs." Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances (PBTs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are regulated by many regional,...

2009-11-04 07:26:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BioRay has launched their new website.

2009-10-22 15:24:35

Soot, ozone and methane need attention to deal with near term impacts on climate.

2009-10-21 09:19:19

Those pristine-looking Alpine glaciers now melting as global warming sets in may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products.

Latest Pollutant Reference Libraries

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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