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2011-11-16 17:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) market. The global market for Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether is projected to reach 19.2 million tons by the year 2017, driven primarily by the increased demand from developing countries such as Asia, particularly China, Middle East, and Latin America. Increasing automobile ownership in these countries and use of MTBE as an additive to improve quality of gasoline is expected to fuel consumption of...

2011-11-16 09:38:57

A component of garlic oil may help release protective compounds to the heart after heart attack, during cardiac surgery, or as a treatment for heart failure. At low concentrations, hydrogen sulfide gas has been found to protect the heart from damage. However, this unstable and volatile compound has been difficult to deliver as therapy. Now researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have turned to diallyl trisulfide, a garlic oil component, as a way to deliver the benefits of...

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2011-10-30 07:17:03

Nonsmokers who live in locations with high levels of air pollution are approximately 20% more likely to die as a result of lung cancer than those who live in clean-air areas, a team of researchers claim in a new study. In their research, Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski, C. Arden Pope III, and Susan M. Gapstur of the University of Ottawa, Yue Chen of Brigham Young University (BYU), and Michael J. Thun of the American Cancer Society's Epidemiology Research Program followed more than 188,...

2011-10-17 10:00:00

U of I/Newell Instruments âœRe_homeâ Finishes in Top Ten of DOEâs Solar Decathlon Competition Warren, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 AppliedSensor, a designer and manufacturer of chemical sensor components, announced today that its iAQ-100 intelligent Indoor Air Quality Module is installed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignâs (U of I) âœRe_home.â The solar-powered house...

2011-09-27 14:27:51

Scientists are warning that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years. A new study, which will be presented today (27 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, predicts that Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal will see the biggest climate-induced increase in ozone-related deaths over the next 60 yrs. The research is part of the Climate-TRAP project and its health impact assessment...

2011-08-20 00:00:33

Releases new white paper outlining sources of ultrafine particles, human exposure risks, and regulation initiatives Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) announced today its new service for measuring ultrafine particle (UFP) emissions from indoor sources. UFPs are very small, typically less than 100 nanometers (or about 1/1000th of a human hair). By virtue of their size, UFPs can be inhaled easily and travel deep into the human lung. Health studies indicate a...

2011-08-02 19:31:07

Hydrogen sulfide is a foul-smelling gas with an odor resembling that of rotten eggs. Sometimes called "swamp gas," this toxic substance is generally associated with decaying vegetation, sewers and noxious industrial emissions. And "” as odd as it may seem "” it also plays a critical role in protecting blood vessels from the complications of diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In the last few years, work from several...

2011-08-01 10:42:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Monday, August 1 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

2011-07-22 15:21:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Saturday, July 23 is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.