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2012-02-15 10:40:21

Short-term exposure (for up to 7 days) to all major air pollutants, with the exception of ozone, is significantly associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

China Releases More Detailed Air Pollution Data
2012-01-22 05:53:50

For the first time on Saturday, Beijing officials released data disclosing the amount of minute particles polluting the air in what Reuters has called "of the world's most heavily polluted capitals."

2012-01-18 19:49:50

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists are reporting that the indoor air in offices is an important source of worker exposure to potentially toxic substances released by carpeting, furniture, paint and other items.

2011-12-14 19:30:19

A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found that diesel exhaust particulates (DEP) and house dust extract (HDE) causes pulmonary inflammation that aggravates asthma.

2011-12-07 20:34:20

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spent 75 days on the job carrying out some very important homework—measurements in a "typical dwelling" of the release, distribution and fate of particles almost as tiny as the diameter of a single DNA molecule.

2011-12-06 12:37:12

Scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have identified a shortlist of denaturants that could be used to harmonize denaturing practices at EU level and reduce fraud and tax evasion of alcoholic beverages.

2011-11-16 17:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) market.

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.

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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.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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