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2011-07-01 15:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for this weekend in four of Pennsylvania's forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-08 14:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, June 9, in three of Pennsylvania's forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-08 13:52:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 9 will be 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...

2011-06-07 15:50:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 8 will be 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...

2011-06-07 10:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Tuesday, June 7 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...

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2011-04-19 10:00:00

The harmful effects of ozone that exist at low levels in the earth's atmosphere can be reduced when charging is done at night for electric vehicles, a new study has found. In the stratosphere, ozone becomes a protective layer of film that filters out ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer and DNA mutations in plants, reports AFP. However, ozone that is formed from the reaction between hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide with sunlight can irritate the airways of people with cardiac or...

2011-04-07 14:28:45

Study finds brain damage typical of aging and memory loss after short-term exposure to vehicle pollution If mice commuted, their brains might find it progressively harder to navigate the maze of Los Angeles freeways. A new study reveals that after short-term exposure to vehicle pollution, mice showed significant brain damage "” including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. The mind-numbing toxin is not an exhaust gas, but a mix of tiny particles from burning of...

2011-03-17 00:10:02

A promising new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time, report researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Virginia Tech.* The measurement tool, a reference sample for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), would be a boon to testers of indoor air quality and to manufacturers of paints, rugs, cleaners and other building products. The researchers put their innovation"”thin...

2011-03-15 09:03:00

MILFORD, Conn., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Data Resources, the nation's leading provider of environmental risk information and related services, today launched the EDR VEC App, a tool that enables environmental consultants to screen properties for vapor intrusion in accordance with ASTM E2600-10, Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions, quickly and cost-effectively. Vapor intrusion is an environmental condition...

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2011-01-29 08:45:00

Scientists have developed electronic "noses" in order to help assist in search and rescue. Professor Paul Thomas is head of the research group at Loughborough University's Center for Analytical Science, which have designed the device to be placed in the environment of a collapsed building. The device contains a sensitive microphone, an infra-red detector, and a sophisticated chemical "nose" in the form of an ion mobility spectrometer. It contains various sensors that will collect and combine...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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