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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...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

C6 Technology is an innovative process that protects your clothing even in the most inconvenient of circumstances. Beaverton, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Skankeywear®-Beaverton, Oregon. C6 Technology® is an innovative technology that can be applied to any fabric before or after production. Being able to apply this treatment to a finished product opens new doors and capabilities for the fabric product that is treated. Now embroideries, screen printed products, seams and...

2011-01-21 00:00:50

Homebuilder, Shaddock Homes, focuses on eco-friendly paints that are less harmful for their workers and communities. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Shaddock Homes, a luxury homebuilder, is excited to announce their next step in health-conscious, eco-friendly construction. Shaddock Homes recognizes the dangers of toxic VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and has taken the necessary steps to protect its painters from the harmful vapors associated with these types of paints. "We are...

2011-01-11 14:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Years of steady progress toward cleaner air have paid off for Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Philadelphia and surrounding counties have reached air quality levels for the 8-hour health-based ozone standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1997. Today, every area in the state has achieved air quality attainment of the 1997 standard, compared to the 37...

2011-01-09 00:44:00

The sources of chemical hazards may surprise you. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 This is the time of year many Americans make a resolution to live healthier. One way we can have a healthier home is to reduce the number of chemicals in the products we use every day. A recent study at the University of Washington in Seattle found that popular consumer goods emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including several chemicals that are known to be toxic to humans. The surprising...

2011-01-04 14:16:00

A special edition of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), one of the world's premier environmental journals, is available now for a limited time online without charge. The special edition will be accessible free during 2011, when the world celebrates the International Year of Chemistry. Entitled "Environmental Policy: Past, Present, and Future," the special issue of ES&T recognizes closure of a "green" decade in which people became more...

2010-12-07 10:41:00

Berks County Firm Receives $235,000 Clean Diesel Grant to Replace Four Coaches KUTZTOWN, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and Steven G. Haddad, president of Carl R. Bieber, Inc., of Kutztown, announced today that a $235,000 state grant will help the commercial bus line operator replace four old, inefficient motor coaches with newer models that can run on homegrown fuels and will emit less pollution. Hanger said the company's...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.