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2010-08-31 15:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, Sept. 1, in all five forecasting regions of Pennsylvania. The air quality forecast predicts Wednesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in the Pittsburgh, Liberty/Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and Philadelphia regions. It will also be code ORANGE for fine particulate matter in the...

2010-08-30 16:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Tuesday, Aug. 31, in all five forecasting regions of Pennsylvania. The air quality forecast predicts Tuesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in the Pittsburgh, Liberty/Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley/Berks and Philadelphia regions. It will also be code ORANGE for fine particulate matter in the...

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2010-08-17 09:10:00

Another reason for including asthma on the list of potential health risks posed by secondhand tobacco smoke, especially for non-smokers, has been uncovered. Furthermore, the practice of using ozone to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from indoor environments, including hotel rooms and the interiors of vehicles, is probably a bad idea. A new study by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows that ozone can react with the nicotine in secondhand smoke to...

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2010-08-11 19:01:45

A thick blanket of yellow haze hovering over Houston as a result of chemical pollution produced by manufacturing petroleum products may be getting a little bit thinner, according to a new study.But the new findings -- which have implications for petrochemical-producing cities around the world -- come with a catch, says a team of scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES, a joint institute of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the...

2010-08-09 10:21:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the 2010 World Butylenes Analysis, a global study that highlights key historical developments and future trends in supply, demand, production, capacity, trade, pricing and profitability for the period 2004 to 2014. Product coverage extends from butene-1, high purity isobutylene, MTBE and ETBE, to contained isobutylenes and contained normal butylenes, as well as major derivatives. The...

2010-07-08 05:22:00

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The BP oil spill is exposing thousands of gulf coast residents to foul odors and elevated levels of chemicals. While the EPA found that so far concentrations are below government exposure threshold levels, it acknowledges that they can cause sensitive residents to suffer from health effects such as headache, eye, nose and throat irritation, or nausea. The EPA recommends that persons who are sensitive to these chemicals, also known as...

2010-07-07 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, July 8 in the Susquehanna Valley, Pittsburgh and Liberty/Clairton regions. The air quality forecast predicts Thursday will be code ORANGE for ozone and particulate matter in all three regions. The Susquehanna Valley region includes Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. The...

2010-07-06 15:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, July 7 in all five forecasting regions of Pennsylvania. The air quality forecast predicts Wednesday will be code RED for ozone in the Philadelphia region and code ORANGE for ozone in the Liberty-Clairton, Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley Berks and Pittsburgh regions. The forecast will be code Orange...

2010-07-06 13:43:00

Statement of Charles D. Connor, President and CEO WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. These plants are major contributors to particulate pollution and ozone in the East and Midwest. The American Lung Association welcomes today's proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plant pollution across 31 states. The Code Red and...

2010-07-02 19:11:57

UCLA-led study has implications for traffic-related asthma flares A new academic study led by UCLA scientists has found that even brief exposure to ultrafine pollution particles near a Los Angeles freeway is potent enough to boost the allergic inflammation that exacerbates asthma. Published online in the American Journal of Physiology"“Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology in June, the study shows that the tiniest air pollutant particles "• those measuring less than 180...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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