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2014-03-03 12:26:32

New research shows e-cigarette usage bans have been based on irrelevant reasoning and are completely unnecessary. In the long run, e-cigarette usage bans will be bad for public health. TUSTIN, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the first time research comparing contaminants from secondhand e-cigarette vapor with those of human breath emissions and outdoor air of Los Angeles has just been released. City councils across the country are attempting to ban use of...

2014-03-03 12:26:20

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the final tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards released by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100204/TFAHLOGO "TFAH is pleased the EPA issued final tier 3 motor vehicle emissions and fuel standards. There's no question that reducing the amount of sulfur in...

2014-02-28 23:04:22

Smog from oversea factories and drought conditions in the Southwest US are causing serious air pollution concerns for millions of Americans. APEC offers air purification solutions for a growing global air quality problem that knows no borders. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The air quality in the western United States has seen better days. According to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, air pollution from manufacturing plants...

2014-02-28 12:23:53

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has called for a state investigation of the cleanup of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco for large amounts of soil that may have been dug up in a radioactively impacted parcel without being checked for contamination and then sent off site for possible disposal in landfills unlicensed to take low-level radioactive waste. "We want the state to immediately halt all trucking of this soil until it...

2014-02-27 08:23:41

DUBLIN, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p347nw/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese Sewage Treatment Industry" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) 'Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese Sewage Treatment Industry', is a professional and in-depth research report on the international sewage...

2014-02-26 16:26:48

DUBLIN, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Market - Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) FGD systems are utilized to extract harmful sulfur dioxide...

2014-02-21 08:20:06

FleetServ now offers its customers the complete ESW Group product line, including ESW CleanTech, ThermaCat and XtrmCat line of advanced diesel emissions control devices SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetServ, a leader in the diesel emissions industry, today announced a new partnership with ESW Group, a manufacturer of premium diesel particulate filters (DPFs). This partnership will enable FleetServ to begin offering its customers the complete line of ESW Group...

2014-02-20 12:22:39

GREENVILLE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metallix Refining, Inc. has been selected as Pitt County's Industry of the Year for 2013-2014. Each year, the Pitt County Development Commission requests nominations from Pitt County citizens to recognize a manufacturer or distributor that best represents the community as a model corporate citizen in specific selection criteria, including social, economic and environmental sustainability. (Photo:...

2014-02-19 11:05:43

A Dartmouth-University of Connecticut study of the northeast United States shows that methylmercury concentrations in estuary waters -- not in sediment as commonly thought -- are the best way to predict mercury contamination in the marine food chain. The findings raise questions about current mercury cleanup practices, and shed new light on the different ways in which the toxic metal bioaccumulates in aquatic species, from bottom-dwelling worms to forage fish to larger fish consumed by...

2014-02-18 16:20:09

- New Regulations Focus on Reducing Carbon Emission from Trucks - BALLERUP, Denmark, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LiqTech International, Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) ("LiqTech") applauds President Obama's directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from truck tailpipes and other major sources of carbon pollution. The full story can be read by referring to the Tuesday, February 18, 2014 The New York Times Politics Section. Mr. Finn Helmer, CEO of...


Latest Pollution Reference Libraries

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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