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New Low-cost, Nonhazardous Way To Cut Risks From Mercury Hot Spots
2013-10-25 10:59:23

Smithsonian Hot spots of mercury pollution in aquatic sediments and soils can contaminate local food webs and threaten ecosystems, but cleaning them up can be expensive and destructive. Researchers from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and University of Maryland, Baltimore County have found a new low-cost, nonhazardous way to reduce the risk of exposure: using charcoal to trap it in the soil. Mercury-contaminated "Superfund sites" contain some of the highest levels of...

2013-10-22 23:28:39

While the source of the August introduction of PCBs into South Carolina sewer systems remains unknown, the emergency action by state and local water treatment regulators was only a necessary first step, says South Carolina injury attorney Bert Louthian of Louthian Law P.A. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 South Carolina personal injury lawyer Bert Louthian today said residents of the Palmetto State should be concerned about this summer’s PCB scare. The South Carolina Department of...

2013-10-22 23:19:51

Air Scrubber Plus reduces up to 99 percent of surface microorganisms and airborne contaminants and allergens, all while cleaning the air and surfaces of the home. Air Scrubber Plus is the only technology proven with the highest level of validation to effectively improve the home's indoor air quality. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 October is National Home Indoor Air Quality & Awareness Month and Air Scrubber Plus® is a revolutionary solution to the problem of poor...

2013-10-21 23:00:27

China: Wastewater Treatment Industry is the new 2013 market research report available with MarketReportsOnline.com at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/285769.html. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The objective of this report is to provide an overview of China’s municipal wastewater treatment (WWT) market, the competitive landscape, and key opportunities and challenges for companies considering entry into the China market. Wastewater Generation: China’s municipal wastewater...

WHO Declares Air Pollution Carcinogenic
2013-10-17 15:41:51

[ Watch the Video: Air Pollution Labeled Carcinogenic To Humans ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Prolonged exposure to outdoor air pollution and particulate matter in the atmosphere increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, according to the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). In a statement released Thursday, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that based on a review of published...

2013-10-16 23:34:28

The 2013 International Dairy Show will be held in the beautiful McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Professionals from across the dairy and food processing industries will gather to discuss the latest trends and innovations in packaging, processing, ingredients, distribution, and transportation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 FRC Systems International will be showcasing their unique wastewater treatment systems and DAF technology for dairy and food processing plants and share...

Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Discovered In Dead Illinois River Otters
2013-10-16 07:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online North American river otters in central Illinois are being exposed to chemical substances that had been banned for use in the US at least three decades ago, according to research published in the latest edition of the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. Between 2009 and 2011, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources collected 23 river otter carcasses after the creatures had been accidentally killed. Their bodies...


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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