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2011-12-13 06:30:00

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Security Instruments, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: UUU) today announced that two models of its revolutionary carbon monoxide plug-in alarms are now available for sale in the United States. These ultra-low profile, compact models feature direct outlet plug-in capability using a single sensor to detect the presence of both carbon monoxide and natural gas (methane). Harvey Grossblatt, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are...

2011-12-07 20:34:20

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spent 75 days on the job carrying out some very important homework–measurements in a "typical dwelling" of the release, distribution and fate of particles almost as tiny as the diameter of a single DNA molecule. Particles ranging in size from 100 nanometers down to 2.5 nanometers that were emitted by gas and electric stoves, hair dryers, power tools and candles were tracked and analyzed. Monitoring such tiny...

Image 1 - Aura Confirms Sharp Decline In US Pollution From Coal Power Plants
2011-12-02 04:48:03

A team of scientists have used the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite to confirm major reductions in the levels of a key air pollutant generated by coal power plants in the eastern United States. The pollutant, sulfur dioxide, contributes to the formation of acid rain and can cause serious health problems. The scientists, led by an Environment Canada researcher, have shown that sulfur dioxide levels in the vicinity of major coal power plants have fallen by nearly...

2011-12-01 13:50:00

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists have used the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite to confirm major reductions in the levels of a key air pollutant generated by coal power plants in the eastern United States. The pollutant, sulfur dioxide, contributes to the formation of acid rain and can cause serious health problems. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO</font>)...

2011-11-23 11:09:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The holiday season is upon us and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) wants to help customers become more energy-efficient this holiday season with easy tips on how to stay warm while also saving money. "As we begin to see temperatures drop, it's a good reminder to schedule an appointment to have home furnaces inspected," said Caroline Winn, vice president of customer services for SDG&E. "Keeping all home gas appliances in good...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

PURETI Inc., an American-based manufacturer of air-purifying, photocatalytic surface treatments, has won Popular Science 2011 âœBest of Whatâs Newâ in Green Tech. PURETI's light-activated, water and titanium dioxide based solutions are spray applied to building materials and infrastructure to create self-cleaning and smog-killing surfaces. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 PURETI Inc., an American-based manufacturer of...

2011-11-13 08:00:00

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat to homeowners during the winter months, but there are steps that local residents can take in order to lower their risk. Burlington, NC (PRWEB) November 13, 2011 The local team at the Harper Agency knows that winter can be a stressful time for homeowners. Severe storms, home heating mishaps and slippery, icy conditions can all lead to claims on NC homeowners insurance policies, but thatâs why they are there to provide financial...

2011-10-17 10:00:00

U of I/Newell Instruments âœRe_homeâ Finishes in Top Ten of DOEâs Solar Decathlon Competition Warren, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 AppliedSensor, a designer and manufacturer of chemical sensor components, announced today that its iAQ-100 intelligent Indoor Air Quality Module is installed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignâs (U of I) âœRe_home.â The solar-powered house...

2011-10-13 12:00:00

9 Battleground States Also Surveyed: Suburban Women in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Latino Women in California, Florida and New Mexico Disagree With Obama Decision; Health Also Trumps Polluters in Colorado, Nevada, and Virginia. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's decision to block new public health standards for ozone and smog pollution may have pleased big business, but it sorely disappointed key demographic groups, including Latinos and women...

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2011-10-08 04:42:47

A new study claims that air pollution can leave women with a 30 percent higher risk of giving birth prematurely. The study focused on 100,000 births and found that "toxic" chemicals emitted by urban traffic damages the health of unborn babies as well as their mothers. “Air pollution is known to be associated with low birth weight and premature birth," Dr Beate Ritz from the University of California said in a statement. “Our results show that traffic-related polycyclic...


Latest Smog 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...

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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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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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