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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...

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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...

Pollution Increases Heart Attack Risk
2011-09-21 11:19:03

   According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, high levels of pollution could increase the risk of having a heart attack for up to six hours after exposure. U.K. researchers reviewed 79,288 heart attack cases from 2003 to 2006 and exposure to pollution levels by the hour. Krishnan Bhaskaran, an epidemiologist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues used the U.K. National Air Quality Archive to investigate the levels of...

Obama Asks EPA To Withdraw Clean Air Regulations
2011-09-04 05:17:22

  In what the Associated Press is calling a "dramatic reversal," President Obama requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shelve new air-quality regulations, citing concerns that they could stifle job growth in the energy industry. "The surprise move--coming on the same day as a dismal unemployment report--reflected the energy industry's importance as a rare bright spot in adding U.S. jobs. The tighter standards for smog-forming ozone could have forced states and...

2011-08-20 00:00:33

Releases new white paper outlining sources of ultrafine particles, human exposure risks, and regulation initiatives Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) announced today its new service for measuring ultrafine particle (UFP) emissions from indoor sources. UFPs are very small, typically less than 100 nanometers (or about 1/1000th of a human hair). By virtue of their size, UFPs can be inhaled easily and travel deep into the human lung. Health studies indicate a...


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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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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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