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2010-11-17 10:00:00

210 Regional, State and Local Groups Sign on; American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics Among Signers of New National Ad. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of 210 public health, advocacy and faith-based groups is endorsing pending EPA pollution limits that would save 12,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks and heart attacks each year. The groups announced their support...

2010-11-01 15:20:00

Agency Continues to Monitor Air Quality in Other PA Regions HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection today released a report on a five-week air quality study conducted near Marcellus Shale natural gas operations in southwestern Pennsylvania's Greene and Washington counties. "This short-term study only provides a snapshot of the air contaminants we found at surveyed sites, but the data shows no emission levels that would constitute a...

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2010-11-01 13:41:27

Current computer models may underestimate levels of ground-level ozone A team of scientists has, for the first time, completely characterized an important chemical reaction that is critical to the formation of ground-level ozone in urban areas. The team's results indicate that computer models may be underestimating ozone levels in urban areas during episodes of poor air quality (smoggy days) by as much as five to 10 percent. Ground level ozone poses significant health hazards to people,...

2010-10-28 00:00:00

American Clay Enterprises, Inc. has created a game-changer in cost and durability for commercial interior wall finishes. Our new PlasterPlusâ“ž¢ binder is added to the American Clay earthen plasters, resulting in a hard, yet repairable, No-VOC finish for the cost of a high quality, Zero-VOC paint job. PlasterPlusâ“ž¢ is sold dry in 27 lb. lots through select commercial distributors, and is intended for commercial projects"”such...

2010-10-22 00:00:37

Research Points to the Danger Posed by VOCs Found in Drinking Water Carlsbad, CA (Vocus) October 21, 2010 LIFE Ionizers, announces the release of their innovative Dolphin Home Filtration Systemâ“ž¢ which substantially reduces the presence of many toxins found in drinking water including VOCs which have been linked to many serious health problems such as damage to the liver, kidney, central nervous system and cancer. Comprehensive information concerning VOCs is...

2010-10-21 00:00:41

Auto Smog & Oil Changers a local San Francisco test only smog check station has decided to add an oil change with every smog check to help keep the air we breathe clean. With the growing smog pollution we are facing today Auto Smog & Oil Changers is adding an incentive to the general public on why it is important to get an oil change before your smog check. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 Smog is a type of air pollution that will continue to sweep across this nation if...

2010-10-14 13:35:11

New research published in the Oct. 14 issue of Nature Atmospheric fine particles affect the Earth's radiation balance by interacting with solar radiation and by participating in cloud formation. Biogenic volatile organic compounds are key players in new particle formation processes. Hence, terrestrial vegetation has an important role as the newly formed particles cool our climate. The chemical composition of such secondary organic aerosol (SOA) particles formed from volatile compounds emitted...

2010-10-01 14:33:01

PM or particulate matter is a type of contaminant in the atmosphere, considered very harmful for health, ecosystems, climate change, conservation of materials and visibility. Chemist Ms Ainhoa Inza studied the presence of this particulate matter in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (CAV-EAE); concretely, the type known as PM10, made up of particles of less than ten micras in diameter. Amongst other things, the researcher compared the concentration of this kind of atmospheric...

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2010-09-23 13:45:58

In many developing countries, the absence of surface-based air pollution sensors makes it difficult, and in some cases impossible, to get even a rough estimate of the abundance of a subcategory of airborne particles that epidemiologists suspect contributes to millions of premature deaths each year. The problematic particles, called fine particulate matter (PM2.5), are 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter, about a tenth the fraction of human hair. These small particles can get past the body's...

2010-09-20 22:15:46

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Robert A. Silverman, MD, and his colleagues have been interested in the effects of ambient fine particulate matter on a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and asthma. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps tabs on...


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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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