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2014-05-05 23:03:17

Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by NCAR. The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National...

2014-05-01 23:06:26

Electronic cigarette “vapors” are made of small particles containing chemicals that may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, among youth, according to a new study by RTI International. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Electronic cigarette “vapors” are made of small particles containing chemicals that may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, among youth, according to a new study by RTI...

2014-04-30 23:04:33

Indoor air pollutants have accumulated over the long winter in homes. Amityville, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Indoor air has remained stagnant all winter long, and now it’s time to clean it out and get some fresh air inside the home. Enviro-Test is recommending that homeowners test the indoor air quality in their homes to ensure that the air is clean for the spring and summer. During the fall and winter, poor ventilation can cause indoor air pollution to accumulate to dangerous levels....

2014-04-30 08:25:35

15th annual State of the Air 2014 report shows progress; challenges as millions live in areas with unhealthy air LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2014, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year's report shows continued progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particle pollution, and reinforces the importance of the state's...

2014-04-28 23:11:57

Ship & Shore Clean Tech oxidizer is expected to save $100,000 per year in natural gas usage. In addition, the upfront investment was reduced by $200,000 through receipt of a cash rebate/incentive. (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Specialty Tapes is an innovative manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for a wide variety of assembly, bonding, mounting, sealing, and protection applications. Founded in 1977, they specialize in high performance adhesive solutions, coated on a variety of...

2014-04-24 12:10:08

Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – the coldest capital city in the world. In a paper published today in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, researchers report “alarmingly strong statistical correlations” between seasonal ambient air pollutants and pregnancy loss in Ulaanbaatar (UB), Mongolia. UB has one of...

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2014-04-14 11:18:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over four decades ago, acid rain caused by industrial emissions was eradicating fish and dissolving stone monuments in the Eastern US. However, emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which cause acid rain, dropped significantly after the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970. A new study from a team of French and American scientists has revealed that the rise and fall of these atmospheric contaminants has been...

2014-04-08 13:03:16

More public safety education needed to decrease unintentional poisoning during and after heavy storms, according to new data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine While preventable, carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Large weather events, such as snowstorms and heavy storms that cause power outages, can lead to an increase in the number of reported carbon monoxide exposures. Researchers from Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut...

2014-04-08 10:54:33

Laboratory chamber walls have been stealing vapors, causing researchers to underestimate the formation of secondary organic aerosol in the atmosphere. A study published April 7 in PNAS Online Early Edition describes how a team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California, Davis, showed that vapor losses to the walls of laboratory chambers can suppress the formation of secondary organic aerosol, which in turn has contributed to the underprediction of SOA in climate...

Toxic Emissions From Crib Matresses May Be Harming Infants
2014-04-02 13:39:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has revealed that parents may be unknowingly exposing their infant children to toxic chemicals being emitted from the foam padding in crib mattresses. Conducted by a team of researchers from Texas and Finland, the new study said crib mattresses release noteworthy amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), potentially unsafe chemicals also found in household...


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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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