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2011-04-19 13:47:11

Cigarettes leave toxins on surfaces that can endanger infants Stepping outside to smoke a cigarette may not be enough to protect the lungs and life of a pregnant woman's unborn child, according to a new study in the American Journal of Physiology. The study, by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed), found prenatal exposure to toxic components of a newly recognized category of tobacco smoke"”known as "thirdhand...

2011-04-07 00:00:28

The Harvard Heart Letter examines whether the process of smoking fish destroys heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Boston, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 A reader of the Harvard Heart Letter wrote with what seemed to be a simple question: Is it true that the smoking process destroys the heart-healthy omega-3 fats in salmon and other fish? Finding the answer took some doing, reports the April 2011 Harvard Heart Letter. Neither the American Heart Association nor the new Dietary Guidelines for...

2011-01-25 00:02:25

She woke up in the middle of the night choking; the house was filled with smoke. Orange County, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 24, 2011 Inventor, Sonja Zozula woke in the middle of the night choking. When she was able to gain her senses, she realized the entire house was filled with smoke. It took everything she had to rouse her sleeping husband who was lethargic and disoriented. She was screaming "the house is on fire!" "Get the baby out of the crib and go out on the deck!" Her husband could...

2011-01-24 08:50:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The air we breathe can negatively affect our hearts. However, using inexpensive, high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters reduces cardiovascular disease risk resulting from polluted air, according to a new study. The researchers studied healthy adults living in a small community in British Columbia where wood-burning stoves are the main sources of pollution. The researchers found that HEPA filters reduced the amount of airborne particulate matter, resulting in...

2011-01-12 16:41:14

Scientists are reporting that so-called "thirdhand smoke" "” the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces "” may be even more of a health hazard than previously believed. The study, published in ACS' journal, Environmental Science & Technology, extends the known health risks of tobacco among people who do not smoke but encounter the smoke exhaled by smokers or released by smoldering cigarette butts. Yael Dubowski...

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2010-12-13 13:29:45

For some years now, consumers have been making increasing use of wood as a fuel "“ and not only on account of the rising cost of heating oil and natural gas. "Comfort fireplaces" have become all the rage because open fires, tiled and wood-burning stoves give a room a snug and cozy feel. But using wood for heating has one distinct disadvantage. When pellets, logs or briquettes are burnt, fine dust particles that are hazardous to health are released into the atmosphere. These particles...

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2010-11-16 13:55:00

The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), published this week in the Journal of Hazardous Materials. "The toxicological research has shown that many of the metallic particles in the smoke from fireworks are bio-reactive and can affect human health", Teresa Moreno, a researcher from...

2010-11-07 00:15:00

Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this Sunday, November 7th at 2am. Fire and Public Safety Officials across the country are urging Americans to make it a bi-annual practice to also change their fire alarm batteries whenever they turn the clocks back in Fall and then again when they turn the clocks ahead in the Spring. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 Smoke detectors save lives! This weekend, when you change your clock "“ Local Fire Departments are urging you to also change the...

2010-11-02 22:06:00

Statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The people of South Dakota delivered a historic victory for health and the right to breathe clean air by overwhelmingly approving Referred Question 12 that makes almost all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and gaming facilities, smoke-free. With bipartisan support, South Dakota is the 29th state to pass a strong smoke-free law that includes all restaurants...

2010-10-27 02:18:14

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are helping ensure that the smoked salmon that's always a hit at festive gatherings also is always safe to eat, including among their achievements the development of a first-of-its-kind mathematical model that food processors and others can use to select the optimal combination of temperature and concentrations of salt and smoke compounds to reduce or eliminate microbial contamination of the product. The studies are led by food...


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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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