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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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2010-09-29 06:25:00

Firefighters are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of ultrafine particulates at the time they are least likely to wear protective breathing equipment. Because of this, researchers believe firefighters may face an increased risk for heart disease from exposures during the fire suppression process. Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American firefighters, with many of these incidents taking place during or just after a firefighting incident. Researchers say exposure to these...

2010-09-28 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: CHIMNEY SAFETY Profile America -- Wednesday, September 29th. According to the song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from "Mary Poppins," a soot-covered chimney sweep is a sign of good luck. While there may be fewer chimneys...

2010-09-20 04:20:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokehouse Grille & Wingery has retained the services of award-winning PR, marketing and brand strategists The Gab Group to promote their unique smoked barbecue restaurant franchise to Boca Raton and the nation. Arriving this month at the former location of Boca Wings & Ribs on Federal Highway, Co-Proprietors Erik Frasco and Mark Uffer traveled 3,600 miles to Missouri to seek out the custom-made hardwood smoker responsible for the...

2010-09-10 06:12:00

FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sadler's Smokehouse, Ltd., North America's leader in premium, pit-smoked meats, announces the launch of the new Tailgate-Ready Beef Brisket featuring, a specially sized package and easy instructions for heating on the grill. Nearly 40 percent of tailgaters like to either prepare their food at home or pick it up already prepared and take it to the game, according to Tailgater Monthly. Sadler's newly sized, easy open package offers a quick and...


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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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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