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2010-06-07 10:37:00

RICHMOND, Va., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Air Technologies Laboratory announced today that it now has the ability to detect "carbon black and soot" in the environment and confirm its presence using electron microscopy that magnifies objects by a factor of up to 100,000 times - a step that goes well beyond conventional scanning technologies. Carbon black and soot are the names insurance companies use to distinguish the dangerous microscopic particles within smoke from fires....

2010-06-04 06:17:00

FRISCO, Texas, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food Network's "Unwrapped" features Sadler's Smokehouse, North America's leader in premium pit-smoked meats, on an episode airing June 5. The BBQ-inspired segment chronicles Sadler's exacting pit-smoking process. The system, perfected over 62 years, involves careful selection, hand-trimming, seasoning and pit-smoking of premium meats for up to sixteen hours over split hickory, pecan and mesquite woods. In its tenth season, "Unwrapped" takes...

2010-04-09 14:28:00

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We applaud the U.S. Navy for acting to protect sailors' health by adopting a new policy that bans smoking below decks aboard all Navy submarines. This policy recognizes that secondhand smoke is a serious, scientifically proven threat to human health, and no one should be exposed to it in the workplace, including the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. This policy...

2010-02-25 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Kansas Legislature today delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing legislation to make almost all workplaces, including all restaurants and bars, smoke-free. Gov. Mark Parkinson has championed the legislation, which will make Kansas...

2010-02-19 05:18:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New products typically get better with time and there is always room for improvement, no matter how efficient or useful a product may be when it first debuts. One of the most popular electronic cigarette distributors in the United States, E Cigarettes National, has made improvements to the atomizer that helps make their signature Firelight brand famous. One dividing line between good suppliers that stand behind their products and bad suppliers...

2009-12-31 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) North Carolina on January 2 will take an historic step for health when it becomes the first major tobacco-growing state to implement a statewide smoke-free law that includes all restaurants and bars. This new law will protect the right of North Carolinians to breathe clean air. North...

2009-12-22 14:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is reminding residents to sign up for air alerts this week in the event of possible Winter Spare the Air Alerts during the holidays. Weather conditions later this week indicate that the Bay Area may experience light winds and cool dry air that stays near the ground. These weather conditions trap smoke from regional fireplaces around our homes and neighborhoods causing unhealthy breathing conditions for all...

2009-12-10 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Michigan Legislature today delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing legislation to make almost all workplaces, including all restaurants and bars, smoke-free. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said she will sign the bill, which will make...

2009-11-13 11:00:00

Failure to correct repeated federal violations prompts agency action SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against seafood processor Haifa Smoked Fish Inc. of Jamaica, N.Y., and two of its top officers for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) If the court grants...

2009-10-16 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health advocates are calling on all Virginia restaurants and other workplaces to go completely smoke-free following the release of a landmark report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that concluded smoke-free laws reduce the number of heart attacks and save lives. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The IOM report, released Thursday, also found that there is conclusive evidence that secondhand smoke causes...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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