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2009-10-06 14:14:08

"Blue haze," a common occurrence that appears over heavily forested areas around the world, is formed by natural emissions of chemicals, but human activities can worsen it to the point of affecting the world's weather and even cause potential climate problems, according to a study led by a Texas A&M University researcher. Renyi Zhang, professor of atmospheric sciences who has studied air chemistry for more than 20 years, says blue haze (tiny particles or aerosols suspended in the air) can...

2009-10-05 10:28:57

Fine particle emissions have been the subject of heated debate for years. People who live near industrial plants see the smoke being discharged into the atmosphere and wonder how harmful it is. But visible emissions are not always the most harmful. The highest risk is posed by fine dust particles which can easily penetrate the human organism. These ultra-fine particles are difficult to measure, however, because they are less than 100 nanometers in diameter. Research scientists at the...

2009-09-23 06:45:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Togo's Eateries, Inc., the California sandwich chain known for its delicious made-to-order big and meaty sandwiches announced today the launch of an unprecedented Pastrami Guarantee with a new promotion entitled, "Togo's Pastrami Sandwich vs. the Breadwich". Togo's Pastrami Guarantee boasts any guest who doesn't like Togo's Hot Pastrami Sandwich better than the other guys' pastrami "breadwich" can get their money back. Tony Gioia, Togo's...

2009-09-03 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighter Joe Frolick, Wayne Township Fire Department, will attempt to set the Ohio state record for the most consecutive skydives at the Start Skydiving drop zone in Lebanon, Ohio on September 4, 2009. His mission: To memorialize the hundreds of people who die from smoke inhalation annually, and to create awareness about education that exists to prevent these unnecessary deaths. "As a firefighter, I am very concerned about the number of deaths...

2009-08-31 09:55:16

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the expansion of an earlier recall involving products produced by Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal. The CFIA is warning the public not to consume various Delstar- and Compliments-brand sliced ready-to-eat deli meats because the products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. The recalled deli meats have a Best Before date between 09AU26: and 09OC01," Aug. 26 and Oct. 1. They...

2009-08-26 12:04:50

Canadian officials and Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal say some Compliments and Delstar ready-to-eat deli meats may be contaminated with bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Compliments-brand smoked beef eye of round pastrami and roast beef might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The warning also applies to Delstar-brand smoked beef eye of round and pastrami smoked beef round club pack. Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes might not look or smell spoiled,...

2009-08-18 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "If commercial flying had as many civilian fatalities as those relating to smoke and fire, there would be a public revolt," said Rob Schnepp, CPTC president and assistant chief of special operations for the Alameda County Fire Department in California. "The numbers aren't going down, and this tells me that we aren't addressing the problem adequately. A 2006 NFPA study reveals 87-percent of people who died in fires had toxic blood concentrations of...

2009-08-14 17:00:00

Smoking marijuana, like smoking tobacco, has toxic effects on cells, researchers in Canada found. Rebecca Maertens of Health Canada and colleagues said people often view marijuana as a natural product and less harmful than tobacco. Their findings challenge the conventional wisdom that smoking marijuana is less harmful to health than inhaling tobacco smoke. The researchers compared marijuana smoke and tobacco smoke in terms of toxicity to cells and DNA. Scientists exposed cultured animal...

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2009-08-05 11:20:00

In a finding that challenges the increasingly popular belief that smoking marijuana is less harmful to health than smoking tobacco, researchers in Canada are reporting that smoking marijuana, like smoking tobacco, has toxic effects on cells. Their study is scheduled for the Aug. 17 issue of ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal.Rebecca Maertens and colleagues note that people often view marijuana as a "natural" product and less harmful than tobacco. As public attitudes...

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2009-07-28 16:35:00

Resulting smoke and other particles from more fires could diminish air qualityAs the climate warms in the coming decades, atmospheric scientists at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and their colleagues expect that the frequency of wildfires will increase in many regions. The spike in the number of fires could also adversely affect air quality due to the greater presence of smoke.The study, led by SEAS Senior Research Fellow Jennifer Logan, was published in the June...


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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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