Navigation Links
New device warns workers of high levels of airborne metals in minutes rather than weeks
Date:5/31/2012

Scientists are reporting development of a new paper-based device that can warn workers that they are being exposed to potentially unhealthy levels of airborne metals almost immediately, instead of the weeks required with current technology. The report on the device, which costs about one cent to make and could prevent illness in the millions of people who work with metal, appears in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry.

Charles Henry and colleagues explain that worldwide, job-related respiratory illnesses are associated with about 425,000 deaths each year. Airborne metals are a major cause of these respiratory conditions. Millions of workers handle metals on a regular basis in construction, manufacturing and transportation jobs, and small bits of these metals can get into the air as a fine mist, which workers can inhale. Airborne metal exposure is linked to lung and liver cancers, respiratory conditions (asthma, emphysema and bronchitis) and immune disorders. Despite the seriousness of this issue, people have used the same metal-monitoring method for the past 25 years. The current method is expensive, and the analysis takes weeks. To overcome these challenges, the researchers developed an inexpensive device made of paper that reports results at levels relevant to human health almost immediately. This gives workers a chance to leave a potentially dangerous area before it is too late.

The researchers obtain air samples on a small disc of paper, then put this disc onto the center of the paper-based device, called a μPAD, or micro-PAD. Water is dripped onto the disc, and the metals in the sample are wicked onto the μPAD, where they come into contact with various chemicals already impregnated into the paper. These substances react with the metals and turn different colors, depending on which metals are present. The device accurately determined the amounts of iron, nickel and copper in the air in laboratory tests.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Embedded Mobile & M2M Device revenues to Rise to Almost $19 Billion Globally by 2014, Says Juniper Research
2. Scott & White Memorial Hospital uses device to revolutionize treatment of traumatic aortic injury
3. Clinical trial underway: Miniature ultrasound device could revolutionize pain relief
4. Device Helps Kids With Single-Sided Deafness
5. Apex Heart Care, First Arizona Clinic to Install Shape-HF; New Medical Device Measures Patient Physiology to Define Shortness of Breath
6. Innovative Medical Alert Device Sets a New Standard in PERS Industry
7. Aurora BayCare Hosts Statewide Medical Device Business Development Meeting
8. EPIC study finds new embolic protection device had 97.5 percent success rate during carotid artery stenting
9. Santa Rosa Consulting Announces New Free Education Series: Hot Topics in Patient Care Device Integration
10. SDI Reports: Nearly a Third Of Physicians Use Handheld and Smartphone Devices to Access Medical Information - Physicians Most Likely to be Using Apple iPhone
11. Power Plate Unveils the First Cable-Based Upper-Body Vibration Training Device
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2014)... analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood ... England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published ... HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh ... in England. , The study retrospectively screened 225 ... between Oct, 2012 and Sept, 2013 for HEV RNA. ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... The report, “Glass Fiber & Glass Fiber Reinforced ... Manufacturing Process, By Application (Transportation, Construction, Electrical & ... Trends & Forecast to 2019”, defines and segments ... and forecast by value and volume. , Browse ... through 347 slides and in-depth TOC on "GFRP ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... Manchester have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia ... Medicine , show that drugs widely used to treat lung ... the UK pneumonia, which is caused by an infection, affects ... serious for babies, young children, the elderly, smokers and those ... million people in the UK are affected by asthma and ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... Over the past five years, the ... thanks to many consumers valuing the taste and versatility ... Association of Canada's Canadian Coffee Drinking Study in 2011 ... per day. “This trend, coupled with many studies that ... tea on a daily basis, has stimulated consumer demand ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... The report, “Oil Filter & Fuel Filter Market by ... (OE & Aftermarket), Filter Type (Oil & Fuel), Fuel ... & Forecast to 2018”, defines and segments the global ... forecasting of the global volume and revenue. The market ... revenue of $6.1 billion in 2018, while fuel filter ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Lancet: 1 in 3000 blood donors in England infected with hepatitis E 2Health News:Major Drivers for GFRP Composites Market in Future – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Major Drivers for GFRP Composites Market in Future – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Major Drivers for GFRP Composites Market in Future – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Drugs used to treat lung disease work with the body clock 2Health News:Coffee and Tea Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Coffee and Tea Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Oil Filter & Fuel Filter Market Worth $18.6 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Oil Filter & Fuel Filter Market Worth $18.6 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Oil Filter & Fuel Filter Market Worth $18.6 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Oil Filter & Fuel Filter Market Worth $18.6 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 25 ... announced that its LogistiCare subsidiary, the nation,s largest coordinator ... award from the State of Florida Commission for the ... both Miami-Dade and Volusia Counties. The award, estimated ...
... , - Agreement Provides Financial Flexibility, Allowing ... Quebec, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: ... standby equity distribution agreement (SEDA) with YA Global Master SPV ... terms of the agreement, YA has committed to provide up ...
... and other greenhouse emissions will have major direct health ... change, especially in low-income countries, according to a series ... the British journal The Lancet . Two ... Kirk R. Smith, professor of global environmental health, and ...
... ... sinusitis. A clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation is available ... a small catheter and balloon to quickly open and expand blocked sinuses. , ... (Vocus) November 25, 2009 ...
... ... be offering $100 off every memory foam and latex sofa bed mattress + an additional ... code “BLACKFRIDAY” in the shopping cart to take advantage of this special offer. , ... (PRWEB) November 25, 2009 -- Millions ...
... ... your Emergency Department,s management of seasonal and pandemic novel H1N1 influenza cases this season? ... Which - if any - antiviral should you prescribe? EB Medicine announces its November ... resources on influenza diagnosis and treatment. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Providence Service Corporation's LogistiCare Subsidiary Announces Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Contracts Worth Over $11 Million Annually in Florida 2Health News:Providence Service Corporation's LogistiCare Subsidiary Announces Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Contracts Worth Over $11 Million Annually in Florida 3Health News:Labopharm Enters Into CAD$25 Million Standby Equity Distribution Agreement 2Health News:Labopharm Enters Into CAD$25 Million Standby Equity Distribution Agreement 3Health News:Cutting greenhouse pollutants could directly save millions of lives worldwide 2Health News:Cutting greenhouse pollutants could directly save millions of lives worldwide 3Health News:Novel Technology in Treating Chronic Sinus Infections Available at Baptist 2Health News:Novel Technology in Treating Chronic Sinus Infections Available at Baptist 3Health News:Providing Comfort for Holiday Guests Just Got Easier 2Health News:Providing Comfort for Holiday Guests Just Got Easier 3Health News:Emergency Medicine Practice Publishes 'Influenza: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department' 2Health News:Emergency Medicine Practice Publishes 'Influenza: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department' 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... und MARSEILLE , Frankreich, ... , Weltweite Exklusivlizenz der Universität ... die Entwicklung von Tests auf SF3B1-Mutationen, einschließlich ... Neuer Test weist Mutationen des SF3B1-Gens ... Syndromen) einen günstigen Krankheitsverlauf vermuten lassen  ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ), a medical products ... results for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, ... of $47.5 million, up 10% over last year,s comparable ... over last year,s comparable quarter. Revenues highlights: ... 20% over last year,s comparable quarter. , Veterinary ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... OAKS, Calif. , July 24, 2014 Amgen ... report its second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 29, ... announcement will be followed by a conference call with the ... from Amgen will be Robert A. Bradway , chairman ... management team. Live audio of the conference call ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 2QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 3QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 4QIAGEN erweitert Pipeline für die personalisierte Medizin um vielversprechende genomische Biomarker zur Prognosebestimmung bei Blutkrebsbehandlungen 5Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 2Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 3Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 4Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 5Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 6Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 7Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 8Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 9Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 10Abaxis Reports Financial Performance for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 11Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results 2
... first manufacturer to offer through-the-lens (TTL) ... These next generation loupes feature extremely ... design, and are multi-coated lens for ... SheerVision's proprietary SureFit system - you ...
Easy pull-on garment's feature Rainey's exclusive Non-Slip Dome™design and adjustable Velcro© closure at neck for optimal comfort and support. Choose covered or non covered ear design....
Facial Wrap...
CDIs Chin Support Bandage is ideal for Submental Liposuction, Chin Implants and all other facial procedures requiring support. Adjustable Velcro® top and posterior band secures placement....
Medicine Products: