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DaVita Only Dialysis Provider Named on EPA's FORTUNE 500 List of Green Power Purchasers

... generate electricity with a net zero increase in carbon dioxide emissions. As a purchaser of green ... This commitment to green business and carbon footprint management is part of the DaVita ... conservation, identifying ways to reduce DaVita's carbon footprint and pursuing green supply purchasing ...

Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact

... environmental impact, particularly in the area of carbon reduction. HCWH will work with CCI to develop ... energy efficiency retrofit projects and other carbon reduction strategies in healthcare facilities. ... healthcare facilities emit large quantities of carbon and other pollutants associated with climate ...

The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

... fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and reducing known risk factors ... long term mortality among survivors of acute carbon monoxide poisoning." Crit Care Med. 2009; 37(6): ... Hampson, NB, et al: "Carboxyhemoglobin levels in carbon monoxide poisoning: do they correlate with the ...

Fractional co2 Laser Offers Cosmetic Treatments with Minimal Downtime For Melbourne Patients

... technology with the addition of the fractional carbon dioxide laser to extend suite of Lasers available ... new technology with the addition of a fractional carbon dioxide laser to extend the suite of Lasers ... not many people can afford this time. Fractional carbon dioxide (co2) lasers offer patients a happy ...

Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

... radio-active material. Fullerenes are hollow carbon molecules. Dorn has created new materials by ... radioactive material could also be encased in a carbon cage? Dorn asked himself several years ago. With ... Lu attached to a nitrogen atom inside an 80-atom carbon molecule cage. Once the apparatus is at VCU, ...

Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain

... exposure during pregnancy to miniscule levels of carbon monoxide damages the cells of the fetal brain, ... from the mother's exposure to tiny amounts of carbon monoxide," said John Edmond, professor emeritus ... exposed pregnant rats to 25 parts per million carbon monoxide in the air, an exposure level ...

Report: Asbestos Litigation Disaster for Investors Could Be Repeated With Nanotechnology Unless SEC and FASB Close Eight Major Loopholes Now Preventing Honest Disclosures

... from which workers need protection. carbon nanotubes are one type of nanotechnology. Some ... Researchers have concluded that "long, thin carbon nanotubes showed the same effects as long, thin ... all the growing concern, companies producing carbon nanotubes have failed to disclose to investors ...

Oridion Expands its Presence in the Pre-hospital Market with an OEM Partnership with a leading Defibrillator Manufacturer

... date. The patented Microstream® end tidal carbon dioxide (etCO2) measurement technologies and ... of out of hospital use of continuous end tidal carbon dioxide monitoring on the rate of unrecognized ... Miljenko K, et al. Partial pressure of end tidal carbon dioxide successful predicts cardiopulmonary ...

DaVita Becomes the First FORTUNE 500 Healthcare Services Company to Join the EPA Green Power Partnership

... Program Offsets carbon Footprint at DaVita's Six Corporate Business ... This commitment to green business and carbon footprint management is part of DaVita Village ... conservation, identifying ways to reduce DaVita's carbon footprint and pursuing green supply purchasing ...

FEMA Adds Masimo Rad-57(R) Pulse CO-Oximeter(TM) to Required Medical Equipment List

... Citing Need for Early and Accurate carbon Monoxide Exposure Detection Following Disasters, ... to quickly, accurately and noninvasively detect carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on the scene of disaster ... for successful mitigation and treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning," stated Neil Hampson, MD, ...

Muscle deterioration in patients with lung disease seen connected to CO2

... diseases might be a direct consequence of high carbon dioxide levels in their blood, an international ... deterioration as well as elevated levels of carbon dioxide (hypercapnia) in the bloodstream. In a ... from the atmosphere reaching the bloodstream and carbon dioxide from the bloodstream being transferred to ...

Video: NASONEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate) Nasal Spray, 50 mcg* Teams Up With American Forests to Educate Nasal Allergy Sufferers and Help Improve Air Quality

... estimated to absorb nearly 1 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year.(3) To view the Multimedia ... ) Studies suggest that higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and warmer temperatures ... a number of things to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, like driving less and ...

Healing heart attack victims, one cell at a time

... LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By using the amount of carbon 14 in the atmosphere from above-ground nuclear ... Spectrometry, Buchholz measured the amount of carbon 14 in DNA to establish the age of caridiomyocytes (cardiac muscle cells) in humans. carbon 14 atmospheric concentration levels remained ...

Replace Smoke and CO Alarm Batteries This Sunday for Daylight Saving Time

... urging consumers to replace their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries this Sunday as ... family by putting new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this weekend," said CPSC's Acting ... CO alarms can alert you to a fire or poisonous carbon monoxide in your home and give you valuable ...

Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area

... will prevent the estimated 13 million tons of carbon stored in the forest biomass from being released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. "This new conservation area shows how ... a climate change treaty that compensates the carbon sequestration value of such protected forests." ...

Soil carbon storage is not always influenced by tillage practices

... a measure to mitigate the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. However, recent studies show that the effect of no-till on carbon sequestration can be variable depending on soil ... moldboard plowing) and N and P fertilization on carbon storage in a clay loam soil under cool and humid ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PessPac -- Feb. 18, 2009

... & Engineering News A dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels is making the world's ocean more ... use of fossil fuels has caused levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to nearly double since ... Revolution. The ocean absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide about 22 million tons a day causing the ...

United Kingdom House of Commons Safety Group Recommends Carbon Monoxide Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) to Reduce Misdiagnosis and Prevent Deaths

... the country's rate of detection and diagnosis of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. 1 In addition, new ... 'Raising Medical Professionals' Awareness of carbon Monoxide Poisoning,' cites "increasing concern ... are able to correctly diagnose the symptoms of carbon monoxide and treat victims effectively," as the ...

Risk-Management Policies Needed Now in Nanotechnology, Insighter Piece Concludes; FDLI Sponsors Nanotechnology Meeting, Publishes Book on FDA-Regulated Products

... a recent study indicated that certain types of carbon nanotubes, graphite-based structures commonly ... are as light as plastic and stronger than steel, carbon nanotubes will likely see use in a variety of new ... found that inhaling long, thin multi-walled carbon nanotubes had the potential to cause lung ...

EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers

... -- If you didn't know better, you could confuse carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning with the flu. That's ... anemia or heart or breathing conditions. carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas, is the ... Protection Agency has more about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning . ...

When It's Cold Outside, Be Careful Inside With Heaters

... of a home heating accident, such as a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. The National Fire ... responding to an increasing number of non-fire, carbon monoxide incidents in recent years. carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless but ...

Small Doses of Carbon Monoxide Might Help Stroke Victims

... a potentially lethal gas, but small amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) may help prevent brain damage after ... Hopkins team found that low amounts of inhaled carbon monoxide reduced brain damage by as much as 62.2 ... Environmental Protection Agency has more about carbon monoxide . -- Robert ...

Story tips from the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 2008

... on CO2 . . . Data from NASA's Orbiting carbon Observatory combined with computational power and ... levels of information about atmospheric carbon dioxide. The satellite, scheduled for launch in ... time give scientists a clear picture of where carbon is being produced and where it ultimately ends ....

'Tis the Season for Carbon Monoxide

... and to replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you do not have a carbon monoxide detector, install one on every level of ... delayed symptoms, so if you have been exposed to carbon monoxide, you should go to the emergency room." ...

Protect Your Family From 'The Silent Killer' This Winter

... carbon Monoxide Awareness Week Begins Today ... ) Odorless, colorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide is often referred to as the "Silent ... Dargan. "If those heating sources malfunction, carbon monoxide can quickly build up and poison those ...

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards grant for imaging-agent research

... developing Clemson technologies on fluorescent carbon nanomaterials, dubbed "carbon dots", by ... enhancing the chemistry and properties of these carbon quantum dots for their potential uses in ... in contrast and spacial resolution. The carbon quantum dots are thousands of times smaller than ...

Register by Oct. 21 for annual carbon sequestration meeting

... to attend the annual meeting of the Big Sky carbon Sequestration Partnership to be held Oct. 28 and ... related to the science policy and technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Panels of experts will discuss the latest developments in carbon sequestration technologies, the economics of CCS, ...

Climate Change Linked to Longer Pollen Seasons

... Increasing temperatures, carbon dioxide levels add to discomfort of ragweed ... indicates that increasing global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels are causing longer ragweed seasons ... noted. Researchers have found that increased carbon dioxide has boosted pollen production by 61 ...

Laser Resurfacing Produces Long-Term Results

... TUESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- carbon dioxide laser resurfacing still seems the best ... School of Medicine, "The point is basically that carbon dioxide is still a very good treatment. It does ... fairly long-term follow-up. It just confirms that carbon dioxide laser resurfacing is very effective for ...

Brown researchers work toward ending cartilage loss

... is so important." Webster's work involves carbon nanotubes, which are molecular-scale tubes of graphitic carbon that are among the stiffest and strongest fibers ... Bone cells are more apt to adhere to a rough carbon nanotube surface than other surfaces and to ...

Climate change could impact vital functions of microbes

... the effect of rising temperatures and fungi on carbon stores in Alaskan boreal forests, one area of the ... material under the snowpack. There is as much carbon trapped in the soil of northern ecosystems as there is carbon in the atmosphere. It is a big unknown what is ...

Carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos, behave like asbestos

... in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes a poster child for the nanotechnology ... The results show that long, thin multi-walled carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos fibers, behave ... fibers. Discovered nearly 20 years ago, carbon nanotubes have been described as the wonder ...

Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos

... New study shows inhaling long, thin carbon nanotubes may result in asbestos-related disease ... in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes -- a poster child for the ... The results show that long, thin multi-walled carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos fibers, behave ...

Beyond nutrition -- plants deliver

... The need for a renewable and affordable source of carbon that can sustain future economic development ... that the increasingly high demand for fossil carbon will eventually deplete existing stocks. The ... plants can or could use to convert their fixed carbon into fuels and other useful products. The ...

ESA contributes to ocean carbon cycle research

... The Earths oceans play a vital role in the carbon cycle, making it imperative that we understand ... will react to the extra 25 000 million tonnes of carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the atmosphere ... like land-based plants, phytoplankton accumulate carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and store it in ...

Reducing carbon emissions could help -- not harm -- US economy

... New Haven, Conn. A national policy to cut carbon emissions by as much as 40 percent over the next ... technological change; that reducing U.S. carbon emissions will reduce economic damages from ... is predicted to continue growing robustly as carbon emissions are reduced, said Repetto. Under ...

Envisat makes first ever observation of regionally elevated CO2 from manmade emissions

... time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide the most important greenhouse gas that ... More than 30 billion tonnes of extra carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is released into the atmosphere ... requires an increase in our understanding of carbon fluxes. Dr Michael Buchwitz from the ...

New steroid test uses oil exploration technique

... allowing more accurate readings to be taken. carbon isotopes are then measured, with the results showing the ratios of carbon 12 and carbon 13 in the sample whether geochemical or ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008

... of a new, low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired ... W. Jones and colleagues point out that existing carbon capture technology is unsuitable for wide use. ... the new material captured up to seven times more carbon dioxide than conventional solid materials, ...

Tracking your carbon footprint

... An innovation called carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 ... looking for ways to reduce their generation of carbon dioxide (CO2). One option is to use public ...
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