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An atmosphere rich in CO2 and oxygen enhances the quality of refrigerated potato

... University of Navarre. Combinations of gases "Empleo de atmsferas ricas en CO 2 y altas ... in which Mr Angs analysed the effect these gases have in maintaining the respiratory physiology of ... were focused on marking out the combinations of gases that maximised the characteristics of quality ...

Female vets face twice the fertility risk

... safeguard themselves from x-rays and anaesthetic gases face double the risk of miscarriage. The ... occupational dangers such as x-rays, anaesthetic gases and pesticides could have a devastating effect on ... exposed to an hour or more of anaesthetic gases or exposed to pesticides during the course of ...

Scientists using laser light to detect potential diseases via breath samples, says new study

... carbon dioxide, water vapor and traces of other gases like carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide and methane, ... matter. The technique allows for many different gases to be detected all at once with high sensitivity ... and his colleagues detected trace signatures of gases like ammonia, carbon monoxide and methane from ...

Air Products Reports Q1 EPS Up 16% on Volume Growth and Improved Margins; Raises 2008 Full Year EPS Guidance

... First Quarter Segment Performance -- Merchant gases sales of $897 million were up 21 percent and ... points versus the prior year. -- Tonnage gases sales of $791 million were up 15 percent and ... PUI business is reported as part of the Tonnage gases segment and prior period information has been ...

Anesthesia Can Make Patients Vomit After Cosmetic Surgery - World's Top Expert Says PK Anesthesia Is Better

... Also in his chapter, Apfel wrote that as long as drugs like 'smelly' gases (inhalational anesthesia) and narcotics (intravenous opioids) are given as ... stomachs, PONV rarely occurs. PK anesthesia doesn't give either 'smelly' gases or narcotics but uses only intravenous propofol and ketamine. In his ...

Air Products Appoints John Marsland VP and GM of Global Liquid Bulk, Generated Gases, and Helium

... for the worldwide leadership and management of the businesses that supply gases in liquid bulk form, generated gases and helium to customers. Most recently, Marsland served as vice ...

Clear Skies Have Become Less So Over Time, Data Show

... over the world's oceans." Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are transparent and have no effect on visibility. Though the impact of greenhouse gases on climate change is well-established, scientists don't fully understand ...

Valley National Gases, LLC Acquires Beaver Valley Welding Supply, Inc: Sixth Acquisition for Valley National Gases This Fiscal Year

... Chief Executive Officer of Valley National, stated, "Valley National gases is committed to continuing our strategy of growth through selective, ... and supplies, propane and fire protection equipment. Valley National gases is based in Cleveland, Ohio and operates in 18 states, with 10 production ...

RxElite Awarded Anesthetic Gases Multi-Source Contract by Premier Inc., a Purchasing Network for More than 1,500 U.S. Hospitals and 49,000 Other Healthcare Sites

... members," stated Jonathan Houssian, CEO of RxElite. RxElite anesthetic gases are manufactured by Minrad International, Inc., a leader in the innovation ... holds the exclusive distribution rights for Minrad produced anesthetic gases for the human market in the United States. About RxElite, Inc RxElite, ...

New Lung Association Study Shows $142 Billion Benefit of Converting to Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2030

... of California's study, approximately 110 million tons of greenhouse gases per year could be avoided if all California vehicles were replaced with ... transportation sector's portion of the state goal for reducing greenhouse gases by 2050. The study also addressed the current costs of gasoline motor ...

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

... leaders highlighted the importance of cutting emissions from these manmade gases by endorsing binding targets to cut greenhouse gases by at least 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. ...

Novel organic metal hybrids that will revolutionize materials science and chemical engineering

... discovery, with applications already in safe storage of highly inflammable gases such as hydrogen and methane. Europe is aiming to capitalise on core ... is no doubt though that the first big application of MOFs - storage of gases - will be highly important, given the urgency of developing alternatives ...

Nitrous gases and zinc in the crosshairs

... for 2009. This year's list contains 62 changes and new entries. These include revised assessments of nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. These gases are produced during combustion processes and thus occur in automobile emissions. Amongst other things, they cause acid rain. Oxides of nitrogen are ...

Draeger Announces New Multi-Gas Plus Cartridge

... of vision while staying close to the user's face so they do not get in the way. There are two versions available which protect from toxic gases such as Organic Vapors, Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Hydrogen Chloride, Hydrogen Fluoride, Sulfur Dioxide, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Methylamine and ...

APHA Joins National Coalition in Issuing Transportation Reform Blueprint

... how transportation and planning policies affect public health; establishing performance measures; and developing indicators to track greenhouse gases and other emissions. Equity. Encouraging participation of local communities and underserved populations in the transportation planning ...

Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

... a problem, he said. Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it believes carbon dioxide and five additional greenhouse gases are dangerous to human health. This finding may eventually lead to environmentally friendly changes, such as regulations for cleaner energy and more ...

APHA Applauds Climate Change Bill That Will Help Protect Public Health

... The measure, which was introduced by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps in the wake of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent finding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public health and welfare, would promote coordination among federal agencies to address a number of health-related climate effects, ...

Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment

... is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, a lean population, such as in Vietnam, consumes about 20 percent less food and produces fewer greenhouse gases than a population in which 40 percent of people are obese, a rate close to that of the United States. Also, less energy is required to transport ...

Keeping slim is good for the planet, say scientists

... major contributor to global warming, a lean population, such as that seen in Vietnam, will consume almost 20% less food and produce fewer greenhouse gases than a population in which 40% of people are obese (close to that seen in the USA today), according to Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts of the London ...

Discover the Deadly Toxic Twins: Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide

... their safety gear including their Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBAs) to greatly reduce the threat of being exposed to these toxic and deadly gases found within the smoke of the fires they fight on a daily basis." Proper use of SCBA will not only reduce a firefighter's risk of death by ...

Obama Urged to Revive National Meatless Program

... read below. Contact: Regina Weiss/212-991-1069 Meat: The Consequences The meat industry generates nearly 1/5 of the man-made greenhouse gases that are accelerating climate change worldwide, far more than transportation.(1) About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie ...

Simple device can ensure food gets to the store bacteria free

... of a set of high-voltage coils attached to a small transformer that generates a room-temperature plasma field inside a package, ionizing the gases inside. The process kills harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, which have caused major public health concerns. Keener's process is ...

Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

... 2009 fiscal six-month period. The decrease in Medical/Trek product revenue is attributed to Medical/Trek's aging product line of Ispan Intraocular gases and fiber optic light sources." Mr. DePiano concluded, "Overall, we continue to take steps to diversify our product portfolio, enhance our ...

Ronald P. Stanton gives $50 million toward cancer care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

... Mr. Stanton is the founder and chairman of Transammonia Inc. The company trades, distributes and transports fertilizer materials, liquefied petroleum gases and petrochemicals. Mr. Stanton has generously supported numerous educational and cultural organizations. In 1982, he received an honorary Doctor of ...

Bio-Reaction Industries Recognized as Leader in Technology

... Tualatin, Oregon, BRI's advanced bio-oxidation systems cost dramatically less than thermal oxidizers to operate, do not produce additional greenhouse gases (such as CO2, NOx, SOx) and deliver the highest removal efficiency of any air phase bio technology in the world. For more information, call ...

UTSA receives federal funding for fossil fuel research

... Simulation (DNS) code developed previously by Michaelides and his students, researchers will simulate the flow and interactions of particles with gases in reactors, gasifiers, etc. Their findings will allow them to deliver "boundary conditions" to the Department of Energy, variables that will improve ...

Seasons Arriving 2 Days Earlier, Study Says

... the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University that was published in the Jan. 22 issue of the journal Nature . While greenhouse gases seem to be the cause of global warming, human activity may also be prompting this shift in the seasons, Alexander R. Stine, a graduate student in UC ...

People are more suggestible under laughing gas

... Dr Matthew Whalley, Honorary Research Fellow at UCL, says: "Nitrous oxide is one of the most widely used yet least well understood anaesthetic gases and until recently, relatively little was known about how it worked inside the body. Recent research has shown that nitrous oxide, like ketamine, ...

Inaugural Back of the Envelope Awards fund creative health research

... that measure air quality. Environmental health experts and doctors would like improved sensitivity for devices measuring dangerous smog-causing gases and vapors called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Nanotubes are tiny, porous and strong enough to revolutionize air monitoring, Lungu said. ...

Exhaust From Railroad Diesel Linked to Lung Ailments

... records used were from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, dating back to 1959. Diesel exhaust includes fine particulate matter and combustion gases that can be inhaled deep into the lungs. Previous studies have made a link between the organic compounds in diesel exhaust and allergy, airway ...

Escalon(R) Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

... the quarter compared to the same period last fiscal year. This decrease is attributable to Medical/Trek's aging product line of Ispan Intraocular gases and fiber optic light sources." Mr. DePiano concluded, "Overall, we are pleased with our top-line performance during the first fiscal quarter of ...

Honeywell Signs Supply Agreement with Chinese Company for Aclar(R) Film

... the United States. In addition to Aclar, Honeywell manufactures Burdick & Jackson(R) high-purity solvents and DNA and RNA reagents and Oxyfume(R) gases used to sterilize heat-sensitive medical devices. Shanghai Haishun Packaging Material Co., Ltd. is based in Shanghai and is a leading packaging ...

IQAir to Provide U.S. Athletes With Ultra-High Efficiency Air Cleaning at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

... cities suffer from a wide range of gaseous pollutants. These are byproducts of traffic, manufacturing, industry, and other sources," says Hammes." gases and chemicals require a different type of filtration than particulates. And while most consumer products do not address this important aspect of air ...

Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

... "[Children] living very close to a major road are likely to be exposed not only to a higher amount of traffic-derived particles and gases but also to more freshly emitted aerosols which may be more toxic," wrote lead author Joachim Heinrich, of the German Research Center for Environment ...

Road pollution blamed for higher allergy risk in kids

... their risk. "[Children] living very close to a major road are likely to be exposed not only to a higher amount of traffic-derived particles and gases but also to a more freshly emitted aerosols which may be more toxic," wrote lead author of the research, Joachim Heinrich, Ph.D., of the German ...

Advanced Instruments' Anoxomat Mark II Anaerobic System is Excellent Alternative to Anaerobic Chambers, Gas Bags in Clinical Laboratories

... pathogens and attaining growth performance that easily equals or exceeds that of chambers or gas bags. "The Anoxomat was an easier operation ... on gases alone, in the first year of operation, it probably saved us around $8,000," said Frank Hollis of Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, New ...

Cornell receives federal grants to create fabrics to render toxic chemicals harmless

... of a new type of molecules -- called metal organic polyhedra and metal organic frameworks -- onto polymeric nanofibers to trap dangerous gases as toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, then decompose them into substances that are less harmful to humans and capture them for ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008

... Sabate point out that conventional explosives such as TNT, RDX and HMX, widely-used in military weapons, are rich in carbon and tend to produce toxic gases upon ignition. In addition to polluting the environment, these materials are also highly sensitive to physical shock, such as hard impacts and ...

World fertilizer prices continue to soar, scientists stress need for fertilizer efficiency

... use. Most rice farmers in Asia broadcast urea directly into the floodwater, Roy says. Two of every three bags are lost to the air as greenhouse gases or become pollutants of groundwater. IFDC directed pioneering research to develop UDP and introduced it into Bangladesh in the 1980s. By 2006, ...

Chilean volcano captured blasting ash

... instruments can capture the lava flows, mudslides, ground fissures and earthquakes. Atmospheric sensors onboard satellites can also identify the gases and aerosols released by the eruption, as well as quantify their wider environmental impact. To boost the use of Earth Observation (EO) data at ...
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