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Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

...smaller hookah pipes and quick lighting commercial charcoal are used. There is also some evidence that hookah smoking causes chromosomal damage. When used for smoking tobacco, the hookah is included in the legislation that came into force in England on 1 July 2007 banning smoking in public places. The aut...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

... outdoor air pollutants. The burning of coal or charcoal to heat homes, common throughout China, also produces a range of indoor air pollutants. (Related: "China's Boom Is Bust for Global Environment, Study Warns" [May 16, 2005].) Air pollution can trigger or worsen a wide spectrum of respiratory and ca...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...d terms like "eco-design" as he enthuses about the charcoal water recycling system at the Bangkok home he designed for his family two years ago. His Bio-Solar House -- designed not only to be energy efficient but to produce energy -- was inspired by the humble mango tree, echoing the ideas of some of the b...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

...Its dry fallen leaves are burnt and converted into charcoal to fill the traditional Kashmiri fire pots, 'Kangris', used inside the loose, tweed over-garments called the 'Pheren' to keep warm during winters....

Young Indians Say Cheers to White Spirits

...l made from pure grain. It is triple distilled and charcoal filtered for retaining its purity. As a neutral spirit, its clean taste leaves no after-taste but a pleasant sensation," Kapur pointed out at a preview of the product. Among white spirits, the vodka category has been outperforming the others in ter...

Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

...ir surroundings clean. Kutilo said she buys less charcoal and she no longer waits as long for hot water. "...o-fuel facilities, can lower reliance on firewood, charcoal and grid power, which is unreliable in many African cities and hard to come by in rural areas. The...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Another Set Of Victims

... whenever fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned. The amount of CO produced while using fuel-burning appliances is usually not harmful. It becomes hazardous when appliances are used improperly or are not functioning adequately. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat that people n...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...water pipes is inhaling harmful chemicals from the charcoal or wood fragments used for heating the tobacco, such as carbon monoxide or metals, it added. Hookah bars and cafes have gained popularity in recent years, often springing up in large cities and near colleges. The sweetened, flavored tobacco makes s...

Impact of Climate Change in Africa

... radiocarbon dating and analysis of the pollen and charcoal fragments enabled a picture of environmental changes to be built up. 'It is painstaking work, but the results were clear' says Dr Gillson 'at the time of the Emutai there was a drought, an increase in burning and soil erosion: indicators of a large i...

New Zealand Scientist Warns On Fake Drugs

...luded dust, animal and human hair, insect remains, charcoal and carbon from motor vehicle exhausts. "These fake drugs are causing thousands of deaths in Southeast Asia each year," Mildenhall said, adding they had started appearing in Africa, a bigger market where counterfeit pharmaceuticals could be even mor...

Fresh Water Algae Filtered Out With Water Filtration Technique

...ded. Activated carbon is a highly porous form of charcoal that sticks to organic molecules. It's often used to filter water and clean up environmental spills, and it's even administered to poison victims to clean toxins from the digestive tract. The engineers combined the active carbon with three differen...

Group Suicides On The Rise In Japan

...ng themselves by carbon monoxide intoxication from charcoal stoves. The communications and Internet service industry began collaborative work with the police and managed to reduce the number of group suicide encounters from October through December, according to the survey. Edited (IANS)...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

...ve access to safe water. Indoor air pollution like charcoal burning is responsible for 3% of the disease burden of the world, mostly in the form of respiratory diseases. Solid fuels are used by much of the world’s population for cooking, which is also increasingly contributing towards deforestation. Adverse...

One Third Of All Cancers Preventable!

...ures. For example, the indoor smoke arising out of charcoal would be very important in a country like India while overweight and lack of exercise may be vital in the United States. It should always be borne in mind that though the study point to risk factors in general; the individual risk assessment has to b...

Scientists Consider About New Technology Called Nanotechnology

...ility in the various forms of matter. For example, charcoal and diamond are made up of atoms of the same element carbon. It is the spatial arrangement of these atoms in a particular plane that makes all the difference. The systematic study, manipulation and modification of these nanometer size particles howe...

Activated charcoal for poisoning treatment

.... The substance is a fine powder form of processed charcoal that binds to many types of poisons and can keep t...s and disinfectant cleaners. Home use of activated charcoal has been limited because many parents don't know about it or are uncertain how to administer it. Stu...

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