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Risk for Pregnant Women

...er to kill microbes. The environmental groups said chlorine also reacts with organic matter, including sewage and animal waste from run-off, to form harmful CBPs. "Dirty source water going into the treatment plant means water contaminated with chlorination byproducts coming out of your tap," Jane Houlihan, E...

Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax

...is a better option than current treatments such as chlorine dioxide for killing anthrax and other bacterial sp... proved that methyl bromide is more effective than chlorine dioxide gas as a building fumigant for anthrax. Methyl bromide would be the most effective treatmen...

A new infection- 'hot tub lung'

...ve 84 degrees Fahrenheit, where many tubs operate, chlorine loses its disinfectant properties, and MAC can flourish. The bubbles and steam arising from the tub create an aerosol through which MAC readily enters the lung by inhalation. The problem is most likely to occur where owners do not properly clean th...

Chlorine might be a cause for Asthma

...acks. The chemical isformed due to the reaction of chlorine (in pools) andorganinc matter sectreted by swimmers. The organicmatters include sweat and urine! But during extensivestudys, it was found that the levels of trichloroaminedepends on how crowded the pool is, cleanliness ofswimmers and ventilation of t...

Home Based HIV counseling in African Countries

...o HIV awareness the workers give mosquito nets and chlorine tablets to help in protecting from mosquito bites to prevent from malaria. ...

Children Face Risk While Swimming

...ol is well managed, and you don't have that strong chlorine smell, I think that is fine. But if your child is at elevated risk for asthma, or has allergies, and there is that strong smell of chlorine, be careful. I am quite sure that if you send asthmatic swimmers to non-chlorinated pools, or a well managed c...

Anthrax Spores May Resist Water Treatment

...lity of the anthrax spores in chlorinated water (a chlorine concentration of 1mg/l). This is the chlorine content available in tap water that is supplied to households. No significant reduction in the spore...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

...in PSCs responsible for converting benign forms of chlorine into highly ozone-reactive radicals that spur ozone depletion. A single molecule of chlorine has the potential to break down thousands of molecules of ozone. NAT PSCs enhance the potential fo...

Computer Keyboards In Hospitals Could Spread Infection To Patients

... They include isopropyl alcohol wipes, caviwipes, chlorine wipes, clorox disinfecting wipes, sani-cloth plus, vesphene II SE wipes, and paper towels moistened with sterile water. All of them removed or inactivated at least 95 percent to 100 percent of the bacteria, the researchers said in their study appe...

Poor Quality Of Drinking Water Blamed For Cholera Cases In Delhi

...rst four months. Yadav said that ORS packets and chlorine tablets are being distributed to residents of unau..., of which 26 were found unfit. As many as 810,796 chlorine tablets and 4,896 ORS packets have also been distributed. Talking about other diseases, Yadav said...

Four Jaundice Cases Detected In Bathinda

...e pipes were passing through drains. Around 5,000 chlorine tablets were distributed among residents of the area to purify water. The people of Baldev Nagar had been complaining for the past few days that they had been getting polluted water. (Source:PTI News)...

UN Sending Aid To Angola To Counter Cholera

... drugs, oral re-hydration salts, disinfectants and chlorine to counter the poor sanitation and a shortage of safe drinking water, major vector of the disease. "Although current trends show a decline in most provinces, a daily incidence of around 125 cases is still being reported," the UN World Health Organi...

J&K Health Department Advices Measures To Check Water-Borne Diseases

...to toilet and before eating. They should also use chlorine tablets, the spokesman said. Source:PTI News...

Use Of Indoor Swimming Pools Linked To Development Of Asthma In Children

... a thorough evaluation on the long-term effects of chlorine by-products on the respiratory health of the child...s should be properly ventilated with the levels of chlorine by-products regulated. The researchers had published a report three years back, wherein they produce...

Two-thirds of outdoor pools in Montreal are closed

...guards examine the poolside samples. But excess of chlorine can cause health problems. The media tests conclud...or pools in Vancouver, the accurate combination of chlorine is enough to destroy most bacteria."We feel that any organic matter which would be the cause for hea...

Findings Suggest New Method to Fight Staph Infections

...is students are investigating the effectiveness of chlorine dioxide gas in killing the germs that live in spor...rch significant is the new method used to generate chlorine dioxide. Instead of bulky equipment, he is using a system involving a dry chemical powder stored in ...

Researchers Develop Technologies to Devour Food Pathogens

... as current technology. A second innovation uses chlorine dioxide gas to kill pathogens on produce, fresh fr...wn interest in Bhunia's technology, as well as the chlorine dioxide work done by Linton and the project's co-leader, Mark Morgan, a professor of food science. ...

The Cause Behind Water Polo Players’ Sickness Remains A Myster

... water used was of high quality, and the levels of chlorine was normal and well within guidelines. Mr Bindof...d will remain closed until air quality testing for chlorine gas has been completed. "We've got thousands of users every day so we've not taken this decision l...

Avian Flu Unlikely to Spread Through Water Systems

...s definitive. Inactivation of H5N2 depends on both chlorine concentrations and time of exposure. On average, U.S. treatment plants treat drinking water with chlorine concentrations of 1 milligram per liter for 237 minutes. Under these conditions, the researchers fou...

Consult Doctors Before Whitening Teeth

...Britain treated 23-year-old Stephanie Ramezan with chlorine dioxide, a powerful acidic disinfectant used to clean up toxins that cause infections like pneumonia and to purify water, reported UPI news wire. The acidic disinfectant actually turned her teeth browner. Ramezan's dentist said the unconventional c...

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