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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...ark global warming law and proposed regulations on diesel construction equipment and wood products containing formaldehyde. "They were ordering us to find ways to reduce costs and satisfy lobbyists," she said, adding that the governor's chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, and Cabinet Secretary Dan Dunmoyer too...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...y the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal to diesel and other products, such as paraffin and chemicals...convert carbon-rich coal into a more hydrogen-rich diesel fuel, you produce carbon dioxide. You dont want to produce any more than you have to," Andrews says....

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...s originating from traffic, and in particular from diesel vehicles. Earlier American Studies had already suggested that fine particulate matter might influence the birth weight. But this is the first study to suggest so clearly that traffic-related air pollutants have an influence. The biological mechan...

Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas

...ic and rubber in the material are broken down into diesel oil and combustible gas. "Anything that has a hy... tyres through the Hawk-10 produces 4.54 litres of diesel oil, 1.42 cubic metres of combustible gas, 1 kg of steel and 3.40 kg of carbon black, he added....

Multinationals Exploit Groundwater Sources, and People Suffer

...economy. The small town would see a huge influx of diesel trucks, about 400-600 trips a day, on its narrow country roads. And the effects on tourism could be detrimental. The facility alone, 1 million square feet, would be the largest building in Northern California -- dwarfing the town. The McCloud River...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

... being phased out and new rules were introduced on diesel for goods vehicles. But in recent years, he says, the situation has worsened dramatically, much of it due to power plants switching from natural gas to cheaper coal. Across the border, China's rampant economic growth has resulted in a surge in demand...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

...en conducted a controlled-exposure study of dilute diesel exhaust to determine the direct effects of air pol...controlled study, we report that brief exposure to diesel exhaust at levels encountered in urban road traffic promotes myocardial ischemia in patients with ex...

Diesel Exposure Model Reduces Allergy Risk Assessment Errors

... improves prior methods of classifying exposure to diesel exhaust particulates// that help minimize inaccura...ol for factors influencing that location’s overall diesel exposure levels." Specific models are needed for evaluating exposure levels in large cities to ac...

Allergies Not Just for Children Anymore

... areas of high air pollution (especially ozone and diesel exhaust as seen in urban areas), excessive use of antibiotics early in life and exposure to tobacco smoke (especially for asthma). The first line of defense is prevention. Keeping a child away from second hand smoke (and not smoking as the child ag...

Mother’s Diet During Pregnancy Could Prevent Cancer in Childre

...ganic materials such as wood, coal, cooking oil or diesel fuel. Exposure of a fetus to PAHs has been shown to cause DNA damage in newborns and is also associated with increased levels of childhood leukemia. It has also been shown that a significant portion of the total lifetime exposure to PAHs and other to...

Pregnant Women- Eat Broccoli And Cabbage

...ganic materials such as wood, coal, cooking oil or diesel fuel and can cause DNA damage in newborns and increase risk of childhood leukemia, the researchers said. Two groups of pregnant mice were exposed to a single high dose of dibenzoyrene, a cancer causing PAH. In addition, one group of mice was also ...

Cancer Prevention Begins During Pregnancy

...ganic materials such as wood, coal, cooking oil or diesel fuel. Exposure of a fetus to PAHs has been shown to cause DNA damage in newborns and is also associated with increased levels of childhood leukemia. It has also been shown that a significant portion of the total lifetime exposure to PAHs and other to...

Asthma Symptoms Linked to Soot from Diesel Trucks in So. Bronx

Soot particles spewing from the exhaust of diesel trucks constitute a major contributor to the alarm...10 percent of the total mass of tiny particles was diesel soot, but it was this portion that was most closely related to children’s adverse health effects. ...

Fuel Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests In Nepal

...4.25 per litre, up by NRS 15 or nearly 25 percent, diesel NRS 59, an increase of 11 percent. The kerosene will now cost NRS 59, which is an increase by 23 percent. The cooking gas will be priced NRS 1,000 a cylinder, dearer by NRS 100. Aviation fuel has been hiked to NRS 76 from NRS 55, leading to fears o...

Chikungunya Strikes Chennai, India

...team sprays a mixture of pyrethrum insecticide and diesel fuel from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. About 18 fogging machines have been deployed for this purpose alone. The disease spreads mainly by Aedes aegypti species which caries the alpha virus and breeds in fresh water. The treatment includes medicines, intake of la...

Jets Can Now Be Propelled By Coal-based Fuel

... that make gasoline and the heavier ones go to the diesel or fuel oil streams. "The combustion tests showed that JP900 meets or exceeds almost all specification for JP8 and Jet A," Schobert told attendees at the 231st meeting of the American Chemical Society today (March 27) in Atlanta, Ga. These test...

Death by Smog in California

...the Inland Empire, where prevailing winds blow the diesel soot in. Mountain ranges in western Riverside and San Bernardino counties trap the soot leading to increased health risks. According to Jerret the existing mortality estimate was based on a 2002 national study of 500,000 people that used just three...

Small Cars, Anti-AIDS And Anti-Cancer Drugs Would Be Cheaper

...e duty on petrol passenger cars up to 1,200 cc and diesel cars up to 1,500 cc has been reduced from 24 percent to 16 percent, making them cheaper by Rs.12,000-20,000. However, the cost of some 80-odd services ranging from telephony, to credit card balances, beauty parlours, cinema tickets, restaurants and...

Air Pollution and Cancer

...trolling pollution." The EPA study also noted that diesel exhaust is thought to pose the greatest danger to health....

Antioxidants in the body protects the airways from diesel exhaust effect

...aborators from Europe has found that Exposure// to diesel exhaust increased inflammation response in the lun...oxidants quench the inflammatory cells produced by diesel pollution, antioxidants are present in the human body in the form of Vitamin C, Glutathione and Urat...

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