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Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use

...chanism is unclear, researchers speculate that the fuels may somehow irritate the nasal lining and set the ...d allergic symptoms and the domestic use of modern fuels for cooking and heating, particularly from kerosene and to a lesser degree gas. The exposure to thes...

Particulate matter affects lung development

...ne pollutants that come from the burning of fossil fuels (exhaust from a car or truck), and from emissions from factories or other sources. Scientists suspect that children with decreased lung function might be more susceptible to respiratory disease and more likely to have chronic respiratory problems as ...

Dangers Of Cigarette Smoke

...e outdoors because new engine models and lead-free fuels have cut the levels of particulate matter emissions from car exhausts. In a study which was conducted in a garage in a small, Italian mountain town where there are very low levels of particulate matter air pollution. A turbo diesel engine was left i...

Arsenic in drinking water

...gents and wood preservatives. Combustion of fossil fuels is a source of arsenic in the environment through disperse atmospheric deposition. Inorganic arsenic can occur in the environment in several forms but in natural waters, and thus in drinking-water, it is mostly found as trivalent arsenite (As(III)) ...

Oil Depot Fire Pollutes Air

... lung diseases will be the worst affected. Burning fuels were reportedly responsible for the fire which has generated large clouds of carbon particles. The smoke may also contain carcinogenic dioxins as a result of other materials burning. Acidic chemicals are produced as a result of burning petroleum prod...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

... 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 impacts on the human health are being produced by activities like climate regulation, food-producing systems and freshwat...

Inhospitable Response Curtail Growth Of Specialty Hospitals: United States

... of operation. According to Wilson, competition fuels innovation, encouraging evolution in products and services. Americans can do better with quality healthcare, and a new model that encapsulates data-driven practices with a standard for excellence in cardiac care. A sure shot investment for the futur...

3-D Imaging For Monitoring Reactor Systems, Power Plants

...tudies the processes for converting coal to liquid fuels and chemicals, in order to optimize the energy con..., the way to convert coal or natural gas to liquid fuels is in high-temperature, high–pressure reactors," Fan said. "But if we're going to develop processes ...

Jets Can Now Be Propelled By Coal-based Fuel

...nds as benzene and toluene – than conventional jet fuels and is almost sulfur free. From an energy point of...ct now targets coal-based replacement for existing fuels with the hope that this will interest both commercial and military users. So far the Penn State proj...

Smoke From Cooking Fuels Cause A Significant Number Of Death Worldwide

...n investment in curbing smoke from unclean cooking fuels would pay itself back seven times over. The orga...could halve the number of people cooking with such fuels by 2015. According to WHO this “kitchen killer” leads to the deaths of 1.5 million people, with 90...

Growth Of Maple Trees Affected By Acid Rain

... nature due to increase in cars, burning of fossil fuels and establishment of factories in the U.S. The sugar maple is the most economically valuable tree species in the eastern United States because of its high-priced lumber, syrup and tourist-attracting fall colors. The study, whose lead author, Step...

Type 2 Diabetes Increases the Risk of Glaucoma in Women

...almology at Harvard Medical School. "While obesity fuels the type 2 diabetes epidemic, it appears that factors unrelated to obesity contribute to the positive association between type 2 diabetes and glaucoma. We were surprised to find this. Our study had a large enough sample to allow us to focus on type 2...

Bitter Pill: Thrills That Kill

...ex of drugs. Living up to peer expectations// that fuels a desire to be 'hip and happening' and be the life of every party, drives many to seek instant thrills. Before realization dawns, drugs begin to call the shots and many lives dissolve into oblivion. It is apt to recall a pithy quote from David Ryan ...

WHO issues Global Air Quality Guidelines

... than 10 micrometers. Mainly, burning of fossil fuels and other forms of fuel cause PM10 pollution. As the particles are too small to be filtered in the nose and throat, they enter the lungs and dwell there leading to health disorders. The recent WHO guidelines appeals to reduce the PM10 annual level ...

Effect Of Growth Factor Signals On Cancer Development

...d Dr. Grimberg. 'IGF-I doesn't ignite the fire; it fuels it.' At each stage that cancer progresses, she added, 'IGF signaling can stimulate cells to behave more dangerously.' The study may have implications for patients receiving growth hormone or other growth-promoting therapies. Recombinant human growt...

New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures

... activities during the 20th century have increased fuels and fire hazard in some forest types, although forest thinning may help reduce the impact of some severe fires by eliminating potential fuel sources, Veblen said. But the effectiveness of such practices pale in comparison to the potential of climatic...

Study Finds Link Between Smoking and Increased Risk of Tuberculosis

...le cook and heat their homes with coal and biomass fuels such as wood, animal dung and charcoal, which gene...king (secondhand smoke) and the burning of biomass fuels was associated with an increased TB risk. The study appears online on January 16, 2007, in the op...

Cancer Research May Help Biofuels

... for ethanol and biodiesel production. Alternative fuels have become a major focus of interest for universi...want to do them worldwide," he said. Commercially, fuels enhanced by Targeted's technology may hit pumps in four years or so. Genetic modification, Todaro...

Bacterium Could Treat PCBs Without the Need for Dredging

...ace the chlorines on the PCBs with hydrogen, which fuels their growth and begins the PCB degradation process. The discovery of the Dhc bacteria’s unique abilities could one day alter the way we treat PCB contaminated water bodies, according to Bedard. "Now that we have identified the PCB-dechlorinating...

Red Meat Increases Breast Cancer Risk

...ce of heme iron, which previous research has shown fuels the growth of estrogen-induced tumors. /...

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