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A non-stick danger

...ure reveals.TFA is known as a breakdown product of gases that were introduced to replace ozone-destroying c...ental impacts, and CFCs, which are both greenhouse gases and ozone destroyers. Continued use of Teflon and other related polymers may release a chemical co...

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

... These masks can protect against breathing in most gases and biological agents as long as the person is wearing the correct filter, which only can be used once....

Sniff out flatulence

...lity to distinguish between the array of different gases through a blindfold test. Their job was to hold a syringe of gas three centimetres from their noses, slowly empty it and sniff. They had to rate the odour emitted on a scale of 0 (no odour) to 8 (very offensive). Eight of the guinea pigs wore special...

Prototype Detector detects Anthrax Quickly

... living organisms with cell membranes. Analyses of gases driven from the bacteria have been used to identif...m a unique fingerprint of the bacteria. The wafted gases are distinctive to a detector. A small computer program correlates the amount of mass of each ester ...

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk

...ntain compounds that generated potentially harmful gases when they come into contact with urine or sweat from swimmers. The by-product trichloramine is thought to be responsible for eye and respiratory tract irritation experienced by lifeguards and other pool users, the researchers said. Swimming is recom...

More Research Required For COPD

...ed. The lungs also respond to noxious particles or gases by becoming inflamed. Symptoms include coughing, sputum production, and shortness of breath. In most cases the disease is progressive, meaning people continually get worse. Researchers say upcoming studies should look at the clinical features of the...

Air Pollution Linked To Heart Disease And Heart Attacks

...lution can also happen from the release of noxious gases into the air. Air pollution and health: air pollution can have both long term and short-term health risks. Elderly population and children are more at risk from the detrimental effects of air pollution than others. In the short term the pollution ...

Research Shows Carbon Monoxide Prevents Inflammations

...n carbon monoxide and nitric oxide – two poisonous gases produced by different types of cells in the body. ... The researchers say that Hmox and carbon monoxide gases are the body’s way of trying to limit tissue inflammation and injury induced by iNOS and nitric oxid...

3-D Imaging For Monitoring Reactor Systems, Power Plants

...rsity have invented a technique that will scan the gases and solids, in three-dimensional images, inside th... technology), both of which remove coal combustion gases from power plant exhaust. He's optimistic that tools such as ECVT will help scientists think of even...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

...th’s surface gets warmer due to trapped greenhouse gases but the stratosphere gets colder, providing an environment in which the clouds can form. An increase in PSCs could counteract the recovery of the ozone layer. Although scientific efforts have focused on determining PSC composition and their formati...

A New break Through In Surgery May Help In Faster Recovery Of Patients

...ing surgery. This coupled with inhaling anesthetic gases and undergoing the trauma of the surgery itself, could leave their bodies lacking enough fluid to take oxygen to the vital organs. Hypovolaemia causes problems with the blood circulating and occurs when there is not enough fluid in the body to take o...

Lakhs of Indians Exposed to High Levels of Poisonous Gases

...lacked the mechanism to monitor and regulate toxic gases in ambient air and hoped the report will act as an 'alarm bell' to set standards in this regard at the earliest. 'After a study by a Cuddalore-based NGO in 2004, the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Wastes had asked the Central Pollu...

Tamil Nadu Air Samples Among The Most Polluted In The Country

...mong the most polluted, a national study of 'toxic gases in ambient //air' conducted in various parts of the country has revealed. Two samples from Tamil Nadu were found to be among the three most polluted samples out of 21 air samples collected from all over the country, the study titled 'Smoke Screen -...

Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

...ted in a first-of-its-kind national study of toxic gases in ambient air. The study, 'Smoke Screen - Ambient Air Quality in India', was released here by Magsaysay award winner V. Shantha of the Cancer Institute. The samples were taken with the help of a 'Bucket' - a low-cost air sampling tool that con...

Deodorising Products may be Harmful to the Lungs

.... VOCs are a diverse set of compounds emitted as gases from thousands of commonly used products, including tobacco smoke, pesticides, paints, and cleaning products. VOCs are also released through automotive exhaust. The researchers found that of the common VOCs analysed, which included benzene, styrene...

Simi Valley Nuclear Meltdown Effects Greater than Suspected

... the only radioactive material to escape was inert gases that posed no threat. In his study released Thursday, scientist David Lochbaum contends that two dangerous radioactive materials – iodine-131 and cesium-137 – were released in the accident. Lochbaum, the director of the Union of Concerned Scientis...

Pandemic Planning for Hospitals

...supplies of food, pharmaceutical products, medical gases and other consumables would have to be added to the ‘essential’ list.” Hospital staff working in pay offices, human resources, IT and building management also keep hospitals running, he said. "It is hardly conceivable that a complex and sensiti...

Children of Bhopal Gas Victims Suffer from Deformity

...red efforts to respond to the effects of poisonous gases on the next generation in those affected by the gas leak," said activist Rashida Bi who is a gas victim herself and associated with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB). On Dec 2-3 night in 1984, 40 tonnes of lethal Methyl-Iso-Cy...

Coal Stoves May Be Banned In 3 Himachal Towns

...l on a large- scale leads to emission of dangerous gases into the air like sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which are serious health hazards. Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board officials say they are now considering banning the use of coal in Dharamsala, Manali and Dalhousie. These three popular...

Anaesthetics may Cause Brain Disorder in Elderly

...e induced by drugs injected into a vein or through gases inhaled by the patient. These methods are often combined. Mandal's study also found that halothane interacts directly with beta amyloid - the major constituent of amyloid plaques in the brains of people afflicted with Alzheimer's - to change its s...

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