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New Device Developed to Eliminate Superbugs Within Minutes

...roduced through natural reactions between airborne ozone and organic scented chemicals from plants such as ... radicals are generated by constantly reacting the ozone with pre-loaded supplies of scented chemicals, called terpenes, in cartridges that need renewing eac...

Air Pollution Affects Women More Than Men: Study

...her group breathed filtered air. The exposure to ozone significantly decreased the likelihood of female m... The researchers also found that mice exposed to ozone died more often than mice that breathed filtered air. At ground level, ozone is a dangerous air p...

Capricious Climate in Indonesia Adds to Farmers Woe

...s caused by global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer. I think that caused the shift of weather patterns on earth." Indonesia is facing the onslaught of rising sea levels and climatic change. Rather than it being pursued as an International issue, it should be taken up as priority by the decisio...

Southern Oceans Ability to Absorb CO2 Has Reached a Saturation Point: Study

...the Southern Ocean, caused by greenhouse gases and ozone depletion, has led to a release of stored CO2 into the atmosphere and is preventing further absorption of the greenhouse gas. "This is the first time that we've been able to say that climate change itself is responsible for the saturation of the So...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

...oduction of aerosols (tiny atmospheric particles), ozone depletion, and greenhouse gases. Strengthening westerlies are related to changes in the Southern Annular Mode an atmospheric feature similar to the El Nino Southern Oscillation and considered the dominant influence on Southern Hemisphere atmospheric...

Sunbathers Beware of Skin Cancer, Dermatologists Warn

... the increase in cases include the thinning of the ozone layer, use of tanning salons and people going outside more and wearing less clothing compared to decades ago when attire covered more skin, said Conney. He's been doing tests in mice on two substances that appear to prevent cells whose DNA has bee...

Combination Improves Survival of Metastatic Melanoma Patients: Phase II Study

...says. Why" One cause, he says, is depletion of the ozone layer, but also, more cases are coming to light due to greater public awareness. "The increase in incidence is a big worry, particularly when we still do not have an effective treatment. That's why this step, however small, is important," Dr. Marko...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...lated to human activities. The depletion of the ozone layer is also linked to the emission of green house gases, especially Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). CFCs also contribute to global warming. In a summary of volume 1 of the Fourth Assessment Report submitted on February 2, 2007, the IPCC has stated...

Capricious Climate in Indonesia Adds to Farmers’ Wo

...s caused by global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer. I think that caused the shift of weather patterns on earth." Indonesia is facing the onslaught of rising sea levels and climatic change. Rather than it being pursued as an International issue, it should be taken up as priority by the decisio...

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

... figures. The organization based the rankings on ozone pollution levels produced when heat and sunlight c...es in counties that still have unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution, even though there appeared to be less ozone in many counties than previous ye...

Clearing the Air for 2008 Beijing Olympics

...enting of pollution. Thus, regional pollutants and ozone build up over several days until dispersed by wind or removed by rain. Typical industrial, coal-burning cities within several hundred kilometers of Beijing add to the local pollution.' The United States is putting its best foot forward along with c...

Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says

...e ingredient of smog.' The computer model showed ozone increases in Los Angeles and the northeastern U.S. , but a decrease of ozone in the southeast. 'In our study, E85 increased ozone-related mortalities in the United States by a...

Bhutan Leads the World in Preserving the Environment

...., take preventative action to avoid damage to the ozone layer, and elimination of use of ozone depleting chemicals in a cost-effective manner. By phasing out the production and consumption of ...

New Device Against Harmful Compounds in Air

...ul compounds from air that lead to smog// and high ozone levels. Many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) i...n oxides and sulfur oxides, contribute to smog and ozone levels and are potentially damaging to human health, reported the science portal EurekAlert. Anil ...

Cells in the Lung Clear the Air to Prevent Lung Damage

...ice resistant to lung damage caused by the oxidant ozone expressed more of a protein known as MARCO than th...RCO showed more lung damage when exposed to either ozone or another oxidant than mice expressing normal amounts of MARCO. MARCO provided protection by enabli...

Allergies Not Just for Children Anymore

... living in 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 t...

Grape Expectations for Healthier Wine

A new technique that uses ozone to preserve grapes could help prevent allergies an...1 micro liters per liter of ozone. They found that ozone treatment was 90% as effective as SO2 at preventing decay. In addition, ozone-treated grapes had up ...

Dental Researchers Test No-Needle Anesthesia, No-Drilling Cavity Care

...et to begin in coming months, will test the use of ozone to kill bacteria in a decayed tooth and its potent... UB principal investigator on this study, said the ozone delivery device currently is being used in Europe. "If the U.S. studies are successful, it should be...

Ovarian cancer prevented by exposure to sunlight

...rutinized in relation with UV radiation, levels of ozone in atmosphere and latitudinal location of cases st...hine is very limited. They also noticed that lower ozone levels and increased ultraviolet ray exposure were associated with lower rates of ovarian cancer. ...

West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria

...gan Friday here to ward off dengue and protect the ozone layer. // Amid chanting of Vedic hymns by Hindu ...the yagna was also to prevent the depletion of the ozone layer. Though the organisers dubbed it the 'Ashwamedha Yagna' - a yagna depicted in the epic Ramay...

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