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Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

... cigarette smoking, particularly if smaller hookah pipes and quick lighting commercial charcoal are used. There is also some evidence that hookah smoking causes chromosomal damage. When used for smoking tobacco, the hookah is included in the legislation that came into force in England on 1 July 2007 bann...

Bagpipe Cured Scot Teen of His Asthma

... Glasgow-born Scot, David and his father chose the pipes for the purpose of battling asthma. Janet says that her sons condition has improved dramatically within weeks, and he has become an accomplished piper. "He wheezed all the time and could not do any exercise, the Scotsman quoted her as saying. ...

Smoking Linked to Lower Parkinson's Disease Risk

...ts also appeared to be protective - men who smoked pipes or cigars had a 54 percent lower risk. The number of chewing tobacco users was small, but there was a suggestion of reduced risk associated with this product. The researchers found no association between smoking and Parkinson's disease risk in indi...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

... storm drains that go directly to the river. The pipes that do lead to the plants are falling apart -- a third are in urgent need of repair -- so sewage gets blocked on its way and has to be pumped out, also ending up in the drains. The head of the Delhi Jal (Water) Board, which handles sewage as well,...

Meet the petroholic Boy of Kanpur

...nuisance since he made it a habit to cut fuel hose pipes of automobiles and drink petrol. Sajids mother N...igil lest Sajid should arrive and go about cutting pipes here. He says: "This is our vehicle parking stand and this child comes here stealthily and drinks ...

Shisha Owners Mobilise Against July 1 Smoking Ban in England

Businesses that offer customers shisha water pipes to smoke tobacco are waging an 11th-hour bid for a...thout the shisha, narguila or hookah, as the water pipes are variously called, dozens of restaurants will lose their main appeal to tourists, while shisha jo...

Public Places in England Go Smoke Free

... From July 1, all tobacco products -- cigarettes, pipes and shisha waterpipes -- and also certain products without tobacco -- eucalyptus and menthol cigarettes -- are banned in public places, including station platforms, pubs and restaurants. Those breaking the law will be handled severely -- a smoker c...

Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent

...n set up a 200-foot bypass using pressurized steel pipes to get the line reconnected. The discharge was stopped about 10 a.m. Sunday. Now county officials must determine how stable the hillside is and what will be needed to bolster it enough to insert new concrete pipe. "There's going to be a lot of wo...

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

...ettes and cigars . Tobacco can also be smoked in pipes or hookahs. They can be chewed upon or snuffed too. Regional products like the bidis , manufactured in India, are also very popular. With powerful anti-smoking campaign on the rise the tobacco companies have resorted to amazing marketing strateg...

Flush Water Pipes to Reduce Lead Contamination Risk, Schools Told

...ed most schools in the region to flush their water pipes daily. Provocation? Water samples in many communi...d daycares built before 1990 when lead solder for pipes was banned to run their taps daily for at least five minutes to remove any contaminants from pipes ...

Shimla Faces Water Crisis

...water are lost due to leakage as a majority of the pipes were laid out decades ago. Most of the 450 hotels, restaurants and guesthouses meet their needs by procuring water in tankers from faraway streams as the local reservoirs have only limited supply for residential areas. The water crisis is likely ...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...the report noted. Another risk in smoking water pipes is inhaling harmful chemicals from the charcoal or wood fragments used for heating the tobacco, such as carbon monoxide or metals, it added. Hookah bars and cafes have gained popularity in recent years, often springing up in large cities and near c...

Bacteria Harnessed as Micro-Robot Motors

...ll for inspection and maintenance of liquid filled pipes in spacecraft and nuclear plants." Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI...

Hooked on the Hookah, a’int no good

... tobacco, including cigarettes," he said. Water pipes were originally developed to smoke hashish and oth...ar clubs in the Washington, DC, area, offer hookah pipes at a fee, using tobacco flavored by apples, molasses, or other ingredients. The pipe is often a soci...

High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline

...rains, potatoes, chocolate and some fruits. Copper pipes may also add trace amounts of the metal to drinking water. Cognitive abilities declined in all participants as they aged. Overall, copper intake was not associated with the rate of this decline. However, among the 604 individuals (16.2 percent of t...

Despite Ban, Asbestos Produce Goes Unhindered

... In India, asbestos is used in the manufacture of pipes for water supply, sewage and drainage, packing material, brake linings in automobiles, heavy equipment and thermal plants. Studies reveal that the demand for asbestos in India is around 100,000 tonnes, a fifth of which is mined domestically. In addit...

Urine Purification to Revolutionize Waste Water Management

...re on the surface water will be reduced, and sewer pipes will be better protected against rot. A requirement for separating urine is an appropriate toilet (on which men also sit to urinate) or a dry urinal, both of which are commercially available. The urine is collected in tanks on a per building or nei...

Four Jaundice Cases Detected In Bathinda

...said 15 water connections were disconnected as the 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 Ne...

Whirlpool Bath Tubs Contain Potentially Lethal Bacterial Strains

... cleaning of the pipelines. Air and water in these pipes tends to get trapped, often for long periods of time and when the jets are switched on, this water with harmful bacteria gets blown into the tub. Dr Moyes said that a teaspoon of normal tap water contains about 138 bacteria on the other hand a tea...

Anthrax Spores May Resist Water Treatment

...spores can tolerate water treatment, can attach to pipes or biofilms within the pipes, and could pass through pipe systems to reach the consumer tap. In the unlikely event of the release of anthrax spores into the water supply, alternate decontamination protocols (such as exposure to higher concentrations ...

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