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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...d 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 took the lead on pressuring the age...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...workplace-safety threshold. Formaldehyde, a common wood preservative used in construction materials such as particleboard, can cause vision and respiratory problems; long-term exposure has been linked to cancer and higher rates of asthma, bronchitis and allergies in children. One man in Slidell, La., wa...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...asty moths away from your precious woollies. Cedar wood has a strong medicinal smelling resin which doesn't fade and which moths can't stand. Lavender: Using a lavender scented laundry spray or keeping wooden balls soaked in lavender oil at the bottom of your wardrobe could keep moths at bay. Not only d...

Louisiana Residents Warned Against Brown Recluse Spiders

... that haven't been disturbed, such as brush piles, wood piles and areas where hurricane debris has accumulated. They also can show up in crawl spaces, under chairs, in garbage can handles and under flower pots, eaves and porch railings, he said. According to the Florida Dept.of Agriculture Web site, the...

Researchers Discover Starch Cocktail Fuel for green Car

...to the atmosphere. As the starch is from biomass - wood and plants - the same amount of CO2 is released by... go. We plan to use cellulose from plants, such as wood chip and agricultural waste. The enzymes would produce hydrogen in real-time, as your engine needs i...

Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It

...m soil hence other crops don't grow around and the wood used for curing tobacco causes deforestation. Effects on the health: Cancer is the commonest cause of tobacco related deaths after IHD and CVA. The smoke contains all forms of chemical carcinogens of all stages. Tobacco smoke contains over ...

New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead

...as developed a raised pyre that cuts the amount of wood required and ensuing carbon dioxide emissions by o...ys it should take only 22 kilograms (44 pounds) of wood to cremate the average human body. But Hindu funerals often use much more because of inefficient com...

Jaipur Foot All Set to Launch Its Centre in Columbia

...Sublimely low-tech, it is made of rubber (mostly), wood and aluminium and can be assembled with local materials. Established in 1975, BMVSS provides the artificial limb free to millions of people who have lost their limbs in accidents or war. Its chief patron is D.R. Mehta, a former head of the Securiti...

Sea Massage for French Wines

...viaud, owner of Brissac-Quince, "have more obvious wood aromas, more of the toasted barrel." In total, 600 bottles were submerged a year ago in the bay known for its strong tides, placed in slatted wooden crates that allow for the passage of undersea currents."The submerged reds have evolved more slowly,"...

Merced Firm Slams Slaughterhouse for Contaminated Meat

...mptoms show after 3-4 days of exposure. The Rich wood company which distributed frozen meat is at loss as to how it could have happened and are having a tough time answering the calls. They usually receive raw meat from suppliers, which is then processed to form hamburger patties. Though there are inspe...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Another Set Of Victims

...produced whenever fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned. The amount of CO produced while using fuel-burning appliances is usually not harmful. It becomes hazardous when appliances are used improperly or are not functioning adequately. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat t...

Jaipur Foot Takes Off for Lebanon

...d in 1968. The artificial foot - made of rubber, wood and aluminium - is attached free of cost in the premises of the BMVSS, which was established in 1975 here. From 1968 to 1975, only 59 patients were outfitted with the Jaipur Foot. But the use of the new limb spread outside India during the Afghan w...

Cellulose Nanocrystal Research Paves the Way for Newer Vaccines, Computer Inks

...acksburg – Maren Roman, assistant professor in the wood science and forest products department of the College of Natural Resources at Virginia// Tech has explored the capabilities of nanocrystal research to reflect in the production of vaccines and better computer printer ink. Her research has targeted ce...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...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 colleges. The sweetened, flavored tobacco makes smoking h...

Indonesians to Be Fitted Jaipur-made Artificial Limbs

...India. Sublimely low-tech, it is made of rubber, wood and aluminium and can be assembled with local materials. Source-IANS...

Xylitol Fights Oral Bacteria

...t is produced by reduction of the sugar xylose, or wood sugar. Xylitol occurs naturally in fruits and berries, such as pears and strawberries. It is used in sugarless sweets, especially in chewing gum and lozenges. The dissertation studies what effects the substance has on the ecology of the oral cavity...

Where Burnt Out Executives De-stress in Nature's Lap

...e of sighting the rare and endangered white-winged wood duck for which the sanctuary is known. The park also boasts of a large number of elephants, a few tigers, leopard, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, gaur, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, besides a variety of birds including four species of the hor...

Durable Critters Provides Better Way to Human Egg Preservation

...d with his children does as well. Similarly arctic wood frogs use the sugar, glucose, to tolerate frigid temperatures until the summer thaw. While humans don’t naturally produce trehalose, researchers think they can use it to safely preserve human eggs – and those of endangered species – giving better o...

Underground Air - Associated With - DNA Damages

...o cellular DNA than the other sources tested (e.g. wood smoke and cars). The airborne particles in the underground system largely comprise iron, and are formed by the abrasion of the train wheels against the rails. The damage is caused when these particles enter the body and form free radicals in the bo...

WATCH's 2006 List Of Ten Potentially - Dangerous Toys

...rrow Set : The set comes with rubber-tipped, solid wood arrows, however, can be removed - can cause severe injuries (weaponry should not be sold as toys to children). 6. Zip-Ity Do Dolly : the doll that encourage children in learning activities including buttoning and zipping and that has many detachab...

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