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New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool

...standard microbe-culturing techniques used at most indoor pool facilities today, the researchers said. The t..."People should be very aware of the risks in using indoor pools or hot tubs." Washington University's Angenent, a former postdoctoral researcher at CU-Boulde...

Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...et out." Charcoal burns cleaner and produces less indoor pollution than wood, but the current inefficient production method in Africa is one of the most polluting for the global environment and potentially destructive to African forests. The researchers' analysis shows that charcoal can provide comparable ...

Fluoride poisoning in China due to clay, not coal

...was caused by people burning fluoride-rich coal in indoor stoves without chimneys. Because of this belief, last year, the Chinese authorities invested 34 million yuan (US$4.2 million) to help farmers in Guizhou build stoves with outdoor chimneys. But, in a paper published in the July-August issue of the C...

Bacteria in Household Dust May Trigger Asthma Symptoms

...new studies to better understand the role that the indoor environment plays in the development and severity of asthma. NIEHS, a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health. For more information about asthma please visit our ...

A bathroom that cleans itself

... working on ways to activate titanium dioxide with indoor light. The team is modifying titanium dioxide nanoparticles with other elements such as iron and nitrogen so they can absorb light at longer wavelengths. Lab trials show that glass coated with the new nanoparticles can be activated by visible light...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

...compounds produced by these products under typical indoor use conditions, and it examines the potential haza...cern that consumer products may be contributing to indoor pollution levels in ways that were not fully understood, the ARB commissioned Nazaroff and his team ...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

...crease the amount of harmful particulate matter in indoor air." High levels of airborne particles can agg... air purifier will make the air dirtier in a given indoor environment. Scientific data on indoor air purifiers will be important as officials begin the pro...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

...ave only suspected: early-life exposure to certain indoor fungal components (molecules) can help build stron...nd that infants who were exposed to high levels of indoor fungal components—known as fungal glucans—were nearly three times less likely to wheeze compared wit...

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