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Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

Coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). "In this study we have shown that coal mine dust exposure is a significant predictor of emphysema se...

Bust Your Dust Without Lifting a Finger: Enter the Nobody Outcleans The Maids Sweepstakes

Win a year's free housecleaning, Caribbean vacations, a year of flowers & more OMAHA, Neb., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung: who wants to be stuck inside scrubbing sinks, scouring bathtubs and getting the dust bunnies out from under the bed? Let somebody else take over for the...

Studies Reveal Every Homeowner's Dream: You Can Dust Less and Have a Healthier, Cleaner Home

Studies Show Trane CleanEffects(TM) Reduces Dust by Half While Helping to Prevent Allergy Symptoms and Asthma Attacks TYLER, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies conducted by Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. (EH&E) and professors at the Harvard School of Public Health ...

NASA-Enhanced Dust Storm Predictions to Aid Health Community

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA satellite data can improve forecasts of dust storms in the American Southwest in ways that can benefit public health managers. Scientists announced the finding as a five-year NASA-funded project nears its conclusion. (Logo: http://www.news...

Pledge Catches Culprits in Dust That Cause Allergies

In Time for Spring, SC Johnson Shares New Findings and Tips for Allergy-Proofing Your Home RACINE, Wis., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sneezing, sniffling, coughing and wheezing -- spring allergy season has arrived. With asthma and allergies striking one in four Americans,...

OSHA Issues New Combustible Dust Instruction

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a new safety and health instruction that details OSHA policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that handle combustible dusts and that may have the...

Homeowners Admit to Dust Bunny Dilemma

American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning's Dust Bunny Barometer Uncovers Concerns and Solutions for Poor Indoor Air Quality in 20 Major U.S. Cities TYLER, Texas, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The dust has settled -- and chances are dust bunnies are lurking in yo...

Toxic Substance in House Dust may Reduce Eczema Risks in Early Life

A new study has found that a toxic substance, made by certain types of bacteria found in house dust, may reduce the risk of developing the allergic skin condition eczema or wheezing in children if they are exposed to it up to age of 3. The toxic substance, Endotoxin is an element of the ce...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

At a time when the Bush regime is seeking to prosecute director Michael Moore for taking volunteers on Ground Zero to Cuba for treatment, comes an embarrassing admission from New Yorks civic authorities. City's chief medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, has confirmed that dust from the...

How to Keep Away from Dust Allergy?

Household dust emanating from mattresses and TVs contain possibly hazardous chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). The study was conducted// by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Environmental Protection Agency of the USA reveals. It is not yet clear...

Effective Vaccine Found For Dust Mite Allergy

House dust mite allergen is a common trigger of asthma symptoms in people with allergic asthma. Dust mites, tiny bugs which feed on scales of human skin, are important cause of allergic reactions. //The proteins present in the excrement of the mites attack the respiratory passages causing symptoms ...

Hope for Dust Mite Allergy Sufferers

Swiss biotechnology company Cytos has developed a vaccine for dust mite allergy sufferers.Dust mites found in ‘every home’ eat flakes of skin, in addition to other things//. They live in bedding, upholstered furniture and even stuffed toys. Allergies are reactions to the feces and body parts left ...

Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

National Jewish Medical and Research Center researchers in USA say that a little dust and dirt in the home may help prevent asthma later in life. Environmental endotoxin may have an allergy-protective effect in some infants whose homes have high levels of the bacteria by-product. "Endotoxin seems...

Stardust Brings Interstellar Dust

Scientists are of the opinion that interstellar dust coming into our solar system, being brought in by Stardust is of great significance. The results have exceeded all expectations, according to Donald Brownlee, a University of Washington astronomy professor //who is the principal investigator, or ...

Five Questions About Eczema

...toiletries containing alcohol, astringents or fragrances. Additional triggers include harsh detergents/soaps, abrasive clothing (wool or synthetics), dust or sand. (8) More than 15 million people in the US suffer from some form or degree of eczema. (9) Recent data concludes that medical care cos...

Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level

...linens at high heats - approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit - to help keep dust mites from collecting on your bedding. You should also regularly dust the blinds and wash your curtains. To check your city's outd...

Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

... opacity violations. Opacity is a measurement of the amount of light blocked by particulate matter coming from smokestacks. Particulate matter is fine dust and soot that stays close to the plant and concentrates negative air quality and health effects in nearby communities. EPA issued a notice of violatio...

Sit 'n Sleep Refocuses on Consumer Sleep Health and Well-Being

...that old mattresses actually breed uninvited guests in the bed; millions of dust mites that build up over the years. It's time for us to stand up and say 'y...s: 1) The importance of Mattress Replacement ("Replace Every 8") due to the dust mite buildup, allergens and mattress breakdown that adversely affect one's ...

Kids May 'Learn' to Tolerate Food Allergens

...thDay News) -- Doctors have long used allergy shots to desensitize children and adults to environmental allergens such as bee stings, pollen, mold and dust mites. Now researchers are trying to apply that theory to food allergies, through processes called oral immunotherapy and sublingual immunotherapy....

Pennsylvania DEP, Lehigh Valley/Berks County Air Quality Partnership Urge Public Transit Use

...nsumer products and power plants "bakes" in the hot, summer sun, making it difficult for some people to breathe. Particulate matter, which is airborne dust or small soot particles, can also cause health problems for children or the elderly with respiratory problems, as well as the general population. ...

Health care outcome boost needs better studies

...n causation. The lack of longer-term results also does not tell researchers whether the quality of outcomes for patients reverts to 'normal' after the dust of change has settled. Researchers in only 14 of the 185 studies assessed how well their intervention was implemented. Without a formal assessmen...

Ted Karkus and Karkus Slate of Directors Prevail in Federal Court, Seated as Directors of The Quigley Corporation; Ted Karkus Elected Chairman of the Board

... concluded in its most recent decision that the Company was "not likely to succeed on the merits" of the new claims asserted and that "when all of the dust has settled, there simply is no admissible evidence (even accepting for the moment that what Quigley has presented qualifies as 'new' -- a proposition...

Parents In Wisconsin Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

...gle greatest source of lead in a child’s environment, lead-containing dust from outside the home also appears to play a significant role, most likely ... homes’ yards, residual contamination from leaded fuels and windblown dust from distant sources. The study’s authors recommend that these potent...

First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company

...Disease, added. What the pandemic declaration means, she said, is that "for countries that were not seeing the flu we have seen here, they need to dust off their pandemic plans." In a separate statement in response to the WHO announcement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kat...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

...Disease, added. What the pandemic declaration means, she said, is that "for countries that were not seeing the flu we have seen here, they need to dust off their pandemic plans." In a separate statement in response to the WHO announcement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kat...

Asthma rates and where you live

...ty influence, other factors that affect the rate of childhood asthma include income and education, housing problems with sensitivities to cockroaches, dust mites, mice and rats, exposure to air pollution and individual factors. A collaboration of many factors may ultimately cause asthma. "With these in...

Scientists use bed bugs' own chemistry against them

...nes applied in concert with a silica gel desiccant dust proved to be the most lethal combination. In th...ly, the addition of a pheromone blend to desiccant dust was more effective than adding either chemical by itself or by using desiccant dust alone." The research is published in the curren...

Prominent New York Personal Injury Lawyer Says Insurance Companies Thwart Efforts Of Employees Seeking Workers Compensation Benefits In New York State

...e much-needed workers compensation benefits he says are his due. Arrigo, a 9/11 responder diagnosed with severe lung disease from exposure to dust and toxic fumes he inhaled during the four-month clean-up at Ground Zero, is caught between the tangled web of rules and regulations of a slow-moving ...

Sterilize the Flu Virus and Bacteria in Home Air with Alen Corp.'s New HEPA UV Air Purifiers

...that can cause the flu and removes 99.97 percent of pollen, odor, bacteria, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or gases, smoke, smog, dust, pet dander, dust mites and mold in large rooms up to 800 square feet in the home," said Peter Mann, CEO of Alen Corp. "Our new Paralda is the first HEPA air ...

Cleanose Personal Air Filters Offer Added Protection From Inhaled Viruses/ Swine Flu/ H1N1 and Other Inhaled Dangers

...that gets around the side of the mask can be inhaled. An additional defense against inhaled viruses is already available. Cleanose® is a nasal dust cover made of 100% breathable non-latex, skin-safe material designed to help protect against the inhalation of airborne particles into nasal passages....

Asthma and Allergy Sufferers: Take in a Breath of Clean Air While Driving

...lutants such as ozone, particulates, pollen, dirt, dust and soot -- that aggravate any respiratory conditi...artment air filter, interior ventilation filter or dust filter. Normally, the cabin air filter is loc...f dust, soot and pollen, adsorbs odors and reduces dust accumulation inside the car. Visit the Purolator W...

Frost & Sullivan: Global Government Reactions to Swine Flu Is Key

...but only temporarily as airlines are a commodity service now - everyone needs to fly. However, the frequency of flying will drop for a while until the dust clears. The economic slowdown affects the business class segment the most and this will be exacerbated by the impact from the swine flu outbreak. The ...

Haledyne Debuts Air Sanitizing Technology for Healthier Home

...yne. "Healthy Fan can help individuals proactively keep their families healthy." Healthy Fan works by circulating the air in a room, and trapping dust particles and allergens in a charged filter. Some germs, especially virus cells, are extremely tiny (<.3 microns) and, can therefore be suspended i...

Video: NASONEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate) Nasal Spray, 50 mcg* Teams Up With American Forests to Educate Nasal Allergy Sufferers and Help Improve Air Quality

...and congestion can be a real nuisance. Symptoms can occur year round or seasonally, and are triggered by indoor and outdoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander and mold. "Because you can't completely avoid nasal allergy triggers, it's important to visit a doctor to discuss treatment op...

Simmons Celebrates Earth Day by Encouraging Consumers To "Sleep Green"

..., which is featured in the Natural Care® pillow. In addition to being comfortable and supportive, it is hypoallergenic and inherently resistant to dust mites, mold and mildew. Sheets: Consider linens made from sustainable fabrics and know there is an eco-option to complement every season. Try...

Group Urges Public to Take Free Asthma Tests in May

... States. The exact cause of asthma is unknown, but there are many treatments to control the disease. Asthma triggers include allergens such as pollen, dust and pet dander, certain drugs and food additives, respiratory infections and physical exertion, according to the news release. More information ...

Five Money Saving Tips for Green, Clean and Healthy Home Air Providing Asthma and Allergy Relief

...AC filter is anti-mircobial and electrostatically charged - similar to when dust is attracted to a TV screen. This means airborne allergens smaller than one... producing clean and pure HVAC air quality in the home. A greater amount of dust loading on to the air filter results in a longer service life for HVAC equi...

Schreiner ProTech Introduces Intelligent Marking Solutions Achieving Process and Cost Optimizations

...cript (R) labeling solutions can perform other value-added functions. Membrane vent technologies for pressure compensation that provide water, oil and dust protection may also be incorporated in the label. All solutions are tailored to the customer's requirements. Schreiner ProTech has developed a m...

Five Secrets Your Bed Won't Tell You

...llows lurk microscopic allergy triggers, including dust mite droppings, pollen, fungal and mold spores and...ses provide the perfect environment for collecting dust and dust mites, mold spores, pet dander and other microscop...

US Market for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins to Rise to More than $215 Million by 2013

...ablation (ERFA) devices, experienced a great deal of turmoil in 2007 and 2008 as a result of numerous patent infringement trials; however, much of the dust has now settled, and a large-scale acquisition has positioned the market for strong growth. AngioDynamics' mid-2008 acquisition of assets belongi...
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