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Researchers Urge Regulators to Rethink Strategies for Soot Emission

Carnegie Mellon University researchers say government officials need to adopt new ways of measuring and regulating the fine particles of smoke and soot so endemic// to serious health problems and the global warming crisis. In a March 2 article published in the journal Science, professors All...

Asthma Symptoms Linked to Soot from Diesel Trucks in So. Bronx

Soot particles spewing from the exhaust of diesel trucks constitute a major contributor to the alarmingly high rates of asthma symptoms among school-aged children// in the South Bronx, according to the results of a five-year study by researchers at New York University’s School of Medicine and Rober...

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

...iculate matter coming from smokestacks. Particulate matter is fine dust and soot that stays close to the plant and concentrates negative air quality and hea...to retire old coal plants that are the worst contributors to health-harming soot and smog pollution and replace them with clean energy solutions. www.s...

Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

... kind of like a miniature carwash wand is lowered from the top to rinse the soot to the bottom and out through a filter. The soot is trapped and the resulting beer-colored solution contains Lu atoms bound ...

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

...s 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. The goals of ...

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

... It prevents pollutants such as ozone, particulates, pollen, dirt, dust and soot -- that aggravate any respiratory condition -- from entering the car throug...import. Its non-woven, engineered media traps the finest particles of dust, soot and pollen, adsorbs odors and reduces dust accumulation inside the car. Vis...

Class Action Filed Against South Florida Developer and Supplier of Defective Chinese Drywall

...roblems with their air conditioning system, appliances, internal wiring and other electrical systems rendering them, in some cases, inoperable. Black soot appeared on the copper wiring in the home and in other places. The Harrells repeatedly asked their builder to fix the problems, but it failed ...

Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors

...ating tripping hazards? Look up at fans and ceilings. Has the inability to lift her arms and climb stepstools prevented your loved one from cleaning soot and grime from high places? Caution your senior not to climb. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of inj...

California Rules to Cut Diesel Truck Pollution Called Most Sweeping in U.S.

... the heart and cardiovascular system, even the developing brain." Retrofitting these trucks with particulate matter filters can reduce diesel soot up to 85 percent, and upgrading to newer trucks to meet EPA's latest engine standards can reduce smog-forming nitrogen oxide up to about 90%. The stat...

American Lung Association Urges People Living Near Wildfires to Protect Themselves Against Staggering Levels of Unhealthy Air Pollution

...American Lung Association. At the same time, the Association advises clean up workers to use caution to protect their lungs. Areas covered in dust and soot should be thoroughly wet prior to clean up as a means to reduce further air pollutants. Workers should wear an N95 mask described above and replace it...

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

... the bulk of organic haze in both urban and rural areas. Till now, the scientists and health professionals had believed that sources that spew soot and other tiny particles directly into the air were the primary culprit in the formation of organic haze. But the new study by researchers Qi...

Taj Mahal is Enveloped by Pollution and a Foul Smell

...ew Seven Wonders of the World, but the monument is enveloped in a haze of dust and smog. Environmentalists and historians, worried that the soot and fumes will eventually turn the gleaming white Taj Mahal black, have raised an alarm for saving the monument. Sugam Anand, a historian wi...

Tower of London Facing Pollution Threat

...m soaks up atmospheric pollution like a stone sponge. Since the advent of coal-burning industry in the late 13th century, the crusts turned black with soot and sulfur from coal smoke. Brimblecombe explained that too much washing could damage the towers stonework. Our aim is to be aware of...

Blue Moon at Midnight from June 1

...an change color in certain conditions. After forest fires or volcanic eruptions, the Moon can appear to take on a bluish or even lavender hue. soot and ash particles, deposited high in the Earth's atmosphere can sometimes make the Moon appear bluish. Smoke from widespread forest fire activ...

Soot-infused Snow Responsible for Arctic Warming: Study

... more of Arctic warming. Zender claims that snow becomes dirty when soot from tailpipes, smoke stacks and forest fires enters the atmosphere and fal...d use. According to the researchers, humans create the majority of airborne soot through industry and fuel combustion, while forest and open-field fires acc...

Stakes Higher for Elderly Women Exposed to Air Pollution

...ved from combustion of fossil fuels, vegetative burning, power plants, coal burning and motor vehicle exhaust, especially diesel. It comprises of fine soot particles and dust, which is carried along in the air. Scientists are not sure how fine particulate air pollution increases these health risks, al...

Fire Fighters Prone To Cancer Risk

...spected occupational carcinogens,' said one of the researchers. 'In addition, fire fighters should meticulously wash their entire body to remove soot and other residues from fires to avoid skin exposure,' he added. The findings of the study have been published in the November edition of the Jo...

Death by Smog in California

... preventive medicine, measured specific amounts of soot and number of deaths in several neighborhoods rath...evious studies Air pollution in the form of soot comes from vehicles, factories and other sources. ...ard University also found that with the decline of soot pollution in some northeastern cities deaths decli...

Firefighters Continue To Battle Blaze

...and burning crude oil would have caused damage that would have been far more extensive. The Met Office is engaged in measuring the toxic plume and the soot particles caused by the flames. The residential areas which have been evacuated by the residents are being patrolled by the police to prevent bur...

Explosion Worsens Conditions Of Patients With Respiratory Disorder.

...by the doctors. All the people living close to the explosion are requested to stay inside with their doors and windows sealed. It is said that soot particles from the acid smoke will affect the lungs and cause swelling and also affect the brain. Carbon monoxide in the smoke is very dangerous when ...

Oil Depot Fire Pollutes Air

...The British Lung Foundation’s Professor Warren Lenney has warned that the lungs and even the brain may be affected through inhaling the acidic smoke’s soot particles. Those suffering from lung diseases will be the worst affected. Burning fuels were reportedly responsible for the fire which has generated l...
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