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Research highlights potential cancer risk in non-smokers

Research highlights potential cancer risk in non-smokers

Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers - particularly young children - of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home. [More]
Scientists launch project on northern Front Range of Colorado to track harmful pollutant

Scientists launch project on northern Front Range of Colorado to track harmful pollutant

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations from across the country are launching a major field project on the northern Front Range of Colorado this month to track the origins of summertime ozone, an invisible but harmful pollutant. [More]
National, state air pollution controls decrease death rates in North Carolina

National, state air pollution controls decrease death rates in North Carolina

National and state air pollution controls that went into effect in the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma and pneumonia among people in North Carolina, according to a study led by Duke University researchers. [More]

NSF awards nearly $200,000 to make environmentally friendly field analyzer

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 to two University of Texas at Arlington researchers teaming with a private company to make an affordable, environmentally friendly field analyzer for arsenic levels in water. [More]
New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

The Ozilla™ from AMSBIO is a new high quality, purpose-built ozone gas generator. Measuring just 13 x 11 x 5 inches (32 x 28 x 13 cm), it will fit in most standard laboratory cell culture incubators, air incubators, cell culture hoods, PCR hoods, or any other environment where a sterile atmosphere is critical. Following simple operational instructions the Ozilla™ is able to completely eliminate airborne as well as surface contaminants and germs including bacteria, phage, and fungus. [More]

Rice University analysis of state efforts shows dramatic gains in reducing airborne particulate matter

​National efforts in the last decade to clear the air of dangerous particulate matter have been so successful that most urban areas have already attained the next benchmark, according to new research by Rice University. [More]
Researchers explore link between diet, metabolic homeostasis and air pollutant exposure

Researchers explore link between diet, metabolic homeostasis and air pollutant exposure

Is air pollution connected with increases in obesity, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease? Researchers are providing insight into that question today at the Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Phoenix, Ariz. [More]
Compound from "third-hand smoke" damages DNA and potentially cause cancer

Compound from "third-hand smoke" damages DNA and potentially cause cancer

Leftover cigarette smoke that clings to walls and furniture is a smelly nuisance, but now research suggests that it could pose a far more serious threat, especially to young children who put toys and other smoke-affected items into their mouths. [More]
Scientists identify lung-damaging molecule in cystic fibrosis patients during symptom flare-ups

Scientists identify lung-damaging molecule in cystic fibrosis patients during symptom flare-ups

A molecule previously linked to lung injuries in factory workers producing microwave popcorn might play an important role in microbial infections of the lung suffered by people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a recent study led by San Diego State postdoctoral researcher Katrine Whiteson. [More]
Researchers develop early warning systems for preventing epidemics

Researchers develop early warning systems for preventing epidemics

The environment has an impact on our health. Preventing epidemics relies on activating the right counter-measures, and scientists are now trying to find out how better use of forecasting can help. [More]
Cedars-Sinai receives $1M grant to study molecular changes in brain due to air pollutants

Cedars-Sinai receives $1M grant to study molecular changes in brain due to air pollutants

Researchers at the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai will conduct a study to determine if several potentially toxic compounds that exist in polluted air are capable of entering the brain from the bloodstream and causing brain cancer. [More]
Overweight, obese adults can breathe 7-50% more air per day than adult with healthy weight

Overweight, obese adults can breathe 7-50% more air per day than adult with healthy weight

Overweight or obese adults can breathe 7-50% more air per day than an adult with healthy weight does, which makes them more vulnerable to air contaminants causing asthma and other pulmonary diseases, according to a study by Dr. Pierre Brochu, a professor at Université de Montréal's School of Public Health. [More]
ObamaCare can be a costly shift for people suffering with obstructive sleep apnea

ObamaCare can be a costly shift for people suffering with obstructive sleep apnea

Health insurance is a fast changing landscape in the United States with the implementation of ObamaCare, also known as The Affordable Health Care Act. Health insurance companies are doing something called cost shifting where the cost of care gets shifted onto the patients. For people who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea, this is can be a costly shift. [More]
Preparing for better management of Tamiflu-resistant influenza viruses

Preparing for better management of Tamiflu-resistant influenza viruses

Researchers in Umeå and Uppsala have found that residues of the influenza drug Tamiflu in our environment can make the influenza virus in birds resistant. This can have serious consequences in the event of an influenza pandemic. With more than 14 million SEK from the Swedish Research Councils Formas and VR, the research team will now continue their studies with a focus on alternative antiviral drugs. [More]
Air quality forecast play an increasing role in mitigating health risk

Air quality forecast play an increasing role in mitigating health risk

As the link between air pollution and several illnesses has been established, air quality forecast will play an increasing role in mitigating health risk. [More]
American Dryer unveils new product with Cold Plasma Clean technology

American Dryer unveils new product with Cold Plasma Clean technology

American Dryer recently unveiled a new product that incorporates cold plasma, a natural occurring phenomenon, into its market-leading hand dryers. [More]
Viewpoints: 'Elementary errors' in insurance exchange; problems could lead insurance pool imbalance; recalcitrant govs could have made Obamacare launch better

Viewpoints: 'Elementary errors' in insurance exchange; problems could lead insurance pool imbalance; recalcitrant govs could have made Obamacare launch better

Clearly, the government picked the wrong people to manage this project and it was a terrible decision to fragment it among so many contractors. Anyone who's ever been involved in creating a new computer application knows that you don't just assemble the thing and then see if it works. You're supposed to test the components, obsessively, along the way (Andrew Rosenthal, 10/22). [More]
FDA to phase out all inhaler medical products containing CFCs by Dec. 31

FDA to phase out all inhaler medical products containing CFCs by Dec. 31

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will complete its phase-out of all inhaler medical products containing chlorofluorocarbons by Dec. 31, 2013. This effort is to comply with an international treaty to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the worldwide production of numerous substances, including CFCs, which contribute to ozone depletion. [More]

AquaBased introduces new eco-friendly water-based adhesive for plastic-to-plastic bonding

AquaBased Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. (OTCQB:ADMT), has introduced AquaTack™ 7001-PAA, a new, eco-friendly, water-based adhesive specifically designed for use in flexographic presses and other roller coater applicators for the lamination of virtually any type of low surface energy plastic films as well as for other plastic-to-plastic bonding applications. [More]
Researchers develop new photodiode that can detect high-energy ultraviolet light

Researchers develop new photodiode that can detect high-energy ultraviolet light

Researchers in Japan have developed a new photodiode that can detect in just milliseconds a certain type of high-energy ultraviolet light, called UVC, which is powerful enough to break the bonds of DNA and harm living creatures. The researchers describe their new device in the journal Applied Physics Letters. [More]