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AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

by Quantitech Ltd  (Mar. 12, 2015)

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and ...

Puerto Rico’s Air Quality Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants to Help those Suffering from COPD

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 24, 2015)

In Puerto Rico, over 3% of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD. That amounts to close to 110,000 residents who are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.   COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in some cases asthma.  The ...

The new CR:465 Galactus Noise Monitors to be launched at the UC Symposium on Aviation Noise & Air Quality

by Cirrus Environmental  (Feb. 27, 2015)

Cirrus Environmental is pleased to announce the launch of the new CR:465 Galactus noise monitors at the 30th annual University of California Aviation Noise and Air Quality Symposium. The symposium is being held at the Hilton Palm Springs from the 1st to the 5th March. The new CR:465 Galactus instruments ...

Texas Air Quality Experts Help Prevent Exposure to Hazardous Levels of Lead at Gun Ranges

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Feb. 24, 2015)

Texas is home to a multitude of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges.  Across the entire country, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates there are approximately 9,000 non-military outdoor firing ranges and between 16,000 and 18,000 indoor ranges.  The U.S. military alone operates more than 3,000 indoor ...

Pet Birds, Indoor Air Quality and Pet Owners’ Health Discussed in New Online Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Feb. 22, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how pet birds can impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a home and the health of pet owners in rare circumstances.     According to some estimates, there are over 20 million pet ...

Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jan. 26, 2015)

Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the ...

U.S. and Indiana Settle Clean Air Act Case with Muncie Smelter to Reduce Lead Emissions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Exide Technologies has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the United States and the State of Indiana alleging Clean Air Act violations at the company’s lead smelter in Muncie, Indiana. Exide Technologies has agreed to spend over $3.9 million to install state-of-the-art ...

Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jan. 12, 2015)

In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Significance of Drilling Mud Solids Control

by KOSUN Machinery  (Feb. 11, 2015)

It’s well know that solids content has influence on drilling process. Then, how to make the oil or gas drilling process better? The answer definitely is using solid control system to control the solid content. But what is the solids control? Let's have a look together. According to the different medium, mud is divided into water-based mud, ...

Careful urban tree planting and pruning needed to reduce trapping of air pollution

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Careful planting and pruning is needed to ensure that air pollution in tree-lined streets is minimised, new research suggests. While planting trees in urban areas can have many benefits, such as enhancing biodiversity, trees can trap particulate matter pollution, say the study’s authors. Particulate matter (PM) air pollution is a component ...

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