Breathing Air News

  • Interesting Facts about the Air We Breathe Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses interesting facts about the components that make up air and how it can become polluted.  “When asked what is in air, most people automatically say oxygen, but oxygen only makes up about 21% of the air we breathe,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ENMET Featured Products: Carbon Monoxide Monitor and Air Filtration System

    ENMET’s Air Filtration Panels and Carbon Monoxide Compressed Airline Monitors are designed to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 requirements for Grade D breathing air. Typically, our systems are mounted directly on the wall or a mounting plate. In certain applications, customers have requested more protection for instruments that need to be installed in poor ambient air conditions such as ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Another example of ENMET`s Creative Gas Detection Solutions at work

    ENMET was recently approached by an oil refinery requesting a breathing air system that not only required monitoring Carbon Monoxide (CO), but also oxygen (O2), lower level hydrocarbons and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The system was to be used in a toxic, multi-work zone, requiring a Class I, Div 2 rating. ENMET engineers designed a custom breathing air system that utilizes an ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Free Camfil Webinar: ISO16890 the New Air Filtration Standard

    Be the first to learn about the new standard for air filtration by joining Camfil’s free Webinar: ISO16890 The New Air Filtration Standard, with Camfil’s expert Peter Dyment. As global leader of the Air Filter industry, Camfil totally support the introduction of the new standard. Implementation of ISO16890 will bring real benefits for specifiers, purchasers and users of air filters. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Air Filtration System in a Stainless Steel Enclosure

    ENMET is always looking for innovative ways to help our customers solve their specific gas detection or compressed air monitoring requirements.  ENMET’s compressed airline monitoring and filtration systems are excellent solutions for meeting OSHA Grade D breathing air monitoring requirements for supplied compressed breathing air. Our AFS-50 and AFS-100 are widely used in ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • WHO: 90 percent of world’s population breathes dirty air

    Nine out of 10 people globally live in places with poor air quality. A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) blames a worldwide air pollution crisis for being a major factor in millions of deaths per year.  Air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute air pollution episodes in many cities worldwide. As a ...

  • More than 90 percent of world breathes bad air, WHO says

    Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us extremely concerned," Maria Neira, the head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, told ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • MEPs demand ambitious real-driving test in 2017 and EU watchdog to solve Dieselgate

    The full European Parliament today called on the European Commission and member states to introduce an ambitious on-the-road test in 2017 to finally meet the current Euro 6 limit for diesel cars of 80mg of nitrogen oxides (NOx) per km. The MEPs’ resolution also asked the Commission to set up a European certification authority that will oversee the work of the national type approval ...

  • Drawing the Line: Setting a Better, Healthier Ozone Standard

    Most people know about the Ozone hole, the thinning stratospheric ozone levels above Earth’s Polar Regions, but fewer know about ground level ozone. On October 1st, the EPA will be finalizing updated ground level Ozone standards using new research regarding public health and ozone. What does this mean and ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Gas detection solutions for monitoring compressed breathing air

    At first glance the physiological demands of the firefighter, the scuba diver and the hospital patient have little in common. One is trained to deal with fire and rescue, one swims underwater and one is concerned with either regaining or improving their health. Yet all three depend to some extent on a safe source of compressed breathing air. In the case of the firefighter, portable breathing sets ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • The Positive Attraction of a Non-Magnetic CO2 Sensor

    In typical pioneering style Analox recently completed a highly specialised research project on behalf of a major military supplier. The goal was to develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor with an extremely low magnetic signature – a technology currently unavailable in off-the-shelf products. The initial results were promising and the resulting prototype fulfilled the required specification. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • US firefighters pay a heavy price for contaminated breathing air

    A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks in their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The problem was traced to an air compressor which is believed to have introduced contaminants into the system. The compressor has now been replaced, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • airTEXT predicted last week’s pollution episode three days in advance

    Last Tuesday (17th March) saw levels of particulate pollution across London reach ‘High’ levels, according to the official UK Government definition. The airTEXT air quality forecasting system, operated by CERC, predicted this event three days in advance and as part of the Breathe Better Together campaign this triggered a cascade of alerts ...

  • UVDI Announces Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel Installs Advanced Filtration System to Provide Superior Air Quality

    As part of an ongoing commitment to provide the cleanest air possible in their facility, Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel has found a state-of-the-art solution to remove smoke from the air: The V-PAC™ Catalytic Oxidation Air Cleaner from Ultra-Violet Devices, Inc. (UVDI). The system was chosen based on its proven performance and energy efficiency in removing smoke from confined spaces. ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • FPAL registration for Analox – another link in the oil & gas supply chain

    Analox is now fully registered as a supplier on the Achilles First Point Assessment (FPAL) database for the European oil and gas industry. Achilles FPAL registration gives members the advantages of both a collaborative community and an industry-specific trading environment. Buyers benefit from FPAL’s detailed ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • EPA and LDEQ Raise Awareness of Importance of Air Quality

    Today, representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) came together to raise awareness of the importance of air quality for people’s health. EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry and LDEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch spoke about ozone and its effects on air quality and people’s health as part of Air ...

  • EPA Honors 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards Winner - Clean School Bus NC: Kids Breathe Here, Raleigh, NC

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is presenting the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. Four projects in the southeast will receive awards that recognize innovative programs that protect Americans' health and the environment, educate the public, serve their ...

  • EPA Provides Updated Guidance to Schools on PCB-containing Lighting Fixtures

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing important guidance to school administrators and maintenance personnel on how to properly maintain and manage fluorescent lighting with ballasts that contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Many older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail, leading to elevated levels of PCBs in the air of schools. While the elevated PCB ...

  • If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished guests, It is a pleasure to be here today. I wish to thank the Environment Agency and the European Policy Centre for organising this event. It is again very timely. I would like to use it as a kind of curtain raiser for the work we are doing to deliver better air quality in November this year. I would like to share with you a story of Minamata, a place I ...

  • Every breath we take – Signals 2013 focuses on air quality in Europe

    Poor air quality can have serious impacts on our health and the environment. How is Europe’s air quality? What are the main sources of air pollutants? How do they affect our health and the environment? What does Europe do to improve air quality? The new edition of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Signals takes a closer look. Air quality in Europe has improved greatly in ...

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