Health & Safety Articles

  • DOAS Explained

    DOAS stands for Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy. The DOAS technique was conceived almost a century ago, and it was applied on research level to air quality monitoring already in the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, the technology was then commercialised and turned into practical and wide-spread use. The acronym DOAS itself reveals quite a lot of what it is about. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • 5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

    There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense.  Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • How to handle key sustainability issues of products and ingredients in the cosmetics industry

    How can brands determine and respond to the key issues regarding sustainability of their products and ingredients? The issue was discussed at the recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit European Edition in Paris. Speaking at the event Margarida Gama, Thinkstep, business sustainability software and services provider, explained one route to determining and responding to sustainability concerns at ...


    By thinkstep

  • A Checklist To Keeping Your Control Valves In Good Health

    Don’t let your valves flat-line! Learn how to properly examine your ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the decision making process, especially when it comes to thinking about overheads long-term. When both products are comparably priced and have a similar ...

  • Seminar on Capillary Electrophoresis for the determination of inorganic cations and anions in Thailand demonstrates the benefits of CE method

    In the beginning of October, Lumex Instruments held the hands-on training on Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) in Thailand for our users and potential clients. This event was organized together with our distributor CE Combination and involved presentation of CE method and demonstration of Lumex Instruments ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • 6 Surprising sources of chemical exposure

    6 Surprising sources of chemical exposureWe may be careful with that bottle of bleach, can of paint or the ominous bottle of unknown chemical solution found in the basement. But what about everyday actions that may expose us unknowingly to potentially harmful substances? Read on to find some surprising sources of chemical exposure, and what to do about them. 1 - Shower The ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • How good air quality and a healthy routine can help you sleep better

    The importance of a good night’s rest can’t be overstated. There is a reason why depriving someone of sleep is a form of torture. Humans need regular periods of quality sleep to recharge, process the day’s experiences, file away memories and follow a normal circadian rhythm to regulate the body’s functions. The amount of sleep we need varies with each person and is ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Chemicals hampering our ability to have children

    If you’re of that age when everyone around you seems to be popping out a new edition to the family, you may also have noticed a disturbing trend; many young couples are also having difficulty conceiving. Yes, we are waiting longer to have children these days, but what if other factors are at work as well? What if the air we breathe and the chemicals we come into contact with every day are ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 5 Habits that are bad for your indoor air quality

    School is starting, but warm weather means we are still spending more time outside and keeping windows open as much as possible. However, it doesn’t mean we are safe from poor indoor air quality at home. In fact, indoor air may be more polluted in the summer months than in the wintertime. The reasons include high humidity, pollutant buildup, pesticides and VOCs. There are certain habits in ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • The power of prevention

    Most people already try to eat well to avoid gaining weight. They keep active to avoid getting rusty and they swallow vitamins to stave off colds… the power of prevention is ingrained in the majority of people, and they wholeheartedly follow the latest fads to keep up with society. But how much more could people do to prevent getting sick? A lot more, it turns out. The more people know, ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Healthy ways to keep out critters and bugs

    Let’s face it: Most people hate pesky invaders in their home. But that seldom stops critters and bugs to find a way in. When temperatures drop, a natural response is to seek warmer and cozier surroundings -- not just for people but for all kinds of creatures. Most homeowners are aware and on the lookout for signs that critters and insects try to invade their buildings and living spaces. ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution in China disrupts flights

    You know you have a problem when the smog gets so bad even airplanes can’t land safely anymore. This is what happened last month, when an airplane coming from Japan had close to zero visibility as it was trying to land in Beijing. There was thick smog blanketing the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Smudging, the why, the where and possible health concerns

    Traditions serve an important function to keep a culture’s history and to engage the community. Rituals that include smoke or incense are widespread and can be found in Buddhist temples across Asia, the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches as well as indigenous tribes like the First Nations in North America. Smudging is one of those traditions that is common for many First Nations. ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Documentary highlights the dangers of air pollution

    “Under the Dome" showcases huge problem in China The “fog” blanketing China most days used to be thought of as a natural weather phenomenon that couldn’t be helped. But since 2012, the words “smog”, “PM2.5”, “air pollution” and “fine particles” have become analogous to a nation’s struggle against an ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 5 ways to keep asthma in check

    Asthma rates have been on the rise for some time - in 2009 nearly 1 in 12 Americans were diagnosed with the long-term inflammatory disease that restricts airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Other symptoms include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, and these often get worse when the patient is also fighting a common cold or flu. Asthma affects people of all ages, but especially ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Bad air at home linked to poor performance at school

    EPA Warns Indoor Air More Concerning  That polluted haze that can be seen over the horizon, acting like a beacon and reminding you what should already be common sense and well understood: dirty air is not good for your health. That is the visible simplicity of smog outside, but how about the air in your own homes or where you work? ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Toxics and health: 8 documentaries you need to see

    Powerful films provide information to keep your family safe Most of us turn on the TV to relax after a busy day or to catch up on the day’s events. That is just fine, but if you haven’t discovered the power of well-made documentaries yet, give it a try. Documentaries are nonfictional films that rely on personal experiences, interviews and other storytelling ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Flood cleanup – watch out for mold and poor IAQ

    Clean up with air quality in mind Flooding can strike anywhere around waterways, especially in the spring, when lakes and rivers swell up with melt-water. This year, major floods have already hit areas in North and South America and other parts of the world, including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, California, Chile, Peru, Indonesia and Russia, just to name a few. When water ...


    By Allerair Industries

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