Benzene Monitoring News

  • Shawcity attends the BOHS annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, Glasgow

    The most prestigious event in the BOHS calendar, their annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, is the leading conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, attracting around 400 UK and international delegates.  Shawcity have been key exhibitors at the conference for many years and this year was no different with the team heading to the Glasgow Hilton Hotel to exhibit on the ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Utility understated levels of cancer-causing chemical

    The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes acknowledged that it understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked during the crisis. Southern California Gas Co. had been saying on its website and in emails to The Associated Press that just two air samples over the past three months ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Requires Refineries to Conduct Benzene Fence Line Monitoring

    The EPA announces an amendment to 40 CFR Parts 63, Subpart CC and Subpart UUU that requires all petroleum refineries to deploy passive time-integrated benzene samplers at the fenceline of their facility. The EPA has deemed passive monitoring to be cost effective and a good method to monitor Benzene. To see the whole article click  ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • PTR-MS aboard the icebreaker Polarstern for the TRANSSIZ campaign

    Originally constructed for and installed on a French SAFIRE research aircraft, a ruggedized and specially modifed IONICON High-Sensitivity PTR-MS is now on a mission in the Atlantic Ocean. A team of French & German scientists* took the PTR-MS to the sea for the ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Ion Science launches world’s first continuous benzene specific monitor

    Further underlining its position as a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance gas detection instrumentation, Ion Science (www.ionscience.com) has unveiled the world’s first continuous benzene specific monitor. The revolutionary ‘Titan’ has been specially designed for the accurate and reliable detection of ambient benzene in ...


  • Time spent in traffic has major effect on personal exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

    Our lifestyles determine how often we are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, such as those in traffic emissions and cigarette smoke. A Swedish study reveals how exposure to these chemicals varies from person to person. Among its findings, the amount of time a person spends in traffic or refuelling their car significantly affects how much benzene and butadiene they could inhale. Many studies ...

  • a1-cbiss Provide TWA Monitoring Solution for Petrochemical Plants

    Inherently, petrochemical plants are home to a host of hazardous, combustible gases which present significant risks during production. It is paramount that all plant practices, warnings, and emergency procedures are observed at all times. At any point a large and complex amount of gases, which lead to atmospheric contamination hazards, will be present. Both flammable gases and toxic gases present ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • MCERTS Certification for ambient air analysis on benzene and VOCs

    Chromatotec® is proud to announce that the FID ins­trument airmoVOC (measurement of benzene but also 12 compounds of the European list between C6 and C12) and the PID instrument airToxic (measurement of Benzene but also BTEX compounds) have obtained MCERTS certification since June 2013. These two MCERTS certifi­cates have been delivered by SIRA Certification Service on behalf of the ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • EPA to Begin Removal Action at Iowa-Nebraska Light and Power Former Manufactured Gas Plant Superfund Site in Norfolk, Neb.

    The Removal Action for the Iowa-Nebraska Light & Power Former Manufactured Gas Plant Superfund Site will begin on Jan. 20, 2014. The project will consist of building demolition, soil excavation and backfilling operations located at the corner of Norfolk Avenue and 7th Street, in Norfolk, Neb. The site work will result in closure of the southbound lane of 7th Street between Norfolk and Madison ...

  • EPA Issues Amendment to Record of Decision for the Peoples Natural Gas Superfund Site in Dubuque, Iowa

    EPA Region 7 has issued an amendment to the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Peoples Natural Gas Superfund Site in Dubuque, Iowa. EPA signed the original ROD for the site in January 1991 to address soil and ground water contamination. The selected remedy for the 1991 ROD was excavation and incineration of contaminated soils as well as ground water extraction, monitoring, and treatment of soils ...

  • Global Consumption Of Linear Alkyl benzene(LAB) is Expected To Reach 4,043.3 Kilo Tons By 2018.

    Transparency Market Research published new market report "Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) Market for Heavy-Duty Laundry Liquids, Laundry Powders, Light-Duty Dish Washing Liquids, Industrial Cleaners And Household Cleaners - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018, " according to the report the global LAB market was valued at USD 6.2 billion in 2011 is expected ...


  • Shell to spend $115 million on pollution control

    Shell Oil has agreed to spend at least $115 million to cut harmful pollution at a Houston-area refinery. The oil giant will also pay a $2.6 million civil penalty under the settlement announced Wednesday. Shell settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice after it was accused of violating the federal Clean Air ...


    By Associated Press

  • Benzene Exposure Risks Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses exposure risks to benzene in the home and at work.   Benzene is a widely used chemical in the United States and it ranks in the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • China Coal Tar Industry Report, 2012-2015

    In 2012, China's economy slowed down, iron and steel companies restricted production due to losses, coke prices kept falling, and the coking industry was sluggish. Overall, the coking industry was confronted with the oversupply. In the same year, China produced 18 million tons of coal tar, and its apparent consumption approximated 16 million tons. 72% of China’s coal tar capacity is ...


  • New Ethylene and Propylene Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 - 2018

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report"Ethylene and Propylene Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 " to its huge collection of research reports. Propylene is an organic compound primarily used in the manufacturing of polypropylene, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, Oxo-alcohols, cumene, and isopropyl alcohol. The applications of ...


  • Government Health Agency Warns of Benzene Hazards Posed by Attached Garages

    Millions of homes across Canada and the United States have attached garages and last month, reports began to surface that Health Canada has proposed a new guidance document that warns people about benzene hazards due to vehicle emissions in attached garages. The agency has expressed concerns over benzene from vehicle exhaust infiltrating into people’s homes and increasing the risk of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Benzene Levels Exceed Limits in 12 of the 17 Wells Contaminated in Jackson

    After a massive gas spill in Jackson, WI, 17 private wells have been contaminated with gasoline. Levels of benzene, a gasoline component, in 12 of the wells were found to be higher than the safe drinking water standard of 5 parts per billion established by the federal government. The pipeline break that occurred on July 17th spilled an estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline. An excavation of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Benzene Levels in Denver Waterway Are 400 Times Drinking Water Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) is trying to prevent benzene-contaminated water in Sand Creek from flowing into South Platte River, a major source of drinking and agricultural water for northeastern Colorado.   Benzene is so toxic that even tiny amounts are considered dangerous; therefore, the EPA has set a national standard for the compound’s concentration in drinking water of 5 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA sampling results announced for capital city Plume Site in Montgomery, AL

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sampling results for part of a remedial investigation of the Capital City Plume site in Montgomery, AL. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and EPA collected samples of indoor air, outdoor soil gas, and an indoor water sample in August 2011 in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, at two locations considered to be potential source ...

  • Study by Leading Scientific Consulting Firm Finds No Evidence of Health Dangers for Gulf Coast Cleanup Workers

    A detailed analysis of air quality samples taken in the Gulf of Mexico in the weeks and months following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year finds no evidence that off-shore cleanup workers there faced health risks from exposure to certain volatile organic chemicals, including benzene. The independent study, undertaken by ChemRisk, a leading scientific consulting ...


    By ChemRisk®

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