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  • National Radon Action month and protecting workers from exposure risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again designated January as National Radon Action Month. The EPA reports that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in the United States and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that radon causes between 6% and 15% of lung cancers worldwide. ...

  • NEW TSI SidePak AM520 & AM520i Personal Aerosol Monitor

    TSI have just launched their brand new SidePak AM520 & AM520i Personal Aerosol Monitor and Shawcity are delighted to be able to take orders with immediate effect. The AM520 is the industry's smallest, portable, battery-operated, datalogging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides immediate access to aerosol mass concentration readings within a worker's breathing zone.     ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • nanoIndEx Publishes Guidance Document on Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials

    In June 2016, the “Assessment of Individual Exposure to manufactured nanomaterials by means of personal monitors and samples” (nanoIndEx) project published a guidance document entitled Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials.  The three-year project was funded under the Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • PTR-MS breath test shows potential for detecting liver disease

    Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using an IONICON PTR-MS. Elevated levels of limonene in patients have been found to be indicative of a diseased liver. Especially in the UK liver disease has risen sharply over the past few decades and is the third biggest cause of premature ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • 18 workers endangered by deadly levels of carbon monoxide gas

    A total of 18 workers were hospitalized after exposure to deadly carbon monoxide gas levels of up to 6.71 times the permissible limit, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found. OSHA investigators determined that JRI Holdings Inc. employees in November 2014 were testing a commercial industrial parts washer powered by two natural gas heaters. Employees ...

  • The Convenient and Reliable Alternative to Chemical-Based Gas Measurement within your Incubators

    Geotech's method, via a portable, digital analyser (the G100), is used by lab technicians and IVF clinics throughout the world.  Geotech looks at why the G100's digital approach is fast becoming the go to product for CO2 and O2 analysis: Ease of use Due to the nature of measuring multiple incubators, embryologists require easy to use, portable and reliable equipment.  ...


    By Geotech

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

    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 research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New Gas Generator to check personal Gas Detectors

    Personnel working in chemical plants protect themselves with personal gas detectors from gas exposure. Gas leaks are very unlikely to occur, so the gas detector will always display „0“. An instrument displaying zero can do so for two reasons: a) The concentration is zero. b) The instrument is defective. For good reasons a daily check of the instrument is mandatory. It would ...

  • Be Safe During the Bird Flu Epidemic

    Following a case of bird flu being confirmed at a duck breeding farm in the village of Nafferton, East Yorkshire, various poultry farmers will all be on high alert after the poultry market declared a high risk. In East Yorkshire, some 6,000 birds will be culled and a 10km (6 mile) exclusion zone is in place around the farm to prevent further spread of the virus H5N8. Emergency measures to contain ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Buying a Gas Detector Can Be Confusing...

    What do you look for when searching to buy gas detection equipment? Gas detector, gas monitor, gas analyser or sometimes we even hear gas tester, however, there are many terms used to identify gas detection equipment. No matter what the confusion is, a1-cbiss can help. Whether it is uncertainty of what is needed, you could be ordering equipment on behalf of someone else, you may be struggling to ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • 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 ...

  • Safety and Health Expo Success

    We exhibited at this year's Safety & Health Expo at London's Excel arena in which we deemed as a success. The event was timely with the launch of the BM25 Wireless so we were the first of Oldham's distributors to exclusively promote the product. Our products were ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • New Odor Sampling Procedure for high humidity air flow from food or feed dryers/coolers

    Special odor sampling procedure with nitrogen dilution has been developed by Uniqair and Purdue University Odor Lab for odor samples with high humidity from dryers and coolers. The nitrogen will preserve the odor and prevent condensation for more accurate odor concentration test results. Unlike VOC testing, the odor lab is utilizing human noses of screened panel members with odor sensing ...


    By Uniqair Technologies Ltd.

  • Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner

    Darigold Inc. failed to immediately notify federal and state emergency authorities of a chlorine gas release in 2012 at a milk facility in Portland, Oregon, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By law, facilities are required to report hazardous releases to state and federal emergency response authorities in a timely manner. The facility produces ultra ...

  • Agilent Technologies Sponsors Duquesne University Symposium on Exposomics, Toxicity Pathways in Human Health

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it is sponsoring a free scientific symposium on exposomics and the etiology of disease. A panel of scientists from Duquesne University, The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments will discuss analytical strategies for measuring how environmental ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • GASTEC tubes: Best solution for short-term gas measurement requirements

    The GASTEC detector tubes present superior advantages in comparison to traditional electronic gas detection. They are cost effective, easy to use, do not require calibration and do not require further laboratory analysis. Providing fast & accurate results in the field, GASTEC tubes are ideal for spot ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Technologies for Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction in Global Markets

    This study provides a review of the global markets for unconventional natural gas production technologies at a regional level, with additional breakdowns for select relevant national-level markets. It seeks to quantify unconventional natural gas technologies markets based on available data and anticipated trends in global and regional market development for the considered unconventional natural ...


  • Casella intrinsically safe Tuff Personal Air Sampling Pump and dBadge Sound Level Meter are a hit down under with Australian Department of Defence

    Following a competitive tender process, the Australian Department of Defence has taken delivery of 180 TUFF personal air sampling pumps and 180 CEL-350 dBadge personal noise dosimeters from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), leading global specialist in industrial hygiene and occupational health monitoring equipment. Ronald Azar, ...


    By Casella

  • New personal ozone monitors

    Amidst growing concern with the consequences of ground level ozone on health, and the continued failure of the UK to meet European air quality directives, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, has launched a new portable UV-based ozone monitor which significantly enhances the ability to measure the air that people breathe.  The handheld Personal Ozone Monitor (POM) allows ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Crowcon Showing its Latest Gas Detectors at EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2012

    Gas detection specialist Crowcon is showing its latest portable and fixed gas detectors for the oil and gas industry at EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2012 in Manchester between 27-28 November. Among the new products on show will be the ...

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