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  • Air pollution causes cancer

    What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Government Agency Changes Formaldehyde’s Hazardous Classification

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 7th, 2012 Last month, Safe Work Australia changed the agency’s hazardous substance entry for formaldehyde.  According to the agency’s website, “Based on the NICNAS (National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme) Priority Existing Chemical Assessment Report for formaldehyde, Safe Work Australia has updated the entry in HSIS for ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EIP: 100,000 Tons of Pollution Tied to

    "Accidents" and other non-routine events at Texas oil and gas facilities, refineries and petrochemical plants released almost 100,000 tons of pollution from 2009-2011, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) based on data gatheredfrom a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) database. Separately, EIP today indicated that it will pursue ...

  • UNECE convention offers policy response to tackle newly-declared-carcinogenic air pollution

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced on 17 October that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.  After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature, the world’s leading experts convened by the IARC concluded that there is sufficient evidence ...

  • Sulphur and nitrogen pollution falling - but still harming ecosystems

    European emissions of sulphur and nitrogen pollution have fallen greatly in recent decades, a new report shows. However, even at present levels they harm sensitive ecosystems, and will continue do so for some years to come. Air pollution damages ecosystems as well as human health. Sulphur and nitrogen are both acidifying air pollutants which travel long distances, affecting water, forests, ...

  • Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Beyond

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2012 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). The 2012 Presidential Election cycle will influence any activity by either party or the Administration over the next year. We also offer a few thoughts on Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Predictions for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Beyond

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2012 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). The 2012 Presidential Election cycle will influence any activity by either party or the Administration over the next year. We also offer a few thoughts on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization ...


    By Acta Group

  • 2011 predictions for EPA`s office of .chemical safety and pollution prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Air and water instrumentation market to exceed $14.1 billion this year

    Expenditures for portable, laboratory and continuous measuring instruments for air and water will exceed $14.1 billion this year. This is the forecast made by McIlvaine in its Air and Water Monitoring publications. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) The definition of the market is based on the McIlvaine concept of “decisive classification” rather than scientific ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Fourteen days of poor air quality caused 4 000 extra healthcare visits in UK

    Real time monitoring of public health during two periods of high air pollution in the UK showed that there were an estimated 3 500 extra healthcare visits for acute respiratory symptoms and approximately 500 for severe asthma during these spells in 2014. The results of this research are presented in a new study which demonstrates the value of such ‘syndromic surveillance’ systems for ...


    By European Commission

  • UNECE celebrates 35 years of successful cooperation for cleaner air and human well-being in the region

    On this day (13 Nov, 2014) 35 years ago, 34 Governments and the European Community signed the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention) out of a growing awareness that the ecological and human health problems throughout the region were caused by air pollution which did not respect borders and  often  originated outside of the country experiencing its adverse ...

  • AQMesh used in Transport Scotland’s Collaborative Sensor Rotation Programme

    Transport Scotland recently piloted the installation of low cost air quality sensors at several locations near the trunk road network. AQMesh pods were deployed at these various roadside locations to monitor the levels of pollutants. At the same time, traffic data was collected to allow comparison between traffic volume, speed and classification. Analysing the traffic data ...


    By AQMesh

  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mobile Filtration Fume Hoods provide Performance and Energy Savings

    Designed by Erlab, Captair Flex® non ducted mobile filtration fume hoods ensures optimal operator protection by being able to adapt itself to the handling protection by being able to adapt itself to the handlil combined, in laboratories and clean rooms.The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or underground aquifers, in many cases legally. A ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gulf oil spill demonstrates that knowledge is the solution to the U.S. and world economic problems

    If the U.S. and the world utilized knowledge more efficiently the prosperity of both would increase proportionately. The Gulf Oil Spill would not have occurred with better knowledge of safety measures. The cleanup would be more effective with better knowledge. This is easier said than done. This knowledge exists in niches which are difficult to find and utilize. McIlvaine demonstrated how this ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Worst of haze shifts from Singapore to Malaysia

    Malaysian authorities declared a state of emergency Sunday in a southern district where a smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires has triggered one of the country's worst pollution levels in years. The worst of the smog has shifted from Singapore to southernmost Malaysia, where noxious fumes have drifted across the sea this past week from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sharing environmental information across Europe to improve policies

    Public authorities across Europe collect a vast range of environmental data but different practices of classification and reporting make it difficult to access them and use them for cross-border analyses. The shared environmental information system (SEIS) aims to fulfill this gap by interconnecting existing databases, promoting the use of standards and making data accessible to all. The European ...

  • GL conducts Clean Shipping Index verification for Bit Viking

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has undertaken its first Clean Shipping Index (CSI) verification for the product tanker Bit Viking. GL issued the vessel with a Statement of Compliance confirming that the data submitted by owner Tarbit Shipping meets the requirements of the Index, an essential step for ensuring the usefulness and transparency of the data provided for the new project. GL was authorised to ...


  • China Dust Collecting Equipment Industry Report for 2013-2017

    The dust-collecting equipment is mainly used in the following industries with severe dust pollution, such as cement, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, machinery, chemical and waste incineration etc. As China’s following industries step into the rapid development stage, such as cement, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, chemical etc., the problem of air ...


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