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  • Indoor Air Quality - A Breath of Fresh Air in Asia.

    PPM Technology (UK) have recently completed a major deal to supply formaldehyde detection instruments to health authorities in China. PPM have supplied 120 of their hand-held instruments for detection of formaldehyde in the air – the Formaldemeter htv. The instruments will be supplied to the Government Procurement Office of Shan Xi Province. As well as this ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Breathe easy – no `nasty surprises` in air study

    A CSIRO study of the quality of air inside the typical Australian home has not revealed any nasty surprises. Commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, the study is the most comprehensive examination to date of air pollutants in Australian houses. Project leaders Dr Melita Keywood and Ian Galbally from CSIRO's Marine and Atmospheric Research say the results ...

  • 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

  • A breath of fresh air in the oxygen sensing industry

    The LuminOx Fluorescent Optical Oxygen Sensor is moving the industry forward like never before. Electrochemical sensors are sensitive to temperature and therefore require external compensation, using hardware or software methods. LuminOx contains built-in temperature compensation, so removes this requirement. Not ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Is your child breathing toxic air at school?

    Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would begin monitoring outdoor air around schools for toxic air pollutants, or air toxics. The EPA selected 63 schools in 22 states and just this month posted the first data from one of four schools picked in the New York and New Jersey areas.The monitoring is designed to help the EPA and states involved learn whether ...


  • Neah Receives an Additional US Patent for Non Air-Breathing Fuel Cells

    NEAH Power Systems, Inc., (OTCBB: NPWZ) announced it has been issued another patent from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, titled "Liquid-liquid fuel cell systems having flow-through anodes and flow-by cathodes" (USPTO #7,968,248), further solidifies Neah's presence and leadership in alternative energy. With this patent issuance, Neah has a total of twelve issued patents in the ...


    By Marketwire

  • CETCI Simultaneously Identifies the Air You’re Breathing with YESAIR & YES Plus LGA

    Delta, B.C. – Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) is a known industry leader and innovator for the indoor air quality (IAQ) market. Their two best selling portable IAQ instruments are the YESAIR and YES Plus LGA.   Both IAQ instruments are portable, multi-channel monitors featuring thirty different internal plug and play sensors to select from and a remote ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • PhoCheck+ Provides Optimal Breathing Safety For Fire Fighters

    Used widely within the Fire Service Industry, the PhoCheck+ 1000 from Ion Science provides crucial testing of air compressors for safe, uncontaminated use of breathing apparatus. Evidence shows that oils and greases used to lubricate air compressors cause contamination of air that has been compressed into the tank, resulting in fire fighters experiencing an unpleasant ‘chemical taste’ ...


    By Ion Science

  • Students Can Breathe Heavy Sigh of Relief

      (Washington, D.C.) No, it's not less homework, it's better indoor air quality. With more than 53 million children spending a significant portion of their days in 120,000 public and private schools, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with schools to improve indoor air quality. EPA presented the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools national awards to schools and school districts ...

  • Give Beijing some breathing space, say UNEP

    Images of the Beijing sky-line, seemingly bathed in a soup of smog and haze have been never far from the world's TV screens over recent days and weeks. International reporters with hand-held air pollution detectors have been popping up on street corners checking the levels of soot and dust. Everyone seems keen to prove that the city's air will be a decisive and debilitating factor for one of the ...

  • Shewanella oneidensis Bacteria Found to Breathe Iron

    According to R&D Magazine, researchers have discovered that when proteins on the surface of bacteria touch a mineral surface, the bacteria produces an electric current allowing it to breathe iron the way humans breathe oxygen. Researchers believe that by understanding how the bacteria are able to breathe iron, they will be able to use the microbes for cleaning up soil contaminants, trapping ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The Air We Breathe: Industry Expert AC by Jay Offers Tips for Improved Air Filtration

    Since 1985 the skilled technicians at AC by Jay have attended to Phoenix heating and air conditioning units and made clean air a top priority. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), now nearly 70 million people across North America suffer from respiratory problems. The importance of clean ...


    By Marketwire

  • Identifying Sewer Gas and Air Quality Issues in New York Buildings Allows Residents to Breathe Easier

    Most people have at one time or another walked into a home or building and were faced with the unpleasant odors associated with sewer gas. Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school, business, or other type of building depending on various circumstances.   Sewer gas is formed during the decay ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Force For Earth helping adults and children breathe easier this Earth Day

    For Earth is poised to make Earth Day 2009 a celebration that literally transforms every day into a breath of fresher air. Indeed, if every vehicle on the road were to start using the company’s Force For Earth Fuel and Engine Conditioner on the April 22nd holiday, the nation’s air quality would soon be improved by 30 percent or more. That’s because the earth-friendly conditioning agent has been ...


  • Breathing in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh can be hazardous for your health

    One out of every 10 people in the United States lives in an area with unhealthy levels of all three types of air pollution tracked by the new American Lung Association State of the Air report - ozone, short-term particle pollution and year-round particle pollution. Published last week, the annual report shows that Los Angeles again is the city most affected by ozone and year-round particle ...

  • Breathing easier: Cap and trade lowers smog levels in eastern United States

    More than 102 million Americans are breathing cleaner air due to decreases in smog-forming emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) according to the NOx Budget Trading Program annual report. The 2007 summertime NOx emissions from power plants and industrial sources were down by 60 percent compared to 2000 levels and 74 percent below 1990 levels in 20 eastern states and the District of Columbia. The ...

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