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  • Space sensor perks up environmental protection and medical analysis

    Miniaturised ceramic gas sensors, originally developed for measuring oxygen levels for spacecraft re-entry vehicles, enables improved human breath measurement apparatus, better control of heater combustion thereby reducing pollution, and higher safety in fuel cell manufacturing. It all began in 1993 when the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart started to develop ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • U.S. EPA, DoD Northern Command Providing Hazardous Material Response Equipment to Border Towns

    The equipment was transferred at a ceremony in Nogales, Sonora on November 7, 2012. The mayor of the city, representatives of the U.S. and Mexico Consulates, Mexico’s Federal Environmental Enforcement Agency (PROFEPA), Mexico federal and state police, and the recipient fire departments were in attendance. A showcase of the equipment followed the ceremony. “This hazmat gear is ...

  • US EPA and Northern Command to Provide Emergency Response Equipment to Nogales, Agua Prieta

    The equipment provided to the Agua Prieta and Nogales Fire Departments include protective suits, self-contained breathing masks, chemical testing kits, and tools necessary to respond to hazardous material spills. Who: Mayor of Nogales U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Region US Northern Command US Consulate Nogales Mexican Consulate Nogales Cochise County Emergency ...

  • Allegro Industries Corporate Profile

    GARDEN GROVE, CA -- Since 1987, Allegro Industries has been dedicated to offering high quality safety equipment to distributors and industry. “Our growth in this market is a result of our commitment to the design and manufacture of innovative, quality products that meet the needs of industry, and make safety compliance easier,” commented Tom Johnston, President of Allegro Industries. ...


    By Allegro Industries

  • Mesothelioma a concern for Fresno Police employees exposed to asbestos

    According to city officials in Fresno, California, 90 police department employees were exposed to asbestos when the mineral fiber was disturbed during the installation of fire-suppression equipment in the department’s communication center. The construction crews had been working at the site since September 14, 2008 and recently discovered materials that possibly contained asbestos. Officials were ...


  • 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

  • California Air Resources Board issues health advisory for Northern and Central California

    Poor air quality continues to plague the northwestern counties of California as the wildfires create very unhealthy conditions. Parts of eastern Humboldt County and Trinity County have experienced unusually persistent smoky days this week. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency (link) in Humboldt County on August 6, 2008, 'as a result of the numerous wildfires that have led ...

  • Health advisory for Northern California

    The fires continue to pour heavy smoke into communities in the northern part of the Sacramento Valley and mountain communities. Air quality has been well into the Hazardous category on back-to-back days in Trinity County in particular. Particulate matter, that can get deep into your lungs, exceeded the federal standard for clean air by almost 12 times. The weather patterns in recent days have ...

  • Student and young professionals` competition 2011

    EPUK's National Student and Young Professional Competition was held at the University of the West of England on 28th June. The competition was hosted by EPUK (South West Division) and held in UWE's brand new 'R' block built to exacting environmental criteria for the faculty of Built Environment. Six finalists presented papers. Presentations are available at the ...

  • Ex-EPA Administrator Grilled Over Her Role in 9/11 Illnesses

    WASHINGTON, DC. - When the hijacked planes hit New York's World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, Christine Todd Whitman was serving as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Monday, she was examined by a Congressional panel about whether the actions of her agency caused the exposure of thousands of people to hazardous dust from the collapse of the twin towers. In the ...

  • NYC to Address Rampant Mold and Moisture Problems in Public Housing Following NRDC Lawsuit

    The New York City Housing Authority will take majors steps to address the city’s severe and pervasive mold and moisture problem in its public housing stock, thanks to a settlement agreement reached today in a class action lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice on behalf of affected tenants. This is especially good news for ...

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day. The heavy smog erased the capital's skylines with a monotonous gray and left buildings just a block or two away hardly discernable. ...


    By Associated Press

  • India`s water crisis

    Former business and environmental journalist Nitya Jacob has undertaken an unusual task - an ecological travelogue across the Indian subcontinent focused on water. The Delhi-based writer's findings are stark. After writing a book on the subject, he says that in spite of surplus water, and one of the world's richest traditions of managing it, India's water crisis has reached critical levels. ...

  • Global education Campaign launched to warn fire fighters and first responders of occupational hazards of `the silent killer`

    Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), jointly announced today the launch of "The Silent Killer" educational campaign aimed at raising awareness of the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and reducing the known risk factors that unnecessarily kill or injure fire fighters each year. ...

  • Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

    In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and ...


    By Associated Press

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