over-exposure News

  • Fears over pesticide exposure in the month of conception

    New research reveals that babies conceived in the spring and summer are more likely than others to be born with birth defects. One possible cause is the levels of pesticides in surface water happen to peak at the same time. The study, published in the US medical journal Acta Pædiatrica links the increasing number of birth defects in children of women whose last menstrual period occurred in April ...

  • Oregon Guard Soldiers Sue Military Contractor over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure

    LA Testing provides hexavalent chromium and other metal testing services to keep soldiers and industrial workers safe from the cancer causing materials. Garden Grove, CA, September 20th, 2010 Last month a federal judge ruled a lawsuit by some veterans of the Oregon Army National Guard could proceed against a major contractor from the war in Iraq.  The veterans ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA awards over $200,000 to the Oklahoma department of labor to reduce exposure to asbestos

    A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will assist in reducing asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings in Oklahoma. The grant for $234,713, given to the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), will be used for inspections and encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in Schools Program which is designed to protect the health of school children and other occupants as well as ...

  • Portable Workplace Detector for Trace Toxic Chemicals

    ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety. This handheld monitor improves information collected from traditional multi-gas survey instruments by providing details about the chemical composition of the sample. It ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The Big Questions Facing Agtech in 2017

    As we approach the New Year, we can look forward to a year of great change, both politically and economically, and to a new, more advanced era in agtech development and adoption. The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, hosted in San Francisco on March 28-29, will address the ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Numa Releases a New Generation of Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 Hammers

    Numa, the world’s leader in DTH hammers and bit technology, has released a new generation of Patriot™60 and Patriot 65 hammers. Based upon advanced engineering and driller input, both hammers provide increased reliability, enhanced performance, and faster penetration rates than previous versions. “The new generation of the Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 hammers was designed with ...


    By Numa

  • Leveraging Data in Moving Towards the Smart City

    Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.  A special panel session at the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • On-site analysis of cannabis potency using Infrared spectroscopy

    Cannabis is increasingly being recognised for its therapeutic value. This has led to a reduction in its regulation, and even its legalisation, by many different governments. As cannabis production becomes legalised and regulated it is important that manufacturers can assess the chemical content and potency of their plants. The value of cannabis in the control of pain, spasm and a range of ...


    By Specac Limited

  • White House Publishes Mid-Century Strategy For Deep Decarbonization

    On November 16, 2016, the White House filed the Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. The strategy highlights the role that U.S. government-funded research, development, and demonstration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • EPA Awards the State of Oklahoma Over $240,000 to Reduce Exposure to Asbestos in Schools and State Buildings

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor $242,322 to help reduce exposure to asbestos in schools and state buildings through compliance monitoring. The funds will be used by the ODOL to complete audit inspections in local schools during the upcoming school year. Asbestos inspections are a traditional method of encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in ...

  • IFAT is over

    Stunning experience. A very successful week, a lot of contacts and new customers from all over the world! Many thanks to all of you. Next appointments: RWM Birmingham, Ecomondo Rimini and Pollutec Lyon. Keep following ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Country management for exposure limits

    The country management is a new parameter introduced in EuSHEET to allow you to associate a country to every specific limit, included in the table in section 8, and to print the safety data sheet which contains only the limits related to the selected country. Country management activation It is possible to enable the country management by entering the menu Utilities → ...


    By Selerant srl

  • The fundamentals of REACH exposure scenarios

    Exposure scenarios constitute the tool to certify adequate control over substances and make sure they do not pose any risks to human beings or the environment. This is how you make sure they are valid for compliance with REACH. Exposure scenarios are required as an annex to safety data sheets. Substance manufacturers or importers of more than one tonne per year need to compile a technical ...


  • The Comet Assay and Occupational Exposure

    The Comet assay is being used with increasing popularity in biomonitoring studies to determine the level of DNA damage in workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. A large number of research groups are utilising our ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

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