over-exposure News

  • Workers in Puerto Rico Could Be Exposed to BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors

    In early 2018, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published informational about bisphenol A (BPA) and occupational exposures. BPA is a synthetic compound that is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, phenolic resins and some specialty waxes. These are found in industrial applications, consumer products and some food packaging.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • airTEXT air quality alerts for Riga

    The World Health Organisation warns that air pollution is a major global cause of death and disease, and in sensitive people short-term exposure can lead to reduced lung function, respiratory infections and aggravated asthma. Air pollution levels can vary greatly in just a few hours. Residents of Riga now benefit from a new free service Riga airTEXT, launched on ...

  • Chinese pipeline selects Rotork ELB for increased line break safety

    The Rotork Electronic Line Break (ELB) is a robust, self-contained system that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control. It continuously monitors upstream and downstream pipeline pressure dynamics to provide early detection of pipeline breaks and initiate automatic valve actuator movement to a pre-selected emergency position. In one recent contract Rotork GO ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Public engagement in rate setting is focus of Public Officials Breakfast at AWWA`s Annual Conference

    With concerns growing over water infrastructure funding and customer affordability, commissioners from two leading utilities – one from the East Coast and one from the Southwest – will discuss how they engaged citizens in developing water rates during the June 13 Public Officials Breakfast & Caucus, 8-11:30 ...

  • An application report of a cooling water treatment in Czech Republic

    The Chvaletice Power Station in the Czech Republic regularly controls the installation of their cooling towers. The plastic constructions that form the lower part of the tower are one of the critical parts of the system. Individual boards are very rugged. Deterioration of their penetration by suspended substances and biofilm can cause total carbonate deposition, resulting in the reduced ...


    By Kurita

  • Tracking Ocean Salinity from Space using Colour

    Ocean colour could serve as a reliable proxy for salinity, opening the door for more frequent and detailed measurements. (Copyright: Dr. Md. Sufian Idris) ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Monitoring Leak Rates During LPG Bottling

    LPG usually consists of butane, propane or a mixture of these gases, though the definition is country-dependent. It is produced from natural gas processing and oil refining, where it is separated via either refrigeration or distillation before being pressurised, liquefied and stored in cylinders under pressure so that it remains in its liquid form, and can be subsequently used as a gas or liquid. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • ANDRITZ to supply complete drying and incineration system for one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment plants in Bailonggang, Shanghai

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply a complete drying and incineration system for the expansion of the Bailonggang wastewater treatment plant in Shanghai. The order value for ANDRITZ is almost 120 million euros. Construction work will start at the end of 2018, with first firing expected by the end of 2019. The technology supplied by ANDRITZ includes sludge ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Exposure Control Plans

    EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require employers to ensure that workers are not exposed to a substance that exceeds the limits as prescribed by the American Conference Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). If you operate in BC, you are required to identify potential health risks and ...


  • Managing exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace

    It is estimated that approximately 2 million workers will be employed in nanotechnology industries worldwide in the next fifteen years. A new study reviews an existing framework of occupational risk management and describes possible methods for controlling exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces. The manufacture and use of nanomaterials is increasing. Although this is creating more jobs, those ...

  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


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