Tag: "indoor" at biology news
Academics work to help stressed-out cats
...eight male cats which take little exercise, use an indoor
litter box, don't go out much and eat a dry food diet. "This condition is particularly frustrating for vets and owners, because most cases have no apparent cause, and are categorised as feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). Earlier studies led us to beli...
Shots fired at Bayonne range prove smart gun technology works
...an shooting an experimental handgun in an adjacent indoor
range. Although there was no applause as shots rang out, the action demonstrated that smart gun knew friend from foe. Sixteen electronic computerized sensors embedded in the gun's grip distinguished known from unknown users. "We've only just begun ...
NIST/EPA study aims at healthy indoor climate
...f the existing U.S. building stock with respect to indoor
air quality, ventilation and occupant perceptions ...for establishing standardized protocols for future indoor
air quality studies, examining the relationship between symptoms reported by occupants and building ...
Researching airborne metals in transit workers' bodies
...n to contain more steel dust than outdoor or other indoor
air in New York City. But do transit workers' bodi...e more than 100 times higher than outdoor or other indoor
air in New York, but still 1000 times lower than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's...
New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool
...standard microbe-culturing techniques used at most indoor
pool facilities today, the researchers said. The ..."People should be very aware of the risks in using indoor
pools or hot tubs." Washington University's Angenent, a former postdoctoral researcher at CU-Boulde...
Tollbooth ventilation system effective in protecting workers from traffic air pollution
...worker exposure and the protection afforded by the indoor
environment," Amir Sapkota, PhD, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health Sciences. In June 2001, the researchers measured the concentration of air toxins at a t...
Researchers propose measures to curb lion attacks in Tanzania
..., and lions simply force their way inside. Lacking indoor
plumbing, people are attacked when visiting outdoor toilets. "People in the United States often tend to think of lions, tigers, etc. as cute and cuddly because we don't know what it's like to live with predatory animals who threaten us and our famil...
To stem disease, keep cats indoors, stop feeding strays, scientist urges
...ducts," McAllister said. Owners can safely keep an indoor
cat simply by practicing good hygiene with the litter box and washing hands after daily cleanings, he added. Infected mice, he noted, show altered behavior, including being less aware of cats in an area, leaving the mice open to predation that renews...
Nine behavioral and environmental risk factors play a major role in global cancer deaths
...ing, alcohol use, unsafe sex, urban air pollution, indoor
smoke from household use of coal and contaminated injections in healthcare settings. They found that more than one in every three of the seven million deaths from cancer worldwide was caused by these nine potentially modifiable risk factors (2.43 m...
Oil mist reduces airborne hazards in concentrated swine feeding operation
...of Environmental, Science and Technology, measured indoor
air pollution in a mid-Atlantic swine facility. It...e is growing interest in technologies that improve indoor
air quality and control emissions to reduce the public health and environmental risks associated wit...
Tufts professor chews on the nutrition-oral health connection
...hildrenare spending more time engaged in sedentary indoor
activities,especially television viewing." Palmer extends the comparison by noting that both childhood obesity anddental cavities are nearly twice as likely to affect Americans withlower income, those with less education, and those of specific ethnic...
Greyhounds and humans going round the bend
...to demonstrate that the tighter bends used for the indoor
event slow the runners down. To examine if this affects other animals they used high-speed video recording of greyhounds running time trials in an arena. Greyhounds barely change their stride when they sprint around and successfully withstand the inc...
New Zealand tops environmental scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos
...l health stresses such as water-borne diseases and indoor
air pollution. The Environmental Performance Index aims to promote data-driven and analytically rigorous environmental decision making. Yet, serious data gaps limit the ability to measure performance on a number of important issues. Incomplete data...
A bathroom that cleans itself
... working on ways to activate titanium dioxide with indoor
light. The team is modifying titanium dioxide nanoparticles with other elements such as iron and nitrogen so they can absorb light at longer wavelengths. Lab trials show that glass coated with the new nanoparticles can be activated by visible light f...
Highlights of American Chemical Society meeting in Atlanta, March 26-30
...& Strengthening Basic and Applied Research) High indoor
levels of common toxin may contribute to asthma ...rent sites in California, the researchers measured indoor
and outdoor concentrations in 10 homes and two businesses and found unusually high indoor
Vitamin D and flavonoids examined for impact on breast and ovarian cancers
...nce many people use sunscreens and are involved in indoor
occupations or shift work, dietary supplements and vitamin D fortified foods are necessary to maintain optimal levels of Vitamin D, the scientists noted. High intakes of calcium, which could occur with intake of Vitamin D supplements containing calc...
ACS Weekly PressPac -- July 12, 2006
... into electricity Household cleaners + ozone new indoor
pollution problem Pulling Genes' Strings Journal... IMMEDIATE RELEASE Household cleaners + ozone new indoor
pollution problem Environmental Science & Technology Ground-level ozone pollution -- a summertime ...
Using an activated-carbon filtering pitcher significantly reduces chemicals in tap water
...(HAAs)--in samples subjected to different types of indoor
handling. These by-products result from chemical reactions between chlorine used to disinfect water and organic matter normally present in it. "They don't affect the smell or the flavor of water, but in high concentrations they are suspected of incre...
Infants wheeze less in homes with multiple dogs
...with either dog or cat ownership or high levels of indoor
endotoxins; however, high endotoxin exposures in homes that also had multiple dogs resulted in less wheezing. "Our research presents evidence that pet ownership offers a protective effect against development of lower respiratory symptoms in young ...
Air contaminants databases ease healthy homes planning
...o help estimate the seriousness of these and other indoor
pollutant sources as well as to devise ways to red...ted information from the databases into CONTAM, an indoor
air quality modeling software program that predicts airflows and contaminant concentrations in multi...