Tag: "diesel" at medical news
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2007
... a capacity of 2.3 billion barrels of heating oil, diesel
and gasoline. Partners in this effort are Pegasus Technologies of Lenoir City and Delphian Corp. of Northvale, N.J. The Department of Energys Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Industrial Technologies funded this project. [Contact: Ron...
Impact of a chemical component of diesel exhaust particles
...udy finds that exposure to a chemical component of diesel
exhaust particles can compromise the ability of re...rden. This form of air pollution is the product of diesel
fuel combustion, commonly generated by buses, trucks, trains and ferries. The particles can remain a...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...ck market as an illegal way to dilute gasoline and diesel
fuel. "This project removes one of the main barriers to the shift to solar power lack of financing. Asking customers previously to pay cash for solar systems meant asking them to pay upfront an amount equal to 20 years of electricity bills." ...
Olive Leaf report documents promising therapeutic interventions for 9-11 workers
...were: asbestos, lead, mercury, dioxins and furans, diesel
fuels and oils, benzenes and other volatile organic compounds. Project Olive ReLeaf found most individuals who were exposed had 8 or more serious health complaints including: severe respiratory problems, digestive problems, skin rashes, sleeplessnes...
Soot from wood stoves in developing world impacts global warming more than expected
...c tons of soot worldwide each year. In comparison, diesel
cars and trucks generate about 890,000 metric tons of soot annually. These two sources each account for about 10 percent of the soot emitted into the world's atmosphere each year, she said. In addition to its environmental effects, smoke from cook s...
Asthma linked to soot from diesel trucks in Bronx
..., 2006 Soot particles spewing from the exhaust of diesel
trucks constitute a major contributor to the alarm...10 percent of the total mass of tiny particles was diesel
soot, but it was this portion that was most closely related to children's adverse health effects. ...
Key to lung cancer chemo resistance revealed
... environmental pollutants like cigarette smoke and diesel
exhaust by absorbing the materials and pumping them out of the cell. Another gene called KEAP1 encodes products that stop this cleansing process. But lung cancer cells sabotage the expression of these same genes to block assault from chemotherapy d...
USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix
...s been shown to enhance the inflammatory effect of diesel
exhaust particulate, inhaled highway aerosols and ozone in the lungs of experimental animals. "There's experimental literature that shows both allergens and endotoxin interact with air pollution and increase the effect of each other," says McConnel...
Michigan State research sheds new light on health dangers of nanoparticles
...as surrogates for other CDNPs, like those found in diesel
exhaust, to identify which physical or chemical features of extremely small particles are most responsible for their toxic effects to cells and tissues in the nose and lungs. This knowledge is important for setting occupational and environmental expo...
Pollution puts fat rats at heart attack risk
...h as heart attacks, when exposed to pollution from diesel
exhaust or power plant emissions, says a University of Alberta researcher who is sounding the alarm in a study offering the first direct proof of that relationship. "There is a growing body of evidence that exposure to fine particulate matter--the s...
Air pollution linked to heart attack
...ammatory response by Hermans et al and Exposure to diesel
exhaust nanoparticles does not induce blood hypercoagulability in an at-risk population by Blomberg et al.) which challenge these results. They are also available to media upon request. Anyone sensitive to the issue and willing to contribute to help...
New UC study shows 'stop and go' traffic increases infant wheezing
...analyze the effects of "stop and go" bus and truck diesel
traffic versus highway traffic on infant respirato...ssarily the case." Earlier research has shown that diesel
exhaust particles (DEP), breathable particles able to absorb and transport proteins, aggravate rhini...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...converting the U.S. vehicle fleet from gasoline to diesel
vehicles--evenwith advanced emissions and particle...ern United States.The reason is that even advanced diesel
vehicles may emit more oxides ofnitrogen than do gasoline-powered vehicles, and these oxides spur oz...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
...nd hydraulic lift system, powered by the tractor's diesel
engine, onto the side of the tractor. The user can start the engine with a remote control, transfer to the lift and raise the seat via a hand control. At cab level, the operator can fold down a ramp, grab onto handholds and slide into the driver's se...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... and June 2002. Five of the buses were powered by diesel
fuel and built between 1975 and 1998. One of the diesel
buses, a 1998 model, was equipped with a particle trap to reduce emissions. The sixth bus, built in ...