Tag: "emissions" at medical news
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...r, it seems clear from this analysis that reducing emissions
from school buses should be a very high priority."...e conditions inside the cabin were affected by the emissions
of other vehicles on the road, our tracer gas measurements revealed that a significant amount of the...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
... policy makers with future decisions about mercury emissions
from power plants as well as fish consumption reco... is a major global public health challenge. Global emissions
will continue to increase for the foreseeable future and mercury released in one area can reach peop...
Breast-cancer risk linked to exposure to traffic emissions at menarche, first birth
...UFFALO, N.Y. -- Exposure to carcinogens in traffic emissions
at particular lifetime points may increase the ris... total PAH exposure. Cruise emissions, cold engine emissions
and intersection emissions
were used to estimate total traffic PAH emissions. In addition, meteoro...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...evice that stimulates, collects and measures light emissions
from body tissues to diagnose critical atheroscler...ned by the properties of the molecules. When these emissions
are collected and analyzed (fluorescence spectroscopy), they provide information about the molecular...
National medical and public health groups sue EPA
...xposure from eating contaminated fish. Mercury emissions
from coal-fired power plants make up more than 40% of all emissions
into the U.S. environment, the largest source of uncontrolled mercury pollution in the U.S. The Cl...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...at Stanford and by NASA,the Science study compared emissions
that would be produced in fivecases--if all vehicl...carbonmonoxide, but these are still far lower than emissions
from gasolinecombustion. Steam reformers could be placed at individual filling stations,and methane ...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...ry in strength over a given region of space, these emissions
can be reconstructed into a 3D image. Where EPRI is advantageous over MRI is in providing quantitative images of the distribution of oxygen in living tissues. Oxygen, or its absence, is central to many diseases; it is a factor in cancer aggressiv...
Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans
...uter modeling, she and her coworkers estimated the emissions
and fate of PBDEs in the Toronto area. Toddlers tend to have high levels of PBDEs, which is most likely because they are frequently bringing toys and other objects from the floor to their mouths, the researchers suggest. Breast-feeding infants have h...
Special issue of Yale journal analyzes environmental impact of consumption
...he impact of production-related activities such as emissions
from factory smokestacks. It brings systematic analysis of the role of consumption in environmental management to a new and higher level. Questions addressed include: how big is the footprint of households taken as a whole, and which activities are t...
Patients receiving radioisotope scans could trigger false security alarms at airports
...d its half-life, potential duration of radioactive emissions
from the patient, and details on who to contact for verification if necessaryPatient information cards could lessen the impact of such false alarms and avoid unnecessary interrogations by airport security personnel."...
Envisat monitoring China floods as part of Dragon Programme
...so that natural sources such as lightning and soil emissions
are more significant....
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for improving health, environment
...in hydrocarbon, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions
have been achieved in the United States through cl...ment mandates are now requiring even lower vehicle emissions
and lower sulfur fuels. SCANfining selectively removes sulfur from catalytically cracked naphtha us...
Air pollution found to pose greater danger to health than earlier thought
... often found in smoke, vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions
and haze, driven by the burning of fossil fuels. S... society," Jerrett says. "Restrictions on tailpipe emissions
have gotten tighter, but there are more trucks and cars on the roads and people are driving farther....
Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation
...lified by global warming. With steadily increasing emissions
of greenhouse gasses we are dangerously interfering with a delicate system. And that's the technocratic way of putting it. To me it is not a system it is nature. And that is something we should not mess about with. So yes, I am worried. How importa...
UK foot and mouth epidemic was a human tragedy, not just an animal one
...erm, there was evidence of stress, anxieties about emissions
from disposal sites, loss of confidence in authority, confusion, bitterness and increased fear of unemployment. Many of these effects continued to feature in the diaries throughout the 18 month period. But the team also found that suffering was alle...
Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale
...roblems. Africa has some of the lowest per capita emissions
of greenhouse gases. Yet, regions of the continent are gravely at risk for warming-related disease. "Many of the most important diseases in poor countries, from malaria to diarrhea and malnutrition, are highly sensitive to climate," says co-author Di...
ESA participating in UN's Montreal summit working for a better atmosphere
...tiating a post-Kyoto Protocol strategy to restrict emissions
of heat-trapping gases that drive climate change. ...eneral are required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
by 5% compared to reference year 1990 between 2008 and 2012, with the European Union committed to a ...
As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution
...e climate change by setting caps on greenhouse gas emissions
of industrialised nations based on 1990 levels. Th...r. Up to a quarter of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions
are due to deforestation. However the Kyoto Protocol did not deal with forest conservation, other th...
Researchers show how air pollution can cause heart disease
...ked most strongly with cardiovascular disease. The emissions
arise primarily from power plants and vehicle exhaust. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated PM2.5 since 1997, limiting each person's average exposure per year to no more than 15 micrograms per cubic meter. These tiny particles o...
Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease
...h sources as motor vehicle exhaust and power plant emissions
significantly increases the risk for cardiovascular and respiratory disease among people over 65 years of age. The study, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the larg...
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