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Indoor Air Pollution and Low Income Housing in South Los Angeles
1/29/2015 5:40:27 PM
Last month, California’s KCET published a report about indoor air pollution concerns in low income housing found in many parts of South Los Angeles.  The article’s main focus was on pest infestations and how landlords’ responses can cause tenants to be exposed to harmful pesticides. It discussed ways that improper pest control measures can compound already unhealthy living …
ACD/Labs Announces Release of Updated Software
ACD/Labs Announces Release of Updated Software
1/29/2015 8:52:53 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Information: Sanji Bhal, ACD/Labs Sally Bain, Racepoint Global (416) 368-3435 (617) 624-3247 media@acdlabs.com ACDLabs@racepointglobal.com ACD/Labs Announces Release of Updated Software V2015 of cheminformatics software ACD/Spectrus and ACD/Percepta delivers improved knowledge sharing for R&D organizations Toronto, Canada, …
San Diego Fights Lead Poisoning in Homes with New HUD Grant
1/28/2015 5:26:11 PM
Last month, San Diego’s Fox 5 published a report about a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help prevent lead poisoning in the city.  According to the article, San Diego will use the $3.4 million grant to remove lead-based paints (LBPs) from homes with small children.   Contact with this hazardous heavy metal often results from exposure …
Molykote® brand lubrication expert to speak at Base Oils session at OilDoc 2015 Germany
1/28/2015 10:46:53 AM
An expert in Molykote ® brand specialty lubricants from Dow Corning Corporation – a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation – will be among the featured presenters at the upcoming OilDoc Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for Jan. 27 through 29 at KUKO Conference Center in Rosenheim, Germany. Aleksandra Nevskaya, a senior application …
Students Moved from Classrooms after Mold is Discovered
1/27/2015 4:53:03 PM
Earlier this month, WHNT published a report about mold that was found growing in several classrooms at a school in Morgan County, Alabama.  According to the report, most of the mold was found in the ceiling above three classrooms and that students were moved to other areas of the school.    The mold was discovered after parents complained of their children getting sick.  …
Study of Public Housing in San Francisco Looks at Mold, Lead & Childhood Asthma
1/26/2015 5:04:54 PM
Last month, The San Francisco Examiner published an article about a recent study of the health of children living in the city’s public housing.  According to the study results reported in the article, children that live in public housing that has not been renovated are 39% more likely to repeatedly visit hospital emergency rooms as compared to children living in renovated …
Pöyry has been awarded an EPCM services assignment by Yara, Norway
1/23/2015 2:41:02 PM
Yara has awarded to Pöyry the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services assignment for a project aimed at increasing capacity of fertilizer production in Porsgrunn, Norway. Pöyry’s scope of work includes engineering, procurement services, construction management services and the overall coordination and management of the project. The assignment …
Solvay expands Hydrogen Peroxide grade production in the Netherlands for the pharmaceutical industry to meet growing demand
1/23/2015 1:13:14 PM
Solvay will build a new manufacturing and filling facility in the Netherlands to produce Hydrogen Peroxide grades that are used as disinfection and decontamination agents to meet growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry.The new facility at Solvay’s Peroxide production site in Linne-Herten, in the southern part of the Netherlands, is due to be completed in July 2015 and …
UBE to Open New Osaka R&D Center
UBE to Open New Osaka R&D Center
1/23/2015 12:02:31 PM
Ube Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has decided to establish a new R&D facility in July 2016, to be located within the Sakai Factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. The tentatively named Osaka R&D Center will expand the company’s R&D capabilities in the strategic growth segment of specialty products. The new R&D center will be established in the year …
From London to Tokyo - Amcor P-Plus® is a winner, reducing food waste in store and offering superior design
From London to Tokyo - Amcor P-Plus® is a winner, reducing food waste in store and offering superior design
1/23/2015 11:37:59 AM
On 12 November, Amcor P-Plus® won a Highly Commended award in the ‘Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year’ category at the prestigious UK Packaging Awards with its lidded tray pack designed for fresh strawberries.  Amcor Flexibles’ solution won the coveted award because of the significant shelf-life extension it brings to the fruit whilst maintaining excellent taste and quality. …
Dow Partners with the American Chemical Society to Improve Chemistry Teaching Throughout North America
1/23/2015 11:31:42 AM
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) are partnering to invigorate chemistry education and support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the nation’s schools. Dow and AACT will work together to convene a series of teacher summits and create more than 750 lesson plans, multimedia resources, …
Victorville Apartment Fire Causes Damage Due to Smoke, Water and Flames
Victorville Apartment Fire Causes Damage Due to Smoke, Water and Flames
1/23/2015 9:34:20 AM
Last month, the Daily Press published a report about an apartment fire in Victorville that displaced several families. According to the article, firefighters rescued multiple people and at least four apartments were damaged in the fire.   Fortunately, the fire was contained to just one apartment, but smoke and water damage can easily cause problems in surrounding units. …
Landlords Settle EPA Claim for Failure to Follow Lead Paint Disclosure Laws
1/22/2015 5:34:06 PM
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two Boston-area landlords will perform health-protective improvements on five Dorchester properties to settle EPA claims that they failed to follow federal lead paint disclosure laws. Under the settlement, the two will also pay a cash penalty of over $10,000 in addition to lead abatement projects valued …
Raytek Introduces Raynger 3i Plus Series Infrared Thermometer
Raytek Introduces Raynger 3i Plus Series Infrared Thermometer
1/22/2015 1:29:42 PM
SANTA CRUZ , Calif ., – Raytek®, a leading worldwide provider of infrared (IR) thermometry, has introduced the Raynger® 3i Plus Series infrared thermometer . This new generation IR thermometer is designed in accordance with industry standards to meet process performance requirements in hot environments of 400–3000°C (752-5432°F) and provides exceptional accuracy.   The …
Cadillac Pioneers Advanced Mixed-Material Manufacturing
1/22/2015 10:16:10 AM
Cadillac will use the auto industry’s most comprehensive and advanced mixed-material manufacturing techniques to build its all-new CT6 top-of-range sedan , allowing creation of a top-of-range large luxury sedan with the agility and efficiency of a smaller vehicle. The CT6, which goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015, will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant …
Papros Data Brings Creation of Product Material Declarations to Mobile Platforms
1/20/2015 8:00:00 PM
 Green leader Papros Inc, announced enabling of material declaration creation using mobile platforms. Explained Dr. Nagaraj “Hitherto, most complex material declarations management was done in scenarios where the typical office worker was on a laptop or desktop, and had solutions for processing spreadsheet data that usually could be accessed by application visual basic or …
Extreme Winter Temperatures Result in Burst Pipes, Water Damage & Mold
1/19/2015 4:18:06 PM
Each winter, countless homes and buildings suffer water damage due to frozen pipes that have burst. This typically occurs during extreme cold weather or if the building’s heating system is not working properly. When water in a pipe freezes, it expands and puts tremendous pressure on both metal and plastic pipes.  If the pipe does break, many supply lines can easily release …
Japan: Air Liquide completes the construction of the first public-use hydrogen filling stations in Nagoya and Toyota
1/19/2015 1:06:59 PM
Today, Air Liquide held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City , respectively. They will make it …
Sunnyvale Residents Learn of EPA Plans for Additional Vapor Intrusion Monitoring
1/14/2015 12:16:58 PM
Last month, the San Jose Mercury News published an article about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its plan to host a community meeting with residents of Sunnyvale, California. The meeting is to inform residents of the agency’s plans to test the indoor air quality (IAQ) of homes and schools in the area.   The article reported that the EPA has already been …
San Diego Residents Reminded of Health & Safety Concerns after Asbestos Makes the News
1/9/2015 4:52:26 PM
Last month, San Diego’s CW Network affiliate published a report about a former asbestos removal trainer who pled guilty to charges of granting training certifications to students who did not attend required asbestos training courses or passing an essential examination.    When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed, asbestos fibers may be released into the air, which …