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California Residents Learn About Common Asthma Triggers Found in Homes
California Residents Learn About Common Asthma Triggers Found in Homes
12/5/2016 1:06:04 PM
According to a report prepared by the Environmental Health Investigations Branch of the California Department of Public Health, approximately five million Californians have been diagnosed with asthma at some point in their lives.
Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.
Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.
12/5/2016 11:47:53 AM
At century’s end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States — including sections of the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Coast, and the Southwest — according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
The Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection for Millions of Workers
The Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection for Millions of Workers
12/5/2016 11:35:07 AM
In October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.
Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico
Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico
12/5/2016 9:22:30 AM
Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York
12/5/2016 7:52:25 AM
Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.
EMSL Chicago Receives CDC ELITE Certification for Hillside, IL Laboratory
EMSL Chicago Receives CDC ELITE Certification for Hillside, IL Laboratory
12/2/2016 10:17:28 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chicago laboratory is now CDC ELITE certified for Legionella analysis. Nationwide, EMSL is the leading Legionella testing laboratory with 16 CDC ELITE proficient locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Siemens cuts CO2 emissions by 20 percent
Siemens cuts CO2 emissions by 20 percent
12/2/2016 9:50:32 AM
One year after the launch of its decarbonization program, Siemens is already making significant advances in reducing its carbon footprint. The company was able to cut its CO2 emissions from 2.2 million tons in fiscal 2014 to 1.7 million tons in fiscal 2016.
Legionella Outbreak in Upstate New York
Legionella Outbreak in Upstate New York
12/1/2016 3:21:27 PM
Recently, an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has been discovered in Plattsburgh, New York. So far, there have been five reported cases that are connected to the same apartment complex.

Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage residential energy storage portfolio as pre-orders commence in Europe
Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage residential energy storage portfolio as pre-orders commence in Europe
12/1/2016 12:31:12 PM
Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions by introducing a range of six product configurations, giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs.
Identifying and Mitigating Particulate Matter Pollution Exposure Risks
Identifying and Mitigating Particulate Matter Pollution Exposure Risks
12/1/2016 12:29:48 PM
Particulate matter (PM) is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air.
Trichloroethylene Upgraded in the 14th Report on Carcinogens Released this Month
Trichloroethylene Upgraded in the 14th Report on Carcinogens Released this Month
12/1/2016 10:03:08 AM
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The RoC is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) prepares.
BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe
BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe
11/29/2016 4:14:50 PM
Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.
Cobalt, Some Cobalt Compounds and TCE Receive New Listings in the 14th Report on Carcinogens
Cobalt, Some Cobalt Compounds and TCE Receive New Listings in the 14th Report on Carcinogens
11/29/2016 3:56:28 PM
In early November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The cumulative report now includes 248 listings of agents, substances, mixtures and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.
Potential Formaldehyde Exposure Risks for Puerto Rico’s Hair Salon Workers
Potential Formaldehyde Exposure Risks for Puerto Rico’s Hair Salon Workers
11/29/2016 1:51:33 PM
Most workers employed at hair salons in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean probably don’t think that their jobs could be exposing them to a known carcinogen, but unfortunately for some, it could be the case.
India’s largest Sustainability Awards recognizes leaders and innovators for 2016
India’s largest Sustainability Awards recognizes leaders and innovators for 2016
11/29/2016 5:11:54 AM
November 29, 2016 -  The 2016 Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards were announced in New Delhi recognizing large corporates, emerging innovators and individuals leading the charge in the sustainability space.
BMW Digital Charging Service optimises charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market
BMW Digital Charging Service optimises charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market
11/28/2016 11:45:40 AM
BMW i is expanding its engagement in electric mobility with the new BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS). The intelligent service for predictive, convenient, cost-effective and green power-optimised charging is connecting vehicles with the world of energy.
Drinking Water Contaminant Categories and How to Test Your Water
Drinking Water Contaminant Categories and How to Test Your Water
11/28/2016 9:41:57 AM
Access to clean water is a key ingredient for a healthy life. Water makes up approximately 60% of a typical adult male’s body. The percentage is slightly lower in adult females, but is even higher in babies and young children.
California Real Estate Buyers & Property Managers Learn About Testing for Toxic Residues from a Meth Lab
California Real Estate Buyers & Property Managers Learn About Testing for Toxic Residues from a Meth Lab
11/28/2016 9:37:21 AM
In October, sheriff deputies and a hazardous materials team were called to a property in California. They were responding to the presence of what officials believed to be a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory.
New York Firm Identifies TCE and Other Hazardous Exposure Risks across the Tri-State Area
New York Firm Identifies TCE and Other Hazardous Exposure Risks across the Tri-State Area
11/28/2016 7:52:03 AM
On November 3rd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) containing seven newly reviewed substances.
New York Residents Advised of the Common Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children
New York Residents Advised of the Common Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning in Children
11/28/2016 7:48:23 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.