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Diesel Exhaust, real driving emissions, NOX, Exhaust Fumes, exhaust gas, air quality monitoring, air quality alert, Air Quality In Megacities

Caught in the Act

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traf-fic. Empa already tested currently available cars with the new method – with alarming results.

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Glaucoma in Developing Countries, Reversing Retinitis Pigmentosa, Eye Expressions, and More in the Vision News Source

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UTHealth School of Public Health Researchers Find Cold Weather Linked to Mortality Risks in Texas

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Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The findings were recently published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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Idaho National Laboratory Receives 2017 Corporate Health Achievement Award

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is the recipient of the 2017 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA), presented annually by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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VR in the OR, Healthy Volunteers, Preventing HIV among Youth, and More in the Healthcare News Source

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Nipping Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

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More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies – and the number is growing each year.

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Report Recommends Ways to Improve Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters

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Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts. The report, “Chemical Inhalation Disasters: Biology of Lung Injury, Development of Novel Therapeutics, and Medical Preparedness,” has been published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Global Warming and Outdoor Allergies

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Global warming and climate change are in the headlines today. For allergy sufferers, the impact of warmer temperatures on their daily lives may soon become very apparent. If you think that your spring allergies have worsened, you may be right, and global warming may have contributed to this. With this year’s winter being warmer than usual (temperatures this year were the second highest in history for the month of February), the pollen season is most likely going to be early. In the Garden State, the tree pollen count will surely be one of the highest in the nation.

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Study Defines Thunderstorm Asthma Epidemic Conditions

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Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health professionals, emergency management officials and residents in affected areas.

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New Study Reveals Elevated Levels of Mercury in Women of Child Bearing Age in Pacific Island Countries

A new study, supported by the Minamata Convention’s Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment, reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies.







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