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Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed. Billions of people in cities around the world are exposed to dangerous air, but pollution levels vary widely – and the fast-growing cities of Asia and Africa are the worst affected.

Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed

The making of me sources. Earth - How much of your body is your own? 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods. ‘Dangerous goods’ are materials or items with hazardous properties which, if not properly controlled, present a potential hazard to human health and safety, infrastructure and/ or their means of transport.

9 Classes of Dangerous Goods

The transportation of dangerous goods is controlled and governed by a variety of different regulatory regimes, operating at both the national and international levels. Prominent regulatory frameworks for the transportation of dangerous goods include the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, ICAO’s Technical Instructions, IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations and the IMO’s International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. Environment Protection Authority. The Environment Protection Act 1970 (‘the Act’) states that an environmental audit assesses the nature and extent of harm, or risk of harm, to the environment posed by an industrial process or activity, waste, substance or noise.

Environment Protection Authority

It is about understanding the type of contamination or pollution and the harm it poses. Planning authorities, government agencies and private businesses use the environmental audit system to determine the condition of a site and its suitability for use, or to advise what’s required to make a site suitable for use. The auditing process must clearly identify the environmental quality of a site, and any detriment to using that site. Environmental audits must deliver authoritative, independent and transparent advice and recommend measures to reduce identified risks to the environment from a site or industrial facility. Please contact us for further information. US Environmental Protection Agency. The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Radon U.S.

US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA/OAR/IED (6609J) EPA 402-K-12-002, May 2012 [Please note, the Spanish version of the Citizen's Guide has not been updated. The last version is dated 2008. US Environmental Protection Agency. Radon Standards of Practice Learn how the radon standards benefit your work, proposals, call for bids, etc.

US Environmental Protection Agency

Listen to or read this webinar for the latest information on radon industry standards of practice available through American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) .Gary Hodgden, Chair of the Executive Stakeholder Committee for the AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards, Melinda Ronca-Battista, Health Physicist currently at Northern Arizona University in the Institute for Tribal Environmental Programs, and Jani Palmer, Scientist at EPA, Office of Air present this webinar.

Radon Leaders Saving Lives. Rusted barrels of radioactive waste cost CSIRO $30 million. CSIRO faces a $30 million clean up bill after barrels of radioactive waste at a major facility were found to be "deteriorating rapidly" and possibly leaking.

Rusted barrels of radioactive waste cost CSIRO $30 million

An inspection found "significant rusting" on many of the 9,725 drums, which are understood to contain radioactive waste and other toxic chemicals. CSIRO flagged a $29.7 million budget provision for "remediation works" at a remote location in its latest annual report. Fairfax Media can reveal the work will take place at a CSIRO facility located on Department of Defence land near Woomera, South Australia. The Woomera facility is currently one of Australia's largest storage sites for low and intermediate-level radioactive waste. A damning report of the Woomera facility was issued by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) after an inspection in April last year.

Woomera: Nuclear danger zone. THUNDER RUMBLES OVER FLAT saltbush country half an hour’s drive out of Coober Pedy.

Woomera: Nuclear danger zone

Dark clouds on the horizon don’t bode well. Out here, 25 mm of rain turns the clay into a quagmire, impassable even by a 4WD. Coober Pedy’s clustered mullock heaps are sparser here and small rises seem like major geographical features. Off to the west a steel drill rig, 11 m high, stands straight against the blackened sky. Constructing the Anthropocene — Design Under Sky. [Anthropocene Construction Sketch. Image by Adam E. Anderson] We are focusing on the “Anthropogenic” layer of waste.

The effort and energy of extraction, production, and disposal of fossil fuels, geologic commodities, and construction is awesome in scale, as well as the waste material created as a result.. Waste Away Group Blog - Have You Heard of the Garbage Barge? By: Leslie Jones We’ve all heard of recycling in one context or another, but not many of us really know what spurred on this environment saver.

Waste Away Group Blog - Have You Heard of the Garbage Barge?

On March 22, 1987, “it started when the Long Island town of Islip, overcome by its own refuse, shipped 3,168 tons of it down the Atlantic coast, with a plan to dump it in some farmers’ backyards. But North Carolina turned the barge away, as did Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Florida; Mexico and Belize sent out their militaries to keep the barge offshore. Ocean Dumping Is Ending, but Not Problems - New York Can't Ship, Bury or Burn Its Sludge, but No One Wants a Processing Plant. Late this afternoon the ocean barge Spring Brook will slip quietly into the East River and head to sea, carrying for the last time one of America's least loved cargoes: 400 tons of New York City's processed sewage.

Ocean Dumping Is Ending, but Not Problems - New York Can't Ship, Bury or Burn Its Sludge, but No One Wants a Processing Plant

It has been four years since Congress voted to ban the common practice of using the ocean as a municipal chamber pot, and with the Federal deadline set for tomorrow, New York is the only city that still does it. For environmentalists and many politicians, the final barge journey will be a moment of triumph, one they say will make the planet a cleaner, healthier place. Leaking landfills – a ticking timebomb as climate change hits? As today’s Independent reports, there are around 20,000 historic landfills in the UK that were dumping-grounds for our rubbish before modern waste regulations came into force.

Leaking landfills – a ticking timebomb as climate change hits?

Western Argolid Regional Project. A few weeks ago, I posted on the problem of “managing the modern landscape in intensive survey.” This week, my conceptual musings actually require operational decisions. By the end of the week, we’ll be surveying around an abandoned modern settlement in the Western Argolid. The site is beautiful, relatively secluded settlement established by transhumant herders probably in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Status of Waste Management. Dennis Iyeke Igbinomwanhia1 1. Introduction Solid waste management problem appears to be the most prominent in urban cities and large towns across the world due to the huge quantity of solid waste generated from domestic and commercial activities. Flesh-eating bacteria strips skin off leg of River Murray boatie. Updated Murray Bridge man Bill Andrews had never heard of shewanella bacteria until days after it entered his left leg, causing a horrifying flesh-eating infection. Six people infected with Ross River virus in Melbourne. Six people have been infected with Ross River virus in Melbourne amid a state-wide outbreak, sparking a warning from authorities. The infections were detected in Frankston and Casey and none of those diagnosed had travelled to areas where mosquitoes carrying the virus are usually found.

This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Caption Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. 10 Diseases That Used to Be Death Sentences. Theconversation. Exposure to harmful agents inside the home can have profound effects on our health. Theconversation. An 8-year-old's bacteria-filled handprint is the coolest thing I've seen all week. Should we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?

Lettuce recall: Salmonella outbreak traced to prepacked salad mixes from major supermarkets. Updated. Air Pollution in World: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map. National Pollutant Inventory home page. ChemIDplus Advanced - Chemical information with searchable synonyms, structures, and formulas. Untitled. Quick Details. Substance Listing Page. Home - PubChem Compound - NCBI. Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products. COCO DIMETHYLAMINE OXIDE. An Ocean of Plastic. Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires may have caused 100,000 deaths: report. Killer haze from forest fires that raged across Indonesia last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, according to a new report that suggests a drastically higher death toll than Indonesian government figures. Harvard and Columbia University researchers used air pollution readings to calculate exposure to the deadly smoke.

"We estimate that haze in 2015 resulted in 100,300 excess deaths across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore," says the report, which was published in Environmental Research Letters journal on September 19. Mumbai pollution level garbage dump fire. India launches air quality index to give pollution information. India has launched its first air quality index, to provide real time information about pollution levels. Lets fight against air pollution.

Nearly 9,500 people die each year in London because of air pollution – study. Household (Indoor) Air Pollution. Theconversation. Glyphosate possibly less dangerous than sunlight, World Health Organization’s listing says. What if natural products came with a list of ingredients? Sweat it out: could your sportswear be toxic? MSDS Xchange - Comprehensive Free MSDS Database. MSDS. Benzene. Wading through the chemical soup: how science can miss the point › Analysis and Opinion (ABC Science) This is the massive gas project that's become a time bomb - 10/08/2015. Environmental Agency Uncorks Its Own Toxic Water Spill at Colorado Mine. Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions. Home. Guide to Reducing Chemical Use - The Green Gate from NRDC. FAQ. Chemical of the Day - Home (COTD) Nitrous oxide and methane: the forgotten gases in the forests and climate change debate. Theconversation. It's a plastic world -

What Happens to All That Plastic? Hydraulic Fracturing 101. Biofuel health warning: some are more dangerous than petrol and diesel. Brazil dam disaster: judge freezes assets of miners BHP and Vale. Scottish sheep farms finally free of Chernobyl fallout. Meth in the water reveals WA's $2 billion drug problem. Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Top Five Chemicals to Avoid. Beijing to increase threshold for smog red alerts. 2006 Ivory Coast toxic waste dump. WHO Report on Chernobyl Health Effects July 06.

Was Chernobyl as tame as Andrew Bolt claims? - The Urbanist. Future - A vast new tomb for the most dangerous waste in the world. Sodium Hypochlorite. ChemSee. Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program. BPA in canned foods - Food and drink. Johnson and Johnson baby powder cancer case: AU$148 million damages. EFSA rules caramel colours are not carcinogenic or genotoxic. Toxic inheritance. Sigmaaldrich. What Makes Chemicals Poisonous. The Petroleum Byproduct You Are Most Likely Eating – REALfarmacy.com.

Residues of flame retardants in breast milk from germany final report. Communicating human biomonitoring results to ensure policy coherence with public health recommendations: analysing breastmilk whilst protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. BFRs Rising Concern. Chemical Search Engine. Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products.

# The Science & Safety Behind Your Favorite Products. ScienceLab: Chemicals & Laboratory Equipment. Chemical enemy number one: how bad are phthalates really? Not so pretty: women apply an average of 168 chemicals every day. Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics-working for safer cosmetics. Dangerous Detergents: Toxic Laundry Chemicals. 10 Household Cleaners To Avoid At All Costs. Who We Are — The Dermatology Review. Johnson & Johnson Admits: Our Baby Products Contain Cancer Causing Formaldehyde. MakingSenseofChemicalStories2. Is the Aluminum Hypothesis Dead? : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Top 10 Reasons why Deodarants are Bad for Environment - ListCrux.