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Get the Lead Out!

Gun range air quality can be quite bad, leaving frequent shooters with elevated levels of lead in their blood. Posted on: January 25, 2017 | By Mike Booth

Gun range air quality problems ? That old adage: “guns don’t kill people, people kill people?” Turns out it was wrong. Guns do kill people, albeit slowly and from an unlikely source. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently conducted a study of air quality in gun ranges, taking blood samples from people who frequently […]

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Drone On!

Posted on: January 18, 2017 | By Mike Booth

It’s become a common sight—small helicopter-like devices buzzing in the air above parks and open spaces, with operators controlling them from afar. Indeed, drones are even taking over commercial applications, with Amazon testing the delivery of packages via drone copters, and military operations, with drones used for airstrikes. Now, governments are taking the technology into […]

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London Gets Aggressive About Pollution

Posted on: January 11, 2017 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, foggy Londontown has been more like smoggy Londontown—that’s because diesel vehicle emissions have gone unchecked, spewing toxic nitrogen dioxide chemicals into an air that was more souplike than fresh. Now, however, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, plans to do something about it. He’s proposed a doubling in funds to combat air pollution, […]

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Personal Purification Hits China

Posted on: December 14, 2016 | By Mike Booth

It’s no surprise that China has some of the worst air quality in the world: rapid industrialization, unchecked and unregulated factory growth, a spike in automobile traffic in cities and a dependence on coal-fired energy has made most days in metropolitan areas a dim haze of sooty air and unhealthy conditions. In August of 2015, […]

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Put me in, Coach!

Posted on: November 23, 2016 | By Mike Booth

The world is becoming increasingly aware about the effects of poor indoor air quality—and that awareness has extended into the realm of wireless applications, with start-ups and tech companies rushing to produce smartphone apps, tracking and measuring devices and home-based air quality tools. These companies are also championing a concept called hyperlocality, where measurements or […]

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