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  • Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

    05/31/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 31, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama kicked off a campaign to promote new restrictions on U.S. power plant emissions on Saturday by tying the fight against climate change with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly. In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from asthma and other related ailments did not face further problems as a result of polluted air. Obama said the new guidelines would reduce smog and soot that threaten vulnerable populations such as the young and the aged and he said up...
  • Is Perfume the New Cigarette? 150 Fall Ill to Sprayed Perfume

    07/30/2009 5:37:31 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 67 replies · 2,771+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 8/30/09 | Bobby Tall Horse
    We've all been there, a restaurant, church, classroom, shopping aisle and yes a bar, when someone will walk in and the place turns to weeping eyes and sneezing. How well do you think people take it when asked to "remove" their perfume? But due to stories like the people above who fell ill due to someone's perfume I believe people are starting to look at perfume as the next cigarette.
  • WARNING: Laser Printers Pose a Significant Health Hazard

    08/17/2007 8:56:07 AM PDT · by TopoGigio · 37 replies · 1,303+ views
    www.pcworld.com ^ | 08-01-07 | Gregg Keizer
    Some home and office laser printers pose serious health risks and may spew out as much particulate matter as a cigarette smoker inhales, an Australian air quality researcher said Tuesday.
  • Your Printer May Be Hazardous To Your Health

    08/03/2007 11:32:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 815+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jul 31, 2007
    Your Printer May Be Hazardous To Your Health Jul 31, 2007 I've long heard rumors that the fine particulate dust used in laser printer toner cartridges may be a health risk. It certainly makes sense: Not all of that stuff can stick to the paper, and if you've ever spilled toner you know there's no way it can be good for your lungs. Now a controlled study is confirming the information, saying that 30 percent of all laser printers tested emit dangerous particles described as "causing lasting damage on the scale of inhaled cigarette smoke." These tiny particles lodge deep...
  • I wanted HIV says star

    01/24/2005 1:30:52 AM PST · by flitton · 72 replies · 3,928+ views
    The Sun ^ | 24/01/05 | unattributed
    POP star Andy Bell says he always WANTED to be HIV positive. The gay Erasure singer, 40, revealed he is HIV positive last month — six years after diagnosis. And in a new interview he says: “You are going to think this strange, but I wanted to be HIV positive. I thought HIV was a touchstone of being gay. “But I’m a fighter. They will have to take me from this world kicking and screaming.” Bandmate Vince Clarke, 44, insisted Bell’s diagnosis did not change anything. He said: “I had no fear this was the end. “I have other friends...
  • Nunn wants smoke ban in Capitol

    02/19/2004 3:21:06 PM PST · by CourtneyLeigh · 36 replies · 513+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Feb. 19th, 2004 | By Laura Yuen
    "Frankfort's hazy halls and gathering rooms have been fully displayed at the same time legislators are considering bills that would put a stop to local smoking bans such as Lexington's. Nunn said his idea for a smokeless Capitol had nothing to do with the other proposals. Nunn said he wants to protect women, children and fellow lawmakers such as Rep. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, who is allergic to smoke. The two legislators said they have unsuccessfully asked members of the Legislative Research Commission to adopt an internal policy that would safeguard the public. "I'm not for an outright ban, but just...
  • Texas Gov. Bio-Toxin, Bio-Hazard Statement

    02/01/2003 2:49:59 PM PST · by Suck My AR-16 · 19 replies · 386+ views
    Texas Gov's Office ^ | 02/01/03 | Texas Gov
    Partial According to eyewitness and video accounts, the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia could be seen, heard and felt by Texans all across North-Central and East Texas and western Louisiana. As we await more information concerning the events of this great tragedy, I want to re-emphasize a note of caution to all living in North and East Texas: if you spot shuttle debris, do not touch it nor go near it. Shuttle materials could pose a grave risk to human health because of toxic propellants used aboard the space shuttle. If you find debris, please call local authorities immediately...