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Pollutant

pollutant An undesired contaminant that results in... Read More

Description of industrial pollution in Spain

Javier García-Pérez , Elena Boldo , Rebeca Ramis , Marina Pollán , Beatriz Pérez-Gómez , Nuria Aragonés  and... Read More

Clam embryo study shows pollutant mixture adversely affects nerve cell development

Surf Clam (Spisula solidissima) Full size image available here WOODS HOLE, MA--A scientist at the Marine... Read More

Soil and Plant Factors Influencing the Accumulation of Heavy Metals by Plants

Soil and Plant Factors Influencing the Accumulation of Heavy Metals by Plants by D. A. Cataldo* and R. E. Wildung* *... Read More

High Levels Of Pollutants May Decrease Sexual Organ Size In Polar Bears

Exposure to high levels of environmental pollutants called organohalogen compounds (OHCs) seems to reduce the size of... Read More

Nitrogen Oxide Pollutants Have Declined Over The Eastern United States Since 1999

Nitrogen oxides (known as NOx) emitted by fossil fuel combustion play a crucial role in producing ground level ozone, a... Read More

Effects of Airborne Pollutants on Mucociliary Clearance

Effects of Airborne Pollutants on Mucociliary Clearance by Ronald K. Wolff* The mucociliary clearance system is a first line... Read More

Aerobic exercise modifies fine particle exposures to young adults

Aerobic exercise contributes to the prevention and treatment of various chronic diseases as well as helps improves... Read More

Fussy Microbe Holds Promise For Environmental Cleanup

EAST LANSING, Mich. Scientists at Michigan State University have found an elusive microbe whose world-class pickiness is a... Read More

Acid-loving microbe may be a key to mine pollution

MADISON -- A newfound microbe that eats iron and lives in acid-drenched conditions has been identified as a chief suspect... Read More

Scientists Discover Key Ingredient In Sexual Reproduction

    A scanning electron microscope shows a single sea urchin egg surrounded by thousands... Read More

Density Independent Factor

Definition noun, plural: density independent factors (ecology) A factor that affects the size of a population independent or... Read More

Pollution

Definition noun (1) The change in the environment caused by natural or artificial input of harmful contaminants into the... Read More

Fuel Oil and Traffic Pollution May Increase Risk of Respiratory Problems in Inner-City Children

Exposure shortly after birth to ambient metals from fuel oil combustion and particles from diesel emissions is... Read More

Pollution Can Convert Airborne Iron Into Soluble Form Required For Phytoplankton Growth

  NASA's Terra satellite observed a large dust storm (light brown... Read More

Eating your greens could prove life-saving if a heart attack strikes

A diet rich in leafy vegetables may minimize the tissue damage caused by heart attacks, according to researchers at the... Read More

Changing Global Nitrogen Cycle Impacting Human Health, Says Colorado University-led Study

Despite greatly increasing food production for humans, the growing use of nitrogen as a nutrient is affecting people's... Read More

Sunlight Converts Common Anti-bacterial Agent To Dioxin

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL -- Sunlight can convert triclosan, a common disinfectant used in anti-bacterial soaps, into a form... Read More

Equilibrium sorption isotherm studies of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions detoxification from waste water using unmodified and EDTA-modified maize husk

Equilibrium sorption isotherm studies of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions detoxification from waste water using unmodified and... Read More

Deliberately Exposing People To Toxins: Report Calls For More Stringent Ethical Standards In Scientific Studies

WASHINGTON When regulating chemicals to protect public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should consider... Read More

Trace metal concentrations in Posidonia oceanica of North Corsica (northwestern Mediterranean Sea): use as a biological monitor?

Research article Trace metal concentrations in Posidonia oceanica of North Corsica (northwestern Mediterranean Sea): use as... Read More

Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study

Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study Susanna Lagorio1, Francesco Forastiere2,... Read More

York Researchers Develop Pollution-busting Plants To Clean Up Contaminated Land

Scientists at the University of York have played a crucial role in developing a way of using plants to clean up land... Read More

Potted plants aren’t the answer to sick building syndrome

  IF YOU want to improve the quality of the air in your home or office, forget about buying a few indoor plants. You'd... Read More

Phytoremediation – A Green Solution to Pollution

Plants may be the raw material of the future for everything from fibers to fuels, but in the meantime they're busy mending... Read More