London — Professional drivers in congested cities should take measures to lower their exposure to air pollution, a team of British researchers is warning after its recent study showed that these workers, particularly taxi drivers, are exposed to elevated levels of black carbon – an indicator of diesel engine fumes.
Sacramento, CA — An emergency regulation in California intended to protect outdoor workers from potentially dangerous wildfire smoke was enacted July 30 by the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, also known as Cal/OSHA.
Boulder, CO — The amount of air pollutants in nail salons can make working in one comparable to working at an oil refinery or in an auto repair garage, according to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Atlanta – Laboratory work involving the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Biosafety Level-4 labs has been suspended, the agency announced Feb. 17.
The FILTAIR Capture 5 Fume Extraction System is now available in a 208-230-volt, single-phase model, making it suitable for use in small shops, rural areas or areas in facilities without access to industrial three-phase power.