ATCHISON, Kan. -- At least eighty people sought out medical attention after a chemical accident at a distilling plant in Atchison, Kansas on Friday and at least one person is in intensive care
Just across the road, however, in an area called Pier 18, a new landfill has taken Smokey Mountain's place. The area is home to a large and growing community of slum dwellers, and Cheryl Dalisay
An N-95 respirator is one of nine types of disposable particulate respirators. Particulate respirators are also known as “air-purifying respirators” because they protect by filtering particles out of the air as you breathe. These respirators protect only against particles—not gases or vapors. Since airborne biological agents such as
Disposable respirators are commonly referred to as particulate respirators or dust masks. They are sold in the half-face styles and are used for protection against airborne particles. Reusable respirators are available in both the half-face and full-face styles and can offer protection against airborne particulates, gases, fumes and vapors.
Federal gov't bans sale of e-cigarettes to 18 and under. E-cigarettes began to appear in the United States roughly 10 years ago. At first, they were battery-powered devices resembling cigarettes
A comfortable disposable respirator can help to make your workers want to wear one and promote compliance as required at all times during exposure. There are options to protect against airborne particles and mists that can affect your workers’ health. 3M offers a wide selection of NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators for numerous
10 worst jobs for your lungs Nearly 23,000 workers developed job-related lung disease in 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates. More than 16,000 people die from it each year.
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