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The Quiet Killer

The Quiet Killer

Siren wailing WOMAN: 911. What’s your emergency? WOMAN #2: Unit 21. Third and Lincoln. Each year in the United States, approximately 20,000 people go to the emergency room for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It’s extremely poisonous, and it can kill you in minutes if you’re exposed to it. Nearly …

Real World: Ozone Alerts

Real World: Ozone Alerts

Good ozone? Bad ozone? What’s the difference? And why is NASA interested in measuring ozone? Find out, next, on Real World. Have you ever lived in a city that posted an ozone alert on a really hot summer day? Just what does that alert mean and what causes the problem? It all goes back to …

Allergic to MEAT?! It’s Happening Thanks to Climate Change | Hot Mess 🌎

Allergic to MEAT?! It’s Happening Thanks to Climate Change | Hot Mess 🌎

Picture this, one afternoon you’re at your best friend’s backyard barbeque, enjoying a freshly grilled hamburger, then later that night, you’re on the ground, barely breathing… because guess what?! You’ve become allergic to meat. The culprit? A tick bite. Thanks to climate change, critters like these are expanding their ranges, and their seasons are getting …

Health Headlines: Carbon monoxide dangers

Health Headlines: Carbon monoxide dangers

SOME OF THE TIME WE GET TO WEDNESDAY. ERIN: IN TODAY’S “HEALTH HEADLINES,” WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CARBON MONOXIDE AND THE POISONING THAT CAN OCCUR IF YOU DON’T YOU USER GENERATOR PROPERLY. WE’RE JOINED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST DR. BENJAMIN CHAN. WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR WHEN USING A GENERATOR? DR. CHAN: NOT JUST A …

Air quality: Take a deep breath

Air quality: Take a deep breath

The atmosphere, crucial for life on earth It makes our planet habitable However, air pollution has become a serious problem Human activities are altering our atmosphere at an unprecedented scale This has an impact on air quality and is affecting people’s health all around the globe Studies even show that in the urbanised regions of …

HOW to quit Sugar & Unhealthy Habits

HOW to quit Sugar & Unhealthy Habits

Almost everyone understand that Sugar isn’t particularly good for you and may feel guilty whenever having sweets or candy. This wasn’t always the case, sugar used to be advertised as just a source of quick energy, and even as a means for losing weight. “Mmm, another thing – the cold crisp taste of Coke is …

Wireless wake-up call | Jeromy Johnson | TEDxBerkeley

Wireless wake-up call | Jeromy Johnson | TEDxBerkeley

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs I’d like to begin by asking a few questions. Who knows if they have a wireless smart meter on their home? Okay. And who has their smartphone in their pocket right now? Great. And who’s read the fine prints in your owner’s manual that says that the smartphone should never …