Numerical simulation of coupled pyrolysis and combustion reactions with directly measured fire properties - Moinuddin K, Razzaque QS, Thomas A.
In this study, numerical simulations of coupled solid-phase reactions (pyrolysis) and gas-phase reaction (combustion) were conducted. During a fire, both charring and non-charring materials undergo a pyrolysis as well as a combustion reaction. A three-dime... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Portfolio seismic loss estimation and risk-based critical scenarios for residential wooden houses in Victoria, British Columbia, and Canada - Goda K, Zhang L, Tesfamariam S.
This study presents a city-wide seismic risk assessment of single-family wooden houses in Victoria, British Columbia, and Canada. The novelty and uniqueness of this study include considerations of detailed building-by-building exposure model for residentia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organic compounds at fire scenes using person-portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)-part 1: air sampling and analysis - Lam R, Lennard C, Kingsland G, Johnstone P, Symons A, Wythes L, Fewtrell J, O'Brien D, Spikmans V.
Recent advancements in person-portable instrumentation have resulted in the potential to provide contemporaneous results through rapid in-field analyses. These technologies can be utilised in emergency response scenarios to aid first responders in appropri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rapid on-site identification of hazardous organic compounds at fire scenes using person-portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)-part 2: water sampling and analysis - Lam R, Lennard C, Kingsland G, Johnstone P, Symons A, Wythes L, Fewtrell J, O'Brien D, Spikmans V.
Building and factory fires pose a great risk to human and environmental health, due to the release of hazardous by-products of combustion. These hazardous compounds can dissipate into the environment through fire water run-off, and the impact can be immedi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Steam inhalation: more harm than good? Perspective from a UK burns centre - Scarborough A, Scarborough O, Abdi H, Atkins J.
INTRODUCTION: Steam inhalation is common practice in UK households for coryzal symptoms in adults and children. Steam inhalation has the potential to and has caused significant scald injuries, predominantly due to unintentional contact with the hot water u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The 2019-20 bushfires and COVID-19: the ongoing impact on the mental health of people living in rural and farming communities - Usher K, Ranmuthugala G, Maple M, Durkin J, Douglas L, Coffey Y, Bhullar N.
It is well established that bushfires and other natural disasters have long term-effects on the mental health of affected individuals and communities (Black Dog Institute, 2020). These effects can last for years as demonstrated following the 2009 Black Sat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Cut your risk of cancer: Brush your teeth, don't burn your toast, says PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS
PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS:.I've seen first hand the dramatic results a change in lifestyle can have on a patient's outcome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burned Out and Abused: French COVID-19 Testers Strike Over Work Conditions Burned Out and Abused: French COVID-19 Testers Strike Over Work Conditions
Hundreds of workers at COVID-19 laboratories in France went on strike on Thursday, a trade union said, angry over poor working conditions as the coronavirus testing system buckles under huge demand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Neurotoxic peptides from the venom of the giant Australian stinging tree - Gilding EK, Jami S, Deuis JR, Israel MR, Harvey PJ, Poth AG, Rehm FBH, Stow JL, Robinson SD, Yap K, Brown DL, Hamilton BR, Andersson D, Craik DJ, Vetter I, Durek T.
Stinging trees from Australasia produce remarkably persistent and painful stings upon contact of their stiff epidermal hairs, called trichomes, with mammalian skin. Dendrocnide-induced acute pain typically lasts for several hours, and intermittent painful ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Theoretical conception of mass reception of intoxicated people in hospitals during chemical emergencies - Rodr íguez Lora H.
INTRODUCTION: The mass reception of intoxicated people in hospitals, resulting from chemical emergencies, is based on general theoretical postulates of chemical emergencies, mass casualty events and systems theory, which must contribute to the disaster ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: A new diet approach proven to help combat and burn belly fat
Visceral fat is also known as belly fat and is found inside your abdominal cavity. Carrying too much visceral fat is extremely harmful for one's health. It's linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease and even certain cancers. A popular diet which has gained much notoriety could be key in helping you lose your visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in burn injuries in Northern Israel during the COVID-19 lockdown - Kruchevsky D, Arraf M, Levanon S, Capucha T, Ramon Y, Ullmann Y.
Coronavirus disease 2019 obliged many countries to apply lockdown policies to contain the spread of infection. The restrictions in Israel included limitations on movement, reduction of working capacity and closure of the educational system. The present stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethnic and social factors in toddlers with extensive burns in the Bulgarian paediatric population: problems, dilemmas, solutions - Argirova M, Arnautska E.
The treatment of major burns in toddlers is a serious challenge, even for the best physicians. Children's delicate organism decompensates fast and even a small delay or slight mistake in therapy can lead to fatal consequences. The aim of this study is to c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Which clinical features of children on initial presentation to the emergency department with head injury are associated with clinically important traumatic brain injury, classification as abuse, and poor prognosis? - Burns J, Rohl S, Marth D, Proctor D, Amin R, Sekhon C.
The objective of this study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Admission carboxyhemoglobin: is it a marker for burn patient outcomes? - Puyana S, Ruiz S, Amador F, Hai S, Young E, Lim R, Askari M, McKenney M, Mir H.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide is a gas produced by the combustion of hydrocarbon products that binds to heme molecules, 240 times more than oxygen, producing carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). As a result of its high affinity, there is shift of the oxyhemoglobin diss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comparison of preparation of selected target groups in the field of fire protection in the Visegrad 4 countries - Kov áčová L, Drotárová J, Lošonczi P.
The aim of the paper is to compare the safety awareness and preparation of children and adolescents for an extraordinary event, with an emphasis on fire protection. The Fire Prevention Programme in Poland is a unique preventive and educational initiative d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the rise of the full 'Fitness' friction burn - Sayed MA, Walsh K, Sheikh Z.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we identified an increase in the variety of injuries occurring at home during lockdown. The UK fitness industry is estimated to generate over £3 billion per annum with over 5.7 million people with a gym membership [1]. Sin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Derivatization and rapid GC-MS screening of chlorides relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention in organic liquid samples - Kuitunen ML, Altamirano JC, Siegenthaler P, Taure TH, H äkkinen VA, Vanninen PS.
A simple derivatization technique was developed for the analysis of seven Schedule 3 chemicals and one Schedule 2 chemical listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Phosgene, phosphorus oxychloride, phosphorus trichloride, phosphorus pentachloride, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Features of an explosive lower extremities injury protected by sapper shoes - Anisin AV, Denisov AV, Bozhchenko AP, Anuchin DV, Selivanov EA.
The purpose of the work is to conduct experimental studies that reveal the characteristic features of explosive injuries of the lower extremities using various samples of sapper protective shoes of domestic and foreign production. The subjects of experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire risk assessment of high-rise buildings under construction based on unascertained measure theory - Li W, Li H, Liu Y, Wang S, Pei X, Li Q.
To prevent fire accidents in high-rise buildings under construction, in this paper, the fire risk assessment of such buildings is studied. First, based on project investigation and a literature review, a fire risk assessment index system suitable for high-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire seasonality mechanisms are fundamental for understanding broader fire regime effects - Miller RG, Tangney R, Enright NJ, Fontaine JB, Merritt DJ, Ooi MKJ, Ruthrof KX, Miller BP.
In their recent letter in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE)], Fill and Crandall raise concerns regarding our recent TREE review, in which we identified mechanisms of fire seasonality effects on plant populations. Rather than a global meta-analysis of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hand sanitizer associated ocular chemical injury: a mini-review on its rise under COVID-19 - Au SCL.
A 32-year-old lady attended the emergency department for left eye pain after accidental splitting of alcohol-based hand rub gel into the left eye by herself. She was not on contact lens or goggles, and never had corneal or laser refractive surgery before. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hand sanitizer in a pandemic: wrong formulations in the wrong hands - Hakimi AA, Armstrong WB.
BACKGROUND: Households are increasingly stockpiling and producing hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which can pose an increased risk for unintentional toxicity among children. Despite guidelines for hand sanitizer produc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Loss of vision in a patient with major burn injury, including a review of the literature - Fern ández-Quinto A, Galeiras-Vázquez R, Rodríguez-Pérez E, Bugallo-Sanz J, Rogel-Vence R, López-Suso ME, García-Barreiro JJ, García-Sancho O, Cerdeira-Pena P, Valero-Gasalla JL.
Vision loss is a rare complication due to decreased blood flow through the optic nerve, which has been described in certain groups of postoperative patients and as a major complication in polytraumatisms that need massive fluid resuscitation. However it ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Serious inhalation injuries from military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - Coulter MJ, Mickelson RC, Dye JL, Shannon KB, Ambrosio AA.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize serious inhalation injuries seen during recent military operations, and assess whether bronchoscopic severity findings were associated with clinical presentation and outcomes. METHODS: Service members who suffered inhalation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The effects in the upper airway of heat and exposure to combustion byproducts of burning materials on larynx of firefighters - Korn GP, Alvarenga EHL, Dall'Oglio GP, Azevedo RR, Chamun W, Cordeiro TG, Boggi AC, Pezato R.
INTRODUCTION: High exposure to heat and combustion byproducts is associated with health problems and an increased risk of cancer. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of heat and smoke derived from burning on the upper airway of firefighters. METHODS: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Xylitol pentanitrate - its characterization and analysis - Stark KAS, Gascooke JR, Gibson CT, Lenehan CE, Bonnar C, Fitzgerald M, Kirkbride KP.
Xylitol is a polyhydric alcohol that may be nitrated to form an explosive (xylitol pentanitrate or XPN). Consequently, forensic and first response personnel may encounter XPN in post-blast residues or as a bulk material. Despite this, key analytical data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Disaster Declaration Issued for Oregon Wildfires Disaster Declaration Issued for Oregon Wildfires
President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Oregon because of the deadly wildfires that have burned across the state.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Burn visits to a pediatric burn center during the COVID-19 pandemic and 'stay at home' period - Sethuraman U, Stankovic C, Singer A, Vitale L, Krouse CB, Cloutier D, Donoghue L, Klein J, Kannikeswaran N.
Unintentional burns are a leading cause of injury related deaths in young children. Burn visits to the pediatric Emergency Department (ED) pose a significant financial burden on the health care system [1,2]. Low socioeconomic status, young age, parental ed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Case report: burns through metal - unique pattern of first lightning strike injury in Israeli Army - Kruchevsky D, Sadeh O, Dominsky O, Levanon S, Ramon I, Ullmann Y.
This case report presents a 19-year-old Israeli soldier who sustained injury as a result of a lightning strike during an outdoor military activity. The patient was found in a state of altered consciousness and respiratory distress. He suffered multiple sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Cochrane publishes three rapid reviews of the evidence on different public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19
Cochrane has published an updated  special collection of systematic and rapid reviews  focused on a range of public health measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many countries have adopted combinations of these measures and are faced with the challenge of easing or strengthening each of these measures over the course of the pandemic.Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new virus, SARS-CoV-2, that has spread quickly throughout the world. As there is currently no effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 other ways of slowing its spread are needed. What’s new in the Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Covid-19 Slow Burn - a Warning Against Complacency
[Daily Maverick] Whether it is due to youth, herd immunity or a lack of data, Africa's low death rate from the coronavirus puzzles researchers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Femme fatale: the lethality of female suicide bombers - Alakoc BP.
Are female suicide bombers deadlier than male suicide bombers? Utilizing newly coded data on the tactical attributes of suicide terrorism worldwide from 1998 to 2015, this study shows that the use of female suicide bombers is not only positively correlated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Firebug! Dissociative identity disorder? Malingering? Or …? An intensive case study of an arsonist - Loewenstein RJ.
Courts struggle with questions of how to assess competency to stand trial (CTS) and not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) in dissociative identity disorder (DID). Concerns about CTS include dissociative amnesia and unpredictable switching behaviors that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mechanical response of human torso under blast loading - Tang F, Guo Z, Yuan M, Qian X, Du Z.
To study the injury of blast wave on the human torso, a human torso finite element model (HTFEM) consisted of multiple organs with high fidelity was developed. Based on LS-DYNA finite element software, the LBE-ALE method was used to simulate the mechanical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Safety specific transformational leadership, safety motivation and personal protective equipment use among firefighters - Smith TD, DeJoy DM, Dyal MA.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) use, although normally the last line of preferred hazard control, is vital to protecting firefighters. It is vital that research identify factors that positively influence firefighter behaviors associated with PPE use. D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Scenarios simulation of high-temperature molten metal tipping accidents with RealFlow software - Zhao Y, Jiang Z, Jin A, Jiang L, Mtoni MC, Sun T.
This study aims to research the evolution process of the steel ladle tipping accident in space and time using computer simulation methods and to determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Drought, plague, fire: the apocalypse feels nigh. Yet we have tools to stop it | Art Cullen
In climate change, the Four Horsemen have a perfect force of destruction. Maybe these fires and floods will be a wake-up call to stop stallingAs the west coast burns into an orange hellscape you have to wonder if those preaching the end of time aren ’t on to something. The people smart enough to make a cellphone have been warning that we have no more than a decade to tamp down the climate crisis. Other wise men and women think we don’t even have that much time. We should listen.People have been preaching the end of time since the beginning of time. The whole story got laid down in the Book of Revelation. Being ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Art Cullen Tags: Wildfires Climate change California Iowa Natural disasters Environment Science US news Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of occupational ocular injury in a tertiary eye care centre of North India - Dahiya M, Dua M.
BACKGROUND: Occupational ocular injuries are quite common among industrial and agricultural workers. It is an important cause of preventable vision loss in developing as well as developed countries. The principal objective of our research work was to study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

If you love it, let it go: the role of home attachment in wildfire evacuation decisions - Walpole HD, Wilson RS, McCaffrey SM.
Evacuation is the preferred method in the U.S. for preserving public safety in wildfire. However, alternatives such as staying and defending are used both in North America and Australia. Dangerous delays in the decision to evacuate are also common. One con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Outbreak investigation of acid fly attack among residential students in a tertiary care centre in South India - Ramakrishnan D, George LS, Jacob A, Lais H, Rajeev M, Panicker KN, Marwaha V.
Paederus dermatitis is the skin irritation resulting from contact with the haemolymph of certain rove beetles, a group that is comprised by the genus Paederus. In May 2018, there was an increase in the number of residential students reporting with burning ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Profile of unnatural deaths in a teaching hospital of West Bengal, India - Mitra S, Panja S.
BACKGROUND: Enquiry into unnatural deaths with all its manners being, suicidal, accidental or homicidal depends on circumstantial evidences for acceptable judgment in court of law. OBJECTIVEs were to study socio-demographic characteristics of the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Regulating urban development around major accident hazard pipelines: a systems comparison of governance frameworks in Australia and the UK - Sandri O, Hayes J, Holdsworth S.
Buried high-pressure natural gas pipelines crisscross both urban and rural areas transporting fuel gas from where it is produced to where we use it. The general public is mostly unaware of their existence, but the consequences of failure are significant. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Trends of admission and deaths of burn patients (2000 to 2016) in a tertiary care hospital of Maharashtra: a time series analysis - Kishanrao DV, Wadde SK.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization projects that by 2020, injuries will surpass infectious diseases as the leading cause of death worldwide. Therefore we conducted the present study with objective to identify trends of admissions and deaths of burn ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Eating plan to help you burn belly fat backed by science
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: There is no greater incentive to lose weight than the fear of early death. Visceral fat, also known as belly fat, poses such a threat and according to numerous studies, one particular eating plan has been proven to help you get rid of your visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longtime BLM rioter arrested on a charge of second-degree reckless burning along Washington state route
(Natural News) Puyallup Police arrested a man Wednesday after he had allegedly started a fire in the median of State Route (SR) 167 just outside of Tacoma, according to a recent report from KING 5. The suspect, identified as longtime BLM rioter Jeffrey Acord, claimed he had nothing to do with the fire, which had burned... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Development of the user requirements for the satellite Canadian WildFireSat mission - Johnston JM, Jackson N, McFayden C, Ngo Phong L, Lawrence B, Davignon D, Wooster MJ, van Mierlo H, Thompson DK, Cantin AS, Johnston D, Johnston LM, Sloane M, Ramos R, Lynham TJ.
In 2019 the Canadian Space Agency initiated development of a dedicated wildfire monitoring satellite (WildFireSat) mission. The intent of this mission is to support operational wildfire management, smoke and air quality forecasting, and wildfire carbon emi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New Approaches Are Needed to Determine Whether Respiratory Health Problems Are Associated With Military Deployment to the Persian Gulf Region
Limitations in existing health studies have resulted in insufficient evidence to determine whether U.S. troops ’ exposure to burn pit emissions and other airborne hazards in Southwest Asia are linked to adverse respiratory health outcomes, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Colleges show little patience — or mercy — for students who violate policies to keep Covid-19 in check
Students returning to campus this semester are getting a stern message from college administrators: Run afoul of our Covid-19 policies, and you pay the price. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hilary Burns Source Type: news