Category Archives: Environment

Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection must be worn whenever you are working in a hazardous atmosphere. The appropriate respirator will depend on the contaminant(s) to which you are exposed and the protection factor (PF) required. Single-strap dust masks are usually not NIOSH (National … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in Kathmandu: Are You Protected?

Unfortunately, widely used surgical type masks or face masks (home-made) made out of various clothing materials may not protect you from exposure to fine Particulate Matter (PM)┬ápresent in the environment, therefore, not appropriate for use, especially while walking in the … Continue reading

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Particle Pollution or Particulate Matter (PM)

Particle pollution, also called particulate matter or PM, is a mixture of solids and liquid droplets floating in the air. Some particles are released directly from a specific source, while others form in complicated chemical reactions in the atmosphere. Particles … Continue reading

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Global Threats of Climate Change: Nepalese Context

(Photo Source: Google) Verisk Maplecroft, a global risks analytics and research organization, published a Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) in 2010, ranking Nepal as the fourth most vulnerable country to the impacts of climate change. Recent estimates show that Nepal, … Continue reading

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Climate Change threats: The US tribalism in the face of globalization

(Photo Source: Google) After China, America is the second-largest environmental polluter in the world. In a country where nearly two-third of the population believes that climate change is real and caused by humans, it is sad to see that the … Continue reading

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