Navigation Links
Houston Clean Air Network offering real-time online ozone report
Date:8/20/2012

The extreme Texas heat often keeps Houstonians from heading to the park or taking an afternoon jog. Sometimes, however, they're dissuaded from outdoor activities due to poor air quality.

Now, residents of the greater Houston area can track ozone levels through the Houston Clean Air Network. Sponsored by a three-year $450,000 grant from Houston Endowment, this website (http://houstoncleanairnetwork.org) provides real-time air quality updates using maps of the region. It was developed by University of Houston professors in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region and Air Alliance Houston.

When users visit the Houston Clean Air Network, they are greeted with educational content that defines the ozone and its effect on the human body. The site's content also explains how ozone can be managed and the precautions one should take if he or she is sensitive to poor air quality.

At the top of the page is a link titled Ozone Map, which takes users to a real-time map of the greater Houston area. On the right hand side of the page is a color key reflecting ozone conditions (purple representing "hazardous" and green indicating "good"). At the bottom left-hand side of the Ozone Map page, users will find a field titled "Set Time/Place." Here, they can enter a specific Houston address where they wish to check air quality levels. The address will then be marked on the map for future site visits. Another field allows users to check past dates and times for air quality.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provides the site's air quality data. A team of UH faculty and staff directed by Dan Price, professor in UH's Honors College and philosophy department, developed the site along with Air Alliance Houston and American Lung Association staff. Other principal UH contributors include Barry Lefer, associate professor of atmospheric science, and
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Emery
pemery@uh.edu
713-743-8186
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
2. Women could play key role in correcting crisis in clean drinking water and sanitation crisis
3. Microbes make clean methane
4. Stanford-Penn State scientists use microbes to make clean methane
5. Cleaning with sunlight
6. Clean cookstoves unaffordable to Bangladeshi women
7. Mining cleanup benefits from Texas A&M expertise
8. Palladium-gold nanoparticles clean TCE a billion times faster than iron filings
9. Arsenic for better drugs and cleaner crops
10. Waves of Berkeley Lab responders deploy omics to track Deepwater Horizon cleanup microbes
11. University of Tennessee professor receives funding for clean coal research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Houston Clean Air Network offering real-time online ozone report
(Date:7/24/2014)... Neiker-Tecnalia is currently conducting research into the potato genes ... characterised by a reduction in rainfall and increased extremes ... the most resistant genes in order to create new ... conditions.The research is also seeking to find out how ... of greater drought and higher and lower temperatures. , ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Expanding on his work with a new drug that successfully ... of Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his ... effort to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases., Chandra ... biomedical Engineering at UH, previously published a study in Arthritis ... that successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. ... State University has found that more than half the ... named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common ... of bacteria is thought to be connected with obesity, ... in Nature Communications ., Robert A. Edwards, a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Neiker-Tecnalia is researching the potato genes that best adapt to climate change 2Biomedical engineer looks at new applications for novel lupus drug 2Biomedical engineer looks at new applications for novel lupus drug 3Newly discovered gut virus lives in half the world's population 2Newly discovered gut virus lives in half the world's population 3
... it erupts, drawing to it immune system cells that fight ... often leaving behind a mark or a scar. A ... there is a defect in the resolution response the ... or hardening of the arteries can result, said researchers at ...
... Malaria and dengue fever will be the early targets ... disease. The University of Queensland (UQ) and ... the research after Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced $650,000 ... June 18. "Detection of the pathogens of ...
... 2008): Despite recent controversies over crop-based biofuels, biotechnology offers ... sustainable world, with applications as diverse as new sources ... and high quality agricultural products with better production economics. ... sustainable, they must be not only good for society ...
Cached Biology News:Failure to bridle inflammation spurs atherosclerosis 2Biotechnology key to developing sustainable industries says international panel 2Biotechnology key to developing sustainable industries says international panel 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company, announced today the appointment of Adam ... (COO). Cypher Genomics provides rapid and comprehensive annotation ... discovery and clinical reporting. "Cypher,s technology ... to improve healthcare by enhancing diagnostic accuracy, optimizing ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014 Lyfebulb, the International Pemphigus Pemphigoid ... NASDAQ OMX First North Premier, Stockholm ... a collaboration to increase awareness of unmet needs ... event attended by more than sixty patients, physicians, ... health and wellness company dedicated to serving the ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... have made great strides in saving China,s endangered national ... over 65 giant panda reserves that have been established ... just 1596 pandas remain in the wild. , ... save the panda by improving genetic diversity, avoid inbreeding ... how are these high-profile programs doing so far? , ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Think Drinks are a neuroscience-backed drink regimen ... They are the first functional focus beverage to give ... alternative to the temporary fix associated with energy drinks. ... 29, 2014, with hopes to raise $50,000 over the ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/129697 Think Drinks were ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cypher Genomics Announces the Appointment of Adam Simpson as President and COO to Advance Transformative Genome Interpretation Technology 2Cypher Genomics Announces the Appointment of Adam Simpson as President and COO to Advance Transformative Genome Interpretation Technology 3Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 2Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 3Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 4Innovative Collaboration To Increase Awareness Of Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Autoimmune Disease Of The Skin 5truBrain Neuroscientists To Launch More Effective, Healthier Alternative To Energy Drinks On Indiegogo 2
... Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have compiled a series ... to design, develop and manage next-generation databases of biological ... parts is essential if methods developed in other fields ... successful, this approach will result in significant productivity gains ...
... (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) UC Davis Cancer Center physicians today released ... Agent Orange have greatly increased risks of prostate cancer and ... the disease as compared to those who were not exposed. ... published in the September 15 issue of the journal ...
... May Minimize Viral Transmission, Including Norovirus , ... impact public health by minimizing the transmission of ... care providers. The researchers from the University ... University, Raleigh report their findings in the August ...
Cached Biology Technology:Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts 2Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts 3Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans 2Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology 2Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology 3Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology 4
This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (F1676) or contact customer s...
Mouse monoclonal [YPF19] to Yersinia pestis F1 antigen ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
... CLS number is a new product ... product number. If showing no availability ... Sigma-Aldrich number (E6152) or contact customer ... H diam. 11.25 6.40 ...
... three Adept CE 4100 high pressure dual ... in one microlitre increaments. The ground ... added flexibility. The WaveQuest provides ... detection and provides superior stability . ...
Biology Products: