Thursday, November 20, 2008

ATSDR just (October 17) released a draft profile for radon (accepting comments until February). Thought you might be interested.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

11/15/08 postings

imagine Marketing Science and Technology and Engineering products to S & T & E Centers and Laboratories all over the world, in the Philippines, USA, China etc.

check out the site for National Space Society and Planetary Society


instant noodles-cup a noodle-nissin usa-maruchan

harvest noodles

I am FINSINAAM or Fil-Chi AM; dual citizen, Phil-Am

Look at Kaisa sa Kaunlaran, Bahay Tsinoy on the internet-google; let us be tough on crime such as kidnapping; bad for tourism and bad for the economy; drain on the "soul" also; who knows the song "Spirit of God...", "Come Holy Ghost..."

Steve Martin is a good lampooner-the man with 2 brains, leap of faith, the movie with Lily Tomlin,

The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Find Opportunities service:

U.S. Department of Transportation
DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
CDLIS Modernization 08
Modification 2

Environmental Protection Agency
Broad Agency Announcement for Conferences, Workshops, and/or Meetings
Modification 4

Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security - FEMA
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program FY 2009
Modification 2

US Agency for International Development
Ghana USAID-Accra
Modification 4

U.S. Department of Transportation
DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
2009 CDLIS Modernization Grant

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Initiatives at Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment
Modification 1

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Modification 1

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Initiatives at Tribal Colleges and Universities
Modification 1

Department of the Interior
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute Program Project (P01) Applications

Department of the Interior
CIAP test

Friday, November 14, 2008

Liberty Science Centers

Subject: Liberty Science Center(LSC)

I had discount like Ed who had senior citizen discount last time we went.

I volunteered for 11 years with the Science by Mail Volunteer Scientist years ago and got free kits which cost $40 each.

BTW, Dr. Arthur Greenberg and I started with many others the LSC.

Let me see if that is going to be reinstituted.

The gift shop associate director wanted a list of gift items to carry.

I am compiling such a list.

There are job openings.

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Liberty Science Center 11/06/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Volunteer
Exhibit Specialist, Woodworking
Liberty Science Center 10/28/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Full-Time
Director, Grants
Liberty Science Center 10/27/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Full-Time
Hospitality Associate
Liberty Science Center 10/26/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Part-Time
Interpretation Associate
Liberty Science Center 10/26/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Part-Time
Associate Director, Research & Grant Programs
Liberty Science Center 10/07/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Full-Time
Software Support Specialist
Liberty Science Center 9/15/2008 Jersey City, NJ, US Full-Time

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Philippine Science Heritage Center

Association for Women in Science-Central Jersey Chapter

to be continued...

Dr. Florence T. Cua-Christman, MS3, PhD

Thursday, November 13, 2008

American Chemical Society Continuing Education 2009

I am a member of the American Chemical Society.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

American Nuclear Society(ANS)

Monday, November 10, 2008


Thursday, November 6, 2008

4th Annual Greener Nanoscience Conference & Program Review

4th Annual Greener Nanoscience Conference & Program Review
March 2-3, 2009
Invitrogen Corporation, Eugene, Oregon

Mark your calendars - March 2-3, 2009, Eugene, Oregon

The Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative's (SNNI) 4th annual conference will focus on cutting edge research in greener nanomaterials design and production.

This conference brings academics, industrialists and policymakers together to discuss approaches to developing economically viable, environmentally benign methods to advance nanotechnology.

This year's 2-day program integrates presentations from national experts with regional representatives including a keynote presentation by Dr. Hilary Godwin from the UCLA California Nanosystems Institute. A poster session will be held on the evening of the first day and will include a tour of the new ONAMI Lorrey Lokey Laboratories at the University of Oregon.

Topics include:
* Greener design
* Greener production
* Nanoparticle characterization and challenges at the bio/nano interface
* Biodistribution/tracking nanomaterials in living systems
Conference information can be found here:


Dr. Bettye Maddux, Assistant Director
Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative

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Radon is a radioactive gas formed by the natural decay of uranium that is found in soil and rock in all parts of the United
States. It is found in all types of buildings and it is invisible, odorless and tasteless. Radon seeps in through drains, cracks,
and other holes or openings in the foundation.1 Radon gas escapes easily from the ground into the air and emits radiation
called alpha particles, also called "radon daughters." These particles are electrically charged and attach to aerosols, dust,
smoke and other particles in the air we breathe. As a result, radon progeny may be deposited on the cells lining the
airways, where alpha particles can damage the DNA and cause lung cancer.2

We now have direct evidence that prolonged residential radon is one of our leading public health risks and a major cause
of cancer. The challenge is to use this information to test and mitigate, as well as to promote radon-resistant new
construction.3 Currently, lung cancer is under-funded and under-researched. Only $1,829 is spent per lung cancer death,
the least amount of cancer research dollars per death for the nation's leading cancer killer. By comparison, breast cancer
research receives $23,474 per estimated death, and prostate cancer receives $14,389.4

Frequency of Radon
On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.
According to EPA estimates, Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Overall, radon is the
second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900
of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
Breathing home indoor radon causes nearly one hundred times more deaths each year than carbon monoxide poisoning.5
It is possible for one home to have elevated levels of radon while a neighboring home does not. Testing is the only way to
determine the radon level in your home.1 Inhaling indoor air containing radon over a period of years can increase your
risk of getting lung cancer. Your chance of getting lung cancer from radon depends on how much radon is in your home
and how much time you spend in your home. If you are a smoker or a former smoker, the risk of getting lung cancer from
radon is even greater.6

Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can
present a significant health risk to families all over the county," Dr. Carmona said. "It's important to know that this threat
is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting
techniques." Simple test kits can reveal the amount of radon in any building. Those with high levels can be fixed with
simple and affordable venting techniques. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates, one in
every 15 homes nationwide have a high radon level at or above the recommended radon action level of 4 picoCuries
(pCi/L) per liter of air.

Simple test kits can reveal the amount of radon in any building. Those with high levels can be fixed with simple and
affordable venting techniques. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates, one in every 15
homes nationwide have a high radon level at or above the recommended radon action level of 4 picoCuries (pCi/L) per
liter of air.

R. William Field, PHD, MS
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
N222 Oakdale Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Monday, November 3, 2008

KGMA News 11/4/08

DENR to develop watershed database management system
MANILA (PNA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resoures
(DENR) will develop and maintain a database management system for
information on Philippine watersheds.

This aims to better help generate integrated management plans that
will promote sustainable development in watersheds which are land
areas drained by streams or fixed bodies of water and tributaries
having common outlets for surface run-off.

DENR Secretary Jose "Lito" Atienza believes such plans will enable the
country to maximize benefits from watershed resources without
jeopardizing these in the process.

He ordered the database management system's establishment through
Memorandum Circular 2008-05 which will take effect in mid-November
this year.

The system will cover data on watersheds' bio-physical and
socio-economic conditions.

Among bio-physical conditons to be included are geographic location,
topography, geo-morphological features, soil, land classification and
use, climate, hydrology, infrastructure, vegetation and fauna.

Socio-economic conditions will include population and density,
livelihood, income, employment, sectoral production, public services,
tourism and recreation, religion, politics, social groups, citizen
participation as well as behavioral and cultural patterns.

Such data will help planners identify problems and development
opportunities within different eco-systems in watersheds.

These eco-systems cover forests, uplands, grassland, lowlands and
urban areas as well as coastal and marine locations.

"Data gathered shall be analyzed based on integrated and participatory
management, development and rehabilitation requirements of the
watershed, addressing multi-dimensional issues from forests down to
coastal areas as the case may be," Atienza said.

Among analysis tools planners will use are SWOT, problem tree,
geographic information system (GIS) and land use determination matrix

SWOT analysis is for evaluating development initiatives' strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and threats while problem tree analysis maps
out causes and effects around an issue, the DENR noted.

The department likewise said GIS integrates spatially-referenced data
to identify areas needing immediate intervention while LUDM is based
on watersheds' development and rehabilitation requirements in relation
to deforestation and soil erosion. (PNA)