What’s in Your Air? Lead Exposure Testing with the Aero Select

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ANCON Team in Canterbury

Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is known to cause severe health problems

Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children.”

— Dr Robert Muir – ANCON Technologies

CANTERBURY, KENT, UK, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is known to cause severe health problems, especially to children, and its enduring use in industries such as manufacturing, recycling and even cosmetics continues to be reported each day. Aiming to raise awareness of the public health dangers of lead exposure and reawaken the call to eliminate the use of lead in manufacturing and consumer products, the WHO recently conducted a campaign of International Lead Poisoning Prevention [http://www.who.int/ipcs/lead_campaign/objectives/en/; addressing the estimated 540,000 deaths and 13.9 million years lost to disability and death due to long-term health effects of lead exposure.

It is with this public health objective in mind that instruments such as ANCON’s Aero Select http://www.ancontechnologies.com/products/aero-select-portable-wide-range-aerosol-sampler/ become vital to researchers in detecting and preventing exposure of this unassuming metal. By identifying previously unknown nanoparticles in order to adapt and improve occupational health measures, the portable, wide range aerosol sampler created by this innovative company has already been successfully used in lead exposure studies, not only providing long-term health benefits to workers but also saving livelihoods through identification of best practice for financial outlay within the companies at risk of the dramatic effects of this dangerous metal.

Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children. Distributed throughout the body, lead is stored in the teeth and bones, and during pregnancy, it is released from bones into the bloodstream and becomes a source of exposure to the developing foetus. There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe. However, lead exposure is detectable and therefore preventable.

Some sources of environmental contamination include mining, smelting, manufacturing and recycling activities, and, in some countries, the continued use of leaded paint, gasoline and aviation fuel. More than three-quarters of global lead consumption is for the manufacture of lead-acid batteries for motor vehicles. Lead is, however, also used in many other products, such as jewellery, toys and in some cosmetics and traditional medicines. Even drinking water may contain lead when delivered through lead pipes.

Lead particles range in size and can be deposited and expelled through the respiratory system (mucociliary escalator) but also absorbed straight into the bloodstream. The latter fraction of airborne particles cause the adverse health effects associated with exposure and this is precisely where ANCON’s Aero Select is designed to aid the investigation. The unit’s size-resolved sampling technique was employed to characterize nanoparticles at workplaces at several plants involved in lead processing with results published in the Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR) journal [http://www.aaqr.org/doi/10.4209/aaqr.2013.02.0039].

Aerosol size distributions of lead were obtained across the entire aerosol particle size range from 1 nm to 30 μm. Size distributions were used to calculate the total lead intake due to particle deposition in the respiratory system of workers and it was found that nanoparticles cause the major health risk due to high deposition efficiency and low clearance rate by the upper respiratory system.

Lead exposure can have serious consequences for the health of children. At high levels, lead attacks the brain and central nervous system to cause coma, convulsions and even death. Children who survive severe lead poisoning may be left with mental retardation and behavioural disorders. The neurological and behavioural effects of lead are believed to be irreversible.

Encouragingly, the successful phasing out of leaded gasoline in most countries, together with other lead control measures, has resulted in a significant decline in population-level blood lead concentrations. There are now only 3 countries that continue to use leaded fuel. However, as of 30 September 2018, only 36% of countries have confirmed that they have legally binding controls on the production, import, sale and use of lead paints, showing the desperate need for greater awareness of the dangers of exposure.

Further information:
World Health Organisation Lead Poisoning Fact Sheet: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/lead-poisoning-and-health
ANCON Technologies Lead Exposure Testing: http://www.ancontechnologies.com/air-quality/case-studies/lead-exposure-testing/

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Police Use of Confidential Informants in Drug Investigations

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Many times police will use an informant to make a drug purchase inside a house or vehicle.”

— Josh Scarpello

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Police use of confidential informants is widespread in Pennsylvania. Police often use these "informants" to buy or purchase narcotics, set up drug sales over the phone, and provide other information that the police use to make drug arrests. What is not clear is who these informants are. As they are "confidential", people facing drug charges do not know the informant's identity, if they have a criminal record, or even if the police are paying them.

Pennsylvania courts have held that the defense has a right to know not only the identity of these informants but that they should have access to their entire police file. The defense may be entitled to know if the informant has provided credible or reliable information in the past and what the results of those cases have been.

Moreover, identification by the informant may become an issue. Many times police will use an informant to make a drug purchase inside a house or vehicle. The informant may be the only witness to the purchase itself. A viable defense to a charge of possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) of simple drug possession may lie in the informant providing information to the defense that he bought the drugs from someone else.

Drug charges in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are serious offenses and carry the possibility of jail if you are convicted. If you or someone you know has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, or criminal conspiracy, you need an experienced attorney to handle all aspects of your case. Call Scarpello and LaTour and speak directly with one of our attorney's about your case today.

About Scarpello & LaTour:

Josh Scarpello & Pierre LaTour are former Philadelphia District Attorneys who prosecuted DUI/DWI cases, drug offenses, gun charges, sex crimes, assault, embezzlement, and other types of charges. Today they use the experience gained as prosecutors to defend people charged in crimes.

What sets them apart from most other criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia is their willingness to try cases. Some lawyers would try to force their client to accept any plea deal, rather than risk going to trial and losing the case. However, sometimes you need to try a case to obtain the best outcome. If you can walk into a conference with the prosecutor, unafraid to go to trial, your leverage is immense.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA.

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New SP200VCA Variable-flow Pump

Low-cost, Compact Peristaltic Pump

OMAHA,, NE, USA, October 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Compact pump provides variable-flow and exceptional life performance in a small attractive package. Enjoy the self-priming, run-dry, reversible, fluid-only-in-tubing benefits of a peristaltic pump in your fluid transfer or metering application. Flow rates are available up to 320 ml/min (5.07 gph) with a choice of motor speeds and tubing sizes. Select from a wide range of tubing materials for sterile operation, general purpose transfer or chemical handling. Splash-resistant housing mounts easily on the wall or on the bench. Manual and remote control options. OEM and Distributor Programs. http://www.aptinstruments.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=SP200.

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Sopheon Honored as Gold Winner in the 10th Annual 2018 Golden Bridge Awards® for Enterprise Management Innovations

Golden Bridge Award 2018 Gold Winner Logo

As business innovation and disruption continues to drive companies forward, Sopheon is leading with solutions to the emerging corporate need to execute more effectively against innovation strategy.”

— Andy Michuda, Sopheon CEO

MINNEAPOLIS, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sopheon, a global leader in enterprise innovation management solutions, earned Gold honors in the Golden Bridge Awards® for its Accolade® v.12 software release in the Enterprise Management Innovations category.

The annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, and executives and management teams, from every major industry.

Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Winners were honored in San Francisco on Monday, October 29, 2018 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

Sopheon’s award-winning Accolade software solution digitalizes enterprise innovation strategy and operational execution by capturing mission-critical, enterprise-wide data for better visibility, connecting all business groups and providing a single source of truth for shared decision-making. Implemented by many complex global Fortune 500 market leaders, Accolade offers enterprise-grade security and scalability alongside unique flexibility and adaptability that aligns innovation investment decisions with strategic growth goals. This combination enables faster decision-making and increased revenues and profits from new products.

“It’s an honor to receive industry recognition for the Accolade solution from the Golden Bridge Awards,” said Sopheon CEO Andy Michuda. “As business innovation and disruption continues to drive companies forward, Sopheon is leading with solutions to the emerging corporate need to execute more effectively against innovation strategy by giving businesses access to real-time performance data in context of growth strategies, all in a single platform.”

Sopheon partners with customers to provide complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions including patented software, expertise and best practices to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 250 customers with more than 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.sopheon.com.

The annual Golden Bridge Awards are an industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large and small to new start-ups, in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Learn more about Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

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CS4CA MENA: Government Officials & 100+ Industry leaders Discuss Cyber Security

Save $250 on Your CPD Certified CS4CA MENA Pass

DUBAI, UAE, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Understaffing and underinvestment place ICS security under constant risk in the MENA region, with over 40% of the region’s ICS computers facing cyber-attacks every semester [Kaspersky]. Several industries suffer the consequences of this cyber crisis: Transport & Logistic companies dread the reputational damage following a cyber-attack, while Chemical, Energy, and Oil & Gas enterprises worry about production halts and physical disasters. In short: cyber threats are keeping the region’s security leaders awake at night –and not unreasonably so. With this in mind, Qatalyst Global is pleased to announce CS4CA MENA 2019, uniting the assistance and expertise needed to protect MENA’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats. The 13th in a successful global series of Cyber Security for Critical Assets Summits will be in Dubai, January 21st-22nd, to focus exclusively on the Middle East and Northern African Regions.

This is a content-driven platform for the region’s senior leaders to learn, discuss and asses the practical steps needed to achieve cyber resilience in the MENA region. Key topics include: risk mitigation for safety systems, managing security in a hybrid IT/OT environment, and creating a cohesive regulatory framework for MENA’s critical infrastructure. The likes of Saudi Aramco, Kaspersky Lab, GE, PwC, and the Government of Saudi Arabia compose the line-up of thought-leading speakers.

CS4CA MENA is catered for the Oil & Gas, Utilities, Nuclear, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Aviation, and Maritime industries, as well as Government Officials and select security solution providers. Request a copy of the detailed agenda here.

Book your Early Bird pass before November 8th to save $250 on your 2-day CPD certified conference pass inclusive of seated lunches & 5+ hours of networking. More details at: https://www.cs4ca.com/mena/

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Sniffing Out NBT Benefits with Canine Direction

Dog Sniffing Cancer

Dog Sniffing Cancer

Wesley Baker - CEO ANCON Medical

Wesley Baker – CEO ANCON Medical

Scanning with NBT

NBT technology works by utilizing the canine proven biological principle of detecting exhaled breath specific biomarkers

Researchers have discovered biomarkers for more than 400 diseases, with lung and other cancers among those”

— Wesley Baker – CEO of ANCON Medical

CANTERBURY, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM, October 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2004, the British Medical Journal published a ground-breaking study demonstrating a proof of principle that trained ‘sniffer’ dogs could identify bladder cancer in samples of human urine. Understandably attracting attention from healthcare professionals, politicians and public, the years following this announcement have increased the evidence-based research, strengthening the movement toward non-invasive early diagnosis of a wide range of diseases.

Now with stronger data and research methods, nanotechnology in the field of “biomarker” detection continues to progress and ANCON Medical is one such company aiming to change the lives of millions through earlier diagnosis of life-threatening diseases such as lung cancer. Non-invasive, simple to use, and affordable, ANCON Medical’s Nanoparticle Biomarker Tagging (NBT) technology can detect the presence of disease by measuring exhaled breath for signs of the disease.

NBT technology works by utilizing the canine proven biological principle of detecting exhaled breath specific biomarkers, which are DNA-protein controlled volatile organic compound (VOC) metabolites specific to diseases.
“Researchers have discovered biomarkers for more than 400 diseases, with lung and other cancers among those, and whilst our canine companions are successfully being trained to help with (usually individual) emergency alerts for patients with life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, the individual training costs and ongoing support can take financial outlay into the thousands for each person.” Wesley Baker, ANCON Medical CEO.

“Being programmable makes an Ancon Medical NBT device quite versatile. With funding and further investment, it will be used to screen for diseases like cancer and potentially be reprogrammed to test for a range of other diseases when needed,” Baker, a member of the Royal Society of Medicine said. “Lung cancer, scleroderma, cervical cancer, the Ebola virus, tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are just some of the diseases where known biomarkers have been discovered.”

By programming an ANCON Medial NBT device to hunt for these specific molecules, the technology will enable healthcare providers to provide a fast, affordable and non-invasive solution to patients, potentially saving lives with early diagnosis of disease.

For more information on Ancon Medical’s NBT technology research, visit http://anconmedical.com/nbt-technology/.
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Organic Body Cleanse Human Body Detoxification Process Video Data Site Launched

Heal Your Gut 80% of your immune system

The company compiles articles and Video that focus on health issues and offers users insight on research on disease, treatment and prevention.

LA, CALIF, US, October 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Organic Body Cleanse, a data collection and distribution organization for articles on ailments and treatments, has launched its Human Body Detoxification Data Site. The site offers users insight on the latest data and research on disease and the breakdown of the human body along with treatment and prevention.

More information on Organic Body Cleanse and their Human Body Detoxification Data Site is available at: https://organicbodycleanse.com

Dr. Joseph Mercola reports that people in the U.S. spend around $30 billion every year on alternative medicine, according to a published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), with more than 40,000 individuals in the U.S aged 4 and above participating in the survey.

An estimated 60 million Americans spend money on complementary and alternative medicine each year the National Health Statistics Report (NHSR) revealed, with 4.1 million children having used some type of complementary medicine or therapy.

Organic Body Cleanse compiles articles and data that focus on health and health related issues including the Human Body Detoxification Process and has launched its new Data Site. The information in the site covers a variety of disease-related topics.

The information on the site includes nutritional topics like Gluten-Free Foods, Weight Loss, Cleanse Your Body and Genetically Modified Foods along with articles explaining the human body detoxification process regarding the removal of naturally occurring waste and toxins that invade bodies through toxic food intake, breathing polluted air, absorbing toxins through pores in the skin and cell destruction.

Organic Body Cleanse reports on various diseases and the latest trends in natural treatment including cancer, HIV, kidney stones, LUPUS, sickle cell anemia, liver and gallbladder, cataract, colon health, vitiligo, digestive health and autoimmune disorders.

Natural and complementary health alternatives are discussed and defined with recommended usage for apple cider vinegar, alfalfa, apple pectin fibre, barley grass juice, beetroot juice powder, brown rice kernel membrane powder, chlorella, Coenzyme Q10, ionic trace minerals and spirulina.

More information on Organic Body Cleanse and their Human Body Detoxification Data Site is available at https://organicbodycleanse.com

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Tectura Strengthens Its Growth Strategy with the Hiring of Mike Muller as the new CEO

Tectura – Microsoft Dynamics Provider in India

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, October 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tectura, the largest Asian provider of business consulting, implementation and support services across an array of technology solutions, announced today the appointment of Mike Muller as the Chief Executive Officer.

Mike is a trusted business leader with a track record of more than 15 years successfully leading businesses at a senior level in the Asia Pacific region. He has worked successfully in large, small and start-up companies, across a broad range of functions: Business Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Finance.

“The hiring of Mike by Tectura is consistent with the company’s plans to move its headquarters from the U.S. to Asia. In doing so, the Company intends to raise local funding for investment in new geographies to support its growth plans, including geographic expansion in to ASEAN and increasing the number of locations in North Asia and India.” said, Keith B. Hall, Chairman, Tectura Corporation.

Keith further added “Mike has turned around businesses, built positive cultures and is known for strong leadership with a balanced focus between strategic initiatives, employee welfare and operational excellence, especially in sales. He is known for strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and mentoring and successfully building high-performing teams.”

“I am very excited to join an established market leader like Tectura” said Mike Muller. “Tectura has great business model and an extremely talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalise on the changing technology market. I believe Tectura is well equipped to provide a cost effective suite of business enhancement technology solutions and services to organizations worldwide.”

Mike has a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Commerce degree from NSW University.

About Tectura Corporation

Tectura provides consulting, implementation and support across an array of ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, Cloud, AI and Mobility solutions to companies across Asia. With 6000+ clients, Tectura leverages its expertise in Microsoft Dynamics technology to deliver best in class solutions designed to help companies meet their operational, financial, regulatory and technical challenges.

With more than 400+ team members across 10 offices in 5 countries, Tectura applies its industry knowledge and best practice philosophy to provide Microsoft Dynamics® ERP, CRM and technology solutions throughout Asia.

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Rhino Hide Announces Bulletproof Wall Filler to Protect Students and Staff from Active Shooters

Testing Rhino Hide Bulletproof Wall Filler

Installation Equipment

Typical Wall Filling Method

Groundbreaking new two-part liquid pours into existing walls and hardens to become bulletproof – allows kids and staff to shelter in place until police arrive.

I invented Rhino Hide because I have a daughter in high school. I see school shootings occurring more and more frequently. It is sickening to imagine this sort of violence occurring at her school,”

— Jason Giddings

SAGLE, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rhino Hide LLC today announced it will launch a line of liquid chemical wall-filler products that turn any classroom into a bulletproof safe-room where children and teachers can instantly shelter in place while waiting for the police to arrive. The projectile-resistant product can also be used to fortify community buildings against storms such as hurricanes or tornadoes.

“I invented Rhino Hide because I have a daughter in high school. I see school shootings occurring more and more frequently. It is sickening to imagine this sort of violence occurring at her school,” said Jason Giddings, Rhino Hide’s CEO. “So far, 256 regular folks have invested over $78,000 in the StartEngine campaign and made it possible to build an entire company to solve this epidemic.”

Rhino Hide’s competitors install small, bulletproof rooms inside one corner of each classroom. Precious time is wasted moving kids from their seats into the barricades. With Rhino Hide the classrooms are the saferooms. Kids can just wait for the police to arrive, safely in their seats.

Rhino Hide LLC is actively recruiting a national network of over 300 companies that will become certified installers all over the United States. This network will provide highly-trained, quality installation and customer service.

In addition to schools, Rhino Hide Bulletproof Wall Filler can be installed into community storm shelters, DIY home shelters, office and government buildings, police cars, military bases, movie theaters and even banks, protecting people wherever they gather from active shooters and severe storms.

Rhino Hide is currently seeking a total investment of $107,000 in equity crowdfunding. Anyone can invest as little as $100 to own a part of the company at startengine.com/rhino-hide.

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Process Liquids? New Video from HPS Demonstrates Benefits of Pigging

Process Pigging Specialist HPS Product Recovery Solutions Release New ‘Pigging’ Video

The use of pigging systems in liquid processing is increasing throughout the world, and this new video demonstrates why.”

— Gilbert Murphy

NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, October 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Product recovery (pigging) systems are in wide use by companies that process liquids, especially in sanitary or hygienic environments.

HPS Product Recovery Solutions, the leading specialists in process and hygienic pigging, has produced a short video which highlights the benefits of installing the highly-effective technology.

Pigging is a simple and low-risk method of recovering product from pipelines that would otherwise be wasted.

It’s used by food, beverages, confectionery, homecare, paint, personal care, cosmetics, pet food processing companies plus many more. And the use of pigging is increasing! That’s because the results are fast, and the benefits substantial.

Pigging uses a specialist projectile (the ‘pig’), which fits extremely compactly to the pipeline. This enables it to clean the pipeline and recover nearly every drop of product that remains in the pipe after transfer.

And this new video shows some of the key benefits! They include increasing yields, reducing waste, speeding up changeovers, decreasing downtime, minimising water usage, plus many more.

Gilbert Murphy, HPS founder and CEO said, “The use of pigging systems in liquid processing is increasing throughout the world, and this new video demonstrates why. Pigging has lots of benefits, from increasing yields and reducing waste processing to improving efficiency and reducing cross-contamination risks”.

“This new short video also contains real-life examples and provides insights into how our solutions benefit our customers and improve their efficiency, profits and effectiveness”.

As well as offering many advantages, pigging systems are extremely cost-effective and deliver a high return on investment (ROI). In most case, payback is between 6 to 12 months, sometimes less.

Gilbert concludes, “As well as helping our customers achieve increased profits and the higher levels of productivity and efficiency that modern processing plants demand, our pigging solutions are also easy to implement, and commissioning is relatively simple”.

“Whether the system is being deployed within an existing plant, or part of a new installation, interruption and downtime to operations is kept to a minimum”.

To watch the HPS video, please click here.

About HPS Product Recovery Solutions

Founded in 1995, HPS Product Recovery Solutions increases its customers profitability by maximizing product yields, reducing waste, helping environmental sustainability and improving efficiency. This is through product-recovery (pigging) systems, liquid distribution and transfer solutions for processing industries.
Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, HPS has offices in the US and Australia, and global partners worldwide, including Brazil, China, Malaysia and Thailand.

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