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Noise Action Week 2019

Noise Action Week is coordinated every year by Environmental Protection UK to raise awareness of the cost of noise to the health and well-being of communities and individuals. Noise complaints are used as an indicator of public well-being in the Public Health Profile report of the Department of Health. Information on this indicator is now…

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Welding Fume Health Hazard

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There is new scientific evidence that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer. Mild steel welding fume has now been reclassified as a human carcinogen. Therefore, if you or your staff carry out any welding activities, you need to take action now. New HSE Safety Standards The Health…

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Clean Air Day 2018

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According to the Clean Air Day 2018 campaign, as many as 40,000 deaths annually can be attributed to poor air quality. June 21st is this year’s Clean Air Day, with events going on at schools, businesses and organisations across the country to promote actions that will improve our environment. How Can You Help Improve Air…

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World Accreditation Day 2018 – Working For Global Health And Safety

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World Accreditation Day, celebrated on June 9th, is a global focus on delivering a safer world. With both inspection and testing services accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), Somerset Scientific Services are proud to support this event. Why Is Accreditation Important? Accreditation, through national bodies and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International…

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Nitrogen Dioxide Air Pollution Factor In Premature Deaths

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An estimated 50 million years of life could be lost in the UK by 2154 if air pollution is not tackled, according to a recent article in The Times. The figures come from a study led by Kings College London and published in Lancet Planetary Health. It suggests that action to meet targets set out…

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We Want You To Go Home Healthy!

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Here at Somerset Scientific Services, we are supporting the HSE campaign to Go Home Healthy. They are urging employers and employees alike to look after their health. Breathing in dust, gases, vapours and fumes at work can cause life-changing lung disease or make existing conditions worse. Twelve thousand workers die each year from lung diseases…

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