Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

No aircon+high ozone=you're dead

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Off-Topic Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mack the knife



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: standing right behind you...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: No aircon+high ozone=you're dead Reply with quote

Quote:
Also reported in the studies were that mortality rates were lower in cities where air conditioning was prevalent during hot weather


http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20050616/hl_hsn/studiesconfirmozoneshealthrisks

Ten to one odds you're living in an un-airconditioned apartment or working in an unairconditioned environment. Yes? Of course yes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SuperHero



Joined: 10 Dec 2003
Location: Superhero Hideout

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no and no


a/c at home in my office and every classroom.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Leslie Cheswyck



Joined: 31 May 2003
Location: University of Western Chile

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Ozone
Ozone is a gas that occurs both in the Earth's upper atmosphere and at ground level. Ozone can be "good" or "bad" for people¡¯s health and for the environment, depending on its location in the atmosphere.

In the troposphere, the air closest to the Earth's surface, ground-level or "bad" ozone is a pollutant that is a significant health risk, especially for children with asthma. It also damages crops, trees and other vegetation. It is a main ingredient of urban smog.



The stratosphere, or "good" ozone layer extends upward from about 6 to 30 miles and protects life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This natural shield has gradually been damaged or "depleted" by man-made chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Ozone depletion means more UV from the sun gets to the ground, leading to more cases of skin cancer, cataracts, and other health problems.



EPA¡¯s Clean Air Ozone Rules target ground level ozone. On April 15, 2004, EPA fulfilled its legal obligation under the Clean Air Act to issue final designations for all areas of the country stating that they either meet or do not meet the more protective 8-hour ozone standards. EPA also issued a classification rule for nonattainment areas -- areas that do not meet the standards. The rule classifies the seriousness of the problem and indicates the required actions that areas must take.


http://www.epa.gov/cgi-bin/epaprintonly.cgi
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pyongshin Sangja



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Location: I love baby!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Ten to one odds you're living in an un-airconditioned apartment or working in an unairconditioned environment. Yes? Of course yes.


No, not anymore. I used to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
khyber



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Compunction Junction

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozone, as best as i can remember, is produced from photocopiers. Something about the heat in the machine and it's effect on O2 or something....somehow turning it into o3 through a kind of combustion of something?
That's why if you're near photocopiers in closed spaces, you can get a headache and sick and shit...all that comes from that...
crazy shit eh?
well, can anyone back me up on that one?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Manner of Speaking



Joined: 09 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

khyber wrote:
ozone, as best as i can remember, is produced from photocopiers. Something about the heat in the machine and it's effect on O2 or something....somehow turning it into o3 through a kind of combustion of something?
That's why if you're near photocopiers in closed spaces, you can get a headache and sick and *beep*...all that comes from that...
crazy *beep* eh?
well, can anyone back me up on that one?


I don't think ozone is produced by the heat in a phocopier, but by stray electrical discharges (however I may be wrong). Ozone is that "sharp, electricity smell" you get when you pull a plug out of an outlet and it sparks, or when you brush two wires together and they spark. Ground-level ozone, in sufficient and persistent levels, can react with living tissue and damage the lungs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have aircon in every room...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Corporal



Joined: 25 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manner of Speaking wrote:
khyber wrote:
ozone, as best as i can remember, is produced from photocopiers. Something about the heat in the machine and it's effect on O2 or something....somehow turning it into o3 through a kind of combustion of something?
That's why if you're near photocopiers in closed spaces, you can get a headache and sick and *beep*...all that comes from that...
crazy *beep* eh?
well, can anyone back me up on that one?


I don't think ozone is produced by the heat in a phocopier, but by stray electrical discharges (however I may be wrong). Ozone is that "sharp, electricity smell" you get when you pull a plug out of an outlet and it sparks, or when you brush two wires together and they spark. Ground-level ozone, in sufficient and persistent levels, can react with living tissue and damage the lungs.



Love the av MOS.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Manner of Speaking



Joined: 09 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Cool Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Off-Topic Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2013 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International