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05.07.12
ESFI Urges Consumers to “Be in the Know about the New" During National Electrical Safety Month
May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is raising awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.
—Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

05.02.12
Pediatric Imaging Departments Use Lower Dose for CT
For a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, researchers reviewed abdominal and pelvic CT console dose and exposure parameter data on 495 patients from a combined pediatric and adult radiology department, as well as 244 patients from a pediatric radiology department.
—The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)

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05.07.12
NEMA-Backed Bills Expand Carbon Monoxide Detection to Schools, Commercial Lodging: On April 10, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law legislation (HB 2/SB 173) NEMA championed to require the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in new and substantially remodeled public schools. Legislation also has been signed into law in Maine (LD 1744) and West Virginia (SB 597) that would expand CO detection to hotels, motels, dormitories, and other occupancies. NEMA advocates on state and federal levels for legislative and code requirements that advance life safety, including CO detection requirements for homes, commercial residential occupancies, and schools.
—National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

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International News

05.02.12
U.S. Ambassador Presents Her Credentials, in Maltese
New U.S. ambassador to Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, wife of NEMA program manager Gerard Winstanley, presented her diplomatic credentials to President George Abela - and did so using the Maltese language.
—TimeOfMalta.com

05.02.12
European Utilities to Invest More in Offshore Wind Power
Utilities in Europe intend to increase their investments in offshore wind power as rising prices of fossil fuel spur demand for renewable energy. Capacity from offshore wind turbines in the continent increased by 866 megawatts last year, a faster growth rate than land-based installations, according to the European Wind Energy Association. "In the North Sea alone we have a potential to economically exploit the offshore resources to cover seven times Europe's total energy consumption," said EWEA CEO Christian Kjaer.
—MarketWatch

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