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A Tale of Two Standards-Safety and Environmental!

A Tale of two Standards-Safety and Environmental!

A Tale of two Standards-Safety and Environmental!  RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) is a standard enforceable in the European Union (EU), restricting the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.  The substances restricted under RoHS include:  Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), hexavalent Chromium Cr VI, PolyBrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and PolyBrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).  The directive aims to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products by limiting the use of hazardous materials and promoting the use...
Enhancing Safety and Efficiency-RF SHIELDED Garments!

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity-be Fair!

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity-be Fair!  In a world dominated by technology, concerns about the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have given rise to a controversial condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) or Electromagnetic Sensitivity (ES).  Individuals with EHS claim to experience a range of non-specific symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, rashes, muscular pain, dizziness, stress, sleep disturbances, and tingly feelings on the skin.  The individuals attribute these symptoms to exposure to everyday sources of EMFs like power lines and electrical...
Conductive Textiles in Healthcare-Versatile!

Conductive Textile uses-VTT Supports Research!

Conductive Textile uses-VTT Supports Research!  The uses of conductive textiles are increasing all the time!  Much of this research takes place in the Academic Environment.  VTT has the world's largest inventory of metalized textiles.  The list of innovative users for metalized textiles includes the medical, automotive, aerospace, and the military venues.  VTT reaches out to support colleges and societies that are "pushing the envelope" in developing new uses for all types of textiles.  In today's technical world new uses for...
Internships-Preparing the New Workforce

Internships-Preparing the New Workforce!

Internships-Preparing the New Workforce!  Most of us must take an "internship" during our training.  An "Internship" is time away from a learning environment for "real world" application training!   I had to complete several "internships" while I was in dental school for practical training.  I learned to apply things I'd been learning about in "real" day-to-day clinical situations".  Witnessing real application of dentistry was much different than I believed it would be.  Experienced clinicians were full of methods that I never...