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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

More people are talking about it and increasingly we're seeing problems? Or is it the reverse?

A new longitudinal study talks about the effects of ingesting or inhaling solvents on cognitive health. It seems these effects are felt on workers' memory and their ability to concentrate decades after exposure. We find many of these products in electrical installations. I sometimes hear that in the past we didn't seem to have so many problems and that some people seem to go looking for them. Fortunately, behind this not so popular wisdom, preventive solutions exist. Good reading.

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek
linegoyette@kerrwil.com


 

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Introducing Square D™ SurgeLoc for NQ Panelboards

Easy Installation, Space Saving, Money Saving Design

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection. Read More


Best Practices: Technical Tips

Inline Heaters

Inline heaters (a.k.a. circulation heaters) are ideal for processing fluid, including hazardous liquids, that requires intermediate heating while maintaining a flow rate. Instead of stripping the heat from another source as it would for a heat exchanger, an inline heater simply transfers the heat generated from electrical power into the target fluid. Inline heaters comprise heating elements covered by an anti-corrosion metallic vessel chamber. To maximize efficiency, the flanged heater is often thermally insulated by either the side or inline operation. This is particularly done when a flowing medium has to be heated. Read More

Safety

Protect Yourself: Our Brains May Never Fully Recover from Solvent Exposure

People who are exposed to paint, glue or degreaser fumes at work may experience memory and thinking problems in retirement, decades after their exposure, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"Our findings are particularly important because exposure to solvents is very common," says study author Erika L. Sabbath, from the Harvard School of Public Health. "Solvents pose a real risk to the present and future cognitive health of workers, and as retirement ages go up, the length of time that people are exposed is going up, too." Read More

SURVEY SAYS

Influence of Electrical Contractors

A new study shows the influence and activities of Canadian electrical contractors in high performance electrical control systems in residential, commercial and industrial segments. Read More

Product Focus

No More "Frying" Your Tester in Error

The new VDV II Series' easy-to-use cable testers from IDEAL Industries check the integrity of copper cables commonly found in domestic, commercial or industrial voice, data or video installations, including telephone wiring, data network and video/security cabling. They know if they've been plugged into an outlet where potentially damaging voltages are present. Read More

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