ABSTRACT: Methods and systems for killing, preventing, or inhibiting the growth and spread of invasive Dreissenid mussel species, such as Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and Quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) are provided herein. The treatment methods and systems utilize a nonnative source of chlorophyll introduced to a body of water to increase the chlorophyll concentrations in bodies of water. The increased chlorophyll concentration effectively kills or prevents the spreading of the invasive mussel species in the bodies of water. The methods and systems of the present invention advantageously avoid the use of heavy metals or pesticides that may pose health risks to humans. Additionally, embodiments of the present invention can use treatment doses that are nonharmful to other aquatic life. ZebraCide products are a way to address Zebra Mussels infestations in areas, both populated and non-populated by live plants, insects and animals when used according to label directions. Areas being treated that contain live plants and animals are required to be evaluated by the owner to assure safety to other live species not targeted for elimination.
ABSTRACT: A system of enhanced visual parking space safety indicators for assisting drivers of automobiles or operators of other vehicles to position their vehicles in parking spaces. First rear safety indicators are positioned on a vertical barrier, such as a wall or structure, located at a rear of the parking space, and demarcate a rear limit and an associated depth dimension, left and right limits and an associated width dimension, and a center of the parking space. Second upper safety indicators are positioned on an upper barrier, such as a ceiling, located above the parking space, and demarcate an upper limit and an associated height dimension, the left and right limits and the associated width dimension, and the center of the parking space. The enhanced visual parking space safety indicators may supplement or replace conventional safety surface line markings located on a lower surface of the parking space.
Because EPA has determined that certain “minimum risk pesticides” pose little to no risk to human health or the environment, EPA has exempted them from the requirement that they be registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
ABSTRACT: An orthopedic device (10) is provided for the treatment of physical disorders characterized by region(s) of localized, undue compression of body tissue leading to nerve compression and/or damage, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. A carpal tunnel syndrome treatment device (10) in accordance with the invention includes a central, resilient, stretchable tensioning segment (12) with a plurality of relatively less stretchable adhesive straps (14-18) secured to the segment (12). In use, the segment (12) is placed on the back of a patient’s hand (20), whereupon the straps (14-18) are pulled and adhered to the patient’s palm in a fashion to expand the segment (12). In this orientation, the control segment (12) exerts continuous yielding or tensile forces through the straps (14-18) which in turn reduces carpal tunnel syndrome nerve compression and alleviates symptoms.