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March 23, 2011
Credit: Brenda Schweinsberg Did you know there are hidden harmful chemicals in most household air fresheners? “Well, they’re called phthalates,” explains 14-year-old Zach...
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April 28, 2010
Credit: Jill Clardy/FlickrTraditionally, food-grade lemon oil has been used for dusting furniture because it is so lubricating and antispectic. I've included it in this...
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March 18, 2010
When I bathed as a young child my grandmother took it upon herself at times to let me know that the nurses in the first World War washed up with only a cup of water. This seemed...
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September 29, 2009
After more than a decade of blockbuster growth, U.S. bottled water sales dropped 6% this past year. Why? Because environmentally-minded consumers, urged on by their Mayors (in...
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September 16, 2009
Photo credit: seththerabbit/Flickr While it is true the United States has some of the best drinking water in the world, a disturbing new report conducted by the New York Times...
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September 16, 2009
Si bien es cierto que Estados Unidos tiene una de las mejores aguas potables del mundo, The New York Times realizo un perturbador informe el cual reveló que uno de cada diez...
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August 28, 2009
The west branch of the Nishnabotna River runs within four miles of Ron Rosmann's farm and pastureland, so he was dismayed when he saw it on a list of dozens of watersheds in the...
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September 16, 2009
Si usted después de leer, “¿Necesita un filtro de agua en el hogar?”, encontraste que hay contaminantes en tu agua y que un sistema de filtración te ayudara a deshacerte de ellos...
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September 16, 2009
If you found, following the steps in "Do You Need a Home Water Filter?," that there are contaminants in your water and that a filtering system will get rid of them, use this guide...
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October 19, 2009
I recently purchased a new home. The basement is quite damp and has signs of mold. Can you recommend any nontoxic mold treatments? Also, in spite of the traces of mold, we'd like...
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February 17, 2008
Where I live, chlorine is used to clean the water that comes out of the taps. Is it true that chlorine is harmful to your health if you are exposed to it through drinking water...
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January 9, 2008
I recently tested my house for radon gas, and the result was 13.3pCi/L. Idaho recommends that some action be taken to lessen radon concentrations if a reading is greater than 4pCi...
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