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Drycleaning At Your Own Risk?

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A year ago, Stephen Swift, a local Honolulu businessman ostensibly engaged in hazardous waste disposal, found himself jailed for two years for failing to dispose of quantities of perchloroethylene, commonly called Perc,. Instead of taking it to the local hazardous waste disposal site where it would have been safely disposed of for a fee,... Read More...

Toxic Chemicals Rampant in Common Laundry Products

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The EPA isn't watching and the media aren't talking while the cleaning products industries continue to sell us products laced with toxic chemicals that we unwittingly absorb. Read More...

Keeping Warm, Keeping Cool: Keeping the Goldilocks Rule

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Insulation, sealing and ventilation can sound like boring subjects, but they’re not boring if you’re living in a house that doesn’t have them. Anybody who could tell Mary Ebbets how to solve the problems with her new house would have certainly had her and her husband’s attention, especially when their new house was being... Read More...

The Personal Environment III: The Stuff Around Us

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In the spring of 2009, stories began to appear in the press about Chinese drywall that was so toxic that it corroded copper pipes and wiring, and made people and animals who lived in the houses where it had been installed chronically ill. Silver and brass tarnished. The air smelled like rotten eggs. Most... Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.