Save Energy, Water, And Money With A Home Energy Audit

February 27, 2015- We have blogged about how home energy audits, also called energy assessments or energy evaluations, can help homeowners lower their utility bills. Although the audit may be done at any time, most are performed as a requirement for receiving government rebates.

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Porch Lead Dust A Threat to Children's Health

February 25, 2015- A new study in the journal Environmental Health finds that porches are a significant source of lead dust in older homes.

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Wisconsin Seeing Increase In Lead Poisoning In Bald Eagles, Swans And Geese

February 24, 2015- Despite a 1991 statewide ban for lead use in waterfowl hunting, lead poisoning in birds is a growing concern for the Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Energy Audits Help Homeowners Lower Their Utility Bills

February 20, 2015- After a rough month of winter weather, homeowners are now bracing themselves for another chilling event: the arrival of the next set of energy bills.

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How to Avoid Products With Toxic Bisphenol-S

February 19, 2015- Studies of bisphenol-S, the chemical compound used to replace bisphenol-A in "BPA-free" plastic products, found it is disruptive not only to the body's hormone system, but to brain circuitry in developing animal embryos.

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Lead Poisoning Fund in New Jersey Gets a Hearing

February 18, 2015- A New Jersey state Senate panel plans to discuss a bill that would pump $10 million into the nearly empty Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund on March 9.

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New Zealand Couple Discovers Lead and Gets Stuck With Huge Bill

February 17, 2015- When a New Zealand couple bought a new home recently, they didn’t expect to have much trouble selling their old house.

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Lead Poisoning Still a Threat to Small Children

February 16, 2015- Lead poisoning is still a concern for children who live in or around homes built before 1978.  

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Asbestos Found In Dirt in a Florida Neighborhood

February 13, 2015- Neighbors living near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport expressed concern about toxic asbestos found in dirt at the airport, where an expansion project is underway.

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New Antibiotic May End 25-Year Drug Drought

February 9, 2015- Scientists recently discovered an antibiotic capable of fighting infections that kill hundreds of thousands of people each year -- a breakthrough that could lead to the field’s first major new drug in more than a quarter-century.

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Microfibers From Cloth Pose New Threat to Great Lakes

February 6, 2015- Scientists have been warning for several years that the Great Lakes are filled with tiny plastic particles from products like body washes and toothpaste, but now they are raising new concerns about another form of debris: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths, and other consumer products.

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Industry Chief Says Drug Companies to Blame For Antibiotic Resistance

February 4, 2015- Doctors tend to get blamed the most for the growing number of cases of bacterial resistance because of over-prescribing, but Karl Rotthier, chief executive of the Dutch DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, claims that lax procedures at drug companies are another cause.

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