You use lots of chemicals in your house every day. Some of these chemicals, such as vinegar, talcum powder and baking soda, are not dangerous. But there are a few chemicals commonly used in the home that can cause immediate life-threatening danger to you and your family if you use them improperly.
Here are the [...]
In the fairy tale, the evil witch offers the beautiful shiny red apple to our heroine. She is attracted to its seemingly wholesome beauty and she takes a bite. But we know that the apple is poison. In real life, sometimes poisons are disguised so we don’t recognize them for what they are: toxins that [...]
Did you know that wild turkeys have a poor sense of smell? This is in contrast to their highly accurate sense of sight and hearing.
Unfortunately, the lack of ability to smell can cause wild turkeys to eat those very smelly granular pesticides placed on the lawns of homes and businesses, causing them to get [...]
It’s time for Spring Cleaning, and a huge opportunity for everyone to get the clutter out of their homes and garages. It is also a great chance to start cleaning your home with safer, less toxic cleaning products.
My soon-to-be-published e-book, Taming the Toxic Menace in Your Home, gives instructions on which items might be [...]
Adhesive bandages (a.k.a. Band-Aids), first invented and manufactured by Johnson & Johnson in 1920, are very helpful to put on cuts and scrapes, and help keep these wounds from getting dirty or letting bacteria into the site of the wounds.
However, I have a strong word of caution about these adhesive bandages: Never let [...]
There are many poisons in our homes, and some of them might surprise you.
Antifreeze for cars is highly toxic to humans and pets, as it it’s chemical composition is primarily ethylene glycol or propylene glycol. Ethylene glycol does not have a distinct odor, but it has a [...]
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As a professional engineer, I'm here to help you make your home safe by identifying potentially dangerous chemicals and other substances and getting rid of them. I'll also suggest alternative products, often called "green" products, that are safer and work just as well. Feel free to tell your friends about this site. Leave a comment telling me what you think, or ask a question.
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