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  • #132... Katrina-era FEMA trailers in use after 2011 tornadoes; No FEMA trailers!
  • #130... Cool roofs reduce global warming; EPA requires data on more chemicals; EPA and chemical confidentiality claims; BPA in indoor dust.
  • #129... Beware of ‘salt-treated lumber’; Bottled water hazards.
  • #127...  Energy performance score benefits homeowners; Green insulation; Cell phones with low-radiation emissions; BPA levels in water and air.
  • #126... The fight over solar panels and aesthetics; Marigolds may help skin outbreaks and other health concerns; Sniffing-trained dogs can help diabetics.
  • #125… PCBs in caulk; Coping with ‘brain fog’; Fragrance ingredients in human blood; Organic ingredients in personal-care products.  
  • #124… Organic textiles.
  • #123… Mercury in high-fructose corn syrup; controlling indoor humidity in hot climates.
  • #122… Formaldehyde in wood products; Allergists recommend fragrance reduction; Cell phones and skin rashes; Environmental effects add costs to housing market crash; Contaminants in bottled water.
  • #121… Cell phone precautions; Relocation tool: Senior housing resource; Cranberry juice riddle solved.
  • #120… Protection from flu virus exposure; Recycled toxics: sludge; Health and construction materials.  
  • #119... The limits of green building certification; Plastic baby bottles; Fine particles indoors - effects on the elderly; On the road — food safety; Car air fresheners; Green remodeling guidelines.
  • #118... Volatile organic compounds in well water; Airline cabin pollution harmful; Misleading environmental claims; Relocator tool — emergency preparedness; Home water conservation tool.
  • #117... Spray cleaners linked to asthma; California bans ozone 'air cleaners'; Ozone + people -> respiratory irritants; Resources for home care, pandemic flu.
  • #116... California lowers formaldehyde permitted in wood; Relocator's resource — comparing air quality in different U. S. Locations.
  • #115... Rating building materials for environment and health impacts; Bladder cancer and disfected tap water; Human ecology — drugs in water; Florida program certifies "green" lodging facilities.
  • #114... Bad housekeeping at 20,000 feet; Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine free; Few are prepared for disasters; Chart your family health history; Ozone-emitting air cleaners; Renter’s resource: CDC’s Healthy Housing Reference Manual.
  • #113... Safer chemicals can be cheaper; Nickel allergy reactions from foods?; Manure into energy; Fine-tuning dust mite controls; Drug affects cataract surgery; Severe insect stings; Methamphetamine production in real estate.
  • #112... Suppressing dust on gravel roads; Holding the line on organic food standards; U.S. foodborne illnesses on the decline — maybe; Natural bacterial reduction in meat.
  • #111... Dry out a whole building with heat; ‘Green’ remodeling – cost-effective and healthy; Preventing mold in new construction; Benzene in soft drinks; Taste of the future? Organic hospital food.
  • #110... Affordable and ‘green’ housing; Home builders and ‘green’ construction; ‘Health House’ housing development; Mold produces irritant VOC, leads to physical effects; Mold prevention product: BluWood. 
  • #109... A household problem: Hazardous materials disposal; Options for the aging; California co-op workers clean up, protect health.
  • #108... Relocator’s tool: States with the most polluting power plants; New way to access campground information; Access and recreation; Mold-proof wallboard; Japanese automakers to reduce chemicals inside vehicles; Travel guide for people with pulmonary problems.
  • #107... Compound in consumer goods and dental material may adversely affect the brain; House built for MCS client makes news; “Green” building statistics; Relocation (and local) tool — health care; Diet and arthritis.
  • #106... Food allergy and arthritis; Relocation tool – North American power plant emissions report; Airline drinking water quality; Cell phone use and brain tumors. 
  • #105... Ultra-fine high tech particles and health; Plasticizers in house dust, allergic and asthmatic children.
  • #104... City ratings - stress, toxicity; Database of state IAQ laws; Baby food and meningitis risk; Spas not always a healthy choice; Natural fire protection for buildings.
  • #103... "Green" healthcare construction and maintenance; Mercury in flu shots for kids; Homebuyers can get a CLUE; Relocation - online resources; Sustainably produced food; Health spas and health problems.
  • #102... New ASHRAE standard for residential indoor air quality (IAQ); Endocrine disrupters in indoor air; Century overview of indoor environments and health; Asthma in Connecticut elementary schools.
  • #101... Discarded tires - a better mulch?; Low Allergy turf grass; Database of household products.
  • #100... Fragrance as a weapon; Indoor chlorinated swimming pools and asthma; Cleaning products and asthma.
  • #99... Acquiring peanut allergy; Reducing peanut allergen; The antibiotic business; Low-income seniors: new nutrition program offers access to fresh produce;
  • #98... Less allergenic soybeans?; EMF update; Travelers Insurance sues Habitat for Humanity over mold; Hospital IAQ and construction
  • #97... In the shower: A new respiratory infection; Latex-free exercise equipment.
  • #96... New car smell; Nutrient directory on line at USDA; HVAC tips; In development: cotton carpeting; Healthy building inform from EPA
  • #95... Sunlight exposure on the road; SIDS, bacteria and bedding; EPA alert: disinfectants in HVAC systems; Mold troubleshooting at home; Cooking and pollution; Lodging: "It's not cheap being green," either
  • #94... Three important articles about antibiotics in meat; Home air conditioning reduces indoor particle pollution; Drugs and the elderly.
  • #93... Ventilation in the kitchen; Range hood options; Less toxic siding; Radiator option.
  • #92... Poor air quality in portable classrooms; Pedicure risks; Information about so-called "inert" ingredients in drugs; Air quality in photocopy centers; Scotchguard: More ubiquitous than we thought; New computer fumes.
  • #91... Fragrance plus ozone equals indoor air pollution; Breast milk and food allergy; Metal allergy and coronary stints; Plywood goes vegetarian; Washable suede; Allergic people prefer blondes (cats, that is)
  • #90... Hair tests prove unreliable; Innovations in food packaging; Carbonless paper; Fragrance factoid.