When you hear the term VOC, you probably think of paint, right? Us, too. But the truth is that volatile organic compounds can be found in other substances besides paint. And you want to minimize them because they release gases into the air, which then contribute to air pollution. Yuck. […]
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Now that Christmas has come and gone, you might have a shiny new electronics gadget — and an old one that’s in need of disposal. Instead of tossing it in the trash, consider one of several recycling options. The EPA’s website is a comprehensive recycling resource. You can search for […]
The new lead paint rule instituted by the EPA that requires special handling when remodeling all pre-1978 homes has now been slightly altered. Beginning today, all contractors performing renovation, repair or painting work in homes built before 1978 must follow lead-safe work practice requirements. A new EPA rule removes a […]
On April 22, 2010 remodelers must comply with a new federal regulation pertaining to lead paint exposure. Supporters say it will protect them and their children from lead poisoning but many industry groups including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the two big box retailers, Home Depot and […]
Don’t let your large appliances end up in a landfill. In fact its now illegal to dump appliances in more than 20 states. Older appliances typically contain a tremendous amount of steel, especially a water heater. If you are unsure about where your local recycling centers are, start by contacting […]