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2012-12-09 05:03:50

A recent study from the Columbia Center For Children’s Environmental Health indicates chemicals present in traditional foam and innerspring mattresses may cause a range of ailments, bolstering

Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal.

2012-10-05 23:04:08

The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., recognizes October 7-13, 2012, as National Fire Prevention Week.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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