- Controlling creosote. Benado, S. // Popular Science;Mar89, Vol. 234 Issue 3, p51
Discusses how to avoid the dangers of creosote, the buildup of tar and other combustible chemicals from the smoke of a wood fire.
- Detecting new refrigerants. DiChristina, Mariette // Popular Science;Oct92, Vol. 241 Issue 4, p56
Reports that scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have borrowed an idea from nuclear-physics research to detect new non-chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant substitutes. Details on the device called the Atmospheric Proportional Counter Refrigerant Leak Detector (APC).
- Behind the Screens. Kremer, Stevie // Ski;Nov2004, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p210
Presents information on the prohibition on the use of the chemical mexoryl in the U.S.
- EPA Considering NJ Model for Regulating Reactive Chemicals. Millar, Sheila A. // Paper, Film & Foil Converter;Sep2003, Vol. 77 Issue 9, p20
Reports that the United States Environmental Protection Agency is considering New Jersey model for regulating reactive chemicals. Gaps in coverage of reactive hazards.
- Watsco adds line of chemicals. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;2/15/93, Vol. 188 Issue 7, p9
Reports on Watsco Components Inc.'s addition of a line of chemicals for heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and appliance service. Definite indoor air quality applications; New Air; Watscoat; Lightweight refrigerant recovery units.
- A very British disease. // New Scientist;9/5/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1837, p3
Comments on the lack of public debate over environmental and health decisions that afflicts Great Britain. Contrast with the United States; Example of dioxins; How Great Britain has dealt with its dioxin problem.
- Countries `out of phase' over CFC replacements. MacKenzie, Deborah // New Scientist;9/12/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1838, p6
Reveals that Europe and the United States are in dispute over when to phase out HCFCs. The dispute looks unlikely to be resolved before November; The two positions; Time frame that the two sides are talking about.
- Dioxin and your health. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Feb1984, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p31
Is it a threat to human health? Here is a 2-part discussion which reviews the available data on dioxin. Part one is excerpted from a report of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Part two is from a rejoinder by the Dow Chemical Co., some of whose products have been involved in the dispute.
- The latest on cyclamate. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Sep85, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p21
The artificial sweetener cyclamate has been the subject of controversy for decades because of reports that it may have some carcinogenic potential. A National Academy of Sciences committee formed in 1984 suggested that cyclamate, by itself, does not appear to cause cancer. But, the committee...
- Who needs special detergents? // Consumer Reports;May89, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p297
Describes specialized detergent products geared to washing particular fabrics. Laundering hints; Handling delicates; Hand-washing.