Consumers’ Checkbook: Iron-clad rules about lead removal

As long as it’s in good condition, lead-based paint probably isn’t a hazard; but scraping and sanding changes that. Consumers should only hire Lead-Safe Certified contractors. CONSUMERS’ CHECKBOOK In 1978, the federal government banned the use of lead-based paint in homes after long-term studies showed that lead causes severe health problems, especially in children under …

Office Pollution: New PsychTests Study Looks Into The Core Traits of…

Toxic employees’ unscrupulous behavior is detrimental to the well-being of other staff members and the success of the company as a whole. While toxic employees may still get work done well, they affect the atmosphere of the entire team. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) November 26, 2016 Some employees look great on paper. They’re accomplished, well-educated, …

Almanac: Anders Celsius

And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: November 27th, 1701, 315 years ago today … the birthday of the Swedish scientist Anders Celsius. Celsius is best-known for the temperature scale that bears his name. Unlike his predecessor, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit — whose scale had water freezing at 32 degrees and boiling at 212 …