Posted on March 6, 2014 by Debra Atlas
As a kid, I was among those who didn’t really get it about great oral hygiene. Consequently I ended up with a lot of fillings in my mouth. Over the years, I’ve wondered about how safe these “silver” fillings really were, especially with all the media attention about mercury. An article today brought the seriousness home.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: American Dental Association, dental amalgam, dental fillings, dental health, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, mercury poisoning, public health, science | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 5, 2014 by Debra Atlas
The ocean’s depths remain our “final frontier” to a large degree. Even with the development of submersibles and advanced technology, there’s a lot we still don’t know because we can’t get there to see what’s down there.
But a new aluminum alloy dive suit called the Exosuit may change all that.
Filed under: Exciting New Technologies Revealed | Tagged: advanced technology, American Museum of Natural History, Exosuit, final frontier, innovative diving suit, marine life, ocean exploration, ROV, scientists, submersibles | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 3, 2014 by Debra Atlas
Editor’s note: The following article is one I had the privilege of contributing to. There are plenty of great suggestions here to help anyone considering going green(er) in their next remodel.
In this post you’ll discover some incredible insights that will help you navigate the overwhelming process many face when remodeling their home with “GREEN” on their minds.
Filed under: Fun and Educational too | Tagged: green, sustainable, carbon footprint, green remodeling, green experts | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Debra Atlas
A reservoir in the Sierra Nevada’s shows the effects of drought. Photo by BitHead, from flickr
I’ve often thought that we consumers waste inordinate amounts of water everyday. Now that California has finally declared a drought, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee so to speak.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Assemblyman Mike Gatto, California drought, clean water, closed loop systems, desalination, dwindling water supply, innovative solution, municipal wastewater, reclaimed water, recycle, recycled water | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 26, 2014 by Debra Atlas
As a journalist, I’m skeptical when I read about the latest report showing remarkable progress or “breakthrough results”. All too often the test group is much too small to really demonstrate large sweeping results.
So it’s with a somewhat jaded view that I read the news that there’s been a large drop in childhood obesity.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity, health, JAMA, obesity rate, young children | 2 Comments »
Posted on February 25, 2014 by Debra Atlas
With the Northeast being slammed this winter with some seriously severe snow and ice storms, the availability of rock salt is in short supply. After three winter storms in one week, states like Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey find themselves faced with critical supplies like rock salt running low.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: environment, green, rock salt, snow and ice storms, sodium chloride | 4 Comments »
Posted on February 24, 2014 by Debra Atlas
Editor’s Note: I write for a variety of online venues. Although the references in this article are for a website based in northern California, I think you’ll agree that the issue are bigger than geography.
Photo by Margarita Perisco, courtesy of flickr
As someone committed to living a green lifestyle, it’s natural for me to want my dog to be on the green journey with me. I’ve ditched containers with BPA and chemical-filled pet products and I use top quality “green” laundry detergent. But when it comes to finding pet food or dog treats that are GMO-free, that’s a bigger challenge.
Filed under: Pet products | Tagged: BPA, chemicals, GMO-free, green, green lifestyle, healthy pets, non-GMO, northern California, pet food | Leave a comment »