57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (and Yourself)

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DIANE Publishing Inc., Jan 1, 1996 - Fertilizers - 310 pages
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Page 268 - 1476 kWh/year (kilowatt-hours per year) is a measure of energy (electricity) use. Your utility company uses it to compute your bill. Only models with 22.5 to 24.4 cubic feet and the above features are used in this scale.
Page 41 - Unfortunately, nature is very much a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't affair. A fish flashes, then dissolves in the water before my eyes like so much salt. Deer apparently ascend bodily into heaven; the brightest oriole fades into leaves. These disappearances stun me into stillness and concentration; they say of nature that it conceals with a grand nonchalance, and they say of vision that it is a deliberate gift, the revelation of a dancer who for my eyes only flings away her seven veils. For nature...
Page 65 - Insecticidal soaps are used to control soft-bodied pests such as aphids, thrips, scales (crawler stage only), whiteflies, leafhopper nymphs, and mites. Soaps are effective only against those insects that come into direct contact with sprays before they dry.
Page 268 - Only models with 22.5 to 24.4 cubic feet and the above features are used in this scale. Refrigerators using more energy cost more to operate. This model's estimated yearly operating cost is: Based on a 1992 US Government national average cost of 8.25* per kWh for electricity.
Page 227 - ... parts per million). High concentrations may trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma. There is some evidence that some people can develop chemical sensitivity after exposure to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde has also been shown to cause cancer in animals...
Page 229 - Common products that might have contained asbestos in the past, and conditions which may release fibers, include: • Steam pipes, boilers, and furnace ducts insulated with an asbestos blanket or asbestos paper tape. These materials may release asbestos fibers if damaged, repaired, or removed improperly. • Resilient floor tiles (vinyl asbestos, asphalt, and rubber), the backing on Vinyl sheet flooring, and adhesives used for installing floor tile. Sanding tiles can release fibers. So may scraping...
Page 67 - Parasites hatch from eggs inside or on another insect, and they eat their host insect as they grow. Many parasites are tiny wasps that don't sting humans but lay their eggs inside other insects.
Page 138 - Reduce the amount of advertising mail received by writing to the Direct Marketing Association Mail Preference Service, PO Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 1 1735-9008, and ask that the company be eliminated from mail lists.
Page 193 - What it removes. Bacteria and other microbiological contaminants. How it works. As water passes by a special light bulb, ultraviolet radiation kills contaminants. Limitations. May not work effectively in cloudy water or when the water flow is too fast. Unless the unit is equipped with a special meter, it is hard to know whether the system is doing the job. UV units do not have a residual effect, as Chlorination does. Ozonation What it removes.
Page 194 - What to look for Many water-treatment scams follow two patterns. Salespeople may try to sell devices that really don't work, or they may sell devices to consumers who really don't need them. To do this, many scam artists try the following strategies: • They take advantage of fear and ignorance about water quality instead of relying on the quality and effectiveness of their product. • They test water in the home using their own testing kits, which are not necessarily the kind found in water labs.

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