environment

Tainted Drywall

Posted by Steve on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 12:19am


I ran across a story today about a new health threat from a strange source: drywall.

My first thought was, "you've got to be kidding!" My understanding from watching the How They Make Stuff TV shows was that drywall was about as inert a product as you can find: gypsum slurry, a fiber binder and recycled paper. How can that possibly be a health threat?


Saving The World: Black Pixels and Termite Farts

Posted by Steve on Sun, 10/14/2007 - 2:23pm
House: 


Tomorrow, Oct 15, is Blog Action Day and tens of thousands of bloggers like me have each committed to writing an article about the environment. BrooklynRowHouse is about old home renovation and improvement so this topic is a low, slow ball over the plate for people like me.

Do you like how I worked in a baseball metaphor during playoff season? This will be a long article and I need to use whatever cheap literary devices I can to hold your interest because there are thousands of bloggers out there who write better than me and we're all writing about the same thing.

I think a lot of us old house shut-ins are going to contribute something along the lines of this:

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