• Is so-called eco-friendly dry cleaning a reality?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Although some greener alternatives exist, most dry cleaners still use perchloroethylene (“perc” for short), a petroleum-based solvent that can be hazardous to the human central nervous system, with exposure causing headaches, nausea, dizziness and memory problems for some people. Perc’s constituent components—phosgene, vinyl...
  • Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs

    Are incandescent bulbs are back in a much more efficient form?  Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The consumer landscape for light bulbs in the U.S. changed drastically in 2007 when Congress passed the Energy Independence & Security Act mandating, among other things, that household light bulbs in the...