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articles by: Andrew Peterson

Christmas Tree Safety

Sometimes video says much more than words. The U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Agency both have amazing videos of dry Christmas trees fires. Most people probably know dry C…

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Last-Minute, Safe Gift Ideas

In my last blog I wrote about a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group called "Trouble in Toyland." It was their 23rd annual report recommending what toys not to buy for Christmas. It w…

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Buying Safe Christmas Toys

Lawn darts--one of the more memorable Christmas gifts I received as a child. My brothers and I started our first game on a small field. We tried to throw the lawn darts into a small plastic hoop a f…

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Cooking Safely This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great day. The food preparation starts early in the morning in a flurry of kitchen activity. This is followed by a few hours of relative calm usually filled with beer and college f…

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Unclogging Drains without Toxins

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of homeowners more than a clogged drain, besides maybe day-old scrambled eggs caked on a stainless steel frying pan. Our bathroom sink was backing up a few week…

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Home Fires Burning

I broke down the other day. I was weak, weak I tell you. On a particularly chilly November morning, I turned on the heat in our house. I guess I'm a bit frugal when it comes to home heating. Why…

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Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips

The spookiest night of year is upon us. Children and parents will be hitting the streets in droves on Friday for some trick or treating fun. I remember dressing up, usually as a ghost or a vampire, …

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Some Scalding Advice

A mildly embarrassing thing happened to me at work. I spilled hot tea on my hand. Spilling the tea wasnít so embarrassing--it was how I did it. No one bumped me. I wasnít holding a bunch of office…

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Commuting With Germs

We are surrounded by germs. Aston University in Britain reminds us of this point in a recent report that concluded the interior of your car is a playground for germs. The report found that a typical…

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Reducing Exposure to Suspicious Products Now

You might think two people addressing the same problem, looking at the same data would draw the same conclusions, but life just isnít that easy. Special interests often have too much at stake. Tak…

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about Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 10 years of experience working in the environmental and occupational health field. In addition to writing, he is currently the Environment, Health and Safety Manager for a medium-sized company that has been voted one of Fortune Magazineís Best Places to Work For and one of CRO Magazineís 100 Best Corporate Citizens. He lives in California with his wife and adopted pound puppy.

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