The Woodworker’s Role In Baseball

Since the beginning of baseball’s popularity in the 1850s, fans’ love of the game has only grown fonder. In the over 150 years since, much has changed in the world of organized sports but the baseball bat has largely remained the same. At the outset of baseball, players tended to make their own bats, fashioning them to their particular size and weight preferences.

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Chemical Additives Go Beyond Flavoring

Activities such as sharing popcorn while watching a movie, drinking hot cocoa on a cold night, even the simple act of eating crackers may take on a different meaning once one becomes aware of the chemical ingredients that have gone into the flavorings of their favorite snacks.

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Running On Fumes

The fitness craze of the last 30 years has led to a bevy of choices regarding sport-related footwear. Alternatives beyond the basic walking and running shoe include tennis, aerobic, basketball and cross-training brands. Change took a long time in coming but once it did, the industry never stopped advancing and with the transformation, came an increase in occupational hazards to workers who assembled the shoes.

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Indoor Air Quality Up Against The Bricks

When one thinks of early American landmarks, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, Maryland’s State House in Annapolis, and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, are among the many national colonial period treasurers that come to mind. Not only are the structures themselves significant for their history and longevity, but so, too, are the resources used to construct them. The fact that these buildings have literally stood the test of time speaks to the durability of their primary building material: brick.

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Indoor Air Quality Concerns with In-Office Document Shredding

In the age of cyber threats and massive security violations, business owners and corporations must manage their clients’ and customers’ paper records with the utmost care. Client records often contain confidential or sensitive data so must be disposed of by permanent means. Burning, pulping, and shredding are the most popular methods but shredding, by far, is the optimal choice in terms of efficiency and environmental safety.

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Who Advocates For The Purity Of The Air We Breathe?

Over 40 years ago, the topic of indoor air quality (IAQ) was not yet a line item on our national agenda. Beginning in the 1960’s, the concept of outdoor air pollution gained momentum to the point that it was considered a credible health risk. The government eventually intervened. In 1970 Congress proposed and President Nixon Read More

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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Risks In The Pesticide Manufacturing Industry

Beginning with the first attempt at crop cultivation around 7000 B.C., humans have devised various and diverse methods to prevent insects from eating and destroying valued harvests. Removing bugs by hand, planting insect-resistant varieties, even planting during different phases of the moon, were all options used by individuals to varying affect. Chemicals, in their natural form, were used as well. Large-scale efforts for pesticide use were being made by the 1940s; applications of sulfur were used to combat powdery mildew in Britain, followed by the introduction of water-insoluble substances to target the Colorado beetle. By WW II, pesticides were still weak, with only about 30 in existence, until DDT was initiated as the manufactured chemical of choice and became widely used in the 1950s.

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Cobalt: More Than Just A Pretty Color

For centuries, cobalt has been used to produce brilliant blue colors in glass, porcelain, pottery, tiles and enamels. This brittle, reflective gray compound found within the earth’s crust also plays a vital role in the health of humans and animals

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