Articles, essays, reports on health, nutrition, behavior, the environment - whatever I think you will find interesting.
A New Series: The Minimum Wage
In the past few years, states and cities have considered an increase to the minimum
wage, generally to $15. In May, Vermont's Governor Scott vetoed an increase to $15 by 2024. We look at the consequences for workers and businesses, and larger implications of government determining what people are paid.
Identifying Hazards in Toys and finding safe substitutes: March, 2008
The continuing mass-media coverage of hazardous toys and other children's products can leave parents wondering what to buy when they are looking for safe toys for their own kids. This article helps to focus attention on where the dangers are where they are not likely to be found. Read suggestions for safe subsitutes and find a promising new material for baby bottles and other food-handling tasks.
Toy Safety Update: New CPSC rules requiring big reduction on lead in children's products phase in between February 2009 and August 2011. Read the details...
Safety of plastics and other materials used for food and water contact
5/20/2007 We have just added a few paragraphs on stainless steel utensils. In a word: Safe. A brief report on a study of cooking acid foods in stainless. Polycarbonates cannot be considered safe for extended use for food contact. 8/07: We have purchased a stainless steel water bottle for hiking, and it is great! Much more information in our PVC-Toy Safety section.
Are We Depriving Kids of Childhood?
MY VERY OWNŽ Natural Wood Baby Rattle - wholesale and
User Instruction Pages - Samples of technical writing and photo illustrations
Ed's Great Indoor Yardsale: The great accumulation of 40+ years making toys and other wooden giftware. Tons of wooden parts and work in progress, nicely aged hardwood lumber, shorts and rippings, maybe some machinery if you get lucky. Also lamps, finished products, and household and personal items. Far too much to describe here.
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Product Safety, Psychology, whatever interests us. Latest Article: Are we depriving kids of a "real" childhood?
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