Lead Sources

While paint, dust, and soil are the most common lead hazards, other lead sources also exist.
- Drinking water, your home might have plumbing with lead or lead solder.
- The job, if you work with lead, you could bring it home on your hands or clothes.
- Old painted toys and furniture.
- Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain.
- Lead smelters or other industries that release lead into the air.
- Hobbies that use lead, such as making pottery or stained glass, or refinishing furniture.
- Folk remedies that contain lead, such as "greta" and "azarcon" used to treat an upset stomach.
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Human Hair Furniture

Human Hair Furniture

Treehugger.com recently reported on a new furniture from Swedish designer Ola Giertz that uses hair from a hair salon in Helsingborg and recycled PET bottles to create two poufs. The plastic bottles were used to create the shells, and the…

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Ultimate Fan Boy Recliner

Ultimate Fan Boy Recliner

La-Z-Boy, that paragon of comfortable living, just released its XZipit accessory, which allows die hard fans to wear their heart on their sleeve and their team logo on their recliner. The XZipit is a team logo panel that zips in…

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Bike Chair

Bike Chair

When bikes go out to pasture, they can be transformed into innovative, eclectic furniture or décor, as in the case of the chandelier that we featured in our steampunk blog post a few weeks ago. And now, we bring you…

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Penny Desk

Penny Desk

I often think of pennies as something of a nuisance. They weigh down my wallet and force me to paw through my coin purse endlessly as I search for more valuable quarters or dimes. But EPBOT blogger Jen recently proved…

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Drying Table

Drying Table

I’m always interested to hear about new ways to dry clothing. There’s the energy-saving factor, of course, and then there’s the fact that dryers always seem to shrink or stretch my clothes. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to the…

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Selecting The Right Mattress

Selecting the Right Mattress

I was discussing mattresses today with a BobVila.com colleague, and she mentioned that she was thinking about buying a new one. Coincidentally, I stumbled across this article tonight from BestStuff.com, a site devoted to consumer product news and reviews, which…

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Ski Furniture

Ski Furniture

Sad to see the end of winter? Sorry to see your skis packed away for the season? Well, one company's innovative design lets you use them year-round. Green Mountain Ski Furniture recycles old skis and snowboards into "usable art" such…

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