Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ban Sought On Kids' Cold Medicine

The New York Times today reported that FDA safety experts urged consideration of an outright ban on over-the-counter, multisymptom cough and cold medicines for kids younger than 6. Gardiner Harris wrote, "[t]he reviewers wrote that there is little evidence that these medicines are effective in young children, and there are increasing fears that they may be dangerous[,]" and cited the experts' 356-page safety review report disclosures of at least 54 kids having died after taking decongestants and at least 69 having died after taking antihistamines. On the other side of the safety issue is, of course, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association armed with its industry-sponsored safety review. Anyway, here's the link to the article.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Forbes -- Building Green -- $12 billion bucks in 2007

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"The U.S. Green Building Council estimated the green building industry--an area that was rarely heard of a decade ago--to be worth around $12 billion for 2007. While sustainable construction is one of the fastest-growing segments of the commercial building industry, only a small percentage of buildings going up are actually green. The buildings that do meet green standards save significantly on energy costs, a benefit that is likely to become more attractive as the cost of non-renewable energy sources continues to increase."

Wind Up Lamp Saves Energy

I stumbled on this lamp while reading the morning's news. I like the idea, though not the aesthetic.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Additional Sites to Sustainable Casa Search

OK. I've taken a break from suing my former law partners to do something that makes me feel good. I've added 6 eco-friendly flooring manufacturers to the sustainable casa search engine:

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Bad Cosmetics Search Engine

For those of you who are interested in the good, bad & ugly about some of the body care products you use, I've created a custom search engine that pares the results from what you'd normally get from doing a routine google search.