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  • Dustless Technologies 16006 HEPA Vacuum

    Dustless Technologies' model 16006 HEPA vac meets requirements for the new RRP lead rule, says the manufacturer, and it's affordably priced.

  • Hilti Dust-Collecting System

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  • How Safe is Spray-Foam Insulation?

    Q: I've heard that polyurethane spray-foam insulation may contain penta-BDE, a chemical that is called a "toxic flame retardant" by the EPA and has been banned in some states. How much of a risk does this chemical cause for the installer and the homeowner, and are there alternatives?

  • Letters

    Using stainless with copper; window-seat safety; hanging loads from beams; the true cost of regulation

  • New Rules for Lead-Safe Remodeling

    If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010.

  • Oneida Dust Cobra

    Offering more lift than a dust collector and more airflow than a vacuum, Oneida's Dust Cobra can handle on-site dust collection and big cleanup jobs.

  • In the News

    Pneumatic nailers under fire; assessing the risks of broken compact fluorescents; big builders rank low on sustainability; DeWalt recalls popular table saw; more

  • EPA and DOE Kick Off Change a Light Tour

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began the 10-city, 20-day Energy Star Change a Light Bus Tour on October 3, 2007 (dubbed Change a Light Day), to promote Energy Star's message that using energy-efficient lighting products is an easy way for...

  • Regional News

    CHICAGO A private-public initiative will provide $12 million in financing to help affordable housing owners replace windows in about 2,000 apartments that city officials say are likely contaminated with lead-based paint because of their age.