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Sign the Petition and Tell Major Paint Companies to Stop Using Lead

This comes to us via Change.org and is a cause is worthy of your attention:

We are contacting you to request your help in circulating a petition to get Sherwin-Williams and PPG (the second and third largest paint companies) to agree to stop making and selling lead paint around the world. 
Despite our attempts at dialogue over the years, neither company has agreed to stop making lead paint ?– although PPG has indicated that they will no longer make lead paint for decorative/architectural applications.  

A third company, AkzoNobel (the world's largest paint manufacturer based in the Netherlands) voluntarily agreed in 2011 to stop the use of lead additives in all products.
These U.S. companies still using lead are operating in more than 50 countries around the world ?– most of which have no regulations on the use of lead additives in paints and coatings. I hope that you will be able to join in our demand for greater corporate social responsibility and sign the petition to help eliminate the use of lead paint.

URL: https://www.change.org/p/stop-making-lead-paint-and-poisoning-people-around-the-world


I noticed my clothes dryer gets super hot and gives off a burnt smell. Does that mean it's time to buy a new one?

Not necessarily—it just may be time to clean your dryer vent.  Lint balls are extremely flammable. Have you seen the Farmers Insurance commercial on dryer fires? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that lint-filled dryer vents cause over 15,000 fires per year. Clothes dryer fires also account for approximately 20 fatalities, 400 injuries, and over $100 million in property damage annually. The leading cause of these clothes dryer fires is a "failure to clean" them. If you have an electric clothes dryer, the chance of fire is 250% greater than if you have a gas dryer.

The good news is that these fires are totally preventable. Learn how to prevent clothes dryer fires in your home.

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