Monthly Archives: October 2011

FDA Goes Retrograde on Mercury

By Kelly Gallagher In the summer of 2009. the FDA decided that mercury amalgam fillings are just fine for fixing cavities. The FDA’s own website states that “High levels of mercury vapor exposure are associated with adverse effects in the brain and kidneys;” the Centers for Disease Control lists a number of potentially adverse effects […]

Dirtless, Potless Apartment Farming

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Energy efficient, eco-friendly and space maximizing—and more than a little reminiscent of Bohemian ingenuity of the 1960s—window farming is a highly effective indoor gardening technology.