Primer

The Problem with Red Lists

Having a short list of toxic chemicals to avoid is convenient, but nasty “alternatives” can sneak in the back door. Hazard screenings help solve this problem.

February 1, 2015

When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. Build tight; ventilate right. Thou shalt not steal.

Simple, memorable rules are great tools, but everyone knows they don’t apply in every situation: real life is confounding, complex, and context-bound. The cardinal rule of thumb is that there’s an exception to every rule.