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Safety

Don’t Rain on Their Parade
Tweet April showers may bring May flowers, and in California, the rain is always welcome. But when liquid appears indoors, especially on the floor? Not so much. Consider the typical school lunchroom. Kids can make a mess — they have so much energy! — which is why the team at Impact Absorbents, many of whom are [...]..

Feeling Polar-ized? The Crucial Difference Between Polar and Non-Polar
Tweet There’s a lot of polarity on the planet. And it doesn’t always stem from people’s magnetic personalities. It also has nothing to do with the North and South Poles. Or polar fleece (which can keep you warm if you’re traveling to a Pole.) It doesn’t even have much to do with polar bears. Except [...]..

Business

Spill Hero: No Cape Necessary
Tweet Heroes and superheroes are staples of pop music, television, movies…the list goes on and on. Enrique Iglesias had a hit with a tune called Hero. The Script sang Superheroes. A current pop song, Something Just Like This, ..
What Scares Retail Stores Most
Tweet Slip and fall accidents in the retail environment are scarier than a horror movie for business owners. In fact, slip and fall claims are the horror movie, because, by law, businesses that welcome the public onto their premis..

Environment

Emission or Absorption?
Tweet In an intriguing novel called Chemistry, by Weike Wang (who holds a chemistry degree), she writes, “A laser is colorful by emission. It is green because it emits light. It is not like a leaf that is green because it ab..
Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 4: Bioremediation
Tweet Bioremediation — microbes eating oil spills — has taken the energy industry by storm. Oil companies love it because they can pretend oil spills are no longer a threat to the environment, and will just go away with nature..

Pollution

Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk
Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. ..
Ready to Run Off?
Tweet With spring in the air, you may be getting ready to don your sneakers and start running to get in shape. But before you run off, consider the runoff you might need to attend to first: the overland flow from snow melt and win..

Residential

House Sale Spruce Up
Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, y..
Puppy Love? Yes, but not the mess!
Tweet Spring is a wonderful time to welcome a new puppy into the family. Dogs are so cuddly and cute at six or eight weeks of age — just like human infants. And, just like human babies, dogs don’t tend to enter life potty ..