Dec 18, 2008
If artificial Christmas trees strike you as a bit too Grinch-like in their aseptic modernity but you worry about bringing a tinderbox into your living room, the simplest solution may also be the best one. Researchers at Washington State University and North Carolina State University report in the journal HortScience that keeping a tree well watered is more effective than applying some commercial products designed to reduce tree flammability.
The researchers tested two brands of Christmas tree fire retardant and found that neither was effective on cut trees. In fact, one retardant actually accelerated the drying-out of the tree's limbs, making them more vulnerable to fire.
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Conventional washing machines cause excessive damage and wrinkling to clothes primarily during the water removal step. With the introduc
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The Dow Chemical Company is the leading producer of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) used in synthetic fluids and lubricants where petroleum,
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