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Friday, May 6th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupNeighborhood Crime Watch Goes Digital
Before you rent that next apartment, buy the house of your dreams or debate walking somewhere late at night, you may want to check out a new website called collects crime information and maps it. Type in your address and the software shows you what has happened in your neighborhood, or your block. Every crime is represented by an icon, everything from arson to robbery. Click on the icon and you’ll get an exact location, the source of the crime report and a Google image of the area. (MSNBC)

Chemicals found in flame retardant baby products can have lasting effects
Kids pick up more of the chemicals found in household dust, such as flame retardants, says Sonya Lunder of the advocacy Environmental Working Group. Companies use flame retardants to slow down fires in highly flammable materials, such as the polyurethane foam commonly used in baby mattresses and furniture, Lunder says. Her group’s research shows that levels of chemical flame retardants — also used in electronics and carpet backing — are three times higher in toddlers and preschoolers than in their mothers. (USA Today)


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