Dirty father Thames : Father Thames shown as a filthy looking vagrant, and the river as a repository of filth and industrial waste. Punch (1848). Via Wikimedia Commons.

The toxic price of convenience

By Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

The desire to make our lives maintenance-free often creates unintended environmental and health consequences. Every decision to transfer a maintenance task to a chemical substance only complicates the goal of creating a healthy environment.