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Consumer The dangers of thirdhand smoke The dangers of thirdhand smoke
You've heard about secondhand smoke and you know that it can hurt people who breathe it.

Now scientists are researching the health consequences of thirdhand smoke: The residue that tobacco smoke leaves on furniture, carpets, walls, clothing and other inanimate objects.
Consumer Best smoke detectors Best smoke detectors (Video)
About 3,000 people are killed each year in residential fires. And in the winter months the risk of house fires goes up with the use of fireplaces and space heaters. In a home fire, the risk of dying is cut in half if you have a working smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Consumer The best supermarkets in America The best supermarkets in America
Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of the best supermarkets in America. Nearly 63,000 subscribers rated 68 chains on the quality of their food, service and store cleanliness.
Consumer Pesticides in produce: When to buy organic Pesticides in produce: When to buy organic (Video)
We know it's healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables. But a lot of produce contains pesticides. That's especially a concern for children because they're still growing and they metabolize toxins differently.
Consumer How to disable TV 'spy' technology How to disable TV 'spy' technology (Video)
It's likely you don't think you've invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But new Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs can record and share everything that's viewed, whether it's a broadcast or something streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even track what DVD you're watching.
Consumer Groceries at the drug store: Still a costly convenience? Groceries at the drug store: Still a costly convenience?
Drug stores have been stocking groceries for some time now and they continue to make it more convenient to skip the grocery store if you only need a few items. Given the increasingly fierce compeition I did a little secret shopping to see if drug stores are still the most expensive way to go.
Consumer Titan Peeler: Does it work? Titan Peeler: Does it work? (Video)
Is a $15 stainless steel veggie peeler with an ultra sharp blade - any better than the peeler you're using right now? I put off testing this for a long time because I just couldn't believe something called the Titan Peeler could be that revolutionary.