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Dear EarthTalkI recently read about the toxic dangers of particle board. I still am using the same laminate on particle board bedroom furniture that I bought new 30 years ago. Do you think it's still harmful to my health after all this time, and is there any way to make it less unhealthy?-- Jane Woodard, via e-mail

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Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly mattresses?  -- Betsy Langdon, Chicago, IL

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Dear EarthTalk: Just when I finally purged my kitchen of non-stick cookware due to the risks posed by Teflon, I now learn that my rain jacket and waterproof boots are also putting my health at risk from exposure to similar "hydrophobic" chemicals. What's a concerned outdoors person to do about staying dry and comfortable on a rainy hike?                           -- Alex Walker, Philadelphia, PA

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Dear EarthTalk: I need to get my roof replaced as a result of storm damage (thanks global warming!). Is Tesla's solar roof a good deal and do other companies offer similar products--with the photovoltaic cells integrated into the roofing material?             -- Kenny S., Vero Beach, FL

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Dear EarthTalk: How did the Global Climate Action Summit coming up later this year in San Francisco come about and what do organizers hope to accomplish?      -- Jamie Smith, San Jose, CA

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Dear EarthTalk: What is so-called Regenerative Agriculture and why are environmentalists so bullish on it?                                                                  &n

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Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called "intentional communities"? And are there any in the U.S. that are sustainability-focused?                                                            -- Elissa McNeal, Washington, DC