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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 Some popular plants are toxic to pets Some popular plants are toxic to pets
Think about your pets as you do your springtime gardening and get the yard back in shape. The ASPCA reminds pet parents to be wary of some popular, but poisonous plants.
Consumer Oregon bottle deposits could double Oregon bottle deposits could double (Video)
Four years ago, the Oregon legislature passed a "bottle bill" mandating deposits double from 5 cents to 10 cents if the recycling rate falls below 80 percent two years in a row.
Consumer Rental scams on the rise Rental scams on the rise (Video)
If you're looking online for vacation rentals or even a place to live, be sure to proceed with caution. Rental scammers are hitting virtually all the rental housing websites. Make the wrong move online and bogus landlords will con you out of hundreds, even thousands of dollars that you'll never get back.
Consumer Fix those leaks and save $$$$ Fix those leaks and save $$$$
Household leaks – from dripping faucets, loose showerheads and faulty toilets – are quite common. And they can be very costly.
Consumer Want to adopt a new pet? Don't rush it Want to adopt a new pet? Don't rush it
My wife and I just became proud pet parents again this week.

We adopted Buster, a 10-year old longhaired orange tabby, from Homeward Pet in Woodinville. He’s a spry guy with a lot of personality and very affectionate.

It took us several visits to the shelter to find Buster.
Consumer Paving scammers target local property owners Paving scammers target local property owners (Video)
Roving asphalt pavers are targeting local property owners and walking away with thousands of dollars. The latest complaints are from East King County where at least four victims were hit. The victims report the pavers drove a white truck with a flashing yellow light on the top. They claim to have extra material from an earlier job and offer to patch your driveway or parking lot for a bargain. Don't do it.
Consumer Don't get scammed - be skeptical of everything Don't get scammed - be skeptical of everything
As hard as you try, there is nothing you can do to guarantee that you won't get taken by a scammer. But you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim by being constantly on guard and always skeptical.
Consumer Flex Seal and Flex Shot: Do they work? Flex Seal and Flex Shot: Do they work? (Video)
Can rubberized household sealing products really plug holes in a bucket, or the bottom of a boat? We test Flex Seal and Flex Shot against their compelling commercial come-ons.
Consumer Fish is good for your brain Fish is good for your brain
A growing body of research shows that fish is brain food. So, can fish prevent Alzheimer's disease?