Category Archives: Health

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

Click here: Solar panels often contain lead, cadmium, and other toxic chemicals that cannot be removed without breaking apart the entire panel. “Approximately 90% of most PV modules are made up of glass,” notes San Jose State environmental studies professor Dustin Mulvaney. “However, this glass often cannot be recycled as float glass due to impurities. Common problematic impurities in glass include plastics, lead, cadmium and antimony.”

Victims identified in Highway 218 shooting over the weekend

Click here: Police confirm a woman was shot and killed while she was driving southbound on Highway 218 in Iowa.

UPDATE: Reward in Highway 218 shooting death upped to $7,000. Victim was former UNI softball player, Micalla “KK” Rettinger. UNI softball team will honor Micalla with a moment of silence before Tuesday’s home season finale against Iowa scheduled for 5 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

Adult children are costing parents their retirement savings

Click here: Financial independence, once a hallmark of adulthood, has gone by the wayside as adult children increasingly depend on their parents to help them cover the cost of rent, student loans, health insurance and more. But parents’ desire to give their children a financial assist could be misguided — and even backfire in the long run.