| Priscilla Ouchida’s "energy-efficient"
house turned out to be a horrible dream. When she and her engineer husband
married a few years ago, they built a ＄ 100,000, three--bedroom home in
California. Tightly sealed to prevent air leaks, the house was equipped with
small double-parted (双层玻璃) windows and several other energy-saving features.
Problems began as soon as the couple moved in, however. Priscilla’s eyes burned.
Her throat was constantly dry. She suffered from headaches and could hardly
sleep. It was as though she had suddenly developed a strange illness.|
Experts finally traced the cause of her illness. The level of formaldehyde(甲醛)gas in her kitchen was twice the maximum allowed by federal standards for chemical workers. The source of the gas Her new kitchen cabinets and wall-to-wall carpeting.
The Ouchidas are vict
A. Because indoor cleanliness was not emphasized.
B. Because energy used to be inexpensive.
C. Because environmental protection was given top priority.
D. Because they were technical unavoidable.
Richard W. Simmons, whose 40-year acting career in Hollywood included the title role in the 1950’s television series "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon", died in New York on Saturday. He was 89.