KILLER HOUSE DEBATE
In response to “Will Your House Kill You?” we heard from a few electricians and others who wanted to clarify our cautions.
With regard to electrical outlets, saying “The left slot is connected to the neutral wire” is correct— when the ground hole is installed to be at the bottom. But in the National Electrical Code, there is no official right or wrong way to orient an outlet. M. T., Imperial, California
While Teflon pans will not kill your readers, they may kill pet birds. Parrots have died of respiratory failure because of fumes released when people cook with them on high flames. As for the safety of cooking with Teflon, the canaries were right about the coal mines ... MARGARET MARIAM ROSENTHAL, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts