8 Smart Ways to Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality

8 Smart Ways to Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve ever walked into your home after a week’s vacation and been hit by a wall of unpleasant odor, you might just have an indoor air quality problem. Lots of factors can contribute to it: cooking odors, pets, excess moisture levels, smoke, lack of ventilation, and contaminants like mold, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Stale, stinky air is a dead giveaway that something in your home isn’t right. Most people will reach for a candle or air freshener to…

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Parents & Schools Work Together to Prevent Students’ Asthma Attacks

Parents & Schools Work Together to Prevent Students’ Asthma Attacks

School can present a variety of challenges for kids: did they get their homework completed? Did they get picked for the kickball game at recess? Are they making friends? Are their grades improving? But for kids who have asthma, ordinary school concerns can pale in comparison. While a parent can closely monitor and curate the indoor environment of a home, schools can be less amenable to kids with breathing sensitivities. Because there are a myriad of possible triggers – from…

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Feeling Wheezy? The Truth About Adult-Onset Asthma

Feeling Wheezy? The Truth About Adult-Onset Asthma

It might seem improbable, but for some people, discovering they have asthma comes later in life than they might expect. While many asthma sufferers are diagnosed in childhood, perhaps after being observed by an eagle-eyed parent or teacher, people who have less severe cases of asthma or irregular appointments with a primary care physician, can end up with a diagnosis much later in life. Prior to this diagnosis, their asthma might simply present as a more innocuous condition: allergies, a stubborn cough…

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Make Your Clothes Last Longer with Laundry Pro

Make Your Clothes Last Longer with Laundry Pro

Maybe it’s your favorite button-down shirt. Or that pretty knit dress you wear all the time. At some point, though, with regular laundering habits, those beloved articles of clothing are probably going to show signs of wear. Maybe the color fades, or maybe the fabric pills. Maybe stains refuse to budge. Or maybe there’s a residue and lifelessness to your clothing now. You have to launder your clothes, but does that automatically mean you have to watch their quality deteriorate,…

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To Heat the Air or Clean the Air? Get a Machine That Does Both!

To Heat the Air or Clean the Air? Get a Machine That Does Both!

As kids start heading back to school and fall slowly rounds the corner, you might notice the distinctive crisp feel of fall in the air. For many, it signals a welcome respite to a long, hot summer; for others it means an onslaught of fall allergies, and then there are those who break out the fleece for any temperature dipping below 68. In most parts of the country, early fall is still too early to turn on the central heat, but…

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