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Month: July 2016

5 Surprising Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

5 Surprising Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

If someone asked you what the dirtiest things in your home were, you’d probably rattle off the usual suspects: toilet seat, sponges, garbage disposal, your keyboard. And you’d be right – each of those items is known for playing host to an (un)healthy share of germs. And more than likely, you guard yourself against any contact from those germs, too: after all, you wouldn’t reach into your garbage disposal, and most people wash their hands after using the restroom. (We…

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Fix Stale Indoor Air For Good!

Fix Stale Indoor Air For Good!

If you’ve ever walked into your home, wrinkled your nose and thought, “What is that smell?” then you might be suffering from SHD: stale house disorder. Okay, just kidding – that’s not a real disorder. But it can happen to anyone. And bad odors – particularly stale ones – can be tricky to get rid of, especially if you’d rather not use chemical-laden solutions or blanket your home with artificial fragrances to cover up the smell. Since homes today are…

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Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Worsened by Chemicals in Artificial Fragrances

Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Worsened by Chemicals in Artificial Fragrances

For anyone who has asthma, allergies or sensitive skin, navigating day-to-day life can be a challenge. Depending on the severity of their condition, allergy and asthma sufferers may experience anything from mild to irritating to even critical symptoms based on their exposure to harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. In addition to seasonal allergies, asthma and allergy sufferers are prone to experiencing flare-ups of their symptoms in what would ordinarily be an innocuous situation: visiting someone’s home, walking into a department…

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Controlling Allergies From Home

Controlling Allergies From Home

Simply avoiding the outdoors is something a lot of people might do to lessen the impact of their seasonal allergies. After all, that’s why weather stations issue local allergy counts and advisories – so you can be more strategic about outdoor activities. But what about the allergies that spike because of what’s in your home? The EPA has posited that indoor pollutant levels can be up to 100 times worse than outdoor levels when it comes to air quality. Modern homes are built better…

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