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Month: August 2016

Why Summer Air Gets So Stinky — And How You Can Escape!

Why Summer Air Gets So Stinky — And How You Can Escape!

Bad odors are one thing. But a bad odor that bakes in the heat can take the stink factor to a new level. If you’re a city dweller, chances are, the stench in your town is worse than someone who lives in the country. Sure, the sheer concentration of people in an area is a factor; more people means more garbage, sewage and car exhaust is created. But as it turns out, there are some simple biological and chemical factors that,…

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Is Your Home Having a Negative Impact On Your Health?

Is Your Home Having a Negative Impact On Your Health?

Did you know that as many as 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are actually hazardous to human health? The EPA posits that most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollution levels are typically two to five times higher than outdoors. The primary contributors to poor indoor air quality are furnishings and building materials, which release hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. Being proactive about what products and chemicals are coming into…

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