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Month: November 2016

The Germs on Your Hands…and Your Home’s Surfaces

The Germs on Your Hands…and Your Home’s Surfaces

As reported by The Today Show, a mom posted a picture of her child’s handprint online, and the seemingly innocuous idea created quite a stir. It wasn’t just any handprint; the mom, who is also a microbiology lab tech, actually took a culture of her child’s hand in a petri dish after he’d been outside playing. The result was a tangible – if not disturbing – reminder of the germs that are likely to be on our hands at any given…

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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!

In most parts of the country, late fall has brought about chilly mornings and colder evenings. Maybe I should get a portable heater, you think. But then you remember how badly you start sneezing when that fresh Christmas tree goes up. Then I should probably get an air purifier. Here’s what we say: get both! The all-new Beyond by Aerus Guardian Heater was designed to be an efficient heater and air purifier combination. You can choose to heat your space, purifier…

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Fall and Winter Create Specific Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Fall and Winter Create Specific Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution can be an issue at any time of the year, but colder months tend to bring their own season-specific contaminants to indoor environments. While regional differences certainly should be taken into account (winter in Los Angeles means something entirely different from a winter in Buffalo, NY or Charleston, SC, for example) it’s still worth noting that dramatic shifts in temperature can call for adjustments from most homeowners. In most climates, cooler weather tends to drive people indoors…

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Don’t Let Stinky Cooking Odors Overtake Your Home!

Don’t Let Stinky Cooking Odors Overtake Your Home!

It’s your year to prepare the holiday feast, and it looks and smells delicious. The only problem? It still smells 2 days later…and that’s not quite so delicious. While there are certain foods that don’t produce too much residual cooking odor (oatmeal, anyone?), there are others that linger for what seems like eons (garlic and onions come to mind!). Most people throw open a window in the dead of winter to air things out, or reach for the can of odd-smelling floral freshener…

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