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Month: April 2018

Can Your Laundry be the Culprit of Your Contact Dermatitis?

Can Your Laundry be the Culprit of Your Contact Dermatitis?

Are you prone to get an itchy, red rash on your wrists or limbs or hands or neck?  Maybe that rash leads to blisters that even begin to ooze a bit. You think to yourself, “What in the world?” as your scratch yourself silly. Turns out, it very well could be a condition called contact dermatitis. Here’s the bad news: when you have it, it’s super-irritating and uncomfortable. But here’s the good news: it’s also curable and preventable. Once you…

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Keep Your Home Safe From Health Hazards

Keep Your Home Safe From Health Hazards

For most people, our home is our resting place, a safe haven – the place where life is at its most comfortable. But in 2009, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) revealed research that showed that 67% of US families lived in a home with at least one major health risk. So what constitutes a health risk? The NCHH came up with what they call the Seven Principles of Healthy Homes, which includes keeping homes: Dry Clean Ventilated Contaminant-free…

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