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What an Air Particle Test Reveals About the Air Inside Your Home

What an Air Particle Test Reveals About the Air Inside Your Home

One of the best ways to determine the state of your indoor air quality comes from performing an air particle test. Simply put, an air particle test can determine the levels of allergens, pollutants and contaminants present in your indoor air. This snapshot can be especially useful if you or someone in your household suffers from allergies, asthma or other breathing difficulties, or if you’ve noticed that your air doesn’t smell or feel as fresh as you think it could….

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Cleaning Up: The Holiday Aftermath

Cleaning Up: The Holiday Aftermath

Everyone loves a fun holiday party – but what they don’t like is the clean up afterward. Being the host means at the end of your fete, you’re stuck with the detritus of a very fun – albeit messy – evening. Half-empty cups, spills, sticky counters, and leftover food. It’s enough to make you vow to only be a party guest from now on, and never the host! Well, not to worry. We’ve found some ingenious ways to sanely deal…

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6 Tips to Keep Your Lungs in Tip-Top Shape

6 Tips to Keep Your Lungs in Tip-Top Shape

Our lungs are one of the most important organs that help to keep us alive. Our lungs are frequently exposed to air pollution, second hand tobacco smoke, chemicals and dust. Over 3 million people die each year from Chronic Respiratory Diseases (COPD’s) and 235 million people suffer from asthma. How do we battle this constant exposure and keep our lungs in tip-top shape? Here are  6  Tips to help keep them strong: Avoid Exposure to Pollutants Chemicals found in your…

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Smart Technology: Allergy & Asthma-Friendly Home Trends

Smart Technology: Allergy & Asthma-Friendly Home Trends

If you or someone in your family suffers from acute allergies or asthma, then you already know that even the slightest thing can trigger symptoms: changes in local climate, exposure to chemicals, new fragrances, off-gassing, or even leaning over to pet the neighbor’s dog. In public areas, it’s hard – if not impossible – to control an environment. At home, however, it’s becoming increasingly easier to create an indoor space that’s conducive to your wellness needs. In fact, more and…

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Stay Warm + Save Money This Winter

Stay Warm + Save Money This Winter

With the weather dipping below freezing in many states, homes across the country are staring to crank up their heating system. Of course, with that warm, cozy air comes something a little less comforting: rising energy costs. If you have a larger home, it can be expensive to heat the entire space, especially if your activity is confined to a few select areas. In those types of scenarios, using a portable heater can be a great way to keep your immediate surroundings…

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5 Tips for Getting Softer + Fluffier Towels

5 Tips for Getting Softer + Fluffier Towels

If your towels are beginning to feel like steel wool, you might be tempted to correct the problem by adding a boatload of fabric softener to your next washing cycle. But fabric softener isn’t cheap, is a pain to lug in from the store, can cause contact dermatitis , and can leave a residue that actually makes your towels less absorbent. There are better solutions than fabric softener! Good Housekeeping has some great tips on how to get softer towels…and…

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