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Help Improve Your Outdoor Air Quality this Summer!

Help Improve Your Outdoor Air Quality this Summer!

It’s summer and temperatures are on the rise, negatively impacting outdoor air quality. According to Earth Talk, during times of hot temperatures, the heat and sunlight essentially cook the air along with all the chemical compounds lingering within it. This chemical soup combines with the nitrogen oxide emissions present in the air, and creates a “smog” of ground-level ozone gas. You can help save enery and the release of emissions by participating in one of America’s favorite outdoor activities, GRILLING! Grilling saves…

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Candles and Synthetic Fragrances: More Harm Than Good

Candles and Synthetic Fragrances: More Harm Than Good

Scented candles are everywhere. They’re becoming more ubiquitous in stores both for sale and, in smaller boutiques, to create an atmosphere that’s welcoming for shoppers. They’re a popular go-to for gifts, especially for people deemed “hard to shop for”, because who doesn’t love a fragrant candle? You’ll see them in spas, travel accommodations, dorm rooms, homes, parties and work settings. They create warmth and ambiance, and if a space smells a little stale or funky, a scented candle is the first thing a…

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Off-Gassing: Common Sources That Could Be Polluting Your Home

Off-Gassing: Common Sources That Could Be Polluting Your Home

Even if you haven’t heard the term “off-gassing” there’s probably a good chance you’ve felt its effects. If you love that “new car smell” but find it gives you a massive headache, then you might’ve experienced off-gassing. If your eyes started to water when you walked into a department store or home improvement store, that too could be from off-gassing. If you just installed new cabinetry or carpet and can’t help but notice how much your nose is running, or…

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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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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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What You Don’t Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

What You Don’t Know About Your Indoor Air Quality

Smog and outdoor air pollution are (sadly) becoming more common to visibly identify, whether it’s hanging over the skyline of a city, being emitted from the vehicle in front of you, or puffing out from a refinery. It’s easy to associate thick, hazy air as being unhealthy — and maybe there are even days you avoid or postpone outdoor activity due to air quality levels. But visibility alone isn’t the only indicator of poor air quality. In fact, indoor air quality…

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