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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 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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7 Easy Ways to Detox Your Indoor Air

7 Easy Ways to Detox Your Indoor Air

Is your home overdue for an indoor air detox? It might be… …if you’ve noticed that the air in your home smells stale every time you walk through the door. …if you’ve started sneezing more or your nose seems to drip constantly. …if you’re experiencing headaches or other adverse health symptoms for no reason. …if an asthmatic member of your household is having frequent attacks. …if you find yourself buying scented sprays and candles to cover odors and staleness. So…

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How Dust Affects Your Health

How Dust Affects Your Health

Depending on your health concerns, the amount of dust in your household may or may not have you overly worried. Of course, people who suffer from severe allergies or asthma – or have family members who do – are probably the most likely to take whatever steps are necessary to keep their homes as clean as possible. And those who pride themselves on maintaining a spotless home might go into cleaning warrior mode where, armed with a cloth and furniture…

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(Clean Smelling) Home for the Holidays!

(Clean Smelling) Home for the Holidays!

You want your home to smell clean every day of the year. But there’s something about a home during the holiday: maybe it’s the scent of a freshly-baked pie, the soft smoke of a fireplace, or a pine garland on the hearth. Home fragrance companies now offer a huge variety of sprays and candles that can give your home a semblance of that warm, holiday smell…but is it safe? Will it irritate friends and family members who are sensitive to…

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8 Smart Ways to Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality

8 Smart Ways to Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve ever walked into your home after a week’s vacation and been hit by a wall of unpleasant odor, you might just have an indoor air quality problem. Lots of factors can contribute to it: cooking odors, pets, excess moisture levels, smoke, lack of ventilation, and contaminants like mold, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Stale, stinky air is a dead giveaway that something in your home isn’t right. Most people will reach for a candle or air freshener to…

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