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Can Cleaning Your Carpet Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Can Cleaning Your Carpet Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Most professional carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals and a lot of hot water to clean and remove stains from carpet. Even do-it-yourself products contain harsh active ingredients to fight stains and problematic organisms that live in carpet fibers. Pet accidents, flea and pest control agents, odor-masking carpet fresheners, and stain removers can have negative effects on our health, yet many people use these products because…how else can they get their carpet clean? Regular carpet shampoo and steam cleaning processes typically soak…

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Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh: 9 All-Natural Odor Killers

Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh: 9 All-Natural Odor Killers

Many factors can lead to a stinky home: pets, kids, food odors, mildew, recirculated stale air – and air freshener companies know this. There’s no shortage of new scents on the market and new ways to dispense them: sprays, candles, plug-ins, potpourri. The thing is, they all simply mask the odor itself. Whatever’s causing that odor is more than likely still there. Meanwhile, you’re saturating the air in your home with synthetic chemicals, many of which are unregulated…and could therefore…

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Is Your Child’s School Making Them Sick?

Is Your Child’s School Making Them Sick?

The kids have headed back to school! They spend almost more time at school then they do at home, and you want their school environment to be safe and comfortable. But what if your child’s school was actually doing them more harm than good? Studies have estimated that a third or more of U.S. schools have dust, mold, and other indoor air problems that are serious enough to trigger respiratory and asthma issues in teachers and students. Funding cutbacks have…

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Protect Your Pillow From Dust Mites!

Protect Your Pillow From Dust Mites!

For 8 hours a night (give or take), your head is in constant contact with your pillow. Your eyes, nose, ears, mouth and skin are all in such close proximity. If you’re plagued by a chronically runny nose, sniffles or watery eyes, there’s a good chance you have allergies. One of the causes of your allergy symptoms may rest in your pillow. According to an article in the Washington Post, Robin Wilson, an ambassador to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation…

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5 Smart Ways to Stay Cool (and Save Money!) For the Remainder of the Summer!

5 Smart Ways to Stay Cool (and Save Money!) For the Remainder of the Summer!

The dog days of summer are not quite over yet. It’s still time for some fun (lakeside cookouts, swimming, water skiing) and the not-so-fun (heat, humidity, and skyrocketing energy costs). Small changes can still make a difference for the rest of the summer season.  You can have a cooler, greener rest of your summer…without sacrificing any of the fun! Watch Those Windows Sunlight streaming through your window in the autumn can help warm a cool room. In the summer, it…

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Why Summer Air Can be Dangerous

Why Summer Air Can be Dangerous

The dog days of summer are sometimes stifling and almost always uncomfortably hot. For anyone daring enough to leave the comfort of their home, those two factors can be daunting enough. But summer, as it turns out, is also a key time for : air pollution, namely ozone. Ozone becomes particularly problematic in hotter months because the atmospheric reactions that produce ozone are actually accelerated by the warm temperatures, with the highest daily concentrations generally occurring between mid and later afternoon. What is…

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