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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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Mold’s Impact on Your Health and Home

Mold’s Impact on Your Health and Home

Mold has long been regarded as a less-than-desirable formation that most homeowners could do without. And although it falls into the very definition of being organic, mold has the potential to be very damaging to the health and wellness of humans and pets. And the presence of mold in an indoor space can pack a very unhealthy punch, especially for those with existing respiratory challenges like allergies, asthma or COPD. According to National Capital Poison Center, mold is a “non-scientific term for…

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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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Don’t Let Stinky Cooking Odors Overtake Your Home!

Don’t Let Stinky Cooking Odors Overtake Your Home!

It’s your year to prepare the holiday feast, and it looks and smells delicious. The only problem? It still smells 2 days later…and that’s not quite so delicious. While there are certain foods that don’t produce too much residual cooking odor (oatmeal, anyone?), there are others that linger for what seems like eons (garlic and onions come to mind!). Most people throw open a window in the dead of winter to air things out, or reach for the can of odd-smelling floral freshener…

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Unregulated Chemicals: What Congress and Companies Are Rallying Against — and What it Means For You

Unregulated Chemicals: What Congress and Companies Are Rallying Against — and What it Means For You

Thousands and thousands of products on the market today are made from or with chemicals. Chemicals are somewhat omnipresent, and many pose no harm to consumers; in fact, everything from touch-screen smart phones to roadways to furniture to automobiles require chemicals to be made. These very items can make our lives easier, more comfortable and more convenient. But with that comfort and convenience comes a cost. Children born in the United States today are likely to have hundreds of synthetic…

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