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8 Must-Do Tips To Get Your New Home Fresh & Clean

8 Must-Do Tips To Get Your New Home Fresh & Clean

We’ve all been there at some point: moving into a new house, apartment or dorm, and wanting to make it feel like home. Whether your space is brand new or 100 years old, a new living environment usually comes with unfamiliar odors (from new carpet to musty basements), the chemical and/or allergen remnants of anything there before you, and a virtual cyclone of stirred up dust, dust mite particles, dirt and debris. But before you decide all of this is…

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Get Real-Time Asthma and Allergy Updates with These Great Apps

Get Real-Time Asthma and Allergy Updates with These Great Apps

Managing your allergies and asthma is never fun, but at least in the 21st century, it can be easier! There are now lots of apps you can download to your tablet or smart phone that can give up-to-the-minute information for asthma and allergy sufferers – whether it’s the daily pollen count in your area, a reminder to pick up allergy medication, symptoms trackers and expert tips on how to navigate your day based on your specific issues.   If you’ve got…

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Feeling Wheezy? The Truth About Adult-Onset Asthma

Feeling Wheezy? The Truth About Adult-Onset Asthma

It might seem improbable, but for some people, discovering they have asthma comes later in life than they might expect. While many asthma sufferers are diagnosed in childhood, perhaps after being observed by an eagle-eyed parent or teacher, people who have less severe cases of asthma or irregular appointments with a primary care physician, can end up with a diagnosis much later in life. Prior to this diagnosis, their asthma might simply present as a more innocuous condition: allergies, a stubborn cough…

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Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Worsened by Chemicals in Artificial Fragrances

Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Worsened by Chemicals in Artificial Fragrances

For anyone who has asthma, allergies or sensitive skin, navigating day-to-day life can be a challenge. Depending on the severity of their condition, allergy and asthma sufferers may experience anything from mild to irritating to even critical symptoms based on their exposure to harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. In addition to seasonal allergies, asthma and allergy sufferers are prone to experiencing flare-ups of their symptoms in what would ordinarily be an innocuous situation: visiting someone’s home, walking into a department…

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Controlling Allergies From Home

Controlling Allergies From Home

Simply avoiding the outdoors is something a lot of people might do to lessen the impact of their seasonal allergies. After all, that’s why weather stations issue local allergy counts and advisories – so you can be more strategic about outdoor activities. But what about the allergies that spike because of what’s in your home? The EPA has posited that indoor pollutant levels can be up to 100 times worse than outdoor levels when it comes to air quality. Modern homes are built better…

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Is City Air Pollution Harming Your Health?

Is City Air Pollution Harming Your Health?

Unless you live in a remote part of the US – say, on a mountaintop in Montana, for example – the chances are good that whether you know it or not, you come into contact with some degree of air pollution on a regular basis. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), air pollution hovers at unhealthy levels in almost every major city, and breathing in particle pollution can increase the risk of early death, heart attacks, strokes and emergency…

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