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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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Fall and Winter Create Specific Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Fall and Winter Create Specific Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution can be an issue at any time of the year, but colder months tend to bring their own season-specific contaminants to indoor environments. While regional differences certainly should be taken into account (winter in Los Angeles means something entirely different from a winter in Buffalo, NY or Charleston, SC, for example) it’s still worth noting that dramatic shifts in temperature can call for adjustments from most homeowners. In most climates, cooler weather tends to drive people indoors…

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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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Parents & Schools Work Together to Prevent Students’ Asthma Attacks

Parents & Schools Work Together to Prevent Students’ Asthma Attacks

School can present a variety of challenges for kids: did they get their homework completed? Did they get picked for the kickball game at recess? Are they making friends? Are their grades improving? But for kids who have asthma, ordinary school concerns can pale in comparison. While a parent can closely monitor and curate the indoor environment of a home, schools can be less amenable to kids with breathing sensitivities. Because there are a myriad of possible triggers – from…

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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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