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Moldy Health Problems!

People’s sensitivity to mold, like most health impacts, exists on a spectrum. Some people simply seem to not be affected by the presence of mold in their home, while others notice severe and immediate symptoms. Such reactions are similar to seasonal allergies in their outward presentations; however,...

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Really Yucky Pillow Talk as GMA Investigates Tested 8 Pillows and Found Mold

The television show GMA Investigates randomly went to 8 homes to test 8 pillows. The lab that tested the pillows found bacteria, fungus, mold and dust mites. One pillow was found to have fecal coliform. The problem is that we sweat, drool and deposit dead skin in our pillows every time we use them....

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Crawlspace Encapsulation as a Critical Part of Correcting a Wet Crawlspace

A Crawlspace Liner is a critical part of solving the issues we have in this and many homes. “Audit” or “Assessment” of the conditions in the crawlspace is essential for successful and lasting results. PHOTO IS OF A DIRTY NASTY SMELLY CRAWLSPACE BEFORE LINER  The first step is identifying t...

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Healthy Home Tips in the Category of Simple Things I Never Thought of

           Ladies Home Journal pointed out that when we flush the commode, the moving water sends a bacteria filled mist into the air. This mist can have mold, germs, bacteria and when you inhale the mist you can become infected with whatever the organic things that are...

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Leading Sources of Pollution in Your Home That Can Affect You, Your Child or Pet

Craft Supplies and Dark Colored Plastics and Toys Even the products labeled “nontoxic” can contain solvents that are dangerous when inhaled.Many glues, paints, markers and other craft supplies contain solvents that can be dangerous particularly to children.Many imported products such as jewelry kits...

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Sorting Out the “Right” or “Wrong” Things to Minimize Allergens in Your Home

You are just trying to keep your child from having an Asthma attack. You run around in circles because there is real confusion about the right and wrong things to do to minimize dust and allergens Dust the furniture with Pledge? Is your carpet sweeper putting allergens in the air? Open the window or...

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The Most Common Symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

The possible list of symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a/k/a Sick Building Syndrome or Environmental Illness, is almost endless - varies from one patient to the next. Also worthy of mention here is the fact that there is no sharp demarcation between the symptoms of MCS and those of ME/CFS/C...

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Warning Signs of HVAC Mold

One common, yet often unexpected, source of mold in homes and businesses comes from the HVAC system. While good ventilation is a key component of any mold-prevention strategy, once the HVAC system becomes tainted with mold, it can facilitate the spread of spores throughout the building. Needless to...

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Would You Allow a Poisonous Snake to Bite You, Just Because You Have the Anti-Venom

Well, if you think about it, that may be precisely what you are doing when it comes to mold and allergens. Really, would you allow a poisonous snake to bite you just because you had the anti-venom? As an example, when you take anti-histamines without removing the cause of your body producing the his...

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4 Ways to Do Balanced Ventilation

Written by Allison Bailes on April 3, 2017 Ventilation is a great thing. Bringing outdoor air into the home and exhausting stale indoor air improves indoor air quality. Well, most of the time anyway. Sometimes the outdoor air quality is worse than indoor air. Sometimes you bring in too much humidity...

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