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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Homeowners & Indoor Air Quality – What Are the Threats?

How Mesothelioma affects our lungs
How Mesothelioma affects our lungs

With homeowners spending over 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality becomes of the utmost importance because homes are now more secure and sealed than ever. Many air pollutants live in our homes and unfortunately, we cannot smell or detect certain pollutants that come from household causes and can be detrimental to our health. Some of these include mold, asbestos, formaldehyde, dust, radon, viruses and bacteria. Let’s take a look at how some of these can affect you or your family’s health. … continue reading

What Smart Homeowners Need to Know About Basement Dehumidifiers

Mold and mildew
Mold and mildew

For years, basement dehumidifiers have been touted as the best way to combat moisture-related issues in crawlspaces and basements. However, many homeowners who invest in dehumidifiers for their homes are disappointed with the results. So why do dehumidifiers fail to deliver the expected results, and what is a better alternative? Causes and consequences of moisture problems In order to choose the best solution for musty basement issues, you first need to gain a solid understanding of what causes them, as well as how they impact your home and health. There are several factors that can … continue reading

Using a UV Air Purifier to Improve Poor Indoor Air Quality And Why It Matters

Poor Indoor Air Quality; Why it Matters and How to Improve IAQ Have you ever wondered what exactly is meant by poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? Many people find that as long as they aren’t plagued by foul smells, stuffy air, or obvious mold and mildew issues, then “poor air quality” is not really a pressing concern. However, poor indoor air quality can be a major contributor to or even the primary cause of a wide range of health problems. If you experience headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, nasal congestion or respiratory problems, then your indoor air quality could be worse than you assume. Even … continue reading

Dehumidifiers Won’t Prevent Basement Moisture Problems. Ventilation Removes Damp Air and Contaminants

Moisture problems in basements are a widespread issue. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60% of home basements in the U.S. have moisture related issues. Problems resulting from a wet basement are numerous, and while many are obvious (bad smells, unsightly staining, problems with mold or mildew), some of the biggest issues are harder to recognize. Even more difficult is deciding how to resolve issues with basement moisture. While many turn to basement dehumidifiers, there is a better option for removing existing moisture and preventing future moisture problems. Basement … continue reading

Our 5 Secrets for Ensuring Your Home’s Air is Safe

Safe Home Air Quality
Safe Home Air Quality

Since you spend lots of time at home, if your home's air quality is poor, then the health of you and your loved ones will suffer. You may notice symptoms such as worsened asthma or headaches. Especially if mold is growing in your house, poor air quality can have even more serious effects. … continue reading

3 Key Reasons You Need a UV Air Purifier

UV Air Purifier Benefits
UV Air Purifier Benefits

According to the Centers for Disease Control, indoor air quality has improved since the 1990s, yet we still face serious health risks from particulates, bacteria, mold and pathogens. UV air filters use ultraviolet light rays to eliminate pathogens and bacteria as they pass by — the UV light deploys electromagnetic radiation to break down their molecular structure. This system makes UV air purifiers ideal for eliminating molds, viruses, yeasts and bacteria in the air. They help prevent diseases and illnesses, making them a good solution for consumers who become sick easily. … continue reading

This Is A Scary Report Regarding Indoor Air Pollutants

  Perhaps you are aware that air fresheners and household cleaning products make the air in your home unhealthy. But you may be unaware as to how dangerous they really are. A landmark report in England claims that  “indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe”. While the report highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide from faulty heaters and boilers, what's scarier is the risk of air pollution from common items such as air fresheners and cleaning products. The problem of indoor air pollution is compounded by the recent efforts to … continue reading

Detox the Air in Your Home Easily With These Purifying Plants

detoxifying indoor plants for your home
detoxifying indoor plants for your home

Is your home suffering from “sick home syndrome”? This all-too-common condition occurs when indoor air pollutants build up in the air inside your home, causing symptoms such as allergies and headaches. Although the most effective form of indoor air purification is a high-quality air purifier or a whole house ventilation system, plants can also help to clean the air inside your home. What Are Indoor Air Pollutants? One of the most concerning indoor air pollutants is formaldehyde, which is found in high levels in certain types of laminate flooring. Formaldehyde can trigger asthma symptoms … continue reading

7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier

7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier
7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier

Have you thought about buying an air purifier before, but have been overwhelmed by the thought of making a responsible choice? The process of choosing an air purifier can be daunting if you don’t know much about what you’re looking for. You may find yourself wondering what level of filtration you need and what contaminants you should be most worried about. To get started, here are seven tips that can serve as a guide for choosing the right air purifier for you and your home. … continue reading

Want a Healthier Home? Avoid Some of These toxic Products

Whole House Water Filtration
Whole House Water Filtration

You might find it surprising that according to the EPA,  our indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air. Considering that we spend close to 90% of our time indoors, it is imperative that we focus on improving our indoor air quality. So now that you agree and want to improve the environment for your entire family, where do you begin? Read the article at https://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/09/toxic-products-to-ban-from-your-home-plus-healthier-alternatives-to-help-you-do-it/ and learn about some toxic products that you can easily avoid. And learn about some healthier … continue reading