House Plants Help Clean Your Indoor Air

In one small way, you actually might be better off in an older, draft house vs. one that’s tightly sealed, just like a modern office building. That’s because air tight buildings typically have little if any fresh air circulation which, in turns, gives indoor air pollutants no means of escaping outdoors.  Hence, the now all-too-familiar […]

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air.

Air pollution remains a significant concern throughout the US, indoors and out.  In fact, indoor air, on averages is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Just how bad are things inside many peoples’ homes?  According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 50% of ALL illnesses are either irritated or caused by […]

How New Carpets Can Make You Sick

“New” can be a wonderful scent.  A new leather coat, new car, fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture.  Ah, nothing quite like it the scent from any of them. Then again, some household odors, even when associated with “new,” aren’t nearly as inviting – in particular, the scent given off by new carpeting and […]

How to Take the Sting Out of Allergy Season.

When spring in the air, there’s always plenty to be excited about, including longer days, abundant sunshine, and more time spent outdoors. But for some, the beauty of springtime is overshadowed by the coughing, congestion, watery eyes, and other symptoms that accompany seasonal allergies. And while over-the-counter and prescription medications can help alleviate allergy symptoms, […]