home air quality

What Does Your HVAC System Have to Do With Home Air Quality?

Most everyone is aware of the dangers of outdoor air pollution. From nitrogen oxide to ozone, emissions and toxic gases infiltrate every corner of the planet. Yet many are completely unaware of the many pollutants lurking in the air within their own home. Indoor air pollution is the world’s leading ...
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How Wildfires Impact Our Health

You've seen news coverage of wildfires everywhere within the past year, from the Amazon rainforest to California to Australia. And now, you want to know how these flames can affect people's health and what proactive steps you can take for when they happen again. Whether you live in a location ...
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home cleaning

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

The growth of mold and mildew in some environments is inevitable. It's a necessary part of nature in that it turns organic matter into compostable materials, which is excellent for the soil. At home, it's a different case – mold can cause multiple health problems, especially in those who are ...
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Community Recycling

How You Can Help with Recycling in Your Community

Recycling is one of the many ways you can practice sustainability. You've probably heard the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" at least once in your life. In a perfect world, people would buy less, use certain items more than once and dispose of them properly. Unfortunately, in the real world, the ...
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How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy Throughout the Winter Without Chemicals

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy Throughout the Winter Without Chemicals

When winter rolls around, lawn care is the last thing on your mind. However, year-round care ensures your grass stays healthy when spring arrives. When you think lawn maintenance, harsh chemicals and pesticides often come to mind. Luckily, a winter routine doesn't require anything of the sort. Your kids and ...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Every year, homeowners face seasonal battles. There's the challenge of keeping pollen dust out of your home in the spring and cleaning up the yard following summer thunderstorms. Winter brings with it a different set of challenges, but there are many you can prepare for. Check out these easy tips ...
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What You Can Do to Protect the Health of Your Community's Water

What You Can Do to Protect the Health of Your Community’s Water

Every living creature needs water to stay alive, but it can be hard to ensure safe sources when pollution continues to rise. Most people show a level of concern about their local water quality, but you may have extra worries when it comes to your family. No one wants to ...
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clean water

Why Clean Water is Essential for Disaster Relief

Hurricanes along the Atlantic seaboard. Wildfires in the Amazon and sub-Saharan Africa. Floods in India, and the threat of heatwaves in Europe. Sometimes it feels like we're always on the brink of another disaster, but each of these tragic events has one thing in common — survivors that will need ...
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oils harmful to the planet

Keys to Phasing Out Oils with Harmful Impacts on The Planet

We all know that crude oil and fossil fuels are detrimental to the environment, especially when burned, but they aren't the only oils that do damage to the planet. What other oils should we be avoiding and what do we need to do to phase out these cooking ingredients that ...
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Chemical-Free Ways to Treat Water to Be Safe for Swimming and Drinking

Chemical-Free Ways to Treat Water to Be Safe for Swimming and Drinking

Living beside a pond or lake, or having a water feature or two, gives you a lot of opportunities to cool off on a hot summer afternoon, it's difficult to tell if the water is safe for swimming or drinking. And unlike a swimming pool, you can't just toss a ...
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10 Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients

10 Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients

If you want to have glowing, gorgeous skin, there's no need to blow your hard-earned money on a ton of expensive, chemical-laden products. Some ingredients like sodium laurel and laureth sulfate strip your skin of vital moisture and can leave you dry, itchy, even more acne-prone. Others, like parabens, may ...
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How Green Cleaning Could Transform Your Health

How Green Cleaning Could Transform Your Health

Traditional cleaners found in stores often contain harmful chemicals, some of which aren't tested for adverse health effects or even listed in the ingredients. To combat this, many are turning to green cleaning: using products and methods for cleaning that don't emit any harmful pollutants and are safe for you ...
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HVAC system

How to Ensure Your HVAC System Isn’t Hurting Your Air Quality

We don't usually think about our home's HVAC systems until they break down, but they have more of an impact on our daily life than you might think. An improperly maintained HVAC system can be detrimental to your air quality and your health. How can you ensure that your home's ...
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chemicals in your water

Should You Be Concerned About Chemicals in Your Water?

The water you drink, whether it comes from your tap or a sealed bottle, might not be as safe as you think. Public water sources, which are used to provide drinking water to your home, are prone to contamination from unused medicine, motor oil, pesticides and more. Many people dispose ...
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all natural pet care

The Importance of All Natural Pet Care for You and Your Pet

When you're a pet owner, there are unending decisions you have to make regarding the well-being of your pet. They can't advocate for themselves, so you have to stand in and do the research for them. While your pet may enjoy eating from a variety of food brands and chewing ...
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