Allergy

What are allergies?

Allergies are the immune system’s response to unfamiliar or unknown agents. When you come into contact with one of these agents (known commonly as an allergen) the immune system goes on high alert, reacting as if the agent could cause dangerous harm. The most common reactions to allergens are a runny nose, sneezing, itchy or […]

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Pet Allergies

What Is Pet Dander?

If you have pets in your home then you have also a pet dander. Pet dander is small, even microscopic, flecks of skin emitted by cats, dogs, birds and other animals with fur or feathers. Pet dander can cause asthma attacks and allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to the allergens. Which Animals Act […]

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La Crosse temperature and humidity monitor

Monitoring Your Temperature and Humidity

Many of us use thermometers outside the window. Maybe someone also uses them indoors. And how about hygrometers? We always want to know about temperature and humidity conditions outdoors. These two things lead our clothing selections, dictates whether we take a hat or an umbrella that day, and defines how we use our HVAC systems. […]

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Healthy Air at Home

Healthy Air at Home

It’s very important to have healthy air at home because most of the time we spend indoors. There are many pollutants trying to make your home unhealthy. Some of them you can see for example dust or sweep, it is harder to figure out when the air indoors needs cleaning. Most of the air pollutants […]

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5 Ways To Increase Home Air Quality

5 Ways To Increase Home Air Quality

Many people when hears words air pollution think of air pollution as something outside – smog, ozone etc. But only a few know the truth, that actually when you hear words air pollution you should think about indoors – homes, offices etc. Indoor air can be more polluted than the air outside. The air inside […]

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Secondhand smoke

Secondhand Smoke

Tobacco smoke Secondhand smoke is also called as environmental tobacco smoke. Secondhand smoke is the combination of 2 forms of smoke that come from smoking tobacco – Sidestream smoke and Mainstream smoke. Sidestream smoke is the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. Mainstream smoke is the smoke exhaled by a […]

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9 Indoor Plants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

9 Indoor Plants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

The plants filter out several harmful compounds in the air and make it much healthier to breathe. The good news is that these plants are easily found and you can attach them to your home to accommodate yourself and your family with air that is complete purer and free from harmful agents. These plants will […]

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Test Indoor Air

How To Test Indoor Air With DIY Air Quality Testing Kit

Do-it-yourself air quality testing kit types. Why you should need an air quality testing kit I wrote before (read here). Do-it-yourself (DIY) testing kits let you take control of your own environment on your schedule and at a reasonable cost. There are several types of testing kits available on the market each intended to detect […]

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Air Quality Testing

Air Quality Testing Air pollution hits everyone.  It is impossible to hide from it, even inside your private home.  Here are some facts. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is a bigger health hazard than outdoor air pollution with pollutants being up to 100 times higher indoors. More than a 50 percent […]

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Allergy bedding

Allergy Bedding

Allergy bedding items have been specially created to prevent dust mites, pet dander, other allergens and even bed bugs from getting in or out of your bedding. People spend one-third of their life’s sleeping. So, it’s an important to invest in allergy-proof bedding. That can significantly decrease your allergy symptoms and warrant that you get […]

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Stadler Form Fred Humidifier

Cool Mist Or Warm Mist Humidifiers

It is necessary to keep the relative humidity level in homes between 30 to 50 percent, with the ideal level being about 45 percent. Humidifiers are great tools for helping you keep a healthy humidity level in your homes if low humidity is common. Low humidity or lack of moisture means the air in your […]

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Pollen, dust mites, mold

3 Most Common Household Allergens and How to Avoid Them

If you have a runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin, or other symptoms that make you feel discomfort at home then there is a high possibility that in your home lives allergens. Three most common allergens are dust mites, mold, and pollen. Dust mites (also called bed mites) is a cosmopolitan pyroglyphid that lives in […]

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