indoor air quality

Breathe Easy: Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Although it may be counterintuitive, indoor air is commonly two …

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House Doctors: Branch Basic’s Spot-Off Cleaning Prescription

Don’t you just love it when you can prove someone wrong? For the women who founded Branch Basics, their foray into natural cleaning was spurred by the need to prove doctors wrong -to say NO to a dire diagnosis of a sick, barely-getting-by life and…

Where Do VOCs Lurk In Your Home?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), found in many household products, contribute to poor indoor air quality. Where are they possibly lurking in your home? Check out this infographic to learn more, courtesy of CustomMade. Founded in 2009 with the…

Maybe Mold? Tips To Protect Your Family!

While a little mildew around your tub or shower is no reason for alarm, if you smell a musty odor or see visible signs of water damage in your home, it may be. Perhaps you don’t see or smell anything, but are experiencing unexplained hay fever…

Looking To Spruce Up Your Bedroom Routine? Try These First

When designing a bedroom, most of us think about the basics like the bed, bedding, and other furniture, but what about the air? Indoor air actually tends to contain higher concentrations of pollutants than outdoors due to chemicals from furniture,…

Better Breathing: 6 Of The Best Plants For Indoor Air Quality

The average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors. Unfortunately, indoor air quality ranks as one of the top threats to human health, according to the EPA. Indoor air is commonly 2 to 5 times more polluted (and sometimes worse), and is…

5 Tips For Reinventing Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Studies have consistently shown that indoor air quality is at least five times more polluted than outdoor air quality. During the winter months, however, this percentage can be even higher because we open windows and doors less often when it’s…

Roll Out Toxins: How To Choose Carpet That Will Keep Indoor Air Pure

You’ve probably read this fact over and over again – indoor air quality is typically five times more toxic than outdoor air quality. There are an abundance of reasons why this is true, but there is one cause that many people never even consider –…

Healthy Homes: New Year Healthy Home Checklist In 7 Easy Steps

It’s a new year and that means fresh and exciting possibilities await. According to the Mayan Calendar, we’ve entered the Golden Age and in Chinese tradition, we’re about to embark on the Chinese New Year –or- the Year of the Sheep (the first d…

How To Choose The Right Air Purifier For Your Indoor Environment

Air purification in your home is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments, the amount of biological and chemical contaminants polluting homes today is why the Environmental…