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Is Your Air Cleaner Making Your Air Quality Worse?

Ozone can be good or bad -- depending on where it is. The good ozone occurs 10 to 30 miles above the earth and protects us from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. Bad ozone occurs at ground …

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How Your Home Affects Your Health

By Robyn Griggs Lawrence, Experience Life Potentially hazardous chemicals, in the form of building materials, furnishings and cleaning products, infiltrate nearly everyone's homes. They're fo…

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Is the Air in Nail Salons Dangerous?

Q: Is it dangerous to breath the air in a nail salon? A: The products used in nail salons usually contain solvents and other chemicals that may have adverse health effects on workers and† customers…

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Is Chinese Air Pollution Dangerous to Americans?

Q: Is the dust the blows over from China dangerous to the health of Americans? A: According to the EPA, pollution wafting into the United States accounts for 30% of the nationís ozone. There is sat…

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Green Cities: How Does Your City Rank?

Portland, Oregon is the most sustainable city and has earned the top distinction since SustainLane began ranking the 50 greenest large U.S. cities in 2005. One of my best friends will be moving to …

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2 Good Reasons for Non-Toxic Dish Liquid

I know this is going to seem like a simple tip but it can make the world of difference in everyday health and the ability to move into cleaning simplicity: Buy liquid hand dish detergent that is free …

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Breathing Easier

While most of us are aware of the hazardous air quality that can exist outside our homes, many of us would be surprised to learn that, according to Environmental Protection Agency research, the air in…

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Top 10 Houseplants for Cleaner Air

Houseplants are our often-overlooked helpers in ridding the air of pollutants and toxins, counteracting outgassing and contributing to balanced internal humidity. Find out which houseplants are ou…

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