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What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

Ever been plagued by a mysteriously persistent cough, sniffles or itchy eyes? You might have dismissed your symptoms as a passing cold or mild flu. But chances are you were actually experiencing an al…

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Indoor Allergins: Household Cleaners

Household Chemicals There are a host of countless common household chemicals that create havoc when it comes to our indoor air quality. Formaldehyde, solvents, alcohols, dyes, and even artificial fra…

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Indoor Allergins: Dust Mites

There are countless potential allergens in your home, and studies have shown that indoor air quality can be significantly worse than the great outdoors, depending on the area you live in and the c…

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Dust Mite Neutralizer

Do you have a recipe for killing dust mites? Thanks. Tannic acid neutralizes the allergens in dust mites and animal dander. There are some tannic acid powders on the market (check out Rea…

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Easy, Eco-Friendly Dust Mite Mop

If you, or anyone in your family, is allergic to dust, it turns out there are a number of quick fixes. One is that direct sunlight kills dust mites, as does water of 130F or higher, or freezing. The a…

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