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Symptoms of Humidity and How To Remedy Them

It's not the heat -- it's the humidity that causes a lot of your summer discomforts. You can't change the weather, but there are a few things you can do to stave off that out-of-sorts, stuffy, headach…

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11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

We all know that bathrooms, and toilets in particular, are serious germ zones, but there are many other places that are equally packed with bacteria and other harmful microbes. Before I share the wors…

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Shower

Mold and mildew stink – literally.  If you’ve ever walked into a mildewed room, you recognized the musty smell at once. Mold gives a lot of visual clues – it's generally black or grey, and may be splo…

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How Common Household Molds Impact Your Health (Infographic)

Mold can be one sneaky toxin. Most of your mold memories probably consist of cutting the moldy crust off your week-old bread or salvaging sad-looking cheese. Household mold, though, is a whole 'nother…

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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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How to Tackle a Mold Problem

If you're doing a home improvement project, there are many hazards to be aware of before you start—from lead in paint to radon in your basement. So it's a good idea to always test before you start the…

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Detox Your Car in 10 Simple Steps

I just bought a small, used utility truck. Months of scouring the marketplace and test-driving vehicles reminded me of just how many chemicals most people use in the maintenance and upkeep of their ve…

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Why Is Lyme Disease Not Just Tick-Borne Anymore?

  Some experts feel that almost everyone has been exposed to Lyme disease and may have it in one way, shape or form. Whether that's true or not is up for debate, but clearly there are those…

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How Scary is Moldy Food?

Whether it is nature or conditioning, most humans are repelled by mold, especially on their food. We have all shared the unfortunate experience of uncovering some lost piece of fruit, jar of tomato sa…

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Could You Have Adult-Onset Asthma?

As with allergies, if you’re an adult who has never suffered from asthma, you may be assuming that this will never be one of your health concerns.  The fact is asthma can be acquired at any point in o…

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