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6 Home Projects to Avoid During Pregnancy

by Steve Graham You want a safe, healthy child, but want to continue home improvement projects during pregnancy. Some projects may be dangerous for pregnant women, particularly exposure to so…

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4 Reasons Why Your Damp House is Wrecking Your Health

A little leak isn't something to ignore. Although you might not notice immediate water damage, mold growth and bacterial growth can begin within 24 - 48 hours of a moisture intrusion. Damp houses …

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Out with the Mold

Returning from vacation recently, my family was welcomed back by an unwelcome house guest: mold. Our basement, which is usually aired out through open windows, had been shut tight for a little over a …

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3 Ways to Kill Mold Naturally

A proliferation of mold and mildew can be the hallmark of hot and humid summers. I have a friend who has green mold growing on the shoes in her closet! A humidifier might be the best help for her, but…

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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: Mold

Mold spores are nearly everywhere, and create a number of potential health concerns from allergies to asthma, to chronic illnesses. Mold thrives on dark, moist, bacteria-laden surfaces, most often fou…

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Home Remodeling: 10 Reasons To Do It Now

Want to spice up the conversation at the next house party? Bring up your latest home renovation project. Despite a down-turned economy, people are still doing it. They are renovating and spending on…

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Simple Ways to Detox Your Home

A clean home is more than just sparkling countertops and well-vacuumed floors, it's fresh-smelling and chemical-free too. Here are some easy ways to detox your home from Simply Green Parties by Danny …

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Mold is a Call to Action

One day in college I noticed mold growing on my bedroom wall.  My allergies at the time were horrible, and it was tough to sleep through the night without a heavy dose of antihistamines.  My roommates…

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Mold and Mildew Eliminator: Vinegar with Essential Oils

I live in the humid Hudson Valley in New York, and I'll never forget one of my first summers here when a green-like mildew grew inside of closets and over and inside of shoes. Being sensitive to mold …

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Excellent info.

Women do need to pay attention to their own health especially since they are always concerned with t…