Increase Filtration with a DIY Filtered Box Fan

View full size DIY filtered box fan image and instructions here UPDATED 10/01/20 Air cleaners (also called air purifiers) can be...

Joe Medosch | October 1, 2020

COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts for a Healthy Home

Your home is the foundation for good physical and emotional health.  Now that many people are finding themselves, and their...

Dana Sundblad | May 11, 2020

Lessons from Florence Nightingale (part 3)

Florence Nightingale emphasized community and home as the third factor for health and healing. Modern life makes this challenging...

Carl Grimes | May 6, 2020

Healthy Home, Healthy Occupants: Managing COVID-19 Challenges

The Hayward Score team joined Bob Krell from Healthy Indoors for a special 90-minute episode focused on managing COVID-19...

Dana Sundblad | April 22, 2020

Lessons from Florence Nightingale (part 2)

Florence Nightingale’s world no longer exists but her insights are as true today as they were during her lifetime. She would...

Carl Grimes | April 10, 2020

Hayward Score Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The COVID-19 virus has many similarities with the other corona-type viruses, plus those for the...

Hayward Score Staff | March 20, 2020

Lessons From Florence Nightingale (part 1)

The COVID-19 pandemic is at the top of everyone’s mind, both by public health mandate and for personal survival. COVID-19 is...

Carl Grimes | March 20, 2020

Hear from Bill Hayward: Make Healthy Home Choices – Boston Globe

Read what Hayward Score Founder and CEO Bill Hayward had to say in the Boston Globe in this excerpt from:   Some building...

Dana Sundblad | February 11, 2020

9 Easy Things to Help Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality

Whether you own or rent, are in a home for a short time or it is your “forever” home there are simple, inexpensive things you...

Hayward Score Staff | January 27, 2020

“Clean” Shouldn’t Smell!

It might surprise you to learn that the only thing you should smell when something is clean is NOTHING.  A home that is both...

Dana Sundblad | January 14, 2020

Cook Up a Healthier New Year!

The new year is a great time to start practicing new, and healthier, habits and the kitchen is a great place to start! For many...

Dana Sundblad | January 6, 2020

Environmental Pollutants and Breast Cancer: How to Limit Exposure

Once disputed as a contributor to breast cancer, environmental pollutants are now known to play a significant role. According to...

Hayward Score Staff | October 20, 2019

Quick Tips for a Healthy Dorm Room

Heading back to college? Here are some tips on keeping a healthy dorm room! Thinking about indoor air quality is probably not the...

Hayward Score Staff | August 23, 2019

Removing Mold Odor From Car Ventilation

The first clue that something may be off with your car’s ventilation system is usually odor. A “musty” odor typically...

Joe Medosch | August 13, 2019

Houses are filled with chemical additives. Here’s how to find...

From the Washington Post (8/1/2019) By Roy Furchgott It is nearly impossible to avoid chemical additives in your home — they...

Hayward Score Staff | August 2, 2019

Heal Your Home (and Yourself)

Hayward Score’s Bill and Adriana Hayward are featured in the July/August issue of HauteLiving SF!  Read about how their...

Dana Sundblad | July 25, 2019

The Health Impact of Scented Candles

For many people, home decor wouldn’t be complete without scented candles. But these ubiquitous home items have a darker...

Hayward Score Staff | July 22, 2019

Finding a Healthy Rental: 10 Things To Look For!

Moving is stressful enough without having to worry whether conditions in your newly rented home might impact your health. While...

Hayward Score Staff | July 10, 2019

Asthma Season is Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

When your child has asthma, it’s rough. Every changing season can play havoc with their symptoms, as climate change shifts...

Hayward Score Staff | July 3, 2019

6 Steps to Minimize Dust at Home

Dust is a common sight in any home, and it naturally gathers on top of shelves, tables, or counters as the days pass. It can be...

Hayward Score Staff | July 1, 2019

Managing Asthma Through Integrated Pest Management

Pests: A Common Asthma Trigger Pests can range from a nuisance to a serious health concern. They can carry disease-causing...

Hayward Score Staff | June 26, 2019

Ask an Expert: Asbestos

Ask an Expert is an occasional feature where we pose a question submitted by a reader to our Healthy Home Director Carl Grimes...

Hayward Score Staff | May 15, 2019

Why Bother With a Clean Crawlspace?

While not as sexy as solar panels on the roof or a remodeled bathroom, a clean crawlspace can significantly increase the...

Alex Stadtner | May 3, 2019

Lead Dust Testing Outside?

Dust Settling on Outside Patio or Furniture? I was sitting on my porch in San Francisco watching kids play on the wooden deck and...

Alex Stadtner | April 15, 2019

Make How you Cook as Healthy as What you Cook

For many people, cooking “healthfully” means choosing hormone-free dairy products, organic vegetables, and beef raised...

Dana Sundblad | April 4, 2017

Is Your House Making You Sick?

The symptoms most commonly reported by those affected by a “sick house” are many and varied, depending on the sensitivity of...

Dana Sundblad | March 30, 2017

5 More Things to Improve Home Health Today!

Since you spend about 90% of your time indoors, the air you breathe inside is really important - especially if someone in your...

Dana Sundblad | March 13, 2017

5 Things to Improve Home Health Today!

The air you breathe is as important as the food you eat to keeping your body and mind healthy. There are lots of easy things you...

Dana Sundblad | March 1, 2017

Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors in your Home

Many people are aware of the benefits of keeping what they eat and drink free of chemicals, including pesticides, mercury, and...

Dana Sundblad | February 2, 2017

Keep Healthy Home Fires Burning

For many people, a bright, crackling, wood fire is as much a part of the fall and winter season as hot apple cider and a cozy...

Dana Sundblad | January 15, 2017

Resolve to Make your Home Healthier in 2017

Resolve to Make Your Home Healthier in 2017 The new year is the time when many people make resolutions to get healthier.  In...

Dana Sundblad | January 7, 2017
Indoor Air can be more poluted

did you know

Indoor air can be 5x more polluted than outside affecting allergies, asthma, concentration, sleep quality and more.