Is Your Dishwasher Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality?

The answer is yes. Unbelievably, the labor-saving device that we count on to get dishes, glasses, pots, and pans clean enough to...

Dana Sundblad | March 4, 2019

Decluttering for a Healthy Home

Tidying is having a(nother) moment right now in part due to Marie Kondo’s new show on Netflix. The new show has pushed people...

Dana Sundblad | February 28, 2019

The Great Construction Dust Up

Battling Construction Dust Few activities add as much dust to a home as construction. Even minor remodeling projects kick up an...

Carl Grimes | January 28, 2019

Stormy Outdoors, Sick Indoors

Cold, stormy days may keep the family indoors – sometimes even without power!  While it may be a great day to catch up...

Dana Sundblad | January 21, 2019

Minimize Moisture Indoors During the Winter

Thanks to Jeff May, May Indoor Air Investigations LLC for some of the content in our post.   Winter Moisture Minimizing Tip #1:...

Dana Sundblad | January 8, 2019

Choosing The Right Air Filter For Your Furnace

The Best Ways to Keep Air in Your Home Clean One of the best ways to keep the air in your home clean is to use high-efficiency...

Joe Medosch | December 13, 2018

The Truth About Scented Candles

The Impact of Fragranced Products For many people, home wouldn’t be the same without scents from candles, room sprays,...

Dana Sundblad | December 3, 2018

Is Indoor Air Worsening Your Asthma?

Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for almost 25...

Dana Sundblad | November 30, 2018

Beware of your Christmas Tree!

While your Christmas tree probably doesn’t need a warning label – bringing either a real or artificial Christmas tree...

Dana Sundblad | November 23, 2018

Breathing Well During Wildfire Season

In many parts of the United States, especially California, wildfires are currently causing widespread damage and impacting...

Dana Sundblad | November 14, 2018

Stormy Outside, Sick Inside: How to Stay Healthy During a Storm

Cold, stormy days may keep the family indoors – sometimes even without power! While it may be a great day to catch up on...

Carl Grimes | October 30, 2018

Our Homes, Our Health: A Positive Energy Podcast!

It’s normal these days to pay attention to what we eat. But what about the steady diet of air we breathe and soak ourselves...

Dana Sundblad | April 19, 2018

Ask an Expert: Getting Rid of “New” Construction Smell

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

Carl Grimes | March 5, 2018

Keep Your Home Healthy This Winter

Americans spend most of their time indoors, especially during the winter. Research shows that in some cases indoor air can be 5...

Dana Sundblad | November 28, 2017

Black Toxic Mold: The Truths (and Myths)

Some truths and myths about “toxic black mold”. We believe the best starting point for a healthy home is knowledge!...

Carl Grimes | November 27, 2017

Skip the Softener

Fabric softeners come with a lot of promises – soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less...

Dana Sundblad | November 15, 2017

Air Pollution: Our Bodies Feel the Difference

"The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing." This was the headline for a recent article in Science News....

Carl Grimes | September 26, 2017

Must Watch Advice: What to do Post-Flooding

This video from HUD featuring Claudette Reichel, Professor, Housing Studies at Louisiana State University offers some of the best...

Dana Sundblad | September 4, 2017

Beyond Flooding: What to do About “Minor” Water Damage

Even if your home has been spared from acute flooding, what seems like “minor” water damage from leaks and other...

Carl Grimes | August 30, 2017

Power Out? Use Generators with Caution!

In the wake of disasters, people who lose electricity often turn to fuel-powered devices to cool or heat their homes or cook...

Dana Sundblad | August 29, 2017

Pregnant Women and Children Most at Risk from Exposure to Flame...

You may love nothing more than relaxing on the sofa after a long day or curling up on your mattress to sleep at night....

Dana Sundblad | August 17, 2017

Ozone 101

Recently, a lot of “ozone air purifiers” have appeared on the market. They promise a safe and effective way to clean...

Carl Grimes | August 16, 2017

The Facts About Ozone

Using ozone to purify the air – for reducing odors, chemicals, and even mold and mycotoxins (as some insist) – continues to...

Carl Grimes | August 16, 2017

Chemicals in Your Household Dust May Be Linked to Obesity

Some chemicals in household dust may lead to obesity, according to a new study by a team of scientists from Duke University and...

Dana Sundblad | July 18, 2017

Research shows Owners’ and Renters’ Healthy Home Concerns

Yesterday we mentioned research by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (2016) that explored what caused people to think that...

Dana Sundblad | July 6, 2017

Study Reveals What Brings Healthy Home Issues Top of Mind

A 2016 research study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explored healthy home concerns...

Dana Sundblad | July 6, 2017

Remodeling’s Next Big Trend: Fresh Air

According to Maria Mendez writing for Remodeling,  the next big trend in home remodeling might be one that homeowners...

Dana Sundblad | June 26, 2017

Clean Doesn’t Smell!

What do you think clean smells like?  Lemons? Tropical bouquets? Ocean breezes?  Bleach? Here is what clean should really smell...

Carl Grimes | June 14, 2017

Green Plants, Cleaner Air

Green plants can help you breathe a little easier indoors. Living in an energy efficient home can have unintended side effects...

Dana Sundblad | June 9, 2017

Dispelling Myths About Mold

The internet is loaded with information about mold from hundreds of different sources. If you have done your due diligence and...

Carl Grimes | June 2, 2017

Are You Feeding Your Mold?

Nobody intentionally wants to encourage mold growth in their home!  But you may be doing things that not only lets mold sneak...

Carl Grimes | April 25, 2017

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

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.