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

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

Stormy Outside, Sick Inside

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

Carl Grimes | January 24, 2018

The Truths (and Myths) About Black Toxic Mold

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...

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...

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...

Dana Sundblad | April 4, 2017

The Truth About Scented Candles

For many people, home decor wouldn't be complete without scented candles. From pumpkin spice and orange vanilla to tuberose...

Dana Sundblad | March 23, 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

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Indoor Air can be more poluted

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