Artificial intelligence is an amazing thing. We prefer to ask Siri questions instead of others, Alexa knows our favorite songs and now we have introduced AI into our homes in the form of “Smart Thermostats.” Many of these different smart home devices can learn and respond to temperature preferences with the idea that using a smart thermostat will save [...]
Protecting your home from allergens is simpler than you may think, however, some time and financial investments may need to be made in order to keep your allergy symptoms to a minimum and to reduce medical expenses. Preventative tools and products are worth the investment when it comes to allergies.
The goal is to create a safe, dust-free place where [...]
This year, we celebrate the 48th Earth day across the world. In 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson decided to create an official day to celebrate the Earth and raise awareness of the environmental concerns he had after the devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara that year. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. An incredible 20 million [...]
Dealing with dust allergies is a battle that affects many people, especially during the spring. To win the battle you need strategies that will help reduce the triggers in your home. Creating safe spaces where your lungs can “rest” is the key. Allergists refer to our immune system as a bucket that fills up over time. When our buckets [...]
A case of lice does not reflect a lack of cleanliness or personal hygiene as some would like to think. Head lice cause itching and discomfort but are not found to transfer dangerous diseases in the United States like lice in other countries. Here are answers to the most common questions about lice:
How can I get infected with lice?
Although bed bugs are normally considered a summer pest problem, with the ability to lower the freezing point of their bodily fluids bed bugs do have a high tolerance for cold and thus present a problem even during winter months.
Everyone’s first reaction to a bedbug infestation (let alone their bodily fluids!) is one of disgust. But surprisingly bedbugs are [...]
The first warm evening of spring makes me want to crack open the grill and put on some steaks. But you don’t want to use the grill unless you’ve taken the time to clean it first – squirrels and mice often use grills as a place to hibernate in the winter. And then there’s all that burnt-on yuck that [...]
Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food-borne illnesses. These illnesses, also called food poisoning, also send about 128,000 people to the hospital, resulting in about 3,000 deaths nationwide each year.
Bottom line ~ food-borne illness can be more serious than we think.
Causes of food poisoning are mostly microorganisms, like viruses or bacteria. And although many of these [...]
Do you realize the dust in your home is probably toxic? The Silent Spring Institute, dedicated to researching the effects of toxic chemicals on health, recently conducted a study testing the presence of 45 synthetic chemicals in household dust. There were 10 chemicals that were present in 90% of the samples tested. This suggests toxic household dust is everywhere.
OR, what do a clothes dryer, a pillow case and a hair dryer have in common?
When the weather turns colder we close our windows and it seems that everyone starts getting sick. Most of the “sickness” is really a reaction to dust and allergens that are hiding in our homes. Hiding??? Yup, hiding throughout your house. If you or [...]