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Allergy-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Flooring

With the cooler weather, we’re indoors more than ever.

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Your House Has Mold!

From the archives. Published in Allergic Living magazine, Summer 2007. It’s a humid summer day. You descend the basement stairs and that damp, dusky smell hits you. Or you look under the kitchen sink and see a dark stain near a dripping pipe. Perhaps you peel back a piece of carpet in a damp area and spot the […]

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What is Mold?

Molds are microscopic fungi that grow all around us, both indoors and out. Inside, mold thrives in humid areas like the shower or the basement. Outside, you’ll find it growing in shady areas where there is dampness or where vegetation is decomposing. Mold reproduces by sending out tiny spores that float through the air, looking […]

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Protecting Baby: Can allergies be prevented?

The answer to why a baby becomes an allergic child is the modern version of the Poincaré conjecture – a puzzle for which we have yet to find the solution. In this age of unparalleled understanding of the human body, scientists still don’t know why it is one child develops an allergic reaction to, say, […]

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The Hay Fever Handbook

All you’ll need to cope with Spring’s misery-making allergies. What is Hay Fever? As with other allergies, seasonal allergic rhinitis is an immune system over-response to a protein, in this case an inhaled pollen or a mould spore. Antibodies are supposed to protect our bodies, to defend, but the immune system of a person predisposed […]

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The Queen of Stylish Green

Andrea Kantelberg’s interior design studio is pure white. White walls, white table, white chairs. The headquarters of Kantelberg Design is more like a canvass than an office, a space where Canada’s doyenne of green design can create in the high style meets healthy design aesthetic for which she’s now known. Kantelberg has made a name […]

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Immunotherapy: What Are Allergy Shots?

What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a form of treatment, commonly known as allergy shots, in which a patient with allergic rhinitis gets controlled exposure to allergens through injections. It will not be the first course of treatment. In immunotherapy, a doctor raises the allergen dose in your shots over a number of months and years […]

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