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Allergy-Friendly Painting: How to Skip the VOCs

Allergic Living’s primer on how to brighten your walls and your world – without the toxic VOCs. Originally published in our Summer 2014 magazine. When it comes to sprucing up your home, nothing gives you more bang for your buck than a fresh coat of paint- but if you or others in your household have asthma or sensitivity to chemicals, […]

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Allergic Living’s Safe Paint Picks

Originally published in the Summer 2014 magazine. People spend hours choosing the perfect paint color; but how to choose the perfect paint?  Allergic Living turned to the eco-pros, including California architect Eric Corey Freed of organicARCHITECT and Health Product Delaration Collaborative technical director Eden Brukman, for their faves. Synthetic No-VOC Pros: Low-odor; widely available; huge range of colors; applies […]

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Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Into Allergy-Friendly Spring Cleaning

When it comes to spring cleaning, television actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a self-proclaimed fanatic. “Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a bit of a micro-manager when it comes to housekeeping,” says the “Modern Family” star. “I’m obsessed with cleaning my home and my trailer on the set of “Modern Family”, so when I learned from […]

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7 Surprising Dust Mite Facts

Related Reads: How to Defeat Dust Mites Saying Good Night to the Dust Mite 9 Spots Where Allergy Triggers Hide

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How to Defeat Dust Mites

They prowl our beds and sofas, invisible to us, but hugely allergenic. Here’s the latest on dust mites, and what you can do to protect your family.

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Clorox Comes Clean About Fragrance Ingredients

The maker of Pine-Sol, Tilex, S.O.S. and more will start listing ingredients of scents found in its products online

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Back Decks: The Safe Way to Work with Woods, Stains

Hankering for a handsome back deck? Here’s the low-down on the healthy way to work with woods.

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Mold: What Are Its Effects on Health?

Molds are fungi that exist almost everywhere in the outdoors – and inside, they’re a common component of household dust. But mold can become a nightmare when there’s a large amount and it’s busily forming colonies in your home. Like any pollens, dust and other airborne allergens, mold can cause a host of reactions in […]

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Tips to Stop a Mold Problem

  Clean up any leaks or spills right away. If moisture is removed within 24-48 hours of appearing, mold is unlikely to grow. Check your roof and repair or replace it immediately if you detect a leak; also repair any cracks or openings in your siding, and make sure your rain gutters are clear of […]

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How To: Get a Hold on Mold

If you’ve got allergies or asthma, mold in the home is bad news. Fortunately, this handy how-to-guide from Allergic Living magazine will spare you from the spores. It’s the houseguest you never want – and one of the toughest to send packing. Especially in damp climates, indoor mold is one of the most common and […]

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