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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 bends and sofas, invisible to us, but hugely allergenic. Here’s the latest on dust mites, and what you can do to protect your family. -From Allergic Living magazine’s Spring 2014 magazine. They’re tiny enough that you can’t even see them with the naked eye – but as millions of people around the world can attest, dust […]

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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. With the long, lazy days of summer finally here, there’s nothing like chilling out in the backyard or enjoying a barbecue on a sunny deck. You want your outdoor spaces to be beautiful, welcoming, serene – but especially for people with asthma, allergies and […]

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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, Allergic Living’s handy how-to guide 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 stubborn problems […]

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Designer Homes Get Allergy-Friendly, Green and Gorgeous

Our Allergic Living columnist discovers four outstanding residences that incorporate allergy and air quality considerations, green sensibility and, of course, great looks.

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The Safe Way to Clean Your House with Allergies, Asthma

Don’t be fooled by cool containers, fresh scents and disinfecting muscle. Here’s how to clean – without polluting your air. For many people with allergies and asthma, regular cleaning can help keep symptoms at bay; and there’s nothing quite like giving your home a thorough once-over. But depending on what products you use, that sheen […]

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