It turns out the International Space Station (ISS) collects dust like any home here on Earth. The dust has been provoking allergic reactions and causing irritation for the astronauts who call the ISS home. On Earth, we control our allergies to dust and dust mites by cleaning our homes with HEPA-filtered vacuums and pulling out […]
Hunting for antiques and salvaged stone and wood is easy on the environment and the wallet. And done the right way, it’s smart for asthma, too.
Allergic Living’s primer on how to brighten your walls and your world – without the toxic VOCs. Originally published in Allergic Living 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, you’re […]
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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The maker of Pine-Sol, Tilex, S.O.S. and more will start listing ingredients of scents found in its products online
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 […]
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 […]