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Healthy Home

Allergic Living’s Safe Paint Picks

Benjamin Moore’s Aura paint line www.benjaminmoore.ca Why? Zero-VOC paint and tint line; interior and exterior paints. Boomerang Recycled Paint www.boomerangpaint.com Why? Recycled paint that’s low-VOC. Easy on the environment, made in Canada. Mythic Non-Toxic Paint www.mythicpaint.com Why? Great paint: no-VOCs; lovely colours; a company proud of its certifications. Farrow and Ball Clay Paint www.farrow-ball.com Why? A […]

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True Colors: Non-toxic Painting

From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2009. Painting a room or two is the single easiest project to undertake to improve the look of your home. A fresh coat brightens a room, and a properly chosen colour can help to set a mood. And importantly in tough economic times, paint […]

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Home Free: Allergy-Proofing the House

For those with environmental and chemical sensitivities, a house sealed tight can lead to symptoms such as runny noses, scratchy eyes and throats, and even asthma attacks. To clear the air, Allergic Living sizes up the allergic dangers that lurk in the typical household, and proposes solutions – one room at a time. Basement Furnace Room […]

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15 Ways to Clean Up Your Home’s Air

The choices you make within your own home can improve the quality of air your family inhales. Home Detox Buy unscented cleaning supplies without harsh chemicals. Or, make your own: for example, mix one part lemon juice with two parts vegetable oil to make a furniture polish; use baking soda and water for scouring bathtubs, […]

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Could Your House Be Causing Allergies and Asthma?

We’ve sealed ourselves indoors with a toxic stew of gases, dust and mold. Home is just not so sweet any more.

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5 Plants That Clean Your Home’s Air

We spend up to 90 per cent of our time indoors, sealed tightly into our homes, trying to prevent costly energy loss and escape the chill of winter. But there’s a big looming cloud over the cozy picture. It’s inside air pollution. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Agency labels indoor air one of the top […]

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