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 […]
How you live makes a difference to the air you breathe. 1. Automobile Advice Let’s start with your vehicle. If you’re driving an SUV, it burns one-half to two-thirds more fuel than a regular car. As for cars, newer models can vary considerably on environmental and energy efficiency, so compare both fuel efficiency and emission […]
Reuters Health is reporting on a large Finnish study that finds children who live in damp or water-damaged homes may be more likely than other kids to develop nasal allergies. Sixteen per cent of the children with dampness reported in the home went on to be diagnosed with allergic rhinitis over the next six years. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
We’ve sealed ourselves indoors with a toxic stew of gases, dust and mold. Home is just not so sweet any more.
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 and the heat of summer. But there’s a big looming cloud over the cozy picture. It’s inside air pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labels indoor […]