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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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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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Winter 2015 – U.S. Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. New Year, New Allergy Attitude: Start 2015 off right by learning how to talk the most effective allergy talk.  Holiday Gift Guide: Sensational shopping ideas for the allergic and gluten-free ones on your list this year. Renovating Your GF […]

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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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Advice for an Allergy-Friendly, Non-Toxic Kitchen Renovation

For millions of homeowners, it’s an all-too-familiar scene: Your kitchen is so outdated, it could easily pass for a spread in a 1970s IKEA catalog. To boot, the counters are scratched, the cupboard doors are hanging by a thread and the appliances are fast becoming antiques. It’s time for a change – and a new […]

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Allergy-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Flooring

With the cooler weather, we’re indoors more than ever.

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Your House Has Mold!

From the archives. Published in Allergic Living magazine, Summer 2007. It’s a humid summer day. You descend the basement stairs and that damp, dusky smell hits you. Or you look under the kitchen sink and see a dark stain near a dripping pipe. Perhaps you peel back a piece of carpet in a damp area and spot the […]

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How You Can Help Lessen Smog, Bad Air

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 […]

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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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