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Allergy-Friendly Painting: How to Skip the VOCs

Allergic Living’s primer on how to brighten your walls and your world – without the toxic VOCs. Originally published in our Summer 2014 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, […]

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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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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.

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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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When Allergies Make You: Afraid of Food

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2007. If a serious allergic reaction has left you too frightened to eat even ‘safe’ foods, there is help and you are not alone. IT WASN’T until Sandra Schwartz was on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in August 2005 […]

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