Category: DO-IT-YOURSELF

Toxins in Your Toolbox

According to the CDC, children of lead-exposed workers were 6 times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels (BLL). The study concluded that 1 in 4 children of lead-exposed workers had elevated BLL.Ways to reduce your family’s exposure to lead, asbestos and …

Environmental Awareness-101

DID YOU KNOW? * The average person spends 90% of their time indoors.* The air indoors is 2-to-5x more polluted than the air outdoors.* Children breathe in 50% more air than adults.* According to the CDC, at least 4 million households have children living …

Planning a Home Renovation?

Protect Yourself from Indoor Contaminants If you’re not “in the industry”, not a lead-safe worker, and not properly trained, you are risking your health and the health of those within arms reach of your home renovation. Sure, you could throw on a respirator …

Indoor Plants to Purify Air

Indoor plants clean air naturally and return oxygen to the air. They regulate air humidity, eliminate toxins, and filter chemicals. These ten plants are the most effective, all around, in counter-acting off-gassed chemicals and contributing to balanced internal humidity: * Areca Palm * …

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

The most effective way to avoid VOCs and toxic chemicals is to make your own cleaning products. Most are easy and just as effective: Baking Soda – cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours. Soap – unscented soap in liquid form, flakes, powders or bars is biodegradable …

Environmental Asthma Triggers

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. When American’s spend up to 90% of their time indoors, it’s no wonder asthma is on the rise. If you have asthma, you may react to just one trigger or you …

What You Should Know About Mold

Hairy, black mold isn’t just unattractive–it’s unsafe. Whether in your home or place of business, mold could be an issue and your health at stake. Sure, the idea of throwing a dinner party at your moldy home isn’t an option–who wants to show …