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Month: November 2016

Supplement With a Portable Heater and Save Big This Winter!

Supplement With a Portable Heater and Save Big This Winter!

With the weather dipping below freezing in many states, homes across the country are staring to crank up their heating system. Of course, with that warm, cozy air comes something a little less comforting: rising energy costs. If you have a larger home, it can be expensive to heat the entire space, especially if your activity is confined to a few select areas. In those types of scenarios, using a portable heater can be a great way to keep your immediate surroundings…

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What’s Lurking in YOUR Carpet?

What’s Lurking in YOUR Carpet?

From the moment your brand new carpet is installed, it slowly morphs from a lush surface for your family…to a magnet for dander, dust, bacteria, mold, mildew, dust mites, fecal matter and other allergens. In fact, according to the research of Dr. Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and immunologist at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs,  told Men’s Health that your carpet “probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier…

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How Fall and Winter Weather Can Affect Your Breathing

How Fall and Winter Weather Can Affect Your Breathing

If you’re one of the 25 million Americans with asthma, then you’re probably well-versed with the triggers you have to watch out for. Walking past the fragrance counter, visiting your friend who has 4 cats, or visiting your struggling actor cousin who lives in LA (cough *smog* cough) can send you running for your inhaler or nebulizer. But depending on where you live — and what the weather’s been like that year — the four seasons can bring their own hurdles…

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Is Your Home an Allergy Trap?

Is Your Home an Allergy Trap?

Being outdoors at the height of, say, ragweed season is something a lot of people might avoid in order to lessen the impact of their seasonal allergies. After all, that’s why weather stations issue local allergy counts and advisories – so you can be more strategic about outdoor activities. But what about the allergies that spike because of what’s in your home? The EPA has posited that indoor pollutant levels can be up to 100 times worse than outdoor levels…

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