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The Reasons Why Asthma Rates Are Increasing

The Reasons Why Asthma Rates Are Increasing

The world has cleaned up its act over the past several decades: new emissions standards, an ever-increasing awareness about the impact of pollution and chemicals that’s spurred proactivity, and even cutting-edge technology designed to reduce our exposure to all the ickiness out there. And yet, asthma rates keep rising – despite our collective efforts to the contrary. What gives? Early on, there was the hygiene hypothesis, which posited that being exposed early in life to things like viruses, bacteria and…

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7 COMMON INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

7 COMMON INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

Are there common items in your home that could be polluting the air you breathe? If you’ve got a chronically runny nose, watery eyes, or a nagging cough – and it’s nowhere near your typical allergy season – there might be an issue with the quality of air inside your environment. 90% of our time is spent indoors, and if there’s something in our home emitting a pollutant, there’s a good chance we’re breathing it in. What you might think…

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Not Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? Air Pollution Could Be The Culprit

Not Getting A Good Night’s Sleep? Air Pollution Could Be The Culprit

Do you find yourself not getting a good night’s sleep due to a headache, stuffy nose or irritated throat? You could blame seasonal allergies, or the occasional cold, which could well be the cause, but there might be another one to blame: air pollution. A study was conducted at the University of Washington where researchers found that people in the study who lived in areas with high levels of air pollution were 60 percent more likely to sleep poorly, based…

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Entertaining House Guests with Pet Allergies

Entertaining House Guests with Pet Allergies

Our pets are like our family. For those of us with four-legged fur friends, we’ve come to accept all the lovable pitfalls that can come with being human companions: constant shedding , the occasional accident, and the fun things they can track in, like dirt, mud, leaves or (and this is for you cat lovers) the occasional dead lizard. But what do you do if you’re having guests over…and they’re – gasp! – allergic to your adorable pet friend? The…

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Finding the Perfect Canister Vacuum for Your Home

Finding the Perfect Canister Vacuum for Your Home

One of the most important cleaning tools you can have in a home is a vacuum cleaner. Since the invention of the first motorized vacuum in 1901, these machines have proven themselves an invaluable staple in almost every household. As their technology has evolved, vacuums have been designed to be even more powerful, useful and effective at removing dirt, dust and errant debris from our surfaces. Studies have shown that regularly vacuumed carpet can be more beneficial to air quality than…

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How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Sleep

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Sleep

Feeling groggy and irritable during the day, and find yourself wishing for a nap? You might be sleep deprived…and the air you’re breathing might be to blame. Sleep is essential for all humans. For many of us, however, true, restful sleep can also prove to be elusive. Not getting enough quality sleep can create negative effects. While one night of little sleep isn’t usually enough to put anyone at serious (and really, who hasn’t experienced a bad night of sleep before?),…

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Allergy-Proof Your Home: 5 Smart Tips

Allergy-Proof Your Home: 5 Smart Tips

Your home is your sanctuary. So if you notice a chronically runny nose, itchy eyes, or year-round congestion, it might be because your sanctuary is chock-full of allergens…and that you have an allergy to something in your house. Most modern homes are outfitted to be tightly sealed and draft-free – which is great, as this makes them more energy efficient. But this feature also means whatever allergens and contaminants are floating around inside your home are there to stay –…

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The New Lite Cordless by Aerus Makes Cleaning a Snap!

The New Lite Cordless by Aerus Makes Cleaning a Snap!

There’s no argument: a vacuum is one of the best and most effective cleaning tools any homeowner can have. As innovations in home cleaning technology advance, Aerus continues to be known as the brand that makes high-quality units that also incorporate thoughtful design to accommodate the changing needs of the modern household. While for many, using traditional corded upright and canister vacuums makes sense for their cleaning needs, we’ve heard from a growing number of our customers over the years that they’d…

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Quality Matters: Why Cleaning with a Great Vacuum Makes a Difference

Quality Matters: Why Cleaning with a Great Vacuum Makes a Difference

If you’ve been plagued by asthma and allergies — or you live in a home with someone who is — then you know all too well what can act as a trigger: dust, dander, synthetic fragrances, chemicals, pollen, mold…and the list continues. You may have simply resigned yourself to the idea that a perfect (and stringent) cleaning routine is the only answer to keeping your home a safe haven. But it’s not about cleaning more, or making your life harder…

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Getting (and Keeping!) Your Pet-Friendly Home Clean

Getting (and Keeping!) Your Pet-Friendly Home Clean

For the certified “pet people” out there (and you know who you are!) pets are part of the family. Pet lovers everywhere have come to expect all the fun “perks” that come with being human companions: lovely pet odors, errant bits of fur, the occasional accident, and the variety of presents they can track in, like dirt, leaves or (and this is for you cat lovers) the occasional dead lizard. But a pet-friendly home doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to living in a dog house;…

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