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House Dust

What Is House Dust?

What Is House Dust? Dust contains pollutants, viruses, and micro organisms that can stimulate allergies. The air ducts in your home retains moisture and provides a breeding ground for molds and mites. Dust particles, hidden in your home's ductwork, contribute to household odors that even commercial room air fresheners just can't find. They can also be the source of hay fever-like symptoms out of season. The best possible way to rid your home of this indoor pollutant is to have your air duct system professionally cleaned. The only way to have this done thoroughly is by using a truck-mounted vacuum...Read More
Disinfection during Ebola outbreak

Ebola Virus and HVAC Systems

With news of a recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, and fears that it has already spread to some areas of the United States, it would be prudent to warn anyone who may be concerned about their indoor air quality that there is currently no product that the HVAC industry offers that will reduce the spread of Ebola. There are many excellent air filtration systems available, such as HEPA filtration units and Ultra Violet (UV) systems that kill mold, bacteria and odors, but they just have not yet made such a system that could kill off any disease...Read More
108mmx beware of carbon monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory In Ontario

Carbon Monoxide detectors are now mandatory in all homes in Ontario. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is odorless, tasteless and invisible. CO is produced when fossil fuels burn incompletely due to insufficient oxygen. Fuels that can cause CO include natural gas, propane, kerosene, gasoline, coal, wood and charcoal. Unlike smoke, Carbon Monoxide mixes evenly with the air. It is not necessary to have a CO detector installed on every floor of your home, but should be located where it would be most likely to wake you up if a dangerous situation were to suddenly occur. A typical home...Read More
Are you really allergic to your pet's fur?

Pet Dander Allergy – You’re Not Really Allergic to Your Pet’s Fur

If you are allergic to pet dander, and if having a fish for a pet doesn't really do it for you, then you really have your job cut out for you finding a pet that won't to get your pet dander allergies started. Most allergic reactions to things are caused by little protein molecules called allergens that are found in all kinds of substances. Since proteins are important building blocks of every life form on earth, and since most pets are large animals that have proteins all over – in their fur, their skin, their saliva and their pee –...Read More
Air pollution control

Air Pollution Control

Environmental pollution used to be just an issue for policy wonks and politicians to deal with, but in recent years people started to understand that the environment is everybody's business. Things like recycling programs, water cleanup and air pollution control are the subject of town meetings all over this country and, to a large degree, all over the world. As an activist interested in controlling your pollution, I'm encouraged to see more and more people aware of the problems, but I'd like to see even more work done on the issues. Poor air quality is a health risk for millions...Read More
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