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Getting Militant about Indoor Air Quality

Yes, I know: indoor air is much dirtier than outdoor air. We don’t ventilate our homes nearly enough. We use chemicals for everything, many of which contain volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants to go straight into the air. We use natural gas appliances, which create risks for unhealthy, even dangerous, carbon monoxide levels. And […]

February 20th

Keep Houseplants To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Unfortunately, many conventional homes, office spaces, and all sorts of everyday indoor environments are making us sick, resulting in asthma, allergies, and other illnesses, all due to poor indoor air quality. Synthetic building materials, carpeting, paints, cleaning products, mattresses — dozens of seemingly innocuous substances and objects can emit formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene, and a […]

December 14th