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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

Airocide: NASA's Answer to the Home Air Purifier

I’ve gotten a number of pitches to profile/review air purifiers in recent years. Generally, I’ve turned them down. While I have no problem with cleaner indoor air – who does? – I know an awful lot of products on the market don’t deliver like they claim. That was the mindset I had when a PR friend approached me with the Airocide; just a little digging, though, showed me that this wasn’t the average product in this niche.

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