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  • How to Keep Your House Cool (Even During a Heat Wave)

    When temperatures spike, it's easy for utility bills to spike right along with them. The availability of home air conditioning systems together wit...
  • Who Has the Best Tap Water in America?

    Being healthy requires good eating and drinking habits. In other words, you are what you consume every day. So, when you drink a lot of water, it’s...
  • This Is A Scary Report Regarding Indoor Air Pollutants

    Thousands dying each year from the effect of poor air quality, including
    pollutants from everyday objects and appliances in their homes, claims
    landmark new report

    Read the full article at: www.telegraph.co.uk

    Perhaps you are aware that air fresheners and household cleaning products make the air in your home unhealthy. But you may be unaware as to how dangerous they really are. A landmark report in England claims that  “indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe”.

    While the report highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide from faulty heaters and boilers, what's scarier is the risk of air pollution from common items such as air fresheners and cleaning products. 

    The problem of indoor air pollution is compounded by the recent efforts to reduce ventilation and improving insulation in the home in order to cut energy bills.

    Read more about the findings here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12166395/Secret-air-pollutants-in-our-homes-claim-thousands-of-lives.html?

     

  • Detox the Air in Your Home Easily With These Purifying Plants

    Is your home suffering from “sick home syndrome”? This all-too-common condition occurs when indoor air pollutants build up in the air inside your h...
  • Want A More Efficient Air Conditioner?

    11 Tips to Green your Air Conditioner. Air conditioners use the most electricity of any home appliance including your heater and hot water heater.

    Read the full article at: www.caelusgreenroom.com

    Several appliances in your home use a lot of electricity.  An Air Conditioner is certainly one of them. More and more homeowners are now using air conditioning. As of more than 10 years ago, more than 80% of homeowners were using air conditioners (although not all were using central air conditioning). And that number has only gone up since them.

    So how can we save on our electric bill. Well, shutting off the ac is not really an option for many of us during these hot summer months. But that does not mean there is nothing we can do about it. 

    Read the 11 tips linked below and you can start reducing your energy consumption and make your ac system is more efficient:

    http://www.caelusgreenroom.com/2016/06/13/11-tips-green-air-conditioner/

     

  • Not Everyone Should Be Drinking the Same Amount of Water. How Much Should You Drink?

    “Drink more water” is a common piece of advice. Whether the problem is frequent headaches, dizziness, dry skin or trying to reach a weight loss goal, drinking enough water can be a helpful solution to a number of health problems. But exactly how much is “enough?” Water is the most abundant nutrient on Earth. The […]
    The post THIS is How Much Water You Should Drink According to Your Weight! appeared first on DavidWolfe.com.

    Read the full article at: www.davidwolfe.com

  • 7 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Air Purifier

    Have you thought about buying an air purifier before, but have been overwhelmed by the thought of making a responsible choice? The process of choos...
  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Home Water Filtration

    As the United States continues to experience a crisis with aging water distribution systems, you’ve probably spent some time wondering what’s in yo...
  • The Dangers of Waterborne Parasites 

    Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not - regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

    Read the full article at: www.news-medical.net

    Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two as those who are not - regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. 

    The spread of Cryptosporidium can be blamed on a lack of access to clean drinking water and proper toilets. It is resistant to chlorine, which is often used to clean water.

    It has been thought that the diarrhea that results from Cryptosporidium infections was causing the dehydration and malnutrition that can lead to stunted growth," says the study's leader Poonum Korpe, MD, an assistant scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School. "This study suggests that while diarrhea is certainly a problem, infection with the parasite itself - even if there are no diarrheal symptoms - is causing the malnutrition. These children don't even get sick and their growth is stunted. We think it's possible that the parasite is damaging the gut at this early age, making absorption of vital nutrients more difficult."

    While the greatest risk to children is in 3rd world countries, there have been sporadic outbreaks in the United States, typically in the summer when a pool is contaminated with the Cryptosporidium parasite.

    Read more about this here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160505/Children-infected-with-Cryptosporidium-parasite-more-likely-to-suffer-from-stunted-growth.aspx?

     

  • Is Your Shower Head a Health Hazard?

    Did you know one of the dirtiest, most disgusting things in your entire home is the innocent looking shower head in your bathroom even if you use a water filter? This is because shower filters are designed to remove chemicals like chlorine, not necessarily harmful microbes. In fact, the typical shower head is probably far ...
    The post Avoid Shower Head Sickness (by doing this regularly) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

    Read the full article at: www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

    Can you believe that one of the dirtiest things in your home may be your shower head? Shower heads, regardless of the model is a favorite and very common breeding ground for a dangerous microbe.  And to think that most of us stand under it several days every week!

    The good news is that there is a way you can fix the problem. Read more about the problems and suggested solutions here: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/shower-head-health-tip/

  • Want a Healthier Home? Avoid Some of These toxic Products

    This article outlines common toxic products you may like to consider banning from your home, plus some healthier alternatives to help you do it.

    Read the full article at: wakeup-world.com

    You might find it surprising that according to the EPA,  our indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air. Considering that we spend close to 90% of our time indoors, it is imperative that we focus on improving our indoor air quality. 

     

    So now that you agree and want to improve the environment for your entire family, where do you begin? 

    Read the article at http://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/09/toxic-products-to-ban-from-your-home-plus-healthier-alternatives-to-help-you-do-it/ and learn about some toxic products that you can easily avoid. And learn about some healthier options.

     

    After you take those steps, look at the 6 Stage Air Purifier being sold by WAVE Home Solutions. Avoiding toxins and purifying the air will make your home a much healthier environment!

  • 5 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Home's Well-Being

    Your home is your haven. You want a strong foundation and the healthiest home environment possible to support quality of life and optimum health fo...