Healthy Living

Indoor Air Pollutants

apples and waterTHE AIR INSIDE YOUR HOME CONTAINS POLLUTANTS FROM EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES: People and their activities: cooking, bathing, cleaning Volatile organic compounds: chemicals released from household cleaners and products like paint, upholstery, carpeting and plastics Pets Dust mites IT’S ALSO PRETTY MOIST. A family of four can produce the equivalent of 22-30 pounds of moisture per day from normal activities. To avoid mold, mildew ... Read more

Freshening Stuffy Rooms

freshen stuffy kitchenSIMPLE WAYS TO FRESHEN UP THAT STUFFY KITCHEN OR BATHROOM If there’s one room in the house that cries out for fresh air, it’s the kitchen. And if there’s a second room that can benefit from Mother Nature’s sweet breath, it’s the bathroom. When humidity and odors build up in a room, a host of disagreeable ... Read more

Aging-In-Place Upgrades That Look Great and Make Sense

Aging in Place 074_2 A HANDFUL OF AGING-IN-PLACE UPGRADES THAT SHOUT “FABULOUS” INSTEAD OF “FOGEY”: Do the words “aging in place” and “home improvement” conjure images of institutional-looking grab bars in bathrooms and overhead kitchen lights that could illuminate an airport runway? Many people avoid certain types of home improvements for the same reason others refuse to wear hearing aids–the ... Read more