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Hack Allergens in Your Home

allergies immunity Apr 04, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. (1)

Exactly what happens when your body has an allergic reaction?

When your body reacts to an allergen, your immune system views the allergen as harmful and overreacts to it. The video below explains further. 

One important way to alleviate allergies...

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What Is a Harmful Digital Footprint?

by editorial team

 

Everything that a child or teen posts online leaves a trail. This digital footprint can impact their reputation—and personal and professional status—now as well as in the future.

The internet is an extensive database of information on anyone who has ever posted anything, or had someone else mention or reference them online. There are positive and negative digital footprints. Both can influence a person's—including a...

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5 Unexpected Locations Where Porn Finds Kids

by editorial team

 

Once upon a time, pornography used to live in a dark corner of a video store, hidden behind a curtain and inaccessible to children.

However, because of modern technology, pornography can sneak up on children practically anywhere. According to research by Covenant Eyes, 90% of boys and 62% of girls were exposed to pornography before they turned 18.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your children from encountering sexually explicit content online.

In...

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Your Children’s Development: How Does Technology Endanger It?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

All parents have used digital screens as babysitters. 

We give our children cell phones to play games, learn, and allow them to watch shows or movies on our laptops or tablets. We also try to protect them from the programs and content our children are exposed to. Few of us think about the radiation exposures from digital screens, but many are concerned about how time in front of digital screens may...

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What Should You Consider When Buying A New Home?

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Back in the early 2000’s, the criteria I used when shopping for a home was this: it had to be cute, in a good neighborhood, and in a manageable price range. All the important criteria widely used in a home search!

I had not considered the materials used or toxic building materials that might have been installed.

Unfortunately, that oversight was significant.

After moving into our new home, I developed a medical...

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Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today.

While lead was banned from house paint in the U.S. in 1978, it is still found in the paint of older homes, hand-me-down products, and products made in foreign countries. (1)(2)

In addition, lead may be found in products that fall into an exempt or exclusion category set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For example, some electronic components have...

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10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Home remodeling can be trickier than building a new home, in the sense that you, the homeowner, are likely still living in the home while it’s being remodeled.

This gives added importance to choosing materials with fewer chemicals that are off-gassing and reducing indoor air quality.

Each stage of the construction process involves choosing materials that can off-gas into the indoor air environment. However, for the...

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Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Let's consider the dyes used in textiles, which are part of our furniture, drapes, carpets, area rugs, bedding, towels, clothes, bags, backpacks, toys, and more.

These dyes can be made of natural and/or synthetic ingredients, but be aware that they can influence indoor air quality and our health.

In this article, we'll explore the advantages and disadvantages of natural and synthetic dyes.

Natural Dyes

Natural dyes...

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Is My House Making Me Sick?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Do you feel tired or under the weather when you’re at home, and feel better when you leave the house?

New moms spend more time at home with the kids and, along with it, sometimes comes congestion and a scratchy throat.

When you take the kids to the park, you enjoy fresh air and feel much better.

But when you return to your new home, you become dizzy or nauseous.

Why?

Since you’re spending more time in the home, your...

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Using Wood as a Stress Reducer at Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is increasing. Along with the amount of time we spend indoors.

On average, people spend 90% of their time indoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (1) The need for a low-stress, indoor environment is more important than ever.

Studies show that indoor environments that have wood, plants, and other natural elements improve health. However, there are...

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