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Christmas Trees and Mold

With Christmas time here, those of you who put up Christmas trees have probably had your tree up and decorated for a hot minute by now; but could your tree be triggering your allergies?   What a lot of people don’t realize is that live trees make a fantastic breeding ground for mold. If you

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What Household Items Are Likely to Release VOCs?

The average person likely doesn’t think twice before lighting a candle or polishing the floor. Surprisingly, many common household products are chock full of potentially harmful chemicals, such as VOCs!  What are VOC’s?   But fear not! With a little more thought, these chemicals are easily removed or reduced from your home. First step is

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The Risks Of Using Ozone Generators

You might’ve heard that ozone is bad for you, but how much do you really know about the dangers of ozone? Read on to learn on about how to protect your family from this toxic gas.   Ozone is a gas. Ozone molecules have three oxygen atoms, O3, whereas the oxygen we breathe has two.

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What Are Ozone Generators?

Today, we’re going to clear up some of the mystery behind ozone generators. Most people have heard of them, but what are they, and how do they work? Ozone generators are ozone-generating machines that purposefully puts out ozone gas. Although the claims are false, they are marketed are safe and effective air purifiers for the

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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The air inside your home can  be 5 times as polluted as the air outdoors. As homes became tighter and more energy efficient this allowed for the accumulation of air pollutants such as allergens, dust mites, volatile organic compounds and other irritants. There are a few main strategies to improve IAQ First way is to

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Testing for VOC

The common time to test for VOCs is following a renovation project because the VOCs found in many building materials, furnishings, paints, and varnishes can result in higher levels of these chemicals. While some VOCs do have a clearly identifiable odor, you cannot rely on your sense of smell alone to determine the concentration of

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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds?

Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) are gasses emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include an array of different chemicals, and the products containing them number in the thousands! These chemicals can have both short and long-term negative health effects. Paints, varnishes, wax, and many cleaning products all contain organic solvents. All of these products

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