The sustained New England humidity during recent months can seem unbearable. Temperatures feel hotter. We tire easily. Muggy air can make every breath a struggle. You’re not imagining these things. Humidity can take a harsh toll on the body, even to point of overheating.
You might not think coughing is a serious health issue, since most people cough at least once every day. But it depends on what specifically is triggering your cough. Coughs can be linked to illnesses, but they can also be related to your indoor air quality — and it’s just as much a cause for concern.
We recommend attic mold testing at least every two years. If you’ve never conducted attic mold testing or if it has been a while take a peek up in the attic this week. Are there signs of discoloration on the sheathing or rafters? Is there a musty odor or signs of water staining.
Air duct cleaning is very important. Can dirty air ducts affect your health? In a word, yes! Even though you don’t come in direct contact with your air ducts, the mold and bacteria living with them can get into the air you breathe. And when you breathe in these harmful particles, they could have a negative impact on your health.
On the surface, e-cigarettes, vaping, seem like a viable option to combating traditional cigarettes. Instead of emitting smoke, e-cigarettes emit a vapor that has been touted as a way for smokers to reduce or quit their habit.
Ozone generators and ionizers
that produce ozone as a byproduct have been touted as a way to increase indoor air quality and decrease air contaminants like formaldehyde. The research says otherwise.
Ozone formaldehyde is a threat to your health: consider this your cease and desist warning letter.
Products today seem to tout terms like “Green”, “Non-Toxic”, “Safe”, but are they really that safe? If you want the safest and healthiest products for your family I recommend you check out the collection at Purhaven.com and contact their expert consultant Suzanne Elkind.
Poor indoor air quality can trigger your eczema. When we think of what causes eczema, we immediately start looking at what we put in or on our bodies: Our dietary choices, the chemicals in makeup and moisturizers, etc. Seldom do we think about the air around us, even though it’s a well-known fact that indoor air is often highly polluted.
Toxic mold can impact your health in many ways. We’re so used to seeing toxic mold in our shower stalls and basements that it’s easy to view this organic matter as nothing more than an unsightly nuisance. However, research has revealed that while some forms of mold are fairly benign (beyond being a common allergen), others can be highly toxic.
Is your clothing putting your health at risk due to toxic formaldehyde? Wrinkle-free and iron-free shirts have forever changed the laundry game, but their conveniences come with a price. Many of these shirts contain formaldehyde, a dangerous chemical that has been linked to cancer, asthma, and allergies.