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clean indoor air

It is common knowledge that outdoor air pollution is bad for your health, but it is also important to keep the air inside your home clean as well. Having clean air to breath helps prevent heart and respiratory issues.

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Rust can form on the inside of bathtubs and sinks and leave an unattractive orange-red stain behind. The rust forms when the iron residue from the water is left over and oxidizes on the surface of tubs and sinks. Home Guides provides a way to rid your bathroom of rust stains, without using bleach which reacts chemically to make it worse.

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E. Coli is one of the hidden dangers

There are many hidden health dangers you may not think about in your home. Health Line provides warnings, tips, and solutions for avoiding serious illness from things that could be part of your every day life.

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gardening tips

Are you a novice gardener? Perhaps you are at the graduate level with plenty vegetables and flowers to brag about. Either way you can always improve and hone in on your gardening skills. Follow these gardening tips to help you move up in the gardening community!

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chlorine in water

Most of us have gone swimming in a pool filled with too much chlorine before.  This is fine, but did you know that chlorine might be in your drinking water? Chlorine enters drinking water a few different ways. The gas and liquid forms of chlorine are water additives used by public water systems to control microbes. It has the lowest operating costs for continuous disinfection operations. It also enters drinking water as chlorine dioxide, another water additive used to control tastes and odors.

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indoor air quality

The indoor air quality of your home or work is extremely important. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to infections, lung cancer, and chronic lung diseases like asthma. It can also cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, and fatigue. Those who suffer from a current lung disease are at a greater risk.

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healthy home

As much as we would all like the winter season and cold to be ending, it seems as if it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. With cold weather and harsh winds come cold, flus, allergies, germs, and infections. Simple modifications to your every day routine can help make the environment around you and your loved ones healthier and safer.  Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy home.

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green home

Going green has become a popular and beneficial environmental trend over the last couple of years. While becoming more and more popular, it has also inherited the belief that going green means spending more money. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. One can live in an efficient home with small changes in everyday habits without sacrificing a great deal of time or (more importantly) money. Unfortunately, many don’t know where to start.

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dust mites
Dust mites are microorganisms commonly found in homes.

Everyone hates dust and tries to avoid it at all costs, but no matter what you do or how many maids you have, it still seems to find its way in. Dust collects throughout your home and contains numerous substances that trigger asthma symptoms (wheezing and coughing), or other allergic reactions (rashes and stuffy nose). These are all examples of different allergens like dust mites.

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washing mold

Mold grows in damp cold areas, like basements because spores thrive on moisture. If you have ever found mold on your walls, you want it to be removed as quickly and easily as possible. Live and dead mold spores can affect your family’s health. Not to mention the odors that will infiltrate the area. These can seep into other living areas of the home like bedrooms and kitchens and become problematic and nauseating to inhabitants and guests.