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Allergies harm sex lives, sleep and concentration

Indoor air quality and its affects on health are diverse and can play a role in our everyday lives. Allergies affect the majority of people in the United States and can make everyday situations more troublesome.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has a national education program that encourages people to understand and become educated about allergies, their sources and their affects on health. AirMD is also fully involved in the process of providing useful…

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Chemicals in our Homes

It is amazing to me that our daily lives are so involved with chemicals that put our health at risk. Consider this; the average person is exposed to approximately 250 different chemicals everyday. Every child born in the United States is exposed to chemicals from the mother in-utero. There are over 6.8 million accidental poisonings annually; it is time everyone removed as many chemicals from their daily lives to live healthier and safer.

Chemical exposures come in a variety of…

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Children and Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution has many potential effects on the health of both adults and children but children are more susceptible to respiratory problems than adults. In the past decade, the incidence of respiratory diseases in children has increased. Asthma, one of the most predominant respiratory diseases, has showed a measurable increase, not to mention the many other diseases including allergic rhinitis, bronchitis and respiratory infections.

Studies show when a child is active and breathing is more rapid, a child can…

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Chinese Drywall - Another Problem for Homeowners

I cannot believe it, another incident where innocent people are being seriously affected and in many cases harmed. The Chinese drywall issue is yet another occasion where materials shipped from overseas are damaging the lives of American people, putting their health at risk.

How many times are we going to let this happen, from salmonella in peanut butter to tainted baby formula, the news of drywall from China causing foul odors and leading to corrosion of air conditioners and other…

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Asthma - A Result of a Chemical Cleaner Crime

Simon Hahessy says:

Have you ever watched a crime movie where you figure out or discover the culprit of the crime before the people you are watching with do? You wait in anticipation, excited to see when they will get it. Sometimes though they never seem to get it or understand how you get it so early in the movie and that feeling of excitement can turn to frustration because for whatever reason, they do not get it.

Well…

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UFO’s in our Homes

I bet no one would believe me if I told them there were unidentified flying objects in their homes. So I am here to tell you that there are, millions of tiny unseen microscopic particles (so if you cannot see them you cannot identify them!!!) that we breathe into our lungs daily and contribute to indoor air pollution.

How we behave in our homes, the materials we put in them and the ability for outdoor air to infiltrate, all…

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Indoor Pollution Can Create Obesity

New research on obesity has linked indoor pollutants to obesity in people. This information has coined a new term for environmental influences on obesity called ‘environmental obesogens’.

Environmental obesogens, the term described by Bruce Blumberg, a biologist and lead author of the study from the University of California, at Irvine, identifies common man made chemicals commonly found in plastics (baby bottles, plumbing, food packaging) that can have a physiological effect on the human body predisposing people to be heavy.

As…

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Indoor Air Pollution Affects More Than The Lungs

Our lungs provide the body with oxygen and although our bodies have mechanisms to protect our lungs, they are under increasing pressure when we are present in polluted environments.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency the average home is five to twenty times more polluted than outside. Indoor air pollution is the number one environmental health issue in the U.S.

Indoor pollutants in our homes and offices that directly affect the lungs include airborne particles that cannot be seen except…

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Cleaning Products: What to Know – Disinfectants

Simon Hahessy Says:

Continuing with our blog series identifying harmful ingredients in common household cleaning products, we discuss ammonia which is commonly found in household disinfectants. Ammonia has been part of family life for decades using it for cleaning toilets, sinks and baby areas. Although ammonia has a rather distinct and strong odor, many people associate the smell with cleanliness.

Ammonia also known as ammonium chloride, ammonium hydroxide, benzalkonium chloride, and quaternary ammonium compounds are not what I consider…

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John Travolta’s Son - Kawasaki Syndrome

Simon Hahessy Says:

This weekend, devastating news was received by the Travolta family; their son Jett was found dead as a result of seizures. His health history identifies that as a child he had a disease known as Kawasaki syndrome.

Causes of the syndrome are not conclusively known but studies and the medical field has identified strong links to immunological causes for the disease. Additionally, studies including those from the Children’s Hospital Boston identified strong correlations between Kawasaki disease and…

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