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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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General

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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Home Cleaning Products

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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Indoor Pollutants

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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General

Asthma - A Result of a Chemical Cleaner Crime

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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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Home Cleaning Products

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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General

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,…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General

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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General

Cleaning Products: What to Know – Disinfectants

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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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Home Cleaning Products

John Travolta’s Son - Kawasaki Syndrome

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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…

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in General