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Cooking up Some Air Pollution

In the United States and other industrialized nations, cook stoves and cooking over an open flame are pieces of the past. We often catch a glimpse of an earlier life in historical fiction or TV shows depicting the harsh reality of cooking in a time before electric and gas stoves, a time when just gathering the means to start a fire was necessary before a meal could even be cooked. This life is as foreign to us as living in the Middle Ages or ancient Greece. However, for some regions of the world, cooking over an open flame is common, everyday life; as a matter of fact, this is very common in developing...
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Allergies: When, Where, and How

That beautiful green grass on a perfectly manicured lawn may seem to be the ideal spot for a summer snack of cookies and lemonade, but that same perfectly groomed grass is patiently waiting to spread tiny grains of pollen into the air, through your nasal passages, and out again through a series of annoying sneezing and coughing. Grass, pollen, ragweed, hay, and other grasses and pollens are leading causes of allergies at the height of the allergy season. Especially during late summer and early fall, these allergies can make your life miserable, causing cold symptoms like sneezing, coughing, runny nose,...
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7 Common Sense Ways to Keep Cool in the Height of Summer

With kids being out of school and the vacation season arriving, summer is the time that we all anticipate, but we never seem ready for the extreme temperatures that come along. Staying cool is not just an issue of comfort, however; staying out in the raging heat can result in exhaustion, dehydration, heat cramps, and even heat stroke. During the hot season, it is important to stay cool and hydrated so that you can stay healthy and vibrant. Here are some ways to stay cool during the hot summer season: 1. Drink plenty of water. Drinking plenty of water or sports drinks keeps the body hydrated. On the...
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Let’s Stay Inside! Where All the Pollution Is?

There is no more “strolling through the park one day, in the merry month of May.” Strolling through the park is no longer safe or fun, and with air pollution thick in the air, this leisurely activity is also unhealthy. Air pollution, which is increasingly becoming a problem, is not just a danger in big cities, nor is it limited to the wide open outdoors. Contrarily, one of the biggest dangers with air pollution, one that most people overlook, is indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution comes in many different forms and has a negative effect on general health and can even cause or worsen some...
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Breathing Healthy Air is Living Healthy

Living healthy is not just dieting and exercising regularly, but it’s also breathing healthy. Breathing healthy air, especially indoor air, is a big part of living a healthy life. Indoor air, which is the air most people breathe the majority of their time, is many times low quality air that is harmful to breathe. “It’s a Dirty World Out There And We Have to Clean It!” is an article from Green Building Pro that discusses the magnitude of indoor air pollution and methods of air purification for making your home a healthier place to live and breathe. When most people think of air...
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HEPA Air Filters

HEPA Air Filters
HEPA air filters are one of those technologies whose popularity continues to rise. We find them everywhere; in vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, furnaces and purifiers. Even though it is on the rise, there are still people unaware of the benefits of HEPA technology.  During the 1940’s the USA was in the midst of the atomic age. As the US began testing atomic weapons, the need arose for air filters that could remove radioactive particles from the air. The technology was designed, and the HEPA air filter was born. Fast forward seventy years, and these air filters are still being used.  Have problems...
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