Posted by Ava in Air Quality
on Jul 5th, 2012 | 0 comments
Itchy eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose… Wait—aren’t those symptoms supposed to go away with the coming of summer? Just because spring is gone does not mean that the allergies are gone with it. In fact, summer allergies can make your summer fun and relaxation anything but fun and relaxing.
What causes allergies? Allergies are triggered when you breathe certain particles and the immune system fights back. When allergens find their way into the nasal passage, the immune system treats them as foreign invaders and begins to release antibodies, which are generally made to fight off...
Posted by Garden Girl in Air Quality
on Jun 7th, 2012 | 1 comment
Nature’s remedies are sometimes the best…and the cheapest! Even if you have asthma or allergies, just having an ordinary houseplant can help. It’s true. Many houseplants naturally remove airborne pollutants like formaldehyde, VOCs, mold, airborne microbes, and gases. These pollutants are commonly found indoors, and they can be harmful to your health.
Who would have thought that a pretty houseplant could actually be cleaning the air? I know I wouldn’t have. Houseplants add charm and color to your room; they are basically inexpensive and easy to maintain, and they keep your room alive, refreshed,...