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Carol Parr

Tips
August 12, 2019

Something To Sneeze At

Spring is just around the corner and that means continual sneezing, unable to stop coughing, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, tightness of the chest, headaches, dizziness, fainting, itchy, irritating skin, hives (urticaria), diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea for those with pollen allergies. Sound familiar? Airborne pollens are certainly the most troublesome culprits…
How To
July 29, 2019

How to Use a Vacuum Cleaner Properly

Hold on a minute, you’re thinking. Why in the world do I need to vacuum my hard surface floors by hand when I have an automatic vacuum cleaner? Shouldn’t that little robot be doing all the work for me? Well, yes. Some of it. But automation with a human touch,…
Mould
July 15, 2019

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome CIRs and Mould

Some time ago I was asked my opinion on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and it's connection with mould, from a Building Biologists point of view. It's such a huge topic that involves many professionals and research however I felt it was important that I documented my discussion as it raised…
Indoor Air Quality
May 29, 2019

Indoor Air At Work

We spend a considerable part of our lives working in tightly sealed air-conditioned spaces, without giving much thought to the office air quality. Since office windows are rarely opened, the office air quality is often not as fresh as it should be. Electronic devices such as computers, printers, copiers, and…
Indoor Air QualityTips
January 20, 2019

Abode Non-Toxic Laundry & Cleaning Review

I’m no chemist guru, but I am a healthy products connoisseur.  I’ve tested several brands of non-toxic cleaning products, and only a very few have met my ingredient requirements and performance standards. My philosophy is higher quality and less quantity — I prefer to have one excellent non-toxic cleaning item…
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