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June 12, 2015

Easy Ventilation and Natural Light Action Plan

What do I ventilate? I began last year regularly sharing my fresh indoor images on Pinterest, and have received encouraging and positive feedback. I wanted to share my easy ventilating and natural sunlight ideas on the Mitey Fresh blog. I don’t do all the flying around the house every day and night,…
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Indoor Air QualityTips
November 28, 2014

5 Tips for Designing a Green Baby Nursery

You have baby proofed the house and renovated the baby room to keep your little one safe from harm, but have you taken adequate care to design a green baby nursery? Everything from the carpet in the nursery, furnishings, clothing and bedding, to soft toys, nursery crib, changing table and dressers, emit…
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Indoor Air QualityTips
October 3, 2014

Simple But Effective Hay Fever Remedies

Symptoms of hay fever can often be mistaken for a common cold. To help you understand more about this allergy, here is a breakdown of hay fever symptoms and hay fever remedies. What is hay fever? Hay fever (also known by the name allergic rhinitis) is an allergic reaction to…
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Indoor Air QualityTips
July 25, 2014

10 Indoor Plants to Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor plants are a great way to add a touch of nature in your home. Besides providing an uplifting aesthetic appeal, indoor plants can play a very important role in improving the indoor air quality in your home and office. Bill Wolverton an environmental scientist, who worked with NASA in…
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July 18, 2014

Improve Indoor Air Quality with these 11 DIY Cleaning Products

In our post, 5 Natural and Safe Home Cleaning Solutions, we talked about  keeping your home sparkling clean with natural and chemical free products such as lemon, baking soda, vinegar and olive oils.  Switching to these relatively inexpensive natural household cleaning products will improve the indoor air quality in your home…
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July 3, 2014

How the MAD Shopper Can Help You Live a VOC-Free Life

An interior design, styling and homewares business that Makes A Difference…That’s MAD for short. They believe your home should feel good and look great without compromising your health or our beautiful planet. Most furnishings and interior products are made using a toxic combination of chemicals that release VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)…
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Indoor Air QualityTips
June 13, 2014

4 Simple Ways to Prevent Chemical Pollution in Your Home

We have little control on the pollution outside. But when it comes to our homes, we should be able to live in a healthier environment. Unfortunately, our lifestyle choices can cause a great deal of pollution in the indoor environment as well. Learn some ways you can prevent chemical pollution…
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June 6, 2014

6 Ways to Protect Your Home from Sick Building Syndrome

Sick building syndrome (SBS) describes a situation when the inhabitants of a building report various symptoms of illness, but these symptoms lessen when they spend time away from the building. Symptoms of SBS The number of people affected or the sickness symptoms displayed, varies across buildings suspected to have SBS. SBS is typically…
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May 2, 2014

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution in Your Home

We spend most of our time either at work or at home. While environmental pollution has always been a topic of much discussion, we tend to give little or no thought to the pollution that is present in our homes. Indoor air pollution is one of the leading causes of…
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Indoor Air QualityTips
April 19, 2014

Beware of VOCs in Paint

It is estimated that there are almost 60,000 tonnes of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) released into Australia’s atmosphere every year. Major paint manufacturers contribute significantly to this amount using tints that contain high levels of VOCs. Traditional oil-based paints are generally composed of 35-50% chemicals including aromatic hydrocarbons, ketones, alcohol,…
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