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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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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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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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April 13, 2014

Keep Your Baby Off That Foam Crib Mattress – VOCs may be Present

Volatile Organic Compounds are released into the environment from a number of places in the home. Foam is a prime example - the VOCs come from the adhesives, solvents, catalysts and resins used in the manufacturing process. Long after production, they continue to volatilise. And where is foam found? In…
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February 24, 2014

Why Its Important To Get Rid of Notorious VOCs in Your Home

You may have heard of VOCs before, which is the term short for Volatile Organic Compounds. VOCs are commonly found in many different household products. Furniture, carpets, caulking around showers and toilets, paint on walls, and the list goes on. These particles also exist in exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, air…
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February 17, 2014

Formaldehyde in Household Products: What You Need to Know

Johnson & Johnson has revealed it will be removing conjugated aldehydes from all its products, acting on a promise that it made two years before. The company also said its next goal is to make its products paraben-free. In case you didn’t know, formaldehyde is the substance that has been…
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