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How ToIndoor Air Quality
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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Indoor Air QualityTips
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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Indoor Air QualityTips
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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Indoor Air QualityTips
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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Case StudiesIndoor Air Quality
January 29, 2014

The Shocking Truth About Indoor Air Pollutants

The Shocking Truth About Indoor Air Pollutants Most people do not know what the main cause of air pollution is. If you asked, most would think that a factory, or busy road, were the leading causes of air pollution. In fact, most people would be surprised to find that the…
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Case StudiesIndoor Air Quality
November 27, 2013

Air Fresheners: Friend or Foe?

Anyone wants to stay in a fresh-smelling room, a fact known to the billion-dollar manufacturers of air fresheners. But recent studies conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) showed that majority of the air fresheners contain harmful elements which pose a threat to our health. In fact, 86% of…
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Dust MitesIndoor Air Quality
November 14, 2013

The Scary Truth About Dust Mites in Carpets

As the years pass on, your carpets, rugs and lounges accumulate all manner of dust, pollen, dust mites … chemical residue from pest deterrents and soot from outdoor pollution … pets leave behind hair and dander … even the dust from that renovation job … just sitting there. The chances…
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Case StudiesIndoor Air Quality
November 4, 2013

Bush Fires and Sydney Air Quality

Today, I read a question on Facebook if anyone knew where on the beaches of Sydney that had no to little smoke. The person had bad asthma and couldn’t get the smoke out of her house. Bushfires have been burning in the outer Sydney area for the last couple of…
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Dust MitesIndoor Air Quality
October 21, 2013

Vacuum Cleaners – Old vs New

A new study suggests that bacteria, mould and dust found in older vacuum cleaners can pose health risks if they are not handled with caution. The study focused on several vacuum models and the dirt they retain, concluding that they can contain bacteria which can greatly affect your health. The…
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