Indoor air humidity level

Too High or Too Low Humidity in Home

The relative humidity level in your home should be between 30 to 50 percent, with the ideal level being about 45 percent. If the humidity in your home is below 30 percent then your house’s air is dry. But if the humidity is above 50 percent then your home is in uncomfortable muggy conditions. Why too high or too low humidity in your home should be avoided read below. Too High humidity If the humidity level is higher than 50 percent then there are a great condition for mold and mildew to grow. Molds produce irritating substances that can act […]

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Fact Sheet on Radon

What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. As it decays, radon produces new radioactive components called radon daughters or decay products. Radon and radon daughters cannot be recognized by human feelings because they are colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Where does radon come from? Radon arises in the ground and can be located in soil and rocks. As with any gas, radon disperses as it flows along the way of least resistance to the surface of the ground before accessing the atmosphere. Once it enters the atmosphere, radon becomes weakened in the […]

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Indoor air humidity level

3 Surprising Facts About the Air in Your Home

Three Surprising Facts About the Air in Your Home We are breathing all the time. You can life few days without drinking and eating but you can’t live even an hour without breathing. But do you think about what you are breathing especially indoors because we spend roughly 90% of our times there? Probably no. But you should. Because according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information, our indoor air may be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. Indoor air pollutants can cause asthma attacks, as well as itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose. Radon and […]

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Indoor Air Quality at Work

Indoor Air Quality at Work Indoor air quality at work is as important as air quality at home because bad conditions can affect the health, well-being, and workers productivity. Despite serious health problems related to indoor air quality are rare, the knowledge of threatened health is increasingly common among building occupants. Indoor air should be free of odors and dust. It should not contain any harmful contaminants. It should be in comfortable temperature and humidity. Here are 7 short guidelines to get good indoor air quality: 1) Ventilation is the most important. 2) Comfortable temperature, humidity, air movement 3) Construction […]

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VOC

Over 400 VOC Compounds Are Identified In Homes

Volatile Organic Compounds Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are a combination of chemicals that vaporize easily and deliver gas pollutants into the home from a variety of sources. There are over 400 compounds in the VOC class which has been identified in the home and of these 250 can be found in carpeting. Common Sources VOCs are normally delivered into the air from synthetics and composite materials. The release of the pollutant usually happens during construction, finishing, and furnishing of a home because of the character of its host materials. VOCs can also be delivered by chemicals in aerosol sprays, […]

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Suffering from seasonal allergies

Suffering From Seasonal Allergies. What Can You Do?

Suffering from Seasonal Allergies? What can you do?  If you have seasonal allergies you already know how annoying they can be. They are part of our body’s normal reaction to external objects (like pollen), which our bodies have recognized as potentially harmful to our health and safety. During allergy seasons, our body misidentify pollens from investing plants as potentially hazardous substances and does everything it can to get rid of them.  Some of the following reactions can seem familiar to you. Symptoms of seasonal allergies and what the body is intending Increased slime production (our body intends to clean pollen from […]

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Damp Basement

7 Ways To Dry Out a Damp Basement

7 Ways To Dry Out a Damp Basement Nobody likes damp basement. Factors like climate, home type, and local geography can all influence the amount of humidity your basement obtain, and this can affect your home’s value. Happily, there are various methods to dry out your basement, and many of them can be used in combination to get even greater results. 1 Dehumidifier Dehumidifiers remove moisture and help keep desired humidity level. Dehumidifiers are available in a variety of sizes and moisture removal capacities. Many models have a lot of good features that makes your life easier. Dehumidifiers are available […]

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Dust mites

What Are Dust Mites?!

Dust mites (also called bed mites) is a cosmopolitan pyroglyphid that lives in human habitation. Some call them “skin eater” – and that’s exactly what they do. These microscopic arachnids are one of the main allergy offenders for people with allergic asthma. Dust mites love and reproduce easily in warm (temperatures at or above 70 degrees Fahrenheit), humid (70 to 80 percent) places. Dust mites die when the humidity goes below 50 percent. They are not normally found in dry climates. Invisible to the eye, dust mites are usually located in pillows, carpet, and upholstered furniture since they live on […]

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Chemicals And Toxins

Chemicals And Toxins

Cleaning supplies and household chemicals Everyone cleans their homes to protect their health. But did you know that household and cleaning products (including soaps, polishes, and grooming supplies) often include dangerous chemicals and toxins? Even “green” or “natural” products may include ingredients that can cause health problems. Some cleaning supplies can be flammable or corrosive. There are ways to limit your exposure to those risks. How can cleaning groceries, household goods harm health? Cleaning supplies or household products can harm your health in different ways. They can hurt the eyes or the neck or cause headaches or other health problems. […]

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Asthma

What is Asthma, Symptoms, Management, Treatment

What is Asthma?  Asthma is chronic (long-term) lung illness involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, let air come in and out of the lungs. Asthma causes repeating periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Usually, the coughing occurs at nighttime or early in the morning. Sometimes asthma is named bronchial asthma or reactive airway disease. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often begins during childhood. In 2013, 242 million people globally had asthma up from 183 million in 1990. In the United States, more than 24 million people have […]

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