When you consider that we take in 20,000 breaths consisting of 10 to 20 thousand liters of air every single day, it’s easy to see how essential clean air is to our overall health and well-being. According to a 2017 Lancet report, air pollution has become an unprecedented environmental health hazard, affecting 92% of the… Read More
Meet Atem: A Breath of Fresh Air!
The bad news: According to a new report published by the Lancet Commission on Health and Pollution, about one in six deaths is related to pollution of some kind. Additionally, 4.3 million people die every year from exposure to indoor air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. The good news: Meet a new, state-of-the-art… Read More
PAIN IN THE A’S: Asthma, ADHD, Allergies & Autism
If you are a parent, then chances are likely that one or more of your children has experienced one of these ailments: asthma, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), allergies, autism spectrum disorder, developmental or learning disabilities, obesity or diabetes. Today, one in 88 children in the U.S. suffers from autism, costing parents six times the… Read More
Stonyfield Organic & The Unhealthy Truth Giveaway!
Enter below for your chance to win The Unhealthy Truth, Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Cookbook and 5 coupons each for Stonyfield Farm Oikos and YoBaby yogurts! From the back cover of The Unhealthy Truth: Robyn O’Brien is not the most likely candidate for an antiestablishment crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and… Read More
Our Picks: Lisa & Ron’s Air Purifier Brand Recommendations
Portable air purifiers are one of the most effective ways to better the indoor air quality of any home or office. Many come with energy efficient motors and can save you green on your electricity bill. As mentioned in our previous post, some ionizing air purifiers emit ozone, the main component of smog. Look instead… Read More
7 Secrets to Choosing the Best Air Purifier – Part II
By now you have learned of three of the basics filtration techniques available to purify your indoor air in 7 Secrets to Choosing the Best Air Purifier for Your Home – Part I. In order to make the right choice for your household, you still need to learn the dos and don’ts of the final… Read More
Home, Sick Home: Time to Detox
Our homes are making us sick. Don’t take my word for it; the Consumer Product Safety Commission connects 150 commonly used household chemicals to conditions like allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. Materials used to build and furnish homes today release the toxic chemicals they contain into the air. What’s more, man-made chemicals called… Read More
Ha’ – “Breath of Life” & Air Purifier Contest
As a boy growing up in Reston, Virginia, I did have green trees and lakes surrounding our family home. But, it was also contrasted with the everyday amenities that we have all become accustomed to and sometimes find impossible to escape like shopping malls, cars, trucks, video games and movie theaters. I’d like to say… Read More