Pets and allergies

Can a person with respiratory allergies have pets, such as dogs or cats?  This is the question that many are asking and whose answer can be found in the intensity of the crises that result from that relationship. Pets are an invaluable asset for the well-being of adults and children, both physically and emotionally. But this […]


According to the CDC, there are an estimated 25 million people in the United States (300 million worldwide) that are diagnosed and/or receive treated for asthma every year. It is also estimated that asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $81.9 billion per year in medical expenses, missed work/school and or death. What is Asthma? […]

Dust mites

The problem with respiratory allergies such as rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma is that most allergic reactions are caused by house dust mites.  Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that “live with and all around us.” House dust must thrive in places like our furniture and specifically love our beds (just like we do)! According to the […]

Spring Cleaning: Mold and Mildew Be Gone!

Mold and mildew are a couple of those pesky things that occur in everyone’s home but no one really likes to talk about. Mold often grows in bathrooms as the area is usually warm and humid – two things that it thrives on. Black mold can also occur in kitchens and laundry areas.  Depending on […]

Our Top 5 Air Quality Apps

1. AIRNow (Free) This app by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) provides users with real-time air quality information to help them plan their day. The app allows users to get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution. Our favorite part is the page […]

Spring Allergies

April showers bring May flowers and May flowers bring pollen. Pollen can cause seasonal rhinitis that usually appears in spring along with blooming flowers. Because pollen is produced by flowers, grass, trees, and weeds, it is nearly impossible to avoid in daily life. Pollen is lightweight and disperses through the air. The width of an […]

Is it the Flu or a Cold?

The flu and the common cold have many similar symptoms. Both can be contracted through the air. This often happens when someone with the flu or a cold sneezes or coughs. Bacteria can also be left on surfaces, which others can come in contact with and then contract. Flu symptoms include a high fever of 100oF […]

Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution has been an international hot topic as of late. Indoor air pollution can cause severe health problems for many inhabitants. Children and the elderly are especially at risk. The sources of indoor air pollution are extensive. Oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco smoke are combustion sources of air pollution in homes. […]

Carbon Footprint

Confucius said, “Study the past if you would define the future.” What we do today will determine our future and one of areas this applies to most is the environment. Monitoring our activities and habits can help us understand our personal impact on the earth. One way to do this is by measuring your carbon […]

Top 5 things To know about viruses

During the fall and winter seasons, viruses and illnesses become a main focus of health problems. Viruses can be found on or in just about every material and environment on Earth; this prevalence makes contracting viruses effortless.  Virus comes from the Latin word for “poison” or “slimy liquid,” an apt descriptor for the bug that causes […]

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