Tag Archives: respiratory allergies

Billions at Risk from Home Air Pollution

A study was recently released that nearly three billion people are at risk for ill health and early death due to breathing polluted air in their homes caused by fires that are used for cooking and heating. Around forty percent … Continue reading

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Fireworks

Fireworks create loud noise and flashes of colorful light the fill the sky. But that’s not all. Fireworks also create soot, ash, smoke, and metals. These not only cause detriment to your environment but also your health. These health problems … Continue reading

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Coping with Pet Allergies

Pets become family: they’re forgiving, around when you need them, are not judgmental, and love you unconditionally. In the United States there are around 100 million pets! But for some, loving pets can cause allergic reactions.   Your immune system … Continue reading

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Is your City the Worst for Pollution?

The American Lung Association (ALA) released the 2014 rankings for the cities with the highest and lowest amount of air pollution.  The ALA divides the tested pollution into three categories: ozone, year round particle pollution and short-term particle pollution. The … Continue reading

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Breathe Easy: It’s Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma can affect anyone from babies to the elderly and anyone in between. 25.5 million Americans live with asthma according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). If you have had problems breathing or find yourself breathless and wheezing, you … Continue reading

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Ever want to know if you have an allergy related disease?

Try answering the following questions to get an idea:  Have you noticed in the past six months, symptoms such as sneezing, nasal and sinus obstruction, or a runny nose? During these six months, have your nasal symptoms been followed by … Continue reading

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April Showers may Bring Mold

The rain that is needed to grow the beautiful spring flowers loved by many may also increase the risk of mold growth in your home. Mold thrives in warm and wet environments. The April showers and sudden  warm weather make for … Continue reading

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