Run with Sylvane in the 2010 Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure

2010 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure At Sylvane, we aren’t just concerned with air quality — we are concerned with total health. That’s why we are participating in the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure 2010 on May 8.

For the race’s 20th anniversary, the Greater Atlanta Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has set a goal of $2 million. Funds from this year’s 5K run/walk will go towards research, treatment, and education to help women detect, survive, and end breast cancer.
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Celebrate Earth Day with a Green Cleaning Routine

Earth Day 2010Today marks the 40th annual Earth Day celebration. Started in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Earth Day is still bringing awareness to pressing environmental issues around the globe and helping people discover new ways to lead environmentally friendly lives. This Earth Day, consider greening your cleaning routine to improve your indoor air quality, boost your family’s health, and protect the Earth.
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Survive the 2010 Pollen Season

Girl with AllergiesFlowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the air is filled with pollen — lots of pollen. For allergy-sufferers across the country, especially in the southern and northeastern United States, the 2010 pollen season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent history. Last week, The Weather Channel reported pollen counts as high as 5,733 in Atlanta. A typical high pollen count is around 120.

Experts attribute this onslaught of pollen to an unusually cold winter followed by the late of arrival of spring, and higher than average spring temperatures. As a result, trees, flowers, and other plants are all blooming at once, leaving a thick yellow coat in their wake and causing millions to sneeze, cough, itch, and experience other unpleasant allergy symptoms. With grass and weed allergies right around the corner, will allergy-sufferers get to enjoy any of this beautiful spring and summer weather?
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Oransi V-HEPA and V-HEPA Pro UV Product Review

Oransi LogoRecently, I was asked to test drive two new air purifiers from Oransi — the Oransi V-HEPA Air Purifier and the Oransi V-HEPA Pro UV Air Purifier. Before giving you my verdict, let me provide a little background about the environment that these Oransi products were tasked with treating. I live in a medium-sized one bedroom apartment with two dogs that shed, plus I have asthma and various allergies.
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Tips for Gardening with Allergies

ZinniasApril is National Gardening Month, and this is a time for us to celebrate the benefits of gardening, such as stress relief, building a greener planet, improved attitudes toward health and nutrition and, of course, beautiful landscapes to admire. Gardening for allergy-sufferers, however, can be a frustrating activity — if not avoided altogether! Using the following tips and taking these simple precautions can help you enjoy all that gardening has to offer.
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