Posted by Ivey on November 19th, 2010
Humidifiers are a great way to restore moisture to uncomfortably dry, cold indoor environments. However, not all humidifiers are created alike. In fact, a dirty humidifier can add more to your home than just moisture—like mold spores, bacteria, and other airborne irritants. These unwelcome additions to your air can cause an onslaught of allergy symptoms, asthma flare-ups, respiratory problems, and more.
To help you keep your air perfectly moisturized and healthy, we have added the top-rated Air-O-Swiss humidifier line to our extensive online catalog of air treatment products. Known for their quiet operation, reliability, ease of use, bacteria-free design measures, and of course their effective performance, Air-O-Swiss humidifiers are truly exceptional products.
Posted by Ivey on November 5th, 2010
If you are thinking about starting some home improvement projects, a new study released by HealthyStuff.org and conducted by the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Mich. reveals that you might have more to think about than comfort and décor. The study tested 3,300 home improvement products: 1,016 samples of flooring and 2,312 samples of wallpaper. The results are a bit shocking.
Heavy metals and other chemical additives, which include lead, cadmium, flame retardants, tin compounds, and phthalates, were commonly found in residential flooring and wallpaper. In fact, more than half of the flooring samples tested positive for one or more chemical additives. Vinyl flooring was indicated to be the most harmful—containing the highest percentage of detectable lead and being twice as likely to contain hazardous chemicals.