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Increase Your Knowledge of Air Purifiers

Posted by Ivey on February 25th, 2010

Germ Guardian AC6000 Hygia Air Purifier Most people, especially those of us allergy- and asthma-sufferers out there, know that air purifiers can filter and cleanse the air in your home to provide much-needed relief from pollen, dust, ragweed, pet dander, chemical odors, and other airborne particles. But did you know that new air purifier models like the Germ Guardian AC6000 Hygia 6.0 offer even more benefits than traditional air purifiers? Furthermore, with all of the air purifier models available today, do you know how to choose the right one for you?
Find out more about germicidal air purifiers and get answers to your air purifier questions

Antibacterial Soap with Triclosan – Healthy or Unhealthy?

Posted by John on September 23rd, 2008

I had an eye exam a few days ago and noticed antibacterial soap in the optometrist’s office. It seems like everyone is buying antibacterial soap these days. As more people become concerned about health, antibacterial soaps (and other antibacterial products) are becoming more popular. But is antibacterial soap necessary? And could it actually do more harm than good?

Most antibacterial soaps contain triclosan, a synthetic chemical that’s classified as a pesticide. Introduced to consumer products in 1995, triclosan can remain on the skin for hours, even after you rinse your hands, and it has been linked to liver damage. Read more about triclosan

Top 10 Germ Hotspots in Your Home

Posted by John on August 26th, 2008

WebMD recently published the top 10 hideouts for germs in your home – and some of them may surprise you.

1. Kitchen Sponges – A kitchen sponge can carry over 134,000 bacteria per square inch! Most people tend to keep sponges for too long, allowing the bacteria to grow over time. Read more about hidden germs in your home

AirFree Air Sterilizer Review

Posted by John on July 23rd, 2008

Several studies have suggested that, in a typical home, the kitchen is by far the dirtiest room. This makes sense if you think about it; the kitchen is where you store and prepare food, which is a vast source of biological contamination. (Just think about all of the salmonella warnings for various vegetables in the past year!)

Of course, we all try to keep the kitchen clean, but even the act of cleaning often just creates more germs. Sponges, for instance, are notorious for being bacterial breeding grounds. Simply washing a sponge doesn’t destroy all the bacteria. The best way to sterilize a sponge is to wet it and then place it in the microwave for a minute or two. The heat from the microwave is sure to fry all living microorganisms. (Note: If you try this, be sure to wet the sponge first, and let it cool down before removing it.)

AirFree Air Sterilizers The AirFree Air Sterilizer also uses heat to destroy microorganisms – and the best thing about this air purifier is that you can literally “plug it in and forget about it.” There’s absolutely no maintenance involved – no moving parts, no filters, no bulbs, nothing to clean, nothing to replace. Read more about AirFree air sterilizers