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Are you still wearing gloves to protect yourself from chemicals in the kitchen?  Or perhaps worse, are you NOT wearing gloves to protect yourself from chemicals? Either way, you must be hearing about the increasing amount of research on the potential toxicity of common household detergents. What I’d like to offer you today is a [continue reading...]

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Beauty may be only skin deep, but the seemingly superficial matter of home decor, from carpet to ceiling fans, can dramatically shape your well-being on a number of fronts. Accordingly, we should view our living spaces holistically, not just as so much wood and metal but as a multi-dimensional network of interrelated factors.  Here’s a [continue reading...]

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Buying Bad – How Not to Buy a Meth Lab

You don’t have to be terminally ill to run a meth lab but it’s probably not a bad idea. If you’re not already terminally ill, without some fairly serious precautions, you’ll probably end up that way anyway. While the main character in “Breaking Bad” may have very little to lose, plenty of prospective home buyers [continue reading...]

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Although the current national average life expectancy of residential furnaces is between 16 and 20 years, many homeowners aren’t waiting to their furnaces to stop working before they look for a replacement. Matter of fact many homeowners with furnaces that are 10 years or older are taking advantage of the current tax credit to replace [continue reading...]

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Pollution is getting worse as time pass and we are already suffering from its negative effects. The harsh weather conditions, climate “weirdness” and the large hole of the ozone layer that makes us exposed from the harmful UV rays of sunlight, all of these happen because of air pollution.  People are already aware of this [continue reading...]

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We all know by now that toxins in our home can affect our general health but did you know that flame retardants in the house can lower your chances to have kids?  If you are a male then pay attention.  And if you are a female who has a male than also pay attention…  Recent [continue reading...]

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Let’s face it, no home is truly green without supporting the health of its inhabitants.  With a rise of cases where more and more people, and especially our children, are developing allergies, asthma, and chemical sensitivities, many are looking for solutions in the the quality of their indoor air as never before. Want to hear [continue reading...]

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What Your House is Really Feeding Your Lungs?

“There’s a sound outside the front door… And I know it’s just the wind… But it makes her snuggle up just a little bit closer… And it starts things happening again… Steamy windows — zero visibility… Steamy windows — coming from the body heat… Steamy windows –  Steamy windows.” No, this is not a new [continue reading...]

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Be Aware of What Are You Breathing this Holiday Season

Bring on the home decorations and holiday get togethers – let’s do it green and healthy.  The holiday season is here in earnest! A couple years ago I went to a friends house in San Jose for a holiday visit.  I was really looking forward to it.  So, I showed up at the door, gifts [continue reading...]

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What’s a Green Home and Why Do We Care?

All the TV shows, all the magazines and all the advice from our environmentally conscious friends about green living can really make our heads spin.  Is your floor off-gassing VOCs, do your cleaning supplies have endocrine disruptors, what’s the carbon footprint of your German Sheppard… Oh my goodness, some of this can sound like a [continue reading...]

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