Being outdoors at the height of, say, ragweed season is something a lot of people might avoid in order to lessen the impact of their seasonal allergies. After all, that’s why weather stations issue local allergy counts and advisories – so you can be more strategic about outdoor activities. But what about the allergies that spike because of what’s in your home?
The EPA has posited that indoor pollutant levels can be up to 100 times worse than outdoor levels when it comes to air quality. Modern homes are built better to run more efficiently – but that also means that whatever pollutants are emitted in the air then stay in the air with little chance for abatement. Whether it’s pet dander, dust, cooking or chemical fumes, mold or mildew – it can all circulate in your home, causing asthma and allergy symptoms to flare up. And no one wants that.
So what are some things you can do to make the air in your home a little easier to breathe?
First, try to remove as many harbor surfaces as possible.  For example, small rugs, overstuffed furniture, unnecessary draperies, unlaundered pet beds, stuffed toys, throw pillows, and blankets can all be laundered to remove allergens. Or consider replacing some of these with items that don’t attract as much dust and dander: a raised hammock-style bed for a pet, or wooden chairs instead of upholstered ones.
Invest in a high-quality air purifier. Some are capable of capturing microns as small as .1 – and these are great options to set up in your home. These size particles can get through normal filters, continuing to wreak havoc on allergies and asthma.
Watch out for humidity. Mold and mildew love humid climates and thrive in such areas. Consider investing in a dehumidifier, and if there’s a water leak – even a small one – have it repaired immediately.
Vacuum often, and use a machine with a HEPA filter. A good, quality vacuum cleaner can remove a lot of allergens from your home. With a HEPA filter, even more pollutants and allergens are captured and not redistributed throughout your home.
And when you’re done vacuuming, mop your hard floors, too. A natural mix of water and vinegar works well if you’re chemical averse, or acidic water works nicely too. If chemicals don’t set off your particular symptoms, mopping with traditional cleaners can work well too.
Use that welcome mat! A big, bristle-y welcome mat outside your door truly will help catch dirt and debris from shoes, preventing it from being dragged into your home. Asking people to remove their shoes altogether is a good option, too.
Circulate some outdoor air! Yes, you read that correctly. Obviously don’t do it when the allergy counts are high, but opening the windows for a few minutes can help move some of the stale air out of your home and some fresh air in. No, it’s not pristine, but a little fresh air can be good for you and your home.
Don’t leave food and garbage out. Food crumbs and bits can attract insects – and believe it or not, many people are allergic to cockroach droppings. So don’t give them anything to snack on!
Check your radon levels. Radon, a radioactive gas, comes from the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. Typically, it moves up through the ground and into your home through cracks and holes in your foundation.
Scent your home naturally. Candles and fragrance sprays can contain harsh chemicals that set off asthma and allergy symptoms. Consider natural aromatherapy methods, like simmering herbs, spices and water on your stovetop instead.
A recent study from Cornell University found that over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Does this mean we’re not drinking enough water, or are we drinking the wrong kind of water? We’ll visit with Carl Thompson, President of EnviroMed Sciences, to discuss “living water” and what makes living water more bio-available. We’ll also introduce you to an air purification system, used by NASA in the space station, that’s now available on the consumer market. All that and more in this episode of the A4M’s monthly video blog, Immortality Now!
Research Reveals Majority of U.S. Homes Pose Health Risks: Is Yours One?
For most people, our home is our haven – the place where life is at its most comfortable and safe. But in 2009, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) revealed research that showed that 67% of US families lived in a home with at least one major health risk.
What items are you using in your home that could be polluting the air you breathe? If you’ve got a chronically runny nose, watery eyes, or a nagging cough – and you’re nowhere near your typical allergy season – there might be an issue with the quality of air inside your environment. 90% of our time is spent indoors, and if there’s something in our home emitting a pollutant, there’s a good chance we’re breathing it in.
EnviroMed Everest NASA Technology Air Scrubber Recommended By So Cal Gas For Porter Ranch Natural Gas Leak Victims
Porter Ranch, California residents have been exposed to a constant natural gas leak since October 2015. Southern California Gas has been relocating residents and recommending new NASA air scrubbing systems (Our NASA ActivePure Technology). Our EnviroMed Everest has two NASA Inspired ActivePure cells for twice the performance of induct systems and they are portable, quiet, small and only $799! Our air scrubber is scientifically proven to eliminate chemicals, gasses, odors, germs, virus and bacteria with safe hydrogen peroxide molecules. EnviroMed Everest provides peace of mind protection for people and pets as endorsed by Southern California Gas vs. hundreds of inferior HEPA and other filters not designed for anything other than particulate.
We can live without food for a month. We can live without air in our lungs for just minutes. Hydration is the second most important substance required by the human body for life. If water is so important, should it not be pure H2O? And, would water that is the correct pH, filled with natural antioxidants and structured for maximum absorption be better than water that went from flush to faucet?
It’s true, the water that comes out of our faucet was flushed down someone’s toilet, washed clothes, or went down the drain in a bath or shower. Water is collected by big cities and treated with large amounts of chemicals to kill living organisms and then goes through pipes filled with sludge on the way to our homes. We then cook with it, make tea or coffee, or drink it. If you are not sure if these statements are correct, watch this news program.
The EnviroMed Aquaperform with LivingWater ionization, provides unlimited amounts of clean fresh pH-adjusted water at the best value possible. LivingWater is high in antioxidants and provides the lowest and healthiest ORP. Low ORP can be thought of as anti-aging or anti-corrosive. As an example, if you take a handful of new nails and put them into two jars and then fill one jar with bottled or tap water and the other with LivingWater, in a few months the nails in the bottled or tap water jar will be rusty while the nails in the Living Water will not be rusty!
See what these experts say about the importance of water: