Get Toxic Dust Out Of Your House

BY ON November 15, 2013
This was written by Kaye Spector. It originally appeared on EcoWatch: Sure, dust in your house is annoying. But did you know it could be toxic? One study by the Silent Spring Institute identified 67 hormone-disrupting compounds in household dust tests, including flame retardants, home-use pesticides and phthalates. Industrial chemicals like...

TOPICS: Indoor Air Pollution

Should The Media Deny The Denier?

BY ON November 14, 2013
As an online writer focusing on environmental issues, remarks posted on my pieces tend to skew toward, “Give it a rest” or “What hysterical nonsense!”  This usually leads to mudslinging by skeptics, deniers — who believe the moon landings were faked, but expect climate change...

TOPICS: Climate Change

Asthma Q & A

BY ON November 14, 2013
Disclaimer: this is meant to be used as a reference only, not a medical guide. Please consult your physician for any serious medical questions.      

TOPICS: Asthma

Asthma Triggers

BY ON November 13, 2013
An asthma attack can occur when someone with asthma is exposed to things in the environment, such as diesel exhaust, smog, house dust mites, and tobacco smoke. These are called asthma triggers. Asthma triggers cause symptoms in people who already have the underlying disease. One person’s...

TOPICS: Asthma

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