7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

Maybe you’re a new mother and are expecting a new bundle of joy. Of course, you want to make sure things are just right for your baby, and part of that starts with the choices you make right now. Making sure you are limiting (or preferably avoiding altogether) toxic exposure is a great first step. … Continue reading 7 Things Expecting Mothers Need to Know

5 Scary Truths About Mercury

In a short period of time, we’ve come a long way in understanding and recognizing the health dangers of mercury. It wasn’t but just a generation or two ago that nearly every kid in school played with mercury in science class. Now, fortunately, we understand its danger and are a little less flagrant… but not completely. … Continue reading 5 Scary Truths About Mercury

10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution is a term that likely conjures images of industrial smokestacks and billowing plumes rising into the atmosphere. Those are certainly examples of air pollution but the oft forgotten truth is that the worst air quality you experience every day is most likely to be located right in your living room. Trapped, stagnant air and … Continue reading 10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Why You Should Cleanse Your Lungs

You do not have smoke to have polluted lungs or to have a reason to cleanse your lungs. The air we breathe has been heavily polluted by car exhaust, chemical byproducts, and various forms of industrial emissions. Even worse, indoor air in many dwellings has been found to be up to six times as dangerous as … Continue reading Why You Should Cleanse Your Lungs

How to Eliminate Tobacco Smoke From Indoor Air

Even before the Surgeon General’s 1964 report, “Smoking and Health,” society has been aware of the terrible effects of tobacco smoke on health. Today, you’d have to be living under a rock or purposely obtuse to not know that tobacco smoke is a very dangerous pollutant. Whether you’re doing the smoking yourself or just enduring … Continue reading How to Eliminate Tobacco Smoke From Indoor Air

4 Sources of Arsenic You’d Never Expect

If you’re a fan of classic murder mysteries, chances are you know how deadly arsenic can be. There are two forms of this toxic metal that we need to worry about: organic and inorganic. Now, organic arsenic is completely different than the organic label on food. In arsenic, it simply refers to the presence of carbon. It’s … Continue reading 4 Sources of Arsenic You’d Never Expect

7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

For most people, work occupies a substantial part of their life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, people spend nearly nine hours on work-related activities during their day.[1] Other studies, such as a 2014 survey by Gallup, suggest that the average number was actually closer to forty-seven hours per week. Add … Continue reading 7 Tips for Creating a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

5 Things You Should Know About Obesity

Despite being one of the most preventable conditions on the planet, obesity is, unfortunately, a hugely significant problem. According to the World Health Association, the global obesity rate has more than doubled since 1980. [1] Certainly diet and exercise can go a long way in supporting a healthy weight, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Obesity

The Top 5 Harmful Toxins in Air

A major part of how healthy we are comes from how clean the air we breathe really is. Fumes and carcinogens from factories and automobile exhaust, and tons of other harmful gases are all around us. These are dangerous molecules to inhale, and they also decrease the actual amount of oxygen in the air. Now, … Continue reading The Top 5 Harmful Toxins in Air

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Indoor air pollution has become a serious problem. Discussions about indoor air quality emerged in the 1970s as a result of the energy crisis leading to home construction that was more efficient by way of being sealed up tight… and subsequently lacking ventilation. It’s common knowledge that the lack of ventilation is a detriment to … Continue reading What is Sick Building Syndrome?