10 Steps to Safe Cleanup After Indoor Flooding

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Flooding can occur after a heavy rain, appliance malfunction, or plumbing leak. Quick action is required to avoid potential health issues. 10 Guidelines for Safe Cleanup After Water Intrusion 1. Understand that time is crucial. Mold grows within 24-48 hours. 2. Record details of damage with photographs or videos. 3. Prepare for difficult decisions. Border… 

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 101

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These chemicals defy the conventional “the dose makes the poison” premise and are wreaking havoc with our bodies. Chances are you’ve heard the term endocrine disrupters. According to recent research these substances are costing us billions of dollars in health care costs. (See Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs.) Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)… 

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 101

These chemicals defy the conventional “the dose makes the poison” premise and are wreaking havoc with our bodies. Chances are you’ve heard the term endocrine disrupters. According to recent research these substances are costing us billions of dollars in health care costs. (See Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs.) Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)… 

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4 Ways to Protect Your Skin Microbiome

Covering our skin with petroleum-based chemicals may be one of our most hazardous modern day practices. Research shows that our skin contains billions of valuable microbial allies that leave us vulnerable when wiped away. As the body’s largest organ, the skin is colonized by various species of fungi, bacteria, viruses and even mites. This ecosystem,… 

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How to Prepare Your Home for Melting Snow

Water is always eager to make its way into our living spaces. One crack is all that is needed to cause a serious problem in any indoor environment. As Spring approaches and snow melts, homeowners should be aware of vulnerable areas such as rooftops, windows, and other possible ports of entry. Home inspectors Nick Gromicko… 

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5 Sweetener Alternatives

Looking for healthy alternatives to sugar? Wondering which sweetener options work best for you? While unrefined sweeteners like honey and rapadura may be a better option than refined sugar, natural sweeteners still contain fructose which can create a burden for the body when consumed in excess. Fructose is metabolized primarily in the liver, kicking the… 

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How to Avoid Mold Growth

What are the conditions needed for mold to grow in your home? Mold growth occurs when conditions are favorable. These conditions include: Moisture This can come in the form of humid air, dripping pipes, or water intrusion due to flooding. Mold will grow when the relative humidity is roughly 50 percent or higher. Food Mold will feed… 

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5 Key Vaccination Questions

It never occurred to me to ask questions when our first child was vaccinated in 1985.  Looking back, I wish I had. All nine of our children were vaccinated according to the vaccine schedule required at the time.  None of them were directly injured by a vaccine, but if I could go back in time… 

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