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Indoor air quality can indicate if you have mold.  Either one or both can be detrimental or deadly to your health.

The EPA reports that indoor air quality can be 3 to 5 times worse than the pollution that is found outside and you spend spend 90% of our time indoors. People with allergies and asthma are more knowledgeable of this because their illness is  triggered by what is in the air. Long-term effects can be chronic.  

Healthy people can live for many years in unhealthy environments, but one day their health will let them down.  

How do you feel about your air quality in your home?
Is it well ventilated?
Do you feel like your air quality is fine?
How much time do you spend indoors?

Talk to me!  Go Green!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Mine is kind of bad - birds dandruff along with kitty litter.  Basement gets bunnies’ deposit.  Outside gets doggies’ deposits.  I have air cleaner machines.  My parents taught me always crack the window a bit even in cold cold winter with heat on.    

      When weather is nice, I like to open all the windows and ventilate my house.  

      Also I have plants at home to suck up odors.

      Due to the animals, I try not to use too much febreeze or scented candles but once in awhile, I got to do it.



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      Gogreen wrote Apr 13, 2009
    • Chinadoll, one thing you might want to use is soy candles but make sure they are 100% soy with essential oils.  Also, steam cleaning everything will kill mites and other little critters and should do better than vacuum cleaning.

      I would do some tests and see where you are?



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      Waxwing wrote Apr 15, 2009
    • How ironic, I just said something to my husband about this yesterday. We have all been so tired lately I wondered if there is something going on in our house.

      I have no idea what the air quality is like....is there some way to find out ??

      We live in the middle of the woods off a dirt road. People assume that the air quality is good, but there is so much dirt and dust in the air, plus all the pollen, and then you throw in that some neighbors on the street have a wood burning outside furnace and the particulate matter is crazy......

      How do we all make it ? ohhhh



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      Gogreen wrote Apr 26, 2009
    • Hello Waxwing, where do you live?  You can get an indoor air quality test to find out what is in your air and you can do an a healthy home assessment as well that I would be very happen to do virtually for you.  I am beginning a program for Healthy Home Initiatives and am considerating a Green Home Certification that may or may not be of value but the content is worthwhile.  So...we just do the best we can to be greener than we were before.

      Go Green



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      Waxwing wrote Apr 26, 2009
    • That would be great. I am in Rochester, MA.

      And for whatever it is worth, I just read in one of the financial magazines ( it might have been Businessweek ) that one of the top ten “degrees” /speciality one can have is a green certification. That is the language they used. So it appears that you are on the right track. The article also talk about being a green consultant for homes and businesses. ( But they suggested that in order to have some instant credibility that a certificate would lead to a higher pay . )

      I am thinking about that too, so that when my kids are a bit older I can do something I love. I have decided to throw a green cleaning party at my house (  you know, like Silpada or Partylyte, though no one buys anything ), we just learn how to use natural products for cleaning.



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      Gogreen wrote Jun 20, 2009
    • Waxwing, you are on the right track!



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