Austin Air Price Increase 2011

Normally, we like to stay further in front of announcements like this, but lost in the Thanksgiving shuffle was news about Austin Air purifiers and filters. Starting December 1st, 2011, prices are increasing on all Austin units and replacement filters.…

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

When I saw this photo on Pinterest (which I've blogged about before), I cringed. Knowing that Christmas lights are often rife with lead, which is used both to insulate the wiring and as a flame retardant, seeing a child handling…

Allergy Armor on The Doctors!

Keep an eye out for our exclusive Allergy Armor brand bedding to make an appearance on The Doctors, Wednesday, November 23rd. Their episode, Air: Are You Breathing Yourself Sick? will focus on a variety of common indoor air pollutants and…

Allergy to Hair Dye Puts Woman in Coma

FoxNews.com article Woman in Coma After Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye reports on the tragic case of a mother in England who experienced an apparent allergic reaction when she dyed her hair

New Dysons: The Digital Slim and Dyson’s Most Powerful Animal Vacuum

I've expressed the fact that I love Dyson vacuum cleaners on this blog before. My Dyson DC24 is going strong and I still get a thrill out of how much and how well it picks up. But now I have…

Chemicals in Baby Crib Mattresses

It wouldn't be that shocking if you discovered the couch you're sitting on was manufactured with 'suspect chemicals'. Sure, formaldehyde and flame retardants are common carcinogens we have grown to reluctantly accept into our homes as the trade-off for inexpensive,…

Wool Allergies

As temperatures continue to drop, you may find yourself reaching for warmer clothes

Allergy Apps

Do you use your phone for everything from checking email and planning family menus to entertaining the children while clothes shopping and checking sports stats

China’s Elite Enjoy Pure Air While Under-Reporting Pollution

In Toxic Indoor Air in Nail Salon: Part One and Two, we touched on the politics that can be involved in the accessibility of healthy indoor air. A recent NY Times article, The Privileges of China's Elite Include Purified Air,…

Antibiotics, Probiotics, Obesity, and Allergies

A recent article on ABC News, Antibiotics Could be Driving Up Obesity discusses a topic highlighted by Dr. Greg Sharon in our latest allergist interview. We've discussed the hygiene hypothesis before: the theory, simply stated, that posits that the cleaner…