Some Like It Hot!

So maybe the title is a bit deceptive since there will be no mention of the famous movie by the same title that starred Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis, except for this one. What I am referring to, however, is…

Reducing Exposure to Vehicle Emissions

While the political debate over whether emissions regulations are too onerous on manufacturers, evidence linking increased exposure to emissions and asthma and lung damage continues to pile up. From decreased lung development to increased rates of asthma, studies published in…

July Bringing Friends – Heat and Humidity

I began noticing it a few days ago, but a quick run through the Weather Channel or flipping through a few webpages confirms it. July is here, and for the 4th, he brought friends – heat and humidity. While most…

New Whirlpool Air Purifier – Whispure Tower

Whirlpool has been and continues to be one of the most well known brands in home appliances. Several years ago, they began offering HEPA air purifiers. Having been reviewed by consumer reporting agencies and AHAM, Whirlpool air purifiers test well…

Summer Sun and Sunscreen Tips

With the sun and heat of summer in full effect for most of the country, people across the country are breaking out the sunscreen for days of fun in the sun. While too much sun can cause sunburns and severely…

Link Between Antibacterial Soaps and Food Allergies?

For several years, one hypothesis behind the increase in allergies has been the ‘hygiene theory.’ This suggests that in western societies, children are exposed to fewer germs and bacteria, and that this lack of exposure can actually lead to a…

No Cats Allowed!

As a dog owner, traveling with Cotton can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. While he goes with me nearly everywhere around the city, visiting family in Ohio or friends in other states presents a challenge. Do I leave…

Dining Out With Food Allergies

Dining out with food allergies can be a very daunting task. A quick search for online articles about dining out and food allergies reveals stories that range from some discomfort on the drive home to consequences far more severe. _Part…

Outdoors, Ozone and Plants

If you happened to see a snippet from the evening news, you may have come across a piece about a thick cloud of yellowish smog in the Chinese city of Wuhan. While the cause of the dense cloud is up…

Poor OAQ Outdoors Means Time to Focus on IAQ

As the temperature begins to heat up, people in cities across the country begin to see their air quality index dive deeper in the red hues. While the summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and…