How An Air Purifier Filter is Like a Night Club

Yes, I know what you're thinking. How could an air purifier be anything like a night club? When you think about some of the different layers of filtration, you have some of the usual suspects that you may find at…

Specialized VOC Filtration in New AirPura C600DLX

Since we first introduced them this spring, the AirPura line of HEPA air purifiers has been steadily climbing in popularity. With the largest coverage area of any residential air purifier, the quietest operation, and a simplistic yet highly effective design,…

Swimming, Chlorine and Pregnancy

Last week we saw a flurry of articles written about the release of a study in the British Journal of Dermatology. The reason for publicity is that part of the research takes aim at an activity that pregnant women commonly…

Waxing… with a Side of VOC’s

While I generally shun most of same things men in my family have long considered habits of the opposite sex, there is one thing in particular where I break that mold. I have two furry caterpillars that are constantly on…

Reverse Course – CA Attempts to Repeal Flame Retardants

With Technical Bulletin 117 in 1975, California became the first state to pass legislation that required flame retardants to be a part of the sofas. From there, the law spread to encompass nearly all home furnishings that included foam, like…

One Easy Way to Choose Safe Personal Care Products

Chemical exposure is all around us. Whether we are inhaling fumes from furniture or shower curtains, or ingesting food with preservatives or BPA content, toxic chemicals enter our bodies in various ways

Dry Cleaning Chemical Labelled Toxic and Carcinogenic by EPA

Indoor air quality affects everyone's health, but the repercussions of poor indoor air quality can be especially pronounced in individuals with asthma and allergies. While we may think of our homes as a haven from outdoor pollution like that from…

Formaldehyde Danger for Hair Stylists, Embalmers, and Others

Formaldehyde, only recently officially declared as a carcinogen, has long been considered a health risk. Formaldehyde can trigger asthma and exacerbate symptoms of chemical sensitivity, including itchy eyes, sore throats, nosebleeds, and more. Even if symptoms are not apparent, formaldehyde…

Green Homes and Indoor Air Quality

I had the opportunity to speak with a builder last week. All of the houses he builds are certified green and Energy Star rated. This means that the materials he uses are low toxicity, such as low VOC paint and…

10% Off Alen Air Purifiers!

Alen Air Purifiers deliver the performance of the most expensive air purifiers at affordable prices. Alen's HEPA filtration system traps and destroys indoor pollutants like pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores that inflame allergies and asthma. By moving…