New Home? Toxic Pollutants Likely

Posted by ALEX PASCH

New Home? Toxic Pollutants Likely

New house, new furniture, new rugs, new paint… Everything seems fresh and clean – except your indoor air. The smell of “new” can be harmful to you and your family’s health. New flooring, rugs, and adhesives often contain harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). VOCs have a higher vapor pressure at room temperature and become airborne. They can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, nausea, and frequent headaches. Long-term exposure is more serious and can damage the liver, kidneys, or central nervous system. Health effects ultimately depend on length of exposure and concentrations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that many VOCs...

How Clean Air Improves Your Sleep

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How Clean Air Improves Your Sleep

Insufficient sleep leaves us lethargic, tired, and irritable the next day. It’s harder to concentrate at work and complete your daily tasks. But why is sleep so important? Five Reasons Why Sleep is Important Reduces Stress Improves Memory and Energy Reduces Risk of Depression Helps with Weight Loss Prevents Cancer and Other Illnesses  Cleaner Air, Better Sleep Using data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), researchers observed the correlation between quality of sleep and exposure to air pollution. They observed 1,863 individuals across six U.S. cities and focused on two primary measures of sleep: the total amount of time spent...