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Joyce Hollman

How to correctly disinfect with wipes during the pandemic

Using disinfectant wipes to clean the surfaces in your home? You should know there’s more to it than just pulling one out and wiping. Follow these tips to make sure you get the most disinfecting power out of those wipes and avoid these mistakes that could cause harm…

Jenny Smiechowski

9 hand sanitizer brands that contain a life-threatening toxin

Most of us are using a lot of hand sanitizer these days… even if we don’t normally touch the stuff. And we should continue to do so whenever a sink and soap aren’t an option since keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to avoid coronavirus. Just make sure the hand sanitizer you’re using doesn’t contain this incredibly toxic ingredient…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

To lower your coronavirus risk at home, open your windows

The coronavirus pandemic still has many of us “safer at home.” Yet, studies show that the virus is transmitted far more easily indoors than out. Luckily, there’s one simple thing you can do to help keep yourself and your family safe at home. It all has to do with airflow…

Joyce Hollman

The unexpected way lead gets in your drinking water

Depending on the age of your home, your pipes may be lined with lead. As long as the lead doesn’t leach into your drinking water it’s not a problem, but another heavy metal commonly used in municipal water systems could be making it easier for that lead to flow from your sinks…

Jenny Smiechowski

Your stove may be cooking up unsafe levels of indoor air pollution

Most of us don’t think twice when we click our gas stoves on to cook. But maybe we should. Gas stoves are exposing us to pollution levels so high they would be illegal if they were outside. And this exposure can contribute to everything from asthma to heart disease to cancer.

Joyce Hollman

How nail polish, canned foods and cash register receipts increase your risk of death from COVID-19

We know that air pollution is linked to diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and asthma — conditions that just happen to make people especially vulnerable to respiratory infections. But what about the toxins right in your home that are “hacking” your immune system?

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Jenny Smiechowski

How to keep from spreading COVID-19 while doing laundry

There’s been a lot of focus on keeping your hands and house clean to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But you should know that your clothes can carry the virus, too. Experts don’t know exactly how long. But they suspect it could be anywhere from several hours to an entire day…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to bring essentials into your home without inviting COVID-19 in

With the coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe and from coast to coast here in the United States, it’s vital to remember that every time you step out your door, there is the potential to bring back the virus, not just in your body but on yourself and other objects that enter your home.

Jenny Smiechowski

5 ways to prepare your home and family for coronavirus

Preparation isn’t paranoia. It’s being smart, especially since It’s becoming undeniable that we all need to prepare ourselves for coronavirus becoming a bigger problem in our own communities. Here are some tips that will have you ready if and when coronavirus strikes closer to home…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

That hand sanitizer you’ve stocked up may do more harm than good

By now, we’ve all heard stories of bottles of hand sanitizer flying off store shelves as worries about Coronavirus escalate in the U.S. While hand sanitizer is a great solution for keeping your hands (hopefully) germ-free on the go, don’t make these mistakes that could cause more harm than good…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

These microscopic particles at work or your home office change your genes

Being exposed to printer toner can change your genes themselves, alter your protein production, and lead to real and lasting health problems. Don’t believe me? Read what the researchers saw it do in the lungs of mice. It was worrisome enough that they immediately went to a printing company to check out their lungs…

Joyce Hollman

Can we avoid the cancer-causing forever chemicals in our water?

Once you’re exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances or PFAs, they end up in your bloodstream forever. In fact, PFAs can be seen in the bloodwork of 99 percent of Americans. PFAs are carcinogenic. They’re linked to thyroid, liver and kidney disease. Here’s how to cut down on exposure and detox what’s there already…

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