Is There a Connection Between Increased Use of Central Air Conditioning and Asthma?
Has the rise in central air conditioning led to an increase in asthma in the United States or is this just a coincidence?
Bee Pollen is not for Allergies!
Despite claims about the allergy benefits of bee pollen, there are no studies supporting its efficacy. For some individuals it could create an allergic reaction with dangerous side-effects.
Odyssey 2-Ball Putter that Became a 1-Ball Putter Finds Solution From the Chicken Ranch aka The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Odyssey 2-Ball Putter Loses Ball but finds a perfect fit replacement from an unlikely source.
Study Finds HEPA Air Purifiers Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risks Associated with Air Pollution
Using HEPA air purifiers in the home is an easy and accessible way to curb heart disease say researchers.
Odyssey 2-Ball Putter Becomes 1-Ball Putter
Callaway Odyssey 2-Ball Putter becomes 1-Ball Putter. The Callaway solution: Buy another putter.
Study Shows Ozone Reacts With Nicotine to Create Ultrafine Particles
Berkeley Lab research shows that ozone when used to reduce nicotine odor could create damaging environment for asthmatics.
Are Portable Air Purifiers Effective for Reducing Indoor Allergens?
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins provides some interesting insight into the use of air purifiers at reducing indoor allergens.
Obesity and Asthma May Be Linked
Many individuals who suffer from asthma are also overweight. A number of studies have shown an association between the two. This study confirms that obesity has a direct relationship with the development of asthma.
Children in Neighborhoods Near Highways and Railroad Intersections at Risk for Asthma
A study by Mayo Clinic shows that children living near traffic intersections at greater risk of developing asthma.
Researchers Confirm Some Air Cleaners Generate Ultrafine Particles
A University of Texas Study confirms that some air cleaners actually increase ultrafine particles and formaldehyde.
Saline Rinse May Cut Cold and Flu Symptoms
Cold medications are out for children. Simple saline rinse could be the answer for quicker recovery from colds and flu.
Sorting Fact from Fiction on Health Effects of Mould
Leading Asthma and Allergy Experts Discuss the Most Recent Scientific Evidence on Health Effects of Mould
Study on Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) Raises Questions About Formaldehyde as a Byproduct in Indoor Air
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) reduces indoor VOC's but could produce formaldehyde as a byproduct.
Study Finds RCI Devices Increase Indoor Ozone and Are Relatively Ineffective at Particle Removal
This study shows that the RCI (radiant catalytic ionization) Air Cleaning Devices produce fairly significant levels of ozone and are less effective than a standard air filter at removing 2 micron sized particles.
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Classrooms Leads to Higher Test Scores
This study shows that improved indoor air quality in classrooms leads to higher test scores for students.
Study Shows Increased Inflammation in Asthmatics Exposed to Air Pollution
Fine particles in air pollution shown to increase nasal inflammation in asthmatic children.
Studies Show Improved IAQ Leads to More Productivity
Numerous studies show that improving the Indoor Air Quality will lead to higher worker productivity. Measures to improve IAQ don't cost - they pay!!
The Indoor Air Thickens - New Study Confirms Links with Ozone, Cleaning Agents and Air Contaminants
Fine particles, formaldehyde and other air contaminants are created when common cleaning agents are exposed to indoor ozone.
Isn't it Ionic? Air Purifiers Make Smog
Another study confirms that ionizers and ozone generators can create unhealthy levels of ozone in poorly ventilated rooms.
Bleach Found to Neutralize Mold Allergens
We have known bleach kills mold. This study shows that bleach also reduces allergenic properties of mold.
Dust Mite Symptom HELP!
If you experience allergy symptoms at night, the first control steps are effective, safe and easy-to-do.
Do Air Filters and Air Cleaners Provide Health Benefits?
Air cleaners and air filters alone have not been shown to be clinically effective at reducing allergy symptoms.
Alchemy, Indoor Air and the Black Box
Be wary of excessive marketing claims for products to take care of indoor air.
Free Radicals Are NOT "Friendly Oxidizers"
Some new air cleaning devices are using free radicals or Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) to "oxidize" indoor air. Free radicals have been shown to be damaging to human health. Testing is lacking on the by-products of the reactions between free radicals and the components of indoor air.
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Leads to Asthma Problems
This study links higher levels of exposure to ETS to increased levels of hospitalization for asthma attacks.
Ozone-Generating Air Purifier Shown to Increase Particles Indoors
This University of Texas study confirms ozone/terpene reactions create small particles in residences.
The Real Health Risks of Mold in Buildings
Up-to-date information on the health effects of mold exposure. Can mold be more than an allergen?
"I Only Smoke Outside" . . . Yeah, Sure!
Hair samples of children with mothers who smoke raise questions about claims of only smoking outdoors.
Avian Flu Filtration Precautions
Proper filtration can help to minimize the risk of spreading the flu virus.
What is well controlled Asthma?
Guidelines for what constitutes well controlled asthma recently updated by AAAAI and ACAAI
Is there such a thing as Toxic Mold?
Study does not confirm "toxic mold syndrome" in patients
Allergen Avoidance Measures Work to Prevent Asthma
Early childhood allergen avoidance reduces asthma onset by 50% in at risk children
HEPA Air Cleaners Shown to Reduce Asthma Symptoms When Used in Conjunction with Other Control Measures
Inner City Asthma Study shows effectiveness of comprehensive environmental controls including air purifiers to control asthma.
Removing Pets from the Home Improves Asthma
Removing pets very effective at controlling asthma in dander allergic individuals.
Ragweed Allergies and Sinus Irrigation (Sinus Rinse)
Sinus rinse removes allergens and improves allergy symptoms.