Did you know that air pollution levels inside the modern home may be two to five times higher than the levels outdoors. Combine that with the fact that the average person can spend up to ninety percent of their time indoors, is it any wonder that the term Sick Building Syndrome has become a new byword in the English language.
Category: Healthy Home
Microwave ovens are a wonderful invention. Just pop in your food, set the timer, wait for the ‘ding’ and it is ready to eat. Gone are the days when the microwave was just used to warm a cup of milk for your morning cereal. If you are anything like me, you will more than likely use your microwave oven to cook just about anything and everything.
Although there are numerous types of black mold, they can easily be categorized into two.The first category is classed as highly toxic while the other is non toxic. Black mold that falls into the non toxic, non cellulose category includes that found on the likes of aluminium sinks, ceramic tiles, various plastics and glass.
Do you know what the difference is between an indoor air cleaner and an air purifier? Air cleaning refers to the filtering of harmful contaminants and particles from the surrounding air. Room air purifiers, on the other hand, are designed to kill airborne microorganisms, mold spores, and other viruses. So-called ionic air purifiers do not, in reality, purify the air at all. This is because they do nothing to kill off airborne microorganisms. The name can be misleading, as they are really air cleaners.
Being a strong proponent of ‘all things natural’ both around the home and for healthy living, one cleaning agent that I wouldn’t be without is Bicarbonate of Soda or Baking Soda as it is more commonly known in the US. But surely Baking Soda is only for what its name implies – for baking and cooking. The answer to that is yes but it is also extremely useful around the home for all manner of cleaning jobs.