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Cozy Up to an Allergy-Friendly Home

Millions of people experience allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens. These culprits include dust mite droppings, animal dan­der, cockroach droppings, and molds. While avoiding allergens is the most effective treatment approach, strict avoid­ance isn’t always possible. This winter, as temperatures drop and you begin spending more time indoors, consider making the following changes to mini­mize your allergy symptoms.

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Making Your House a Healthy Home

If you’re like most Americans, you spend much of your time indoors. Have you ever stopped to think about whether the air you’re breathing at home is healthy? Research has found that in some homes across America, the quality of indoor air can be worse than outdoor air. In part, this is because many homes are being built and remodeled tighter. You don’t have to be a building scientist to deal with the quality of air in your home; however, you should understand a few basics to get you started.

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Indoor Air Cleaners Ease Asthma Symptoms in Children Living With Smokers

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of Baltimore City children who have asthma and live with smokers shows that indoor air cleaners can greatly reduce household air pollution and lower the rates of daytime asthma symptoms to those achieved with certain anti-inflammatory asthma drugs.

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