Category Archives: Staying Healthy

Improving IAQ While You Winterize Your Home

Indoor air has been found to be 1-5 times more polluted than the air outdoors.  Poor Indoor Air Quality can lead to a variety of health problems such as asthma, headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and fatigue.  Certain paints, … Continue reading

Adult Cooties: Germs at the Gym

One of the many health benefits of regular exercise is that it boosts the immune system.  Ironically, the gym where many of us do our daily workout is swarming with germs and bacteria which, if you’re not careful, can do … Continue reading

[InfoGraphic] Natural Cleaning Part 2: DIY Pantry Recipes

Currently green cleaning practices appear to be on the rise as more and more shoppers are making it a priority to clean for health. With more consumers making the leap from traditional to green another inevitable question has arisen: homemade … Continue reading

Are You Affected by Sick Building Syndrome?

Have you ever felt like you were quite literally allergic to work?  If you answered yes, you may be the victim of Sick Building Syndrome.  In certain situations unknown stimuli causes occupants of specific buildings to experience an allergic-like reaction … Continue reading

The Benefits of HEPA Filters: Fact or Fiction?

Invented in WWII, High Efficiency Particulate Air filters were used in laboratories to prevent harmful radioactive particles from escaping.  Commonly known as HEPA filters, these can be found in not just air filtration systems but also in vacuum cleaners.  The … Continue reading

Natural Cleaning: The Power of Borax

When it comes to at-home natural cleaners, vinegar and baking soda seem to be the two star players.  What many do not know is that a lesser known player, borax, is key to successful environmentally-friendly at-home cleaning.  Unlike baking soda … Continue reading

Natural Cleaners Part I

Green cleaning is a practice that shouldn’t stop at the office, but should be done at home as well.  Certain commercial green cleaners can be expensive when purchasing for personal use.  There are many at home substitutes that you can … Continue reading

Disinfectants vs. Sanitizers

Many are familiar with the terms disinfectant, sanitizer, and sterilizer but what many are not familiar with is the factual difference between the three.  When you are cleaning it is best to know the meanings so you can pick the … Continue reading

The ‘Eww Factor’ of Public Restrooms

Public restrooms are a hotbed for bacteria.  High traffic and moist environments create a breeding ground for all types of germs.  Bacteria that have been found lurking in public restrooms include the following: Rotavirus, Shigella bacteria, Norovirus, E. coli, and … Continue reading

Healthcare Office Cleanliness: What is Your Diagnosis?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1.7 million infections occur every year in hospitals.¹ This statistic stresses the importance of medical office cleaning.  There is a priority for them to be as germ free as possible, … Continue reading