Household Ammonia & Bleach – A Deadly Combination

Household Ammonia & Bleach – A Deadly Combination

Two of the most commonly found chemicals in every household – ammonia and bleach – are not well understood in terms of how dangerous they are to mix. A quick glance at a container of bleach will indicate a clear warning about the risk of creating chlorine gas – a substance that was used as [...]

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Is “That Musty Smell” Making You Sick?

Is “That Musty Smell” Making You Sick?

It is very common to have places in the home where moisture is a problem. While in some cases it can seem like just an annoying smell, it’s worth trying to get to the bottom of why the odor is there in the first place and correcting it. A moisture problem can have many potential [...]

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Litter Box Safety

Litter Box Safety

Litter boxes are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria that can produce serious health problems, so regular scooping and cleaning are very important. Among the concerns to avoid is toxoplasmosis - a common infection that cats acquire if they are allowed outside to kill and eat wild animals.  Pregnant women and people whose immune systems are weak [...]

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Where Do You Store Your Flammable Chemicals?

Where Do You Store Your Flammable Chemicals?

A chemical storage issue that is frequently overlooked is the placement of flammable items in close proximity to furnaces and gas-fired hot water heaters.  Many people unwittingly store gasoline or cans of oil-based paint or varnish in their basements and do not have them adequately sealed to prevent the associated vapors from migrating to a [...]

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Why Test for Radon?

Why Test for Radon?

Radon is a gas that seeps into homes from Uranium decaying in the underlying soil.  The gas can be dangerous if it reaches certain concentration levels.  It is estimated that 1 out of every 14 homes in the United States has Radon levels that are higher than what the government would consider safe.  Further, Radon [...]

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