How to Test Wood Floors for Lead

how to test wood floors for lead

One of the biggest thrills in buying an older home is imagining the possibilities. Will you do a complete renovation all at once or update each room one at a time to create your dream home? Many home buyers get a good deal on older homes in need of repair. However, structures built in the […]

How to Test Cast Iron for Lead

How to Test Cast Iron for Lead

Many home cooks are curious about the lead content of their plate ware, tableware, and cookware. In particular, there is concern about the lead content in cast iron pots and pans. The truth is that while this type of cookware typically does not contain lead, there are some exceptions. For example, cookware decorated with an […]

How to Test for Asbestos

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The dangers of asbestos are well documented. Inhaling this material may lead to serious respiratory illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is fire resistant and acts as an electrical insulator  Many countries have banned the use of asbestos, however, the United States is not one of them. […]

Using Essential Oils in Your Air Filter

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As Americans, we spend roughly 90 percent of our lives inside. It makes sense then to make our time indoors as comfortable as possible, both at work and at home. Having the right temperature setting creates comfort. Likewise, ventilation is an important part of staying well inside, especially for those suffering from allergies. One thing […]

Home Wellness: 7 Tips To Improve Mental Health

Home Wellness

With people confined to their homes for much of the past two years, it’s no wonder many of us get a little stir crazy. As some people return to work as the pandemic gets under control, many have opted to stay home instead. Working from home allows people the freedom to create their own work […]

Sustainable Indoor Environmental Air Quality

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When creating sustainable indoor air quality, it’s important to look at the relationship between people and the buildings where they live and work. Many indoor air pollutants impact our health. Studies have shown that poor indoor air quality can impair cognitive functioning in children. It also triggers respiratory ailments and can lead to loss of […]

How to Test for Bacteria at Home

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The need for clean air in the home is important to the health of you and your family. It’s matters in the workplace as well. That’s why it’s important to test the home for the presence of microbes in the indoor environment. However, the problem is that many people are unsure of how to test […]

How to Test for Lead in Dishes

Test Dishes for Lead

It’s that time of year again. Once fall begins, Halloween comes and goes in a flash and the holiday season is upon us before we know it. With all the planning that goes into getting the family together to enjoy meals and celebrate the season, some things can fall through the cracks. The safety of […]

What is UL2998?

Zero Ozone - UL2998

Although they may have seen the number in a product description, many people are unaware of what UL2998 is. It is an environmental claim validation number created by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) that signifies that a product emits zero ozone.  The Underwriters Laboratory is a safety certification company with offices throughout the world. The organization […]