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Tackling Indoor Allergens

The list of common indoor allergens isn’t pretty, ranging from dust mite excretion to pollen, pet dander, and dead skin, and in extreme cases, cockroaches, mold spores and mildew. Cleaning your home is one of the easiest things you can do to help reduce allergy or asthma flare ups (and...

Is it Safe to Make Your Own Cleaning Products?

Being clean is good for you.  It helps keep us healthy and makes us feel good, too. At times, it can feel safe to mix your own cleaning products at home. What ACI will caution is that it is crucial to know that many of the cleaning product recipes found...

A Lesson in VOCs from…Bacon?!

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. They include both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Here’s a lesson in VOCs compliments of a family favorite – bacon! One of our favorite smells is, of course, is fabulous breakfast...

Keep Triggers at Bay on World Asthma Day

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping…and, unfortunately, springtime allergens and asthma triggers have come out to play, too. Our windows are open, and we’re spending more time outside which means that pollen (that dogs and cats can track in, too) is making its way inside our homes. One...

Smell That? It’s Happiness!

One of the closest things we have to a time machine is our nose. Seriously. Scents can instantly transport us to happy memories and places. The fragrance of fresh flowers can remind you of a special Valentine’s Day, or the smell of fresh-baked cookies can bring you back to a...

7 Tips for Keeping Your Cleaning Products in A Safe Place

Keep your cleaning products locked away and out of reach from young kids. That’s Parenting 101, right? You don’t need to read this post to know that. But we’re all busy, and homes are complex, dynamic places where things don’t always stay in their place. Here are some extra precautions...