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Announcing the Release of HomeLab’s Free eBook

At HomeLab we are very excited to announce the release of our free eBook “How to Create a Healthy, Non-toxic Home”. Everyday doctors tell patients to eat right and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. But what about creating a healthy home? Our home’s should be our safe-havens, yet It’s estimated that 90% of […]

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Toxic Air Stifles Over 300M Children – UNICEF Says

The UNICEF joined the growing list of organizations who are pressuring world leaders to reduce air pollution after releasing a report highlighting the staggering magnitude of the health impact  that toxic air has on our children. The report found that worldwide over 300M children are breathing “extremely toxic” air and over 2 billion breathe air […]

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90% of Homes Contain Toxic Dust, Study Finds

Those with allergies and asthma have long battled dust in the home. Now there is new evidence that provides added incentive to clean up, and be aware of what products can be creating toxins. In 2015, scientists from George Washington University, the Silent Spring Institute, Natural Resource Defence Council, Harvard University, and the University of […]

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Over 9 out of 10 People Worldwide Breathe Unhealthy Air and Trends are Worsening – World Health Organization Finds

The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has just released the result of their most comprehensive air quality study to date; conducted by 12 scientists over the past 18 months, which concluded that 92% of people around the world breathe unhealthy air. The WHO research measured particulate matter in the air, such as “sulphates, nitrates, ammonia, sodium […]

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HomeLab Partners with Center for Environmental Health to Study Air Quality in Childcare Facilities

This past spring and summer, HomeLab had the pleasure of working with UC Berkely’s Center for Environment Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) to determine the air quality in childcare facilities in California.  Less than 1 in 3 children under 5 have a full-time stay at home parent these days. Of those that have both parents […]

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Chemical Safety Unveiled

Last month Congress approved the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a sorely needed update to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) passed in 1976. The law took huge strides forward in protecting people from chemicals that impact human health. First and foremost, it mandates health safety reviews on any chemical used […]

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home pollution

What makes home pollution so hard to talk about?

This week the International Energy Agency released a report urging nations to develop lower polluting energy policies, stating that a 7% increase in energy investments could save 3 million lives each year. But where does home pollution fit in? Currently outdoor pollution is attributed to 3.5 million deaths each year, while home and office pollution […]

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Your nose knows.

Start paying attention to the scents in your home to help sniff out pollution. Different rooms may have different smells depending on the pollutant, including chemical gasses, fine particulates, humidity or other air quality issues. Our nose plays an important role in protecting our lungs, heart and head from pollution. So much so that some […]

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How To Make the Invisible Visible

So air quality in our homes could be a problem, but research states averages. How do you know what the air is like in your home? Unlike food, home air doesn’t come with an ingredient list. We set out to find a way to make the invisible visible for everyone and found two primary ways […]

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Our Homes Breathe Too

A study was recently published showing a strong relationship between indoor and outdoor particulates when opening the windows to add ventilation, confirming that we let pollution in. It also reiterates that a “leaky” building can bring in particulates as well. Thank you, Dr. Fuoco and team, for providing further evidence on why we should ventilate […]

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