Monthly Archives: January 2011

Measuring Humidity in Your Home

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Indoor air increases in humidity as we go about daily living. We add water vapor to indoor air through routine household activities such as showering, cooking, dishwashing and breathing. We … Continue reading

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How do I get the ventilation that I need in my house

If your house is stuffy, odours linger, or humidity is high in fall and winter, it is likely that your house does not have adequate fresh air. If you or your children have respiratory conditions, such as asthma, bronchitis or … Continue reading

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Essential steps to improve indoor air quality.

Clean air is essential to good health and this is especially true when it comes to indoor air. It is estimated that North Americans spend close to 90% of our time indoors. With the advent of energy conservation and the … Continue reading

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Urea Formaldehyde Insulation- New Controversy

 Urea formaldehyde  foam insulation is again in the news. An Ontario Company has been ordered by the Federal Government to stop selling a formaldehyde based insulation that has already been installed in about 700 homes.  Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced … Continue reading

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What is Formaldehyde and how does it affect me?

Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas at room temperature. It has a pungent, distinct odour and may cause a burning sensation to the eyes, nose and lungs at high concentrations. It has been in commercial production for over 100 years … Continue reading

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Other sources of Lead contaminants

Lead is an inexpensive substance which may potentially be found in a wide variety of household products. Examples include: Glazed ceramics and glassware: Imported or manufactured glazed ceramics and glassware intended for food use are regulated under the Hazardous Products … Continue reading

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