How Your Home Is Making You Sick — And What You Can Do About It

Improving The Air Quality In Your Home

home-interior
Research suggests
that indoor air quality can be even more polluted than outside, which puts you and your family in danger of becoming sick. From mold and toxic materials to dust and outdoor pollutants, there are several factors to tend to if you want to run a safe and healthy household. Here are some of the top tactics to implement into your home maintenance routine.

Keep a Clean (and Green) House

Cleaning your house on a regular basis can improve the air quality while keeping pet hair, dust, and outdoor pollutants at bay, but don’t contribute to the problem by using toxic products to do the job. While there are several green versions on the market, you can also whip up a simple DIY version using household ingredients such as white vinegar, peroxide, baking soda, lemons, and essential oils. Invest in a quality vacuum cleaner that’s known for thoroughly picking up allergens and pet hair. Make it a household rule that everyone removes their shoes at the door to prevent harmful bacteria, toxic waste, and pesticides from being spread around your abode.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

freshairImproving air quality can be as simple as opening the windows, but other tactics include keeping the humidity between 30 and 50 percent to limit the growth of mold and the presence of dust mites, regularly changing the air filters in your heating and cooling system, avoiding synthetic fragrances (think room sprays, laundry products, and candles), adding air-filtering plants like English Ivy and snake plants, and making smokers go outside. Just keep in mind that doctors warn that harmful toxins can still be brought back into the home via clothes, skin, and hair.

Guard Against Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas (a silent killer) that could leak into your home from gas appliances, such as gas stoves and hot-water heaters. Make sure to install a carbon monoxide detector, preferably one with a long battery life and a loud warning sound for those with hearing problems, to keep you and your family safe. Also, consider bringing in professionals to test your home if you’re concerned there might be a problem.

Tie all the above elements together by investing in a quality air purifier to eliminate harmful pollutants and unwanted odors from your home. Even if you’re making an effort to remove toxic materials from your home, it can be difficult to completely avoid doing so. An air purifier works as a backup system to ensure each breath you take is as pure as possible.

Avoid Toxin-Laden Materials

In order to have a toxin-free home, you’ve simply got to avoid toxic materials. For example:

• Use paints and finishes that don’t emit toxins (VOCs.) There are an abundance of low- and zero-VOC paints available on the market today that don’t tie off harmful gases.

• Purchase furniture that doesn’t release formaldehyde, so avoid particle board, pressed wood, plywood, and medium density fiberboard. Opt for whole wood, glass, metal, or chrome. Avoid cushions and mattresses made from polyurethane foam, plastic, polyester, acrylic, or polyvinyl chloride.

• Be wary of clothing and linens that contain toxic chemicals in order to make them flame-retardant. It is possible to remove the chemicals by soaking the items in one cup of lemon juice per gallon of water for 48 hours or more.

• Choose a mattress made from natural cotton or natural latex.

• Avoid synthetic carpeting as it has been found to release toxic gases that contribute to poor indoor air quality. Opt for a natural fiber version instead. Consider replacing synthetic hardwood floors with healthier alternatives such as bamboo, cork, ceramic, terra cotta, or porcelain. If you go the wood route, pre-treated it before it’s installed — but not with polyurethane.

In Conclusion

It might seem impossible, but there’s a chance the air inside your home contains a number of pollutants that are harmful to your help. However, don’t let this fact frighten you. By following the steps detailed in this article, you can make major improvements to the overall quality of the air you breathe on a daily basis. It might take some work, but before long, you and your family can take a deep, fresh breath and sigh in relief — without worrying about your health.

Article by Charlotte Meier, homesafetyhub.org

See author’s Resource Links, bottom of page

Photo Credit: Pixabay

This article by Charlotte is proudly sponsored by Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment

Quality of air is quality of life

atmosphere_skyThe Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment System is the best-performing HEPA air purifier among top competitors for removing allergens and other contaminants.* Plus, it’s the only air purifier to reduce odors like cooking, pet, formaldehyde, mildew, and chemicals like ozone.**

Amway-Sky-Air-Treatment-app

SHOP U.S. | SHOP CANADA

Questions about Atmosphere Sky or about any of our services? Contact us here

*Based on internet claims as of February 2018 and based on 99.99% removal of airborne allergens and contaminants down to 0.007 microns.
**Based on internet claims as of February 2018.


Author’s Resource Links

Improving indoor air quality with the most effective air filtering system

The best performing air purifier on the market.

The Air Treatment System You Choose Can Make All The Difference.

Our services go way beyond just EMF testing, we’re also concerned with water and air quality. This post explains the Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment System.

BUY NOW Canada | BUY NOW U.S.A.

Talk To A Consultant

Reduce VOC’s, bacteria, viruses, allergens, fungi, and more.

We can certainly come to your home to perform air quality testing, but in this case, the unit itself does the testing! Simply unbox and plug it in. It will not only clean your air, but it will monitor air quality. The unit comes with an app called “Atmosphere Connect.

Screen shots from the Atmosphere Connect app (functions as remote and air monitor)

Processed with MOLDIV

Benefits of the Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment System

  • Engineered for better air
  • HEPA filter removes 99.99% of airborne particles as small as .007 microns – that is 7,000 times smaller than a human hair, including over 300 contaminants (such as viruses, allergens, bacteria, mold, and mildew)
  • Reduces odors from smoke, cooking, pets, formaldehyde, and more
  • Provides 300 cubic feet of clean air every minute in rooms up to 465 square feet.

Comes with a 2-year limited warranty – up to five years of additional protection when filters are replaced on time.

SYSTEM OVERVIEW & DETAILS

FEATURES & BENEFITS


From The Expert
(watch video below)

BUY NOW Canada | BUY NOW U.S.A.

Talk To A Consultant


New Swiss study: RF EMF may affect brain functions

More people are concerned about cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation than ever. Read on to clearly see that these concerns are well founded …

New Swiss study concludes:

“We found preliminary evidence suggesting that RF-EMF may affect brain functions such as figural memory in regions that are most exposed during mobile phone use.”

Read the full report here

If you would like help with an EMF home assessment, or advice on how to be safe from RF (Radio Frequency) radiation, please contact us here.

More about us here

We serve Toronto, Chicago, and beyond.

WORLD WIDE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE

Review of the new TF2 Trifield EMF meter

The venerable Trifield meter

… is now being phased out and replaced with the TF2 meter. Many of us started out with the original Triefield and remember it fondly.

This new meter is quite nice in many ways, but it is still just an entry-level unit.

According to Patrick van der Burght of the Geovital Academy, this is a good unit to go house-hunting with. It can give you the first impressions of whether a potential new home has EMF issues or not. The next step should be to contact a Geobiologist EMF inspector to do a more thorough consultation. This can still be quite affordable and can save you a life time of regret at having made an ill-advised decision.

Check out the video, an excellent review of the TF2 Trifield Meter …

We can help you go the next step with a professional EMF consultation.

Credentials & Services:

Paul Singer

    • 30 years of healthy life style and teaching others
    • 6 years experience in EMF inspections and mitigation
    • Ongoing training in Building Biology and Geobiology including upcoming EMF Radiation Assessment and Mitigation training from GEOVITAL ACADEMY, Austria (May 2018, and Sept. 2018)
    • Home and bedroom assessments for all forms of EMF radiation
    • Pre-purchase inspections
    • Workplace assessments
    • Electrosmog pollution and geopathic stress
    • Consultation on EMF protection and radiation shielding measures

In addition, the entire EMF Home Inspections team maintains a high level of ongoing training.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

We do EMF inspections in Toronto, Chicago, and beyond.

How close is too close when living near transmission power lines

People are often concerned when considering the purchase of a home near high voltage power lines. Could they be bad for our health?

IMG_1334

Those looking to purchase and those living near high voltage power lines already, might ask themselves:

“What is the safe distance for living near high voltage power lines? How close is too close?”

We’ve written useful blog posts on the topic on this site already, but we also really like this take on it from the folks at GEOVITAL.

Would you like us to measure the EMF radiation coming from power lines near your home or pre-purchase? Contact us here.

How to get a better night’s sleep by reducing EMFs and Geopathic Stress

BETTER HEALTH THROUGH BETTER SLEEP

healthyview

Good health is much more than lack of disease in our bodies. It has to do with optimal wellness and vitality. Two of the biggest contributors to our lack of sleep are often electromagnetic fields and geopathic stress pollution. This is especially critical when we sleep as this is when our bodies work to heal and restore.

We live in a pervasive environment of EMFs from mobile phones, cell phone towers, wi-fi, house wiring, and appliances/gadgets. Studies have proven that exposure to EMFs subjects our bodies to stress even at the individual cellular level. Geovital Academy is a health clinic in Austria. They have shown the value of an EMF-free sleeping environment. The Academy surveys patients’ bedrooms, and minimizes the EMFs and Geopathic Stress to as low a level as possible. Over the 30 years that the Academy has been performing this service, they have seen measurably excellent results.

In a blind study over a period of eight years (2004-2012) over 1,000 Geovital Acadamy patient bedrooms were surveyed. In 87% of patients, the location of cancer development was very close to a Geopathic Stress ‘hotspot’.  

GEOPATHIC STRESS AND CANCER

Research on this topic began in the 1920s in Europe. Connections were found between cancer deaths and geopathic stress lines (GS) that occur in the earth.

An ongoing misconception exists today that the consequences of aging include the following modern diseases – cancer, leukaemia, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, insomnia, arthritis, depression, memory loss and more. But disease is not an inevitable consequence of growing older. There are people in remote parts of the world with ages over 100, and these people are generally in excellent health the duration of their lives.

WE CAN COME TO YOUR HOME TO TEST FOR THE VARIOUS TYPES OF HARMFUL EMF AND DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR SLEEPING AREA WILL BENEFIT FROM EMF REMEDIATION and GEOPATHIC STRESS REDUCTION. WE CAN HELP YOU CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH YOUR BODY CAN REJUVENATE AND RECOVER DURING THE SLEEP CYCLE.

Should I be concerned about Dirty Electricity in my home?

 

ungesund

Got any of the health symptoms in the list below?

Brain

  • ADD/ADHD
  • anxiety
  • trouble sleeping
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • difficulty concentrating

Respiratory

  • sinusitis
  • bronchitis
  • asthma

Overall

  • digestive issues
  • enlarged thyroid
  • immune abnormalities
  • disrupted sugar metabolism
  • hair loss

Additional details on the Greenwave website

Greenwave dirty electricity filters

Here’s a cost-effective solution to radiation from Dirty Electricity

Greenwave filters remove or reduce high-frequency pollutants on the electrical wiring in your home or business and are widely trusted around the world as one of the key solutions in reducing harmful EMF in homes and offices.

   TO GREENWAVE STORE

We sell and install GREENWAVE filters and do EMF home inspections in Toronto Ontario, Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding areas.
 
Contact us:  

 Email
(905) 719-7030

How to find the best EMF inspector in Toronto and area. What makes them the best qualified?

Finding the Best EMF Inspector

towerwavesgraphic

EMF home inspectors are not all the same. In this unregulated industry, you will do well to have a checklist of what to look for in an EMF professional.

 

Whether you need a pre-purchase home tested or have concerns about your existing home, here are the things to look for in your inspector:

  1. Accurate EMF meters: meters should measure for all 4 types of harmful EMF, and be calibrated.
  2. Who to Trust on What is Safe or Not? The inspector should tell you which authority(ies) they trust for the best safety guidelines. Note, the Canadian or US government do not have the best research.
  3. Are They Going to Try to Force You to Buy Filters? Some inspectors will not come to your home unless you commit to buying filters in advance. We don’t think that’s right. You should have a choice.
  4. Personal Style: Is the personal style of the inspector friendly, empathetic, helpful? Do they seem like they have extremist or balanced views on the topic and wireless lifestyle choices?
  5. On-the-Spot Assessment: Are they willing to give you the verdict on “safe or not” at the time of inspection or do you have to wait for their report?
  6. Remediation Advice: What types of solutions do they have available, should your home have some issues? There should usually (but not always) be quite a few options. Sometimes it takes creativity to apply scientific solutions!
  7. Prompt Written Report: Can they promise to supply you with a comprehensive written report within a reasonable period of time (24 to 48 hours is reasonable).
  8. Will They Allow Follow Up Calls and Emails if You Have Questions? This is a must and a proper courtesy.

Talk to a Friendly and Qualified Professional

Paul Singer, the Principal Inspector of EMF Home Inspections, is a leader in EMF consultations with over 30 years experience in health, nutrition and electromagnetic research. He has extensive experience and a commitment to ongoing education in the field.

Highest Standards

My inspection services and detailed reports exceed industry accepted standards. I am fair, professional and concerned for my clients’ wellbeing. And I provide simple and affordable solutions to the risks of EMF Electromagnetic fields in the home and workplace.

Paul Singer

CONTACT ME HERE  Not in Toronto? That’s OK. We have associates in several other locations!

Rocky Mountain Vertex 930 2016 – Mint! $1,325.00

Rocky Mountain Bike for Sale!

West GTA area, BEAMSVILLE, Ontario, Canada

Gorgeous Vertex 930 2016. 29 inch wheels, Large. Black with red accents & white branding. Immaculate, ridden only a few times. Shimano brakes, levers, shifters. Hydraulic front suspension. New models are $1,899. Save over $500. Price is firm.

Contact: Paul Singer at 905-719-7030 or by Email via my website

Bike can be seen at:
County Cycle
4979 King St,
Beamsville, ON
L0R 1B8
1.289.566.8855

We do EMF inspections and testing in Chicago and surrounding area in Northern Illinois

About our Chicago EMF inspections

[ for other US cities, click here ]We have performed EMF inspections for hundreds of homes and workplaces. Our inspections in Chicago and surrounding area are accurate and our remediation solutions are effective. We care about Chicago and about the health of its residents!We assist home owners and businesses in identifying electromagnetic radiation and coming up with a solid plan to reduce or eliminate harmful exposure to these invisible pollutants.Chicago_1Become one of our satisfied customers. Find out what levels of magnetic, electrical, high frequency, and dirty electricity your environment is affected by. Serious health concerns can develop from higher levels of EMF exposure. Be certain you are safe.

What We Test For

Our EMF inspectors measure* for the following frequencies:

  • Magnetic
  • Electrical
  • High Frequency

And we’re specialists in testing homes and offices for EMF near high voltage power lines.We always give practical remediation advice to clean up your home (or office) from harmful electromagnetic fields.

How we Fix the Problems we may find (Remediation)

Types of solutions (selected highlights):

  • Changing room configurations, especially of your bedroom, to allow better sleep (candidates include clock radio, position of bed, etc.).
  • Possible installation of Stetzerizer dirty electricity filters by Graham Stetzer.
  • Safer use of cell phones and electronic devices/equipment.
  • Safer use of wifi.
  • Possible installation of EMF shielding.

Contact Us:

Principal Consultant: Paul Singer(312) 690-9045

Email Me

About Paul Singer, EMF Consultant and Inspector

Educated at Christian Life College in Mount Prospect, Paul studied theology and education. Paul became interested in health and nutrition at that time and embarked on a journey towards better health for himself and those around him. Paul and family have enjoyed living in the western suburbs, the Gold Coast, and in Streeterville near Navy Pier. Paul has educated Chicagoans on a broad range of health guidance for over 30 years, including EMF safety. He’s engaged in hundreds of hours of research and professional development in the field, and will be pleased to arrange an inspection expressly for you.