3 Things to Know About Indoor Air Quality

(DGIwire) – Recent years have witnessed a rising level of attention to the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), with high-profile reports in outlets ranging from Newsweek to Consumer Reports focusing on the various contaminants that can degrade the health of residents and workers. Here are a few things to know about IAQ: Many factors […]

4 Ways to Avoid Dust Mite Allergies at Home

(DGIwire) – Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains, according to MedicineNet. They feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily. Avoiding exposure to dust mites is the best strategy for controlling dust mite allergy; while they can’t be […]

In Local Politics, Environmentalism Counts

(DGIwire) — Are voters concerned with environmental policies and issues at the ballot box? Research shows that at national-level elections, the environment barely comes to the surface. Instead, voters are prioritizing many other issues: the economy, national security, health care, education, immigration. Americans—even self-identified environmentalists—put the environment and climate change near the bottom of their […]

Did the Supreme Court Deal a Death Blow to Air Quality?

(DGIwire) — A few days after striking a major victory for marriage equality, the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to air quality when it ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency did not account for the costs of its new regulation. As reported in The Hill, the ruling—which came down 5-4—reflected the Court’s decision that the […]

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