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 […]

Is Mold the Cause of Allergies? DIY Test Can Assess Mold in Homes

(DGIwire) – Few words are as disconcerting to homeowners as “mold.” Molds float through the air invisible to the naked eye and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they reproduce by means of tiny spores. Although usually not a problem indoors, mold can be an issue if the spores land on wet or damp […]

California Fires: Is the Air O.K. At Home?

(DGIwire) – As 2017 drew to a close, the damage wrought by California’s wildfires was truly phenomenal—and continuing to spread. According to CNN, by mid-December the fires had destroyed more than 1,000 structures since igniting; cumulatively, the blazes were larger in size than New York City and Boston combined, or bigger than Singapore. At least […]

Enter This Holiday Contest to Test Air and Water Quality Indoors

(DGIwire) – Is the air and water quality of a house or apartment safe? To give consumers an answer, Live Pure has launched its Healthy Holiday Home Contest. The contest will award one winner a yogi home environmental test kit with a retail value of $980. To enter the contest, please visit https://livepureinc.com/healthy-holiday-home-air-quality-test-giveaway.html. The Healthy […]

Does This Old House Have Asbestos? A DIY Test Can Tell

(DGIwire) – The Environmental Protection Agency banned most asbestos-containing products in 1989, but this regulation was overturned in 1991, so unfortunately only a few asbestos-containing products are actually banned. In fact, houses were built with asbestos-containing insulation, textured paints, and wall and ceiling joint compounds, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Problems […]

What’s Really in the Water? Could It Be Lead or Copper?

(DGIwire) – When pipes made of lead or copper start to corrode, these heavy metals can leach into drinking water, including tap water inside private homes. To address this issue, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Lead and Copper Rule in 1991, which limits the concentration of lead and copper allowed in public drinking […]

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