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Indoor Air Quality

Dazin to Save Lives Globally by Scaling Up 'Smokeless Fuel Cooking Stove Solution'

Iain Patton | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Iain Patton

An estimated 4.3 million people die every year (491 per hour) from diseases following household air pollution. This exceeds the number of people who die from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis -- combined. A Bhutanese and Danish-based group hopes to solve this problem by using existing technology to provide a combination of fuel cookies and smokeless stoves.

Is Your Furniture Slowly Killing You?

Enara Yusufova | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Enara Yusufova

Vancouver newlyweds Han and Laura Lee started noticing a pungent smell after they had a new bed set delivered to their home. They suffered itchy eyes, a sore throat and headaches. Subsequently, Laura had a miscarriage.

4 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Maia James | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Maia James

But before you replace all your furniture with new organic options or repaint every wall with milk paint, consider these simple ways to reduce indoor air pollution.

Green Cleaning at School -- Tips From One Parent

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Claire L. Barnett

Think about how cleaning a school building -- maybe 100 times larger than the average house -- might take more time, more effort and even different kinds of products -- products specifically designed for use in large-scale commercial and institutional buildings.

It's Time to Get Serious About Harmful Radon Exposure

Gina McCarthy | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina McCarthy

Our near-term goal is to reduce unsafe levels of radon in 5 million homes by 2020, preventing 3,200 lung cancer deaths every year. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer in the United States. We know we can do it.

The 12 Days of a Healthy Home: A Holiday Checklist

Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP

What we do seek, and at the top of most people's wish list these days, is good health. Why then, do we adorn our homes with holiday décor and engage in activities that could be making the whole family ill?

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice: "Moms Make Connection on What Makes Families Sick"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

One of the key concerns for parents is the elimination of toxins in the home that create neurological impairment -- preventing "successful futures" for their kids.

How Employee Productivity Chokes on Indoor Air

Marilyn Black | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Black

Not only are we coming into contact with more chemicals than ever before, we are spending more time around them -- the average American spends up to 90 percent of his time indoors.

Buying a House? A Hard Look at Home Inspections

Jason Earle | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jason Earle

You've found the home of your dreams. Your offer has been accepted. Now it's time to hire a home inspector. Where do you find one? Naturally, the firs...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

Co-opting Children's Health: How the Shutdown Stopped Free Help for Schools and Parents

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Claire L. Barnett

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates October as Children's Health Month. Children are more vulnerable to environmental hazards than t...

How Indoor Air Pollution Affects Your Home, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Did you know that the air inside of your house is three to five times more polluted than the air outside, even if you live in a city? Green Living Exp...

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Nancy Kalish An airtight house might benefit your heating bill, but it can wreak havoc on your health. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPos...

Green Apples for Everyone

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Green Apple is a new, global movement that aims to give all children a school environment where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.

In Dog We Trust

Jason Earle | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Jason Earle

Three Nevada Highway Patrol officers claim Chris Perry, the director of Nevada's Department of Public Safety, hijacked the state's police canine program, turning the dogs into "trick ponies" with the purpose of falsely alerting to drugs on command.

With 50 Percent of Childhood Asthma Uncontrolled, Time to Look Homeward

Jason Earle | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Jason Earle

While medications are an important part of controlling symptoms -- they save lives every single day -- one of the most overlooked aspects of asthma prevention is the home environment, where many children spend most of their time.

Give the Best Mother's Day Gift Ever: A Real Spring Cleaning

Amy Ziff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Ziff

By conducting a health check-up this (and every) Mother's Day we can help our moms, ourselves, and all of our loved ones breathe easier. All you have to do is follow these easy tips to have fresh air impact.

Five Steps for Healthier Indoor Air

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Dr. Marilyn Black, Founder, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Did you know that the air you're breathing in your home can be two to...

New "Ingredient" Label for Buildings Launches at Greenbuild

Andy Mannle | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Unhealthy homes pose a threat to millions of Americans. These dangers can include chemicals like Bisphenol A, formaldehyde, VOCs and PVC in building products. Ironically, efforts to make homes more efficient have resulted in trapping more of these chemicals inside.

Clearing the Air: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Toxins and Stay Healthy

Beth Greer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Beth Greer

It is common sense to believe that the more chemicals you are exposed to, the more likely you will eventually be negatively affected by them. Here are some easy and effective ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals in your home and minimize your risk of getting sick.

Third-Hand Smoke Affects Family Health

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robin Wilson

What is third-hand smoke? It is that film that remains behind after a smoker has vacated a residence or hotel room. For those who are chemically sensi...

5-Part Web Documentary on Stylish & Sustainable Building (VIDEO)

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

I created a documentary to delve deeper into the process of creating a chic little cottage out of reclaimed materials and tenacity.

Is Puberty the Next Step After Pre-School?

Robin Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

Imagine your daughter at age 7 or 8 with the ability to get pregnant? And without any psychological understanding of how her physical maturity appears to older boys or men.

Green News Report - July 9, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Obama on Mt. Rushmore; Monsanto lobbyist moves to FDA; Bald eagles move to D.C....