Impure air in our homes is one of the main causes of allergies, especially in countries where rapid industrialization has propelled pollution levels. Biological air pollutants such as pollen, dust mites, animal dander, and mold can cause an immediate allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. These pollutants travel straight to our lungs and cause airway irritations that trigger allergic reactions.

Does it seem like allergy season has come a bit early this year? Or, maybe you've been getting headaches since your new carpet was installed? These issues and their associated symptoms could be due to air in your home. Homes can generate a surprising amount of indoor air pollution. Even small changes around the home, such as a new pet or cleaning solvent, can have a significant impact on air quality (and our health).

The air we breathe is a delicate balance of a few key ingredients, and many of us don’t realize that even small changes–such as keeping a door closed or using a new type of cleaning product–can completely disrupt this balance. This can lead to headaches, drowsiness, sneezing, and worse.

Your home's air quality may be an issue you are just beginning to recognize. Or, it could be something your family has been struggling with for a long time. Either way, the first step of fixing the problem is tracing the source. Below are some tips for how you can figure out where the pollution in your home might be coming from and what you can do about it.


The first year of the new decade, 2020, has certainly proved challenging, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we deal with the present circumstances, it can be difficult to see the positive things occurring in the background. However, it is crucial to take a step back and find the silver lining of 2020 and appreciate the growth we have made and hope we have going forward.
In no space is reopening more controversial than schools, where close and prolonged proximity is inevitable. Many parents worry that their children will fall behind without in-person instruction, especially after these parents need to return to work. On the flip side, school environments are notorious breeding grounds for all kinds of illnesses, and COVID-19 is no expectation.