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4 Allergens in Soap That Lead to Dermatitis

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Growing up we learn the importance of washing our hands often in practice of good hygiene. The rule of thumb is to wash our hands before meals, after using the restroom, and any time that we may think our hands are dirty. This can lead to multiple hand washings a day – which means a lot of soap being used to properly clean and eradicate the bacteria and odors left on your hands. However, sometimes after multiple hand washings we can form a skin rash on hands. In a study conducted with 1,300 people, it was found that 35% of the people experienced a hand rash from skin irritation, while 20% had atopic dermatitis and 19% had allergic contact dermatitis.Dermatitis is any inflammation of the skin that leads to redness, scaling, itching, or tiny fluid-filled blisters. This can stem from an allergic reaction to certain chemicals that your body is exposed to like hand soap. The fastest way to develop allergic contact dermatitis is by applying something you are allergic to directly onto your b…

Is Your New Mattress Off-Gassing Inside Your Home

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Have you finally had it with your old mattress that is leaving you with aches and pains throughout the day? When your mattress reaches the end of its life, one of the first indicators that you will detect is aches throughout your body that we commonly associate with “sleeping weird” – however, this will be caused by the lack of support in your mattress instead of the awkward position in which you think you may have slept the night prior.The options available to a consumer when purchasing a new mattress is endless – with different brands, materials, and styles of beds. The new phenomenon in mattresses is the “memory foam” material that many people are eagerly switching over to in pursuit of a one of a kind sleep. Although these memory foam mattresses are popular, they contain material and chemicals that can be potentially dangerous to human health upon exposure.What should you know about memory foam before purchasing a new mattress and how can you successfully and safely speed up off-g…

The Ultimate Mothball Odor Remover Guide for Your Home

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Do you have mothball odor consuming your home? The pungent aroma of mothballs is an odor that is quickly identified in most environments, with an unmistakable scent that will invade an entire location. Often times we associate this smell with storage or stored away items, and why is this? For years, people have used mothballs in an effort to keep critters like insects and rodents out of their home or storage. But the main source of fear is that of moths that have been known to eat through fabrics in clothing and destroying these materials.However, in recent years it has been discovered that the use of mothballs can be more hazardous to your home and your health than it is beneficial. Therefore, what can you do if you have mothball smell lingering inside your home and on your clothes, and how can you remove this pungent odor completely?How Do Mothballs WorkMothballs are small pellets of pungent substances that are stored among clothing and other fabrics to kill moths and prohibit them …

Everything to Know About a Laundry Detergent Allergy

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Have you recently noticed a growing issue with your skin? Red, itchy, and inflamed patches that are leading you to constantly pick and itch your skin for relief. Your only conclusion to this pressing issue is that something you are placing on your body is creating a reaction that is leaving your skin irritated and yearning for relief. Many people will experience an allergic reaction to certain allergens or chemicals that their body comes into contact with such as chemicals from clothing or even chemicals from the laundry detergent used to clean your articles of clothing.Laundry detergent and clothing both contain an amalgam of chemicals within its composition that can be potentially toxic to human health. The scary reality is that many companies and manufacturers do not list the ingredients and chemicals within their product, leaving many consumers unaware or oblivious to the hidden dangers lurking within these products and materials. How can you combat these chemicals and reduce the …

Odor Control Solutions for Indoor Cannabis Grow Rooms

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Growing cannabis is an expanding business that over recent years has taken off. The expansion has stemmed from the new laws that have made medical marijuana and even recreational marijuana use legal in some states around the United States. Because of this, grow houses have increased with more and more people entering into the cannabis market. These grow houses or grow rooms that contain an unknown number of cannabis plants will release a strong, skunk-like odor that will emanate throughout the whole environment. Depending on the strain of cannabis, some can have a stronger odor than others, but when you are dealing with a large grow of the plant inside an area it will be one heck of a task to reduce the cannabis odors no matter the magnitude of the strain odor. If you own a grow house or if you are in the process of developing a grow house it is necessary to learn the ins and outs of controlling and reducing cannabis odors inside a grow room.Indoor Grow Room OdorsGrow rooms focus on t…

How to Remove Bleach Odor from Your Hands

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Every day we come into contact with smelly items that will leave an impact on ‘your’ smell. That smell can come from a variety of things that you touch throughout the day including trash, sweaty clothes, cooking odors, or even chemicals that find their way onto your hands. Many chemical cleaners today use harsh ingredients that if exposed to your body, particularly your hands, could leave a lasting odor that can seem impenetrable to remove from the surface of your hands.A commonly used traditional cleaner that can leave a lasting smell on your hands is bleach. Bleach is among the list of favorite cleaners in many households, used to kill bacteria, mold, mildew, viruses, and stains – however, the smell that is produced from this cleaner can be very strong. If you do not wear gloves when handling this cleaner, or your gloves tear when using bleach, the cleaner can make its way onto your hands and last for a long time after the cleaning has taken place. What can you do when bleach finds …

How to Improve Air Quality Inside Your Office

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Have you ever stopped to take into account how much time you spend indoors each and every day? Whether you are at home, in the grocery store, at the mall, or even spending 8 hours a day at work. Most Americans work an estimated 40 hours a week and most of this time is spent indoors, inside an office building. Depending on the office building and/or the size of the company, the number of employees held within the building can vary – but with more and more people in a shared indoor space the greater the risk of indoor air pollution inside the confined environment.Inside an office building debris and pollutants can gather including dirt, dust, and other air pollutants which collect and build-up, impacting the air quality. Not to mention – the added impact on renovation or new building construction on the air quality inside the environment. An office that experiences poor indoor air quality can mean or lead to Sick Building Syndrome, which can than lead to sick employees who experience on…