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Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

In most first-world countries, water seems like a plentiful resource. Even in times of drought, it’s still easy to walk into a convenience store and grab a bottle of water – a luxury many countries and people don’t have. And while 71% of the earth is covered in water it is still a sought-after and essential necessity. (Just ask the state of California right now!) By some estimates, the average person uses 50 gallons of water a day. If each…

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The Chemical Side of Clean

The Chemical Side of Clean

Whether we like it or not, most of us are exposed to cleaning products and their residues at low levels on a daily basis. When these chemicals are used, their fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. Chemicals in cleaning products can also enter our bodies by absorption through the skin or through ingestion of household dust and chemical residues left on dishes and other “cleaned” surfaces. When used cleaning products are flushed down the drain, they…

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How To Remove Chlorine From Your Drinking Water — And Why You Should

How To Remove Chlorine From Your Drinking Water — And Why You Should

Since water is an essential part of your everyday life, you might wonder how to remove chlorine from water at home.  You want the water that you drink to be safe and clean.  It would be wonderful if all tap water were truly safe, but it does sometimes contain both chemicals and impurities.  Chlorine is added to tap water to kill off harmful bacteria.  Unfortunately, chlorine, even in the relatively small amounts used in tap water, can be unhealthy to…

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Battling Spring Allergies

Battling Spring Allergies

  By now, most people are already feeling the effects of Spring and the oncoming allergy season. Pollen levels are already wreaking havoc on many Americans, and they are only expected to get higher.   You might know the symptoms well:  that throbbing headache, itchy, watery eyes and runny nose are all signs that your allergies are kicking in. Knowing what allergens you’re sensitive to can give you an advantage when dealing with an allergic reaction. If you know that you are allergic…

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Asked & Answered: What is ozone, and does it have benefits?

Asked & Answered: What is ozone, and does it have benefits?

Q: What is ozone, and what, if any, are its benefits?   A: To put it simply, ozone (O3) is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms. It’s both a natural and man-made product that occurs in the Earth’s upper and lower atmosphere. It absorbs UV light, reducing human exposure to harmful UV radiation that causes skin cancer and cataracts[1], damages crops and destroys certain types of marine life.[2]   Because it’s a cleaning and sanitizing agent, ozone…

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Is Particulate Matter Harming Your Health?

Is Particulate Matter Harming Your Health?

Pollution has long been connected to breathing difficulties, and considering the average adult breathes 3,000 gallons of air per day, that can be a huge problem. City dwellers often flee urban settings in favor of the “fresh air” of the country – and sometimes, with good reason. Those who suffer from respiratory complications can have an especially hard time with air quality in highly polluted areas.   It can be particularly harmful – not just to those with asthma and…

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Green Technology Trends in 2011

Green Technology Trends in 2011

Each time a new green technology is revealed, it becomes clearer that humans can live in a more efficient way that’s not only better for the environment, but healthier as well.  Here are some top green technology trends for 2011 that are going to revolutionize the way you live and how you spend your money.   Saving Water In the United States, the average family of four can use 400 gallons of water every day. On average, approximately 70 percent…

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Vollara offers home air purification options to consumers

Vollara offers home air purification options to consumers

Not all home air purifiers and home air filters are equal. One of the best ways to choose may be to examine the specific needs of yourself and your family, and to understand the differences in types and costs of available air purification systems. What is the source of air contaminants in your home? This is the most important question you need to ask yourself before buying an air purifier. Are you trying to keep your kids safe from airborne…

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Vollara, a Natural Health Focused Top MLM Company, Unveils New LaundryPure

Vollara, a Natural Health Focused Top MLM Company, Unveils New LaundryPure

Dallas, TX, August 29, 2010 –(PR.com)– Vollara, LLC, a global leader in direct sales of natural health products, top MLM company, and a truly unique work from home opportunity unveiled its new LaundryPure technology product –designed to be a no-soap purified water system that effectively cleans clothes — at a National Conference in Dallas this past weekend. “There is no such thing as eco-friendly laundry soap,” said Troy A. Sanford CN., ND, Vollara’s Vice President of Sales & Health Sciences. “Many…

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