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Is It Allergies or Is It Mold? Part 2

By Shawna Chriss | July 11, 2023

While many of the symptoms of allergies and mold illness overlap, you can often tell the source of your symptoms by when they occur. Seasonal allergies usually happen between late February and early September. If you experience symptoms year-round, it may be due to mold exposure. If you have symptoms after being outside, or when […]

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Is It Allergies or Is It Mold? Part 1

By Shawna Chriss | July 1, 2023

It can be challenging to determine whether you’re suffering from allergies or issues with mold. Many of the symptoms are similar and overlap. Get to know how to distinguish between the two.

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What If My Water Is Contaminated? What Do I Do? Part 3

By Shawna Chriss | June 22, 2023

You’ve had your water tested and the lab results show it’s contaminated. Don’t panic! There are many easy ways to clean up your water. 1. Pitcher filters: These are simple and affordable filters that use activated carbon to remove impurities from water. They are designed to fit inside a pitcher and are easy to use. […]

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Is My Water Safe to Drink? Part 2

By Shawna Chriss | June 1, 2023

The short answer is probably not. The only way to know if your water is safe is to test it. Local water utilities are required to send you a yearly report with a breakdown of contaminants and information about whether or not they meet federal safety standards. Unfortunately, legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting […]

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Is My Water Safe To Drink? Part 1

By Shawna Chriss | May 1, 2023

A new study estimates that 200 million Americans could have the deadly fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in their drinking water. PFASs are also known as “forever chemicals” for the obvious reason that they never break down in the environment. They are extremely toxic, and they are everywhere.

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Is My Cell Phone Making Me Fat?

By Shawna Chriss | April 1, 2023

Accumulating studies suggest that radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by cell phones could be disrupting our blood sugar metabolism and leading to weight gain. And that’s not the only way cell phones contribute to an expanding waistline.