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Top tips to improve the air quality in your home

Top tips to improve the air quality in your home

04/10/2017

Poor indoor air quality is a growing problem in UK homes, where a recent survey revealed that 20% of householders reported that they experienced condensation and mould growth in the home.

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Air Pollution: Why your home could be the most dangerous place

Air Pollution: Why your home could be the most dangerous place

08/05/2017

In the first half of the 20th century, most air pollution was caused by industry. But the decline in heavy industry in the UK from the late 20th century onwards, combined with environmental regulation, has significantly reduced this particular danger to our health. Now, however, we face dangers from air pollution of a different sort, and most of this comes from within our own homes.

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How to protect your home against radon

How to protect your home against radon

03/05/2017

Most of us in Great Britain find it hard to imagine that we could be living in a highly radioactive area. But for thousands of families this could be the case. What's worse, we could be living with deadly radiation in our homes without even knowing it.

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How much do you know about allergies?

How much do you know about allergies?

26/04/2017

Allergies are extremely commonplace, with over 44% of adults in the UK suffering from them at some point in their lives. But we still don't know exactly why we develop them. Alarmingly, the number of allergy sufferers is growing with every year.

Children are particularly susceptible to allergies. However, these can often disappear as they get older. By the same token, people can sometimes develop allergies in later life that they never had before. The actual triggers are hard to decipher, although pre-existing hereditary conditions and environmental factors seem to make a vital contribution.

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Air of menace: the invisible health hazards that could be contaminating your home

Air of menace: the invisible health hazards that could be contaminating your home

25/04/2017

The air quality in our homes is something we frequently take for granted, but it's something we all need to think about. Studies show that the air indoors can be up to fifty times worse than the air outdoors, and yet we spend 90% of our lives inside, breathing in stale trapped air that could be contaminated with many different kinds of health hazards. The most common reaction to these hazards is an allergy, which in turn can lead to painful and debilitating attacks. But airborne hazards can also to other serious illnesses, including asthma and heart and lung disease.

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