VOCS: A Guide to Volatile Organic Compounds

VOCS: A Guide to Volatile Organic Compounds  So what are VOCs?  The term volatile organic compounds (VOCs) refers to a range of substances that evaporate at room temperature. It’s the same as steam coming off of a pot of boiling water, except that VOCs don’t need to be heated. Instead, liquids like paints, cleaning supplies, … Continue reading

Five Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier

5 Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier Air purifiers are one of the best ways to keep your home clean and safe. They get rid of allergens like dust and mold spores, remove toxic chemicals like VOCs, and even kill viruses and bacteria. Finding the right air purifier can be difficult, though, and it’s … Continue reading

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air When most people think of air pollution they picture highways full of car exhaust and factories belching smoke, but did you know that the air inside your home can actually be more dangerous? The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air pollution levels can range from two to five times as … Continue reading

Are Your Candles Toxic?

Are Your Candles Toxic? Candles are a common object in almost every household. Decorative pillars set the mood for dinner parties, scented votives help many people relax at the end of a long day, and basic candles are a must in any emergency kit. But have you ever stopped to think about where those candles … Continue reading

And Just How Good is the Air in YOUR House?

We sell a lot of indoor air quality test kits.  I wonder why?  Possibly because breathing is kind of important, and people generally prefer their air without bad stuff in it.   Hmmmmmmmmh.  Or maybe because they just want to tell their neighbor our air is better than your air.  Or throw the question back to their … Continue reading