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  • Home made non-toxic cleaners

    Here are some home made non-toxic cleaners:Copper Cleaner -- Salt & VinegarSilver Cleaner -- Tooth pasteDrain Openers for Grease -- 1 cup Baking Soda; 1 cup vinegar; 1/2 cup salt 20 minutes later slowly pour boiling water down the drainFurniture Polish -- 1 tlb spoon mineral oil or almond o...
  • Special Report: Mould in your house

    Mould will form anywhere you have moisture for a long period of time at a warm temperature. Some moulds grow and feed on organic materials including drywall paper, wall paper glue and of course wood. Other moulds simply grow on the surface, which means that moulds can grow wherever they can...
  • Animal-Proofing Your Home

    Brad Gates from AAA Wildlife in Toronto talked about the hazards wild animals can present to the health of your home and yourself and he showed how he traps or exits the animals.One critical and poorly known health item is that Raccoon feces often contains worms that can be fatal to humans! T...
  • Indoor Air Quality

    Exhaust fans are the minimum necessary in houses for taking out stale air. You may have a fan, but it may not be working. It could be clogged up, improperly installed or simply too noisy for anyone to turn it on. Quiet fans, with good controls are a must in our energy efficient and often stuff...
  • Asbestos on heating pipes

    Catherine in Toronto has asbestos insulation on the hot water pipes that run from her boiler to her radiators. She is changing the boiler and wonders if she has to remove all the old insulation.If the insulation is in good shape and will not be disturbed by the new work, then it can be left a...
  • Is it mould?

    Paul in Calgary, Alberta has a partially finished basement and wants to complete the job now, but he has one stud covered with black stuff. Is this mould? Is this serious?It is probably mould and it is probably serious. Put a little laundry bleach on it. If it changes colour, it is most li...
  • ARE THERE CANCER-CAUSING ASBESTOS FIBRES IN INSULATING MATERIALS?

    No insulating materials on the market in Canada today have asbestos fibers in them. Most of the scare a few years back about asbestos came from acoustic tiles, asbestos linings in ventilation ducts, and asbestos insulators in heating devices such as hair dryers. It was also discovered that ...
  • AIR QUALITY

    Grandpa had winter air quality problems in his house -- it was always too dry and an occasional back draft would fill the room with smoke. Other than that, pollution or the absence of air didn't pose a problem. Why? His drafty old house worked like a fresh running stream -- it continually ...
  • CAN I GET ENOUGH OXYGEN IN A TIGHTLY SEALED HOUSE?

    In a house of any size it is easy to get sufficient oxygen for breathing. If a combustion furnace is not operating you could live for days on the oxygen in your house with no fresh air at all. What we often mistake for a lack of oxygen is a concentration of pollutants. Carbon dioxide (CO2) for...
  • WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT NEGATIVE IONS?

    * Modern environments, such as your well-sealed house, high-rise buildings and automobiles, have few if any negative ions in the atmosphere. The have all dumped their free-loading electrons on the metal ventilating ducts, synthetic drapes, synthetic rugs, and the metal shell of the car. M...