Green Home Safety

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Addressing Mold Issues in Your Home

It’s pretty common to have mold somewhere in your house. Sometimes, the problem is simple enough to tackle with regular cleaning products from the supermarket. However, there may be times when you need to call in the pros for help. Either way, it’s crucial to combat the situation ASAP, as mold growth can lead to serious illnesses. Here's what you need to know and do to protect your family and your home.

Household Cleaners That Kill Coronavirus

To protect yourself against coronavirus, pick a household cleaner that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved to kill the virus—and then follow the manufacturer’s rules exactly. 

How to Prepare Your Home for Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the United States, there are several ways to prepare your home during the outbreak.

Best Air Purifiers to Get You Through Allergy Season

Some people love the warm weather that comes with spring. But allergy sufferers dread this time of year. Here are a few doctor-approved home air purifiers to help you through the season
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How to Handle Household Products Safely

Learn the best way to reduce your use of certain household products, as well as the proper way to dispose of those you no longer need

Surprising Sources of Radiation in Household Items

Many of us are unknowingly exposed to radioactive things everyday, here are 9 household materials and products that could be emitting low levels of radiation.

15 Ways Your Home Can Make You Infertile

Doctors can't explain what's wrong for about 10 percent of couples who can't conceive, and some experts suspect the culprit is where you'd least expect: in the home

Cleaning Up Lead, Asbestos, and Other Hazards

When an inspection revealed a handful of household hazards, the owners of this TOH TV project house tackled the cleanup for a healthier home

5 of the Best Nontoxic Cleaners You Aren't Using

From wine to grease stains, use these simple and nontoxic household cleaning solutions that are likely in your kitchen pantry.

How to Flu-Proof Your Home

Show winter illnesses the door by keeping the house as germ-free as can be. This Old House has some time-honored tips for making your house a healthy home

Do Granite Countertops Emit Radon?

We separate the myth from the fact, and tell you what to do if you're concerned

Clean the Air in Your House

The stuff you breathe inside your home might be as filthy as an L.A. smog storm. Here's what you can do about it

Heads-up on Hazardous Waste

General tips for proper disposal

Breathing Easier

Simple, low-cost ways to make the air in your home cleaner and healthier.