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Combat germs and be well during cold, flu, and allergy seasons
Show winter illnesses the door by keeping the house as germ-free as can be. This Old House has some time-honored tips...
How to Flu-Proof Your Home
Our room-by-room guide will have you breathing easier in no time
72 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home
Houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air
Improve Indoor Air Quality With Houseplants This Winter
The bathroom may be all about cleaning, yet it's one of the worst places in your home for hiding nasty chemicals,...
10 Ways Your Bathroom is Making You Sick
Want to learn how to trap and zap germs this flu season? We asked Dr. Amy E. Kirby, a public health expert at...
How to Get Rid of Germs
Breathe easier with this advice on buying and maintaining humidifiers
How to Clean a Humidifier
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
Clean the Air in Your House
Give your greenery and healthy diet a boost by planting these healthy herbs in your garden
Add Healthy Herbs to Your Garden
Reviewing air-filter options with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey
How to Choose the Right Furnace Air Filter
These green cleaners are staff favorites that bust dirt and grime just as well—if not better—than their traditional...
Safer Cleaners That Help Detox Your House
If it's been a while since you cleaned out the basement or shed, watch out for these dangerous household chemicals...
9 Highly Toxic Old Household Products
Follow these guidelines to minimize your exposure to allergens outdoors and to avoid bringing them home
Spring Allergies: Top Tips for Symptom Relief
Minimize seasonal sneezing with these tips for targeting hiding places for household allergy offenders
Tackle Allergy Hot Spots
Fight seasonal irritants with these tips from an allergy specialist
Avoid Autumn Allergies
Companies make materials for almost any need, including one that gives people with allergies one fewer tormenter
New Insulation Options
Sneezing and congestion might not be the signs of a seasonal cold but rather a reaction to holiday decorations
Could You Be Allergic to Christmas?
All the dusty details, plus tips on how to keep the bunnies at bay
Anatomy of a Dust Bunny
When an inspection revealed a handful of household hazards, the owners of this TOH TV project house tackled the...
Cleaning Up Lead, Asbestos, and Other Hazards
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a professional approach to eliminating dangerous fungus outbreaks...
How to Clean Up Attic Mold
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