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December 18, 2015 BY: Nick Rosenthal, Director of Operations, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Allergies, Asthma, Wellness

High-Tech Wall Passively Filters Air

Breathe Easy Home is working hard to bring you the best new methods and technologies out there for retrofitting your existing home to improve indoor air quality but what about new construction? There is some exciting research going on right…

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November 30, 2015 BY: Nick Rosenthal, Director of Operations, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Case Studies, Older Adults, Wellness

Case Study: An Older Adult Makes the Air in His Home “Fresher, Purer” with Breathe Easy Home

Breathe Easy Home recently concluded a case study of an implementation of our indoor air quality and comfort solution for a customer suffering from chronic rhinitis (click here to access the full study or click here to watch the video). Mr. Harris, a…

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November 18, 2015 BY: Brian Toll, President, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Asthma, Children, Older Adults, Wellness

Using AirNow To Stay Safe Every Day in Washington, DC

In the DC metro area, there are many substances that could potentially be harmful to residents. A major concern is particulate matter, which is a mixture of solid and liquid particles suspended in air. Particulate matter can cause heart, lung,…

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November 4, 2015 BY: Brian Toll, President, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Wellness

President’s Column: Harvard Study Links Higher Carbon Dioxide Concentrations with Impaired Brain Function. Is Global Warming Making People Dumber?

NASA climate change CO2

A new Harvard study to be published in Environmental Health Perspective demonstrates that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can negatively impact brain function.  The study, “Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation,…

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October 27, 2015 BY: Lydia Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Older Adults

Air pollution linked to Alzheimer’s and faster brain aging

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Air pollution may be linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases and structural degradation of the brain. The ways poor air quality may affect your brain are only now being discovered by scientists.   A recent study of death rates in…

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October 20, 2015 BY: Lydia Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Allergies, Asthma

High-efficiency filters effectively reduce particle pollution

MERV 16 filter indoor air quality HVAC

High-efficiency filters are a must for reducing fine particle pollution and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in people’s homes, according to a new residential air quality guideline from the industry group that sets standards for 54,000 HVAC and energy efficiency…

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October 13, 2015 BY: Lydia Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Asthma, Children

Poor indoor air quality in schools linked to poor academic performance

old school building indoor air quality in schools

by Hillary Tipton, Analyst, Breathe Easy Home   Science makes a compelling case for improving indoor air quality in schools on behalf of perhaps our most valuable natural resource – our children. Just as the quality of the air we…

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September 29, 2015 BY: Lydia Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Allergies, Asthma, Children

Is a pet allergy causing your sneezing and wheezing?

cat allergy dog allergy pet allergy

If you are sneezing and wheezing in your home while your golden retriever or sleek cat sits at your feet, you may have a pet allergy. What’s worse, even if you don’t have a dog or a cat, dog or…

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September 17, 2015 BY: Lydia Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Air Quality, Asthma, Children, Older Adults

Code orange today in Washington and Baltimore

air quality washington dc aqi

Today is a code orange day for air quality in the greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas – when air pollution levels are higher than normal.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent out an Air Quality Alert yesterday…

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September 9, 2015 BY: Lydia Sullivan, Director of Marketing, Breathe Easy Home
IN: Asthma, Wellness

Home allergen exposure increases asthma risk

asthma attack lung bronchoconstriction hyperresponsiveness

Exposure to allergens in your home over time may predispose you to developing asthma or other respiratory illnesses.   Household allergens are a factor in not only causing asthma attacks in people who already have asthma, but in creating new…

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