Found 96 results for the keyword ‘Health’

  • OVERVIEW:Improper exhaust fans can pollute your home -- could even kill you

    More and more people are asking for powerful kitchen range hoods or bathroom exhaust fans. The logic appears simple, increase the power of the exhaust fan and get rid of pollutants quicker. In more and more modern homes which have been weather-stripped and sealed against cold air leaks and heat l...
  • Removing odours: cigarettes - mould - animals - cleaning up after fire or flood = Disaster Restoration

    Whether you are trying to get rid of smoke odours caused by fire or cigarettes, mold infestation, incrusted pet odours, the aftermath of a contagious disease (used to sterilize ambulances) or just preparing an apartment for rent that smells bad - read on. THE CHANGING SCIENCE This article was f...
  • Testing your well water

    As we so well know from the Walkerton experience, municipal and rural water supplies can become contaminated. Municipalities do have testing mechanisms in place. And although they were not applied in Walkerton, because of that experience we can probably feel even more confident that municip...
  • Is knob and tube wiring safe?

    Knob and tube wiring is safe if it is in good condition and it is doing no more than it was designed to do. In fact it was an very good wiring system designed to keep the two wires far apart from each other and well protected as it ran through the house.What could make it unsafe?Rodents gnawing ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chair Ergonomics, chairs that help your back

    You may have noticed that the chair I sit on every time I go to the computer has no back. We took a look at this chair which is designed to keep your back very straight. You don't actually sit on your knees as it may look, most of the weight is on the seat and just enough on the knees to keep y...
  • Legality of DIY electrical and plumbing work

    NEW CONSTRUCTION In the interests of health and safety a number of trades are controlled by law, most particularly plumbing and electricity. The degree to which plumbing and electrical work are actually regulated varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For instance almost all work performed in...
  • Wash Down low flow dual flush toilets use water differently!

    Low flow toilets: do they work? do they not work? This is an ongoing very interesting debate. This history of the evolution was first written in 2001.  For the latest updates on this story and current data on toilets that do work, click here. The average Canadian household uses between 7 hundred...
  • The negative side of Microban, BioFresh & other "antimicrobials"

    I just received (October 2014) an alert from Healthy Building News about additives in many building products that are supposed to kill microbes and make the house healthier.  These things are called “Antimicrobials”.  A couple of the best known trade names are Microban and BioFresh.  Little disi...