About 70% of US households houses a pet – 39% own at least a dog, and 33% own a cat. Studies reveal that families who own or live with pets are happier than those who don’t. These facts only show how we love and value our canine and feline companions. However, living with Fifi or Max also means being susceptible to zoonosis, or disease transferred from animals to humans. And with 22 million Americans having asthma, it’s important to keep our homes safe, not only for our pets’ sake, but ours as well.
There are some that claim they could help prevent asthmatic triggers, even cancer, by improving indoor air quality. The truth is, ozone generators can do more harm than good. If you know and understand what ozone is, then you’d know that such claims are false.
In retail stores, image is everything. From the moment a signage is put up, shoppers already have their pre-notions. These pre-notions are going to be either confirmed or not, once they step foot inside the store. The moment a customer enters the shop, the goal is to land a purchase. But it doesn’t end at just the sale. Retailers need repeat customers – those who will come back to shop and make several more purchases. Gaining referrals from that particular customer would only be a bonus.
Knowing what attracts flies depends on what type of species you’re dealing with. Fruit flies are attracted to rotting vegetables and fruits. House flies are attracted to foul smelling matter like feces and decaying meat. Drain flies get attracted to moist environment, like drains where they can lay eggs. There are about 120,000 species of flies, but house, fruit, and drain flies are what we normally encounter.
Bed and breakfasts are becoming popular choices among travelers today. For some people, they’re better alternatives to hotels. At a B&B, people are entitled to a more personal service. And the fact that B&Bs are usually homes converted into businesses, one can expect a cozy place. Bookings are also quite easy, as the internet has allowed online reservations, though some guests still prefer calling to check if the staff members are accommodating and friendly.
They’re disgusting, creepy-looking creatures, crawling around using their furry, pointy arthropod legs, climbing walls, hiding in tiny holes, laying eggs, expanding their colonies by the tens, hundreds, even thousands. Pests: they’re nuisance to your everyday living, especially when they thrive in places where you least like them to be – in the kitchen, bathroom, and the playroom. They can cause structural damage to homes, worse; they carry diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, malaria, and dengue. They can also cause skin irritation and trigger asthma attacks.
Some people may still be unaware, but the quality of air inside homes or offices may even be worse than the air outside. Reports say that indoor air quality can be 10 times worse than the air outdoors. This can be attributed to the fact that contained and tight spaces enable more pollutant build up than open spaces. And since people spend most of their time indoors, health risks caused by pollutants and degraded indoor air quality are becoming a huge concern.
Quality control is quite a broad topic, especially in the food industry. So for this blog, let’s focus on microbiological quality, since both experts and consumers alike show a tremendous concern over this.
More than 22 million Americans have asthma. Asthma is the inflammation of the airways, which results to shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Treating asthma involves 2 basic medications – control drugs, and quick-relief drugs.
Today, cell phone has become one of the most widely used personal communication device. And let’s face it – it’s hard to leave the house without it. We can get in touch with our “peeps” right away, listen to music, watch movies, capture photos or videos, exchange data, browse the internet, access e-mails, or even play games. Cell phones are convenient, pocket-sized PCs and entertainment media of sorts.
With our growing dependence on cell phones for communication and entertainment, we sometimes forget keeping them clean and safe both inside and out (hardware and software).