A face mask developed especially for people with MCS. It utilizes the EnviroKlenz patented earth mineral technology which has the ability to chemically dismantle a wide range of undesirable chemical compounds. The fibers of the mask can filter out many common particulates. Reduces exposures to fragrances, VOCs, pollen, dust, dander, odors, and more. It’s light weight, comfortable, reusable, and latex free. I have one here and the mask itself is odor-free.
The EnviroKlenz HVAC Filter is specifically designed to remove odors and chemical pollutants from air spaces in the home. It was inspired by the special needs of people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), who require a home environment as free from toxic chemicals as possible. This technology captures and destroys chemicals and odors for true elimination. A unique and advanced manufacturing process greatly enhances the beneficial neutralizing properties of the earth minerals and retain their natural safety characteristics. The earth minerals may include Magnesium Oxide (MgO), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). For a 10% discount on your entire purchase, enter coupon code “toxicfree10” at checkout.
The EnviroKlenz Mobile Unit is specifically designed to remove odors and chemical pollutants from air spaces in the home. It was inspired by the special needs of people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), who require a home environment as free from toxic chemicals as possible. The metal housing holds two filters: a HEPA filter to remove particles and a filter made from the EnvrioKlenz “core techniology,” made from safe, natural earth minerals that remove both natural odors and volatile toxic chemicals. This technology captures and destroys chemicals and odors for true elimination. A unique and advanced manufacturing process greatly enhances the beneficial neutralizing properties of the earth minerals and retain their natural safety characteristics. The earth minerals may include Magnesium Oxide (MgO), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). For a 10% discount on your entire purchase, enter coupon code “toxicfree10” at checkout.
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Air purifying pouches that contain all-natural bamboo charcoal, long used in Asia for air and water purification, and taken internally to detox the body. “We conducted research and testing and found that bamboo charcoal works incredibly well to remove odors, bacteria, harmful pollutants and allergens from the air. On top of that, it is a natural dehumidifier, helping to prevent mold, mildew and excess moisture… A Moso Bag typically lasts for two years as an air purifier, just place it in the sun once a month to rejuvenate. After the charcoal is exhausted as an air purifier, it is a wonderful addition to the garden. Cut open the bag and put the charcoal into your soil, where it promotes plant growth due to its mineral-rich nature and ability to retain moisture.” Bags come in three sizes: small for gym bags and lockers, medium for cars and closets, and large for spaces up to 250 square feet, such as kitchens, bedrooms, and offices.
A great selection of face masks developed and made by a woman with an adult onset lung disorder, to take control of her environment. Various masks have different purposes, including an organic cotton comfort mask that reduces exposure to particles like dust and pollen, a silk comfort mask also for particles, and a honeycomb activated carbon filter that reduces exposures to smog, smoke, ozone, diesel exhaust, fragrances, and particles (ideal for travel to strange polluted places…”effective for poor air quality infoors or on airplanes.”). And more! The website gives many reasons why YOU might want to use a face mask to protect your lungs and health.
Battery-operated smoke alarm with photoelectric sensor does not emit radiation. First Alert SA710CN Smoke Alarm
Activated carbon felt and fabric for fume and odor control. These work to absorb chemical fumes quietly from places where you cannot take an air filter. Put a felt over a mattress, to block fumes from carpets…the list of odors and applications is very long. Especially good for cars and travel. Also a nontoxic photo-catalytic spray that can remove mothball odors from closets, smoke from walls, perfume odors. and more.
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"The World's Largest Vacuum Cleaner Store — The Vacuum Cleaner Experts for Over 57 Years!" Since this store happened to be right across Tampa Bay from my house, I went there when I was looking for a vacuum cleaner. They have every kind of vacuum I could think of and helped me choose the best one for my needs. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about vacuums.
Captures and reduces particles as small as 1 micron, including mold spores, smoke, pet dander, pollen, cooking smoke, dust mite debris, and household fibers. MERV 10, Filter Effectiveness Rating 1000. Baking soda (optional) coating on fibers increases odor removal and gives more contact area for the dust to be captured by the filter.
A variety of photoelectric smoke detectors.
Home test kit for lead. These swabs are simple to use. Just rub the end of the swab against the item you are testing for thirty seconds. If there is lead the swab will show red. If no lead, the swab will remain white. They come in packs of 2 for about $10. You should be able to find them at your local Home Depot store.
Has product certification programs which recommends products that improve indoor air. They currently have three programs: GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® (for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems), GREENGUARD for Children & SchoolsSM (for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems used in educational (daycare and K-12) environments), and GREENGUARD for Building ConstructionSM (for newly constructed multifamily and commercial properties that follow best practice guidelines for preventing mold during the design, construction and ongoing operations). All GREENGUARD Certified Products have been tested for their chemical emissions performance according to specific emissions standards given on the website. A good place to check when you are looking for building and interior products.
Do-it-yourself test kits for asbestos, caron monoxide, lead, mold, radon, water quality, and more.
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These tempered glass "crystals" are used instead of wood or gas logs as the heating component in natural gas or wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor fire pits. Burning these glass crystals gives the heat (as much as burning wood) and ambiance of a fire while dramatically reducing fine particulate air pollutants–no soot or ash or carbon toxins are released. The glass crystals are completely safe to handle and last a lifetime. They come in many colors, about half are made from recycled glass.
Since 1974 this company has manufactured air purifiers designed especially for people with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), environmental illness, allergies, and asthma for use in home, office, school and even in automobiles and RVs. I especially recommend their auto air filter, which I have used. Their air purifiers utilize large beds of activated carbon, state of the art HEPA filters, and optional UV lights to remove dusts, mold, pollens, allergens, viruses, bacteria, and chemicals from the air you breathe.
A 100% natural, nontoxic product that allows you to control mold (in basements, bathrooms, kitchens), prevent mold growth after flooding or water damage, and pretreat building materials to prevent mold growth. Contains no bleach, ammonia, acids or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), works by encapsulating and then physically surrounding the underlying mold, inhibiting its growth. Website has good links to mold control.
A list of over 150 high performance vacuum cleaners that have passed stringent testing which measures soil removal, dust containment, and carpet appearance retention. Certified vacuums include backpacks, canisters, central systems, and uprights. Individual models may or may not contain high-efficiency HEPA filters.
Lots of information in English and Spanish about indoor air quality. Detailed tip sheets tell about choosing and using furnace filters, mold control, testing your home for radon, carbon monoxide poisoning, controlling cockroaches, use and care of home humidifiers and dehumidifiers, reducing dust mite allergens, and more.
This link goes to Kidde alarms sold on amazon.com. Both models have digital displays so you can monitor carbon monoxide levels in your home.
Ninety percent effective at attracting and capturing pollen, mold spores, and dust mite allergens, and captures microscopic allergens including smoke, pet dander, household dust, smog, bacteria, and particles that can carry viruses. Meets the Health House indoor air quality requirements set by the American Lung Association Health House program. MERV 11, Filter Effectiveness Rating 1250.
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