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Season’s Sneezings : April showers bring May flowers

For most people, spring time is a time of the year when we shed winter coats and breathe in the long-forgotten smells of budding flowers and trees. But almost a quarter of Canadians suffers from allergies in the spring that make this time of the year difficult to enjoy. Jaimie Peters is a Registered Nurse and Certified Respiratory Educator with the Canadian Lung Association’s Helpline. She shares her tips on dealing with seasonal allergies. What causes springtime allergies? Most spring allergies are caused by pollens that are released from grass, trees, and flowers. Spring allergies cause hay fever, otherwise known as allergic

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Spring Season and Indoor Air Quality

Spring brings warmer weather which encourages Canadians to open the windows and let in the fresh spring air into the home. As well, spring is the perfect time to start some spring cleaning throughout the home. Here are some simple tips to follow for healthy air in the home: Remove clutter such as old books or clothes – these items attract dust and mould. Use air-friendly cleaning products. Mix baking soda and water to form a cleaning paste or mix equal parts lemon juice and water for an effective surface cleaner. Vinegar is also great for cleaning windows and other

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