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Sierra Sil

SierraSil Joint Formula14 is comprised of SierraSil. SierraSil is a pure, all natural mineral powder with essential minerals including; silicon, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc. Research shows SierraSil Joint Formula14 helps support cartilage and joint function associated with exercise and movement. SierraSil has health promoting and supports gentle detoxification due to its rich clay mineral structure. For more inform...
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You have heard Shell talk about it, learn how SierraSil can help you with your mobility issues

SierraSilIn this fast paced world we have become addicted to quick fixes for every problem we face, and our health is no exception. Drugs are often taken to relieve pain without a second thought as to what it is we are putting into our bodies. Disturbingly, these quick treatments do not eliminate the cause of our pain, yet merely mask the problem by temporarily alleviating the discomfort. What is worse is that the more drugs we take, the more we rely on them to get us through each day and ni
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Environmental research is disclosing a surprising and disturbing factor for our health - the quality of indoor air in the home is much more important than ever suspected. The Congressional Quarterly has...
Purchasing a home with vermiculite insulation

Q. We are interested in buying a house that has vermiculite insulation in the attic. We requested that the sellers have it removed but instead they have agreed to lower the asking price of the house. I have discussed this with my realtor and home inspector but I would like another opinion to know if this is a major concern.
How often should we clean our heating ducts?

Q: I have been getting conflicting stories from family & friends and would like to know if it really is necessary to have my heating ducts cleaned after extensive renovations? Also how often should one have them cleaned?
Vermiculite Asbestos in the Ceiling

Q: I am inquiring about a house I have just bought. I was informed that the house had vermiculite in the ceiling. I had it tested and the test came back positive for asbestos. The concentration of asbestos is between 1- 10 %. It is only in the attic and has been covered by new fibre glass bats. I have looked at getting it removed by specialists and they tell me it will be $6000 - $10000 dollars. I have also been told by Health Canada not to worry about it and just leave it there, as long as it i
Is It Right When You Google It?

We have been in the internet world for a number of years now and while it may be wonderful - is the information we get correct or is it Generic? Over the years we tend to get set in our ways as...
A Study Into Fluorescent Lighting

Fluorescent Lighting has been used in industrial applications for decades, and in recent years the compact fluorescent bulb or CFL has become a great way to conserve energy use within the home. Today Fluorescent lighting is used in a variety of applications, and within the next 4 years, the incandescent light bulb will be phased out completely.
Asbestos Awareness

You may have seen Work Safe BC's asbestos awareness ads on TV or on radio recently, warning people of potential risks if you live in a home that was built before 1990. Shell says Asbestos cannot jump out of the wall at you, as long as the material containing asbestos is undisturbed, you don't have any risk. Once the asbestos is disturbed, it becomes airborne and can pose serious risks.
Facts About Asbestos in the Home

Asbestos was a popular material used widely in construction and many other industries. If asbestos fibres are enclosed or tightly bound in a product, for example in asbestos siding or asbestos floor tiles, there are no significant health risks. Asbestos poses health risks only when fibres are present in the air that people breathe.
Asbestos Containing Materials in Your Home

Asbestos was a popular material used widely in construction and many other industries. If asbestos fibres are enclosed or tightly bound in a product, for example in asbestos siding or asbestos floor tiles, there are no significant health risks. Asbestos poses health risks only when fibres are present in the air that people breathe.
Dispelling a few myths about Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs

There's a wealth of information out there about compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and while much of it is helpful, there's a fair amount of misleading or incorrect information.So before you're...
CondoSmarts - The Dark Side of Family Accommodations

Dear Tony: We have an owner in our building who should never have been moved into a condo. There have been a number of fires in her suite, she is constantly giving strangers keys to our buildings, and her personal safety is always a problem. We have two residents that reach out to her every day to make sure she is safe, has a good meal for dinner, and is taking her medication. How does a strata council deal with families who buy a condo to simply house an elderly parent to avoid the costs of car
Proper Pruning Gets Best Summertime Results

With the days getting noticeably longer many people have a greater desire to get out and work in their yards to prepare for spring. If you have been curious about the proper timing of pruning your trees or shrubs, the dormancy plants undergo in winter makes this time of year an opportune time to carry out such activities.
Rake Those Leaves

With just a little bit of work, you can overhaul your lawn's health to help it thrive in the winter months. Start with a thorough raking to open the ground and expose the soil so new seeds can germinate. Aerate if necessary, to provide air, water and nutrients to the grass roots.
Problems with Perimeter Drains

Q: Our split-level house is approximately 30 - 33 years old. I am trying to clean out my drains (probably old weeping tiles) and seem to have a problem getting the water to go around and drain to the front street sewer drain as all lines from the house go to this street drain. Any suggestions that are simple and inexpensive to get the water draining from my tiled patio to the weeping tiles, to the drains etc.?
Radon In Your Home - Studies Confirm the Safety of Granite Countertops

In recent months concerns about radon gas exposure within the home have surfaced, raising worries with many homeowners about whether their homes are posing a heath risk to their families.
Getting Rid Of Bathroom Mold

Q: I know you have answered many questions regarding bathroom molds but I have one more. We are having problems with mold growing around our caulking and in the grout between the tiles in two of our bathrooms. Both bathrooms have exhaust fans which are run for at least 45 minutes each time someone showers/bathes. I have been spraying a combination of bleach, laundry detergent, and water, which helps a little bit, but then it reappears and now seems to be even tougher to get off. My in-laws lived
Window Safety

With the warm summer days and nights, we tend to leave our windows open to cool down. But homeowners need to think about window safety, espicially if they have young children living in the home.Here are some tips from BC Emergency Health Services:
Eliminated Cigarette / Secondhand Smoke From Your Home

Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke emitted from a burning cigarette, cigar, or pipe, and the smoke exhaled by the smoker. Also known as environmental tobacco smoke, it can be easily recognized...
Reducing Renovation Waste is Easy and Economical

Waste from renovation projects varies in its makeup depending on the type and extent of the renovation project. However almost always you will have a demolition waste component and construction waste component. The demolition phase is where most of the waste is generated but with some planning much of the waste can be diverted from disposal or even avoided in the first place.