Making a Healthy Home Giveaway

December 5, 2010 by Kailani  
Filed under giveaways, household

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #120: Barbara M!

During this cold winter season, most families will find themselves spending more and more time indoors. Therefore, the importance of clean air is very crucial to your family’s well being.

According to SafeTouch:

There is no doubt you receive conflicting information almost daily about what is and what isn’t healthy for your family. It’s hard to know what to believe, but there is one thing we can all agree on –needing clean air to breathe! You don’t have to take our word for it, check out the EPA’s recent study on indoor air quality, a major health concern for Americans and especially for allergy sufferers, to see for yourself.

purifierBut there is good news! You can have a healthy home with improved indoor air quality with a few easy steps. Here are some tips to a healthier home:

  • Insulate your home to keep your family comfortable and improve energy efficiency. SAFETOUCHTM Insulation contributes to improved indoor air quality and resists mold growth.* SAFETOUCHTM Insulation doesn’t contain added formaldehyde or itchy fiberglass fibers.
  • Air Seal your home to keep critters and insects out and conditioned air in! Use GREAT STUFFTM Insulating Foam Sealants and save money on your utility bills, too! For usage tips, check out the Air Seal Audit Checklist.
  • Review the EPA’s tips4 for preventing and controlling mold. Mold spores produce allergens that can trigger asthma attacks and cause sneezing, runny nose and red eyes.
  • Keep your home free of radon, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause lung cancer5 by ensuring your home is properly insulated.
  • Ditch tobacco products. The toxic chemicals found in secondhand smoke from products like cigarettes can irritate lungs, or worse, lead to heart disease or lung cancer.
  • Consider purchasing a hygrometer to maintain the relative humidity in your home between 30–50%6 7. High humidity encourages mold growth.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector8. Carbon monoxide is an invisible gas that is odorless and tasteless. Inhaling high levels of the gas poisons your body and can be deadly.
  • Limit the use of pesticides and household chemicals containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat; damage the central nervous system and kidneys; and increase the risk of cancer.
  • Change air filters every few months to make sure dirty air isn’t re‐circulating through your home.

Make sure you’re providing the cleanest air possible for your family this winter!

WIN IT!

SafeTouch is generously giving away to one lucky winner the following:

  1. Four bags of SAFETOUCH™ R-13 insulation. It doesn’t support mold growth nor does it contain added formaldehyde, two frequent causes of poor indoor air quality, according the Environmental Protection Agency’s “The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality”.
  2. A Therapure 201MB air purifier which provides triple action purification in an energy efficient way. It has an easy-to-clean permanent HEPA-type filter that traps allergens, pollen, dust, pollution and cigarette smoke.

To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, Dec 19th why you’d like to win. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily).
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to SafeTouch.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for SafeTouch who provided the information and item for giveaway. I was not compensated in any way. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

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Comments

134 Responses to “Making a Healthy Home Giveaway”
  1. 101
    Annmarie W. says:

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/14651218722816003

  2. 102
    Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/14828622141460483

  3. 103
    Kayla says:

    I’d really like to win this because being a chronically ill person with multiple chemical sensitivities, this would help my quality of life immensely!

    Thank you for such a great giveaway Kailani :)
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Heaven in Mattress Form =-.

  4. 104
    Kayla says:

    I subscribe via email!
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Heaven in Mattress Form =-.

  5. 105
    Kayla says:

    I follow on Twitter @TheEclecticE
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Heaven in Mattress Form =-.

  6. 106
    Kayla says:

    I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/TheEclecticE/status/14923053532192768
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Heaven in Mattress Form =-.

  7. 107
    Kayla says:

    Your button is on my site:

    http://theeclecticelement.blogspot.com/2009/03/please-check-out-my-fellow-bloggers.html
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Heaven in Mattress Form =-.

  8. 108
    ellen says:

    http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/15005017161334784
    12/15 tweety

  9. 109
    ellen says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/15362542377377792
    chirpy doooooooooo

  10. 110
    Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15543065913593856

  11. 111
    Kayla says:

    Daily Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/TheEclecticE/status/15548921237475328
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Win It Wednesday12-15 =-.

  12. 112
    Linda F says:

    I’d like to win this for my son who suffers from mold and dust allergies.

  13. 113
    Linda F says:

    follow on Twitter
    CTSweeper

  14. 114
    Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15882026901045248

  15. 115
    Daniel M says:

    my last air cleaner died a few months ago and really really need a new one, stupid allergies

  16. 116
    ellen says:

    http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/16015158321086464
    12/17 tweety

  17. 117
    Ellen says:

    http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/16070341927374849
    chirpy dooo

  18. 118
    Kayla says:

    Daily Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/TheEclecticE/status/16209816485625856
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Cardstorecom Review and Coupon Code! =-.

  19. 119
    Barbara M says:

    I’d like to win because I have allergies – this would sure help!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  20. 120
    Barbara M says:

    I’m an RSS subscriber.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  21. 121
    Barbara M says:

    I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  22. 122
    Barbara M says:

    Today’s tweet!
    http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16302114506547200

  23. 123
    Barbara M says:

    Your button is on the sidebar of my blog.
    http://bmontag.blogspot.com/

  24. 124
    Cori Westphal says:

    I’d love to win because this would be a safe way to keep the house fresh!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Christmas Giveaway Event at 5 Minutes for Mom! =-.

  25. 125
    Cori Westphal says:

    I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

    coriwestphal at msn dot com
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Christmas Giveaway Event at 5 Minutes for Mom! =-.

  26. 126
    Cori Westphal says:

    I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Christmas Giveaway Event at 5 Minutes for Mom! =-.

  27. 127
    Cori Westphal says:

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/coriwestphal/status/16313473419972608

    coriwestphal at msn dot com
    .-= Cori Westphal´s last blog ..Christmas Giveaway Event at 5 Minutes for Mom! =-.

  28. 128
    Cori Westphal says:

    I have your main button in my left sidebar: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  29. 129
    Heather H. says:

    I would love to win because I’m just getting over an allergy cold and I don’t want my family to experience the same thing because our air isn’t clean.
    hmhenderson At yahoo DOT com

  30. 130
    Heather H. says:

    Follow you on twitter @HendyMartin
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  31. 131
    Heather H. says:

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/HendyMartin/status/16405608060157952
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  32. 132
    Ellen says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/16513314234306560
    tweety

  33. 133
    Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/16517744564375553

  34. 134
    Barbara M says:

    Today’s tweet!
    http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/16534024897957888

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