CA Wildfires and Air Purifiers For weeks now, the western United States has been battling a record-breaking wildfire season. Uncontained wildfires are wreaking havoc, having already destroyed more than 3,000 homes and killed over a dozen people. In Oregon, the wildfires have driven over half a million people from their homes and are advancing on the densely populated suburbs of Portland and Salem.
Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon storage facility near the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch is the second largest gas storage facility of its kind in the United States. As of October 2015, the storage facility has been emitting natural gas, an invisible gas consisting largely of methane, into the Porter Ranch community sickening residents and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Since then, Los Angeles Daily News reports the LAUSD board had to temporarily move Porter Ranch Community School and Castlebay Lane Charter School students to alternate locations.
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Love is in the air! You probably already see pink and red roses decorating every store you enter, and commercials for last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas. This Valentine’s season more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold, and almost 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year, but are chocolates and candy hearts the healthiest choice for your family? The American Heart Association suggests that sugar intake should be limited to no more than half of your discretionary allowance, which is roughly 100 calories or 6 teaspoons a day for women, or 150 calories or 9 teaspoons a day for men. This amount is even smaller for children. So, for you to have the healthiest Valentine’s Day you can, we rounded up some alternatives to chocolates and candy.
New year, new start, new resolutions! As we kick off 2016, consider these five tips to keep your family healthy and happy this upcoming year.
As the holiday season marches ahead, so does toy shopping for the children in our lives. There are thousands of toys to choose from and selecting the right one can be a challenge, especially as new toys appear on the shelves every year. While most toys are swept off the shelves because of their popular appeal, it’s important to choose products that are age appropriate, free of hazards and are durable. Since December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, we at Air Oasis want to supply parents with a Christmas list that will keep your children safe and entertained all year long!
With a frigid winter underway, it’s time to think about holiday activities to keep your children busy. The team at Air Oasis would like to remind you that while it’s fun to play out in the snow, your kids are susceptible to catching the common cold or other germs lurking around the frosty, winter air. To keep kids healthy and germ-free this holiday season try a few of these germ-free activities:
It’s that dreaded time of year: flu season. We’ve all been there; one person in the office (or household) gets sick, then another, and before you know it, you too have been plagued with the pesky virus. Protect yourself and your family by taking a few extra precautions this winter:
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start counting your blessings. Whether we notice or not, our lives overflow with things to be thankful for. Day after day, we are consumed by the hustle and bustle that surrounds us. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to remember to be thankful for the things we tend to overlook all year long. Here are a few things that our team at Air Oasis is giving thanks for this season: