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sensitive persons with allergies or asthma . The smallest particles are able to be breathed deeply into lung tissue where they cause irritation and inflammation . Coughing , wheezing and sneezing are the result . In some cases , full blown asthma attacks can happen .
What is in the dust that creates such big problems ? Pollutants include mold , human and animal dander , dust mite feces , insect parts , air pollution , lead dust , carbon , cooking residues and more .
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A true HEPA vacuum cleaner actually cleans the air while it cleans the carpet . But be careful and do your homework . Just because a vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter does not mean it is “ true HEPA ”.
Less efficient vacuum cleaners do not clean the air . Rather , they have the effect of expelling the smallest pollutant particles into the breathing zone where they can remain suspended for hours .
To get the most out of your vacuum cleaner it is important that it be properly maintained . If it has a replaceable bag , it should be exchanged when about half full .
Check the belts and make sure that the brushes or rollers are in good condition . It is best to take your machine in for an annual tune-up to keep it operating at peak performance .
When you vacuum do not rush over the surface of the carpet . Take your time . Vacuum over high traffic areas in two different directions to remove the most soil . This will help your carpets stay cleaner and last much longer .
Never vacuum up moist soils or damp carpet . This can cause bacterial growth and odors in your machine .
You need to maintain your carpet with regular , professional cleaning , but a good quality vacuum cleaner is your first line of defense in keeping a clean and healthy home . You don ’ t have to spend a fortune on a vacuum , but don ’ t skimp on quality either .
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Chicken “ Zoodle ” Soup
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How excited was the gardener about spring ? So excited he wet his plants .
What season is it best to jump on a trampoline ? Spring time .
Can bees fly in the rain ? Not without their little yellow jackets !!
Enjoy this lighter spin on a comfort food classic .
Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced onions 1 cup diced celery 1 cup sliced carrots
3 / 4 pound cooked chicken breast , cut into bite sized pieces
1 / 2 teaspoon dried basil 1 / 2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pinch dried thyme ( optional ) 3 zucchini squash , cut into ‘ noodles ’*
Directions
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat . Saute onion , celery , and garlic in hot oil until just tender , about 5 minutes .
Pour chicken broth into the pot ; add carrots , chicken , basil , oregano , thyme , salt , and pepper .
Bring the broth to a boil , reduce heat to medium-low , and simmer mixture until the vegetables are tender , about 20 minutes .
Divide zucchini ‘ noodles ’ between six soup bowls ; ladle broth mixture over the ‘ noodles .’
* Zoodles ’ ( zucchini noodles ) can be made with a julienne peeler or spiral slicer .
Recipe courtesy allrecipes . com
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