Building Products That Promote Allergy Relief
Builder – April 16, 2018
While allergy season is ramping up across the country, allergen-free home environments are a priority year-round for sufferers and their families. Features and products that reduce or eliminate pollen, pet hair, dust mites, mold, and VOC emissions in the home can dramatically improve a potential buyer’s quality of life–especially in today’s tightly insulated home envelopes.
3 Things to Know About Indoor Air Quality
DGIwire – March 29, 2018
The world has witnessed a rising level of attention paid to the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), with high-profile reports in outlets ranging from Newsweek to Consumer Reports focusing on the various contaminants that can impact the health of residents and workers. Here are a few things to know about IAQ.
Commercial Property Air Testing: New Technology Saves Time and Expense
OH&S – March 5, 2018
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can result in liability, property damage claims, disruption in business continuity, compromised worker health and safety, and ultimately costly long-term damage to built structures over time. New technology has hastened the introduction of complete, easy-to-use IAQ assessment kits that can quickly test for the presence of mold, allergens, lead, asbestos, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and formaldehyde.
What Is Apartment-Induced Asthma?
DGIwire – March 4, 2018
People with asthma who live in big cities prone to pollution might feel that the dirty air outside the window represents the primary trigger for their condition. But this is not necessarily the case. In fact, a substantial contributor could be the presence of contaminants inside their apartments. What are the risks regarding apartment-induced asthma—and what can be done to mitigate it?
For Home Inspectors, New Testing Technology Offers Multiple Perks
DGIwire – February 14, 2018
As property owners become ever more aware of environmental issues in their homes, they are demanding more comprehensive property inspections. Now new testing technology is making it possible for home inspectors to save time—and potentially to make extra money. How is this possible?
Why Drinking ‘Raw Water’ Is Actually Bad for Your Health
Tasting Table – January 29, 2018
“Water contains radon in many areas of the U.S.,” … “And 25,000 people die each year from radon exposure and consumption.” Since raw water isn’t treated or tested, you may be ingesting potentially damaging levels of naturally occurring chemicals and bacteria.
Is Mold the Cause of Allergies? DIY Test Can Assess Mold in Homes
DGIwire – January 23, 2018
Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, with responses including hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold—both immediate and delayed—are common, says the EPA; they can also cause asthma attacks in people who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.
Here’s Why the “Raw Water” Trend Is Dumb and Dangerous
THE GREATEST – January 19, 2018
“Our municipal water is filtered for a reason. Untreated water may contain bacteria, viruses, and parasites.” …Since raw water isn’t treated or tested, you may be ingesting potentially damaging levels of naturally occurring chemicals and bacteria.
Giving Asthma and Allergy Patients a Test for Triggers at Home
HEALTHCARE NEWS – January 18, 2018
It could be especially helpful for doctors to recommend that their asthma and allergy patients assess their indoor living spaces. Having patients obtain this critical piece of the diagnosis puzzle for themselves and their doctors is possible using devices such as the yogi™ (Live Pure, Inc.).
DIY In-Home Environmental Assessments with yogi by Live Pure, Interview with CEO Greg Sancoff
Medgadget – January 10, 2018
The new product is designed to deliver peace of mind to consumers concerned about their home environment, simplicity in the form of an intuitive device that makes it easy to capture samples which are sent to a lab for testing, value with a price point claimed to be 60% lower than hiring individual specialists to perform the tests, and quick results returned within ten business days.
How Homes Support Healthy Lifestyles
REALTOR® Magazine Online – January 2, 2018
Better Air and Water Quality: For years, builders have focused on fashioning tighter building envelopes to make homes easier to keep warm or cool. Unfortunately, some designs became so tight that they eliminated fresh air, which resulted in mold growth and indoor air pollution caused by off-gassing home products.
Those looking to better understand a particular property’s risks may wish to consult testing kits. Live Pure Inc. is one of many companies that offers such products.
California Fires: Is the Air O.K. At Home?
(DGIwire) – December 19, 2017
As 2017 drew to a close, the damage wrought by California’s wildfires was truly phenomenal—and continuing to spread.
As dramatic as the blazes themselves, so will be the cleanup that follows them. Those structures that were not destroyed but that sit in the vicinity of the blazes will need to have their air quality evaluated before being safely reoccupied.
Testing Indoor Environments – Live Pure [transcript] [audio]
(HPR) Health Professional Radio – December 18, 2017
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Gregory E. Sancoff is founder and CEO of Live Pure. He is a successful inventor, investor and management specialist with 35 years of business experience.
Segment Overview: In this Health Supplier segment, Greg Sancoff, CEO and Founder discusses Live Pure, a designer and manufacturer of products that help customers assess the quality, health and safety of their indoor environments.
Live Pure Launches yogi-go™ Air and Water Test Kits, Bringing Valuable Air and Water Quality Testing to Commercial Customers
(DGIwire) – December 12, 2017
To give consumers an answer, Live Pure has launched its Healthy Holiday Home Contest.
Another valuable service the yogi provides is a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Live Pure’s certified industrial hygienists should customers receive a report with high contaminant levels.
Newington company develops indoor air and drinking water assessment kit
New Hampshire Business Review – November 24, 2017
Live Pure’s do-it-yourself kit provides lab results for a fraction of the cost.
What’s Really in the Water? Could It Be Lead or Copper?
(DGIwire) – November 17, 2017
High levels of lead in tap water can results in elevated levels of lead in the bloodstream; these effects can range from suppression of the immune system to increased blood pressure to complications in pregnancy. The National Institutes of Heath reports that exposure to copper can elevate the risk of acute gastrointestinal disturbances.
“The emergence of DIY tests for these and other potentially harmful substances in the home offers a cost-effective and time-efficient tool to measure them.”
Does This Old House Have Asbestos? A DIY Test Can Tell
(DGIwire) – November 29, 2017
The yogí air and water test kit was showcased to clinicians attending the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston in October 2017.
“Asbestos in the home can be very serious so it is important to know whether or not homes are at risk. The good news is that the yogi is an easy test, so if there is a problem, it can be taken care of swiftly,” Sancoff adds.
Live Pure Launches DIY Home Environmental Testing Product
PRNewswire – October 25, 2017
The innovative yogi offers insights into improving health through indoor air quality.