Germs are everywhere, including in your home. Read up on our home health tips to make your home a healthier place to live.

The Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA

The best plants are the ones that do double duty—and all of these purify your air of toxic chemicals. Even better, they're easy to grow.

Are Microwaves Bad for You? Here’s What Expert Doctors Say

For anyone who's wondered whether you should step away from microwave, here a trained family doctor compiles research on the...

More Than 200,000 Kitchen Appliances Recalled by 2 Major Brands

A national agency cites more than a dozen fires and eight injuries that have involved burns and smoke inhalation.

More Than 300 Bags of Name-Brand Pet Food Recalled in 4 States

After distributing the product to Walmart locations, the manufacturer is calling on dog owners to discontinue use "due to the...

7,000 Smoke & CO2 Detectors Recalled Nationwide

Sold on Amazon, the detectors have led to five reports of "failing to alarm in the presence of smoke" according...

More Than 4,600 Products Recalled by a Popular Home Goods Brand

"The firm has received 190 reports" of incidents, says one national agency, with government officials in the US and Canada...

17,500 Mario Karts Recalled Nationwide for Safety Issue, Says Government

A dangerous malfunction has caused several crashes and one injury.

If You Own This Mattress, Safety Experts Advise You To Contact the Manufacturer

The brand is sold through Costco, Sam’s Club, Amazon and other retailers. Fortunately, there seems to be a...

8.2 Million ‘Defective’ Laundry Pods Recalled Nationwide

More Than 440,000 Starbucks Mugs Recalled Nationwide

A national agency says a dozen injuries have been reported so far after the popular products were sold at Target,...

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How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.

Should You Leave a Window Open in the Winter?

It's freezing out. Do you open a window? Experts weigh in on this controversial practice.

How to Use Dryer Sheets to Clean Toilets in No Time Flat

It's about working smarter, not harder!

Why Are People Putting Toilet Paper in the Fridge?

Have you heard of this trend? We'll explain how it works and let you decide if it's worth trying out...

Research: 9 Sneaky Things You Touch Every Day That Could Be Toxic

While you might take the extra precaution to double (and triple) clean the items you use, there are certain chemicals...

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Research: 13 Items in Your Kitchen You Should Probably Throw Away

You may think you're organized, but you still might be guilty of keeping these items around. Here's what to throw...

How To Clean AirPods (and How Often You Should Clean Them)

You might not typically clean your ear buds, but after hearing these stories from two MDs...you'll probably want to start!...

The Actual Reasons Lamps Are Better for Your Health Than Overhead Lights, Says an MD

Overhead lights can make spaces feel cold and industrial—but a former Cleveland Clinic doctor says they...

One Major Health Effect Of Working Under Overhead Lights

Overhead lighting's been getting harsh treatment on social media. Experts say indeed it can take a toll...especially at work.

What New York’s Laundry Detergent Ban Means for Some Popular Brands

Many commercially available detergents were found to contain a probable human carcinogen.

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14 Quick-Dry Towels That Help Keep Germs to a Minimum

Say goodbye to nasty odors and bacterial growth with these expert-approved quick-dry towels for your hair, body, and more. Plus,...

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What Is a HEPA Filter—and When Do You Need One?

A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can remove or trap allergens like pollen and mold and help you breathe...

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Here’s Why You Need to Clean Your Washing Machine—and How to Do It

The moist, warm, dark environment of your washing machine is the perfect breeding ground for mold and germs. Here's...

Air Purifier vs. Humidifier: Which is Right for You?

Here's how to tell whether an air purifier or humidifier will best keep your symptoms in check. Here's...

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What Is an Ionic Air Purifier—and Should You Get One?

Ionic air purifiers use a cool chemical reaction to clean the air like tobacco smoke—but they may not be...

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The 8 Best Air Purifiers for Viruses

Capture and kill airborne bacteria and viruses in your home with these portable air purifiers that meet experts' standards.

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The 8 Best Air Purifiers for Smoke

Remove harmful smoke from your home, whether it's from tobacco, wildfires, or candles, with these expert-approved air purifiers.

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Do Plug-In Air Purifiers Work?

Plug-in air purifiers are a good choice to improve indoor air quality and can help certain groups of people,...

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Do You Need a Whole-House Air Purifier?

Whole-house air purifiers can improve the indoor air quality of your home. Are they better than a personal air purifier?...

4 Times in Your Life You Should Definitely Be Using an Air Purifier

We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors. Here's how to tell if you could be breathing easier with an...