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How Often Should I Wash, Replace or Clean That?

From washing your sheets to changing your smoke alarm batteries, there's a time for everything.

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"Green" Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings.

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Recall Alert: These Products Can Literally Fall Apart

See if one of these pizza wheels, bikes or pacifier clips are in your house.


How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

The down and dirty on what’s on your bed sheets, and how to keep them ick-free.

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Most Homeowners Unable to Assess Tree Damage, Study Finds

After a storm, here’s why you should leave the assessing to the professionals.

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Guide to Mold Colors and What They Mean

Green, brown, yellow or black, mold has no place in your home.

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Live Alone? Single Parent? Keep Bad Guys and Burglars Away

You’re more likely to be victimized, so fight back.

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DIY Projects You Might Want to Hire a Professional For

Painting a room is one thing; for DIY dabblers, these projects are another.

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House Fire Safety: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Learn what you need to know about one of the most effective ways to protect your family in the event of a flare-up.

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Ask Barb

Barb Guthrie at UL, answers your questions about home safety, product safety and more.

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Indoor Pollution: How to Clear the Air

Here's how to keep your indoor air free of pollution — from reducing VOCs and other toxins in your home to cleaning dirty air ducts.

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Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Bath Towel?

The ick factor in a used one may be higher than you think.

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4 Ways to Secure Your Garage

Securing your home may be your top priority, but don’t forget the garage.

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How to Deal With Noisy Neighbors

What to do about midnight drumming, clogging and other nuisances.