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March 26, 2009

CTV Canada AM - products for allergy relief

Canada AM allergy shootSome of you saw the piece I did this morning on minimizing household allergens (for CTV's Canada AM).  Here's the list of products and prices for all of the remedies I mentioned.

  • Safe, non-toxic cleaners are now available so you can get rid of all of your harsh chemical cleaners.  There's one cleaner that's made with food-grade ingredients and absolutely no chemicals. EcoMist is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal and uses nano-colloidal technology to be lethal to germs, but easy on hands, skin and respiratory systems.  Also a drop-dead-great cleaner and stain remover.  It's available at Home Depot for about $9.
  • The steam mop I was using to remove tons of extra dirt from a 'clean' kitchen floor is made by Shark.  You can get it at Canadian Tire for about $100.  There's also a small handheld model ($50) for disinfecting countertops, bathroom surfaces and car interiors.
  • The non-toxic mold control product that cleans, kills and prevents mould and mildew growth is Concrobium, available at most hardware stores and Home Depot. $10
  • The silk bedding that stops snoring, ends hot flashes and protects your bed from dust mites (and their allergen-rich excrement) is SmartSilk, available online only at http://www.smartsilk.com - Costs about $800 for a Queen-size set (mattress protector, duvet and pillow protectors), or about $400 for a crib-size set.  SmartSilk is certified by the Canadian Asthma Society.  There's a new '3 Easy Payments' option on the SmartSilk web site for people who want to pay for their new bedding on the installment plan. 
  • The room air cleaner is from 3M ($200) and uses Filtrete Maximum Allergen filters - the best 3 month disposable filter on the market.  Filtrete Maximum Allergen filters also come in larger sizes for furnaces ($30).


Abi Mensah

Hi Mag,
I did not get to see it.. I wonder will your interview be put up in your blog anytime soon? I searched for it on the Ctv website, but found nothing on it. let me know, thanks!


Thanks Mag!!!


I think this is the clip to her interview as it was listed above.

Abi Mensah

I've watched this interview like many times now,, and its still awesome. I was at walmart and saw something allergy relief.. and I immediately thought of you, cause you just did the same subject on canada Am.. totaly cool or what?

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