Metro Atlanta broke a pollen count record Tuesday and no relief is in sight.
You can hear the sniffling and sneezing all over Peachtree Corners. We're only two days into spring and allergy sufferers are ready to wave the white flag. The pollen count broke a record Monday at over 8,000. That record was shattered on Tuesday with a count of 9,369. And with only a slight chance of rain not coming until the weekend, meteorologists do not see any relief in the near future. So what's an allergy sufferer to do? Patch talked to Allergist Dr. Thomas Chacko of Gwinnett Medical Center. He offered these five tips to help get allergy sufferers through the rough days ahead: Do you have tips to help allergy sufferers? Leave them in the comments section below.
Keeping houses clean the 'green' way comes naturally to Jackie Allen, who owns an Ecomaids franchise and knows what it really means to 'clean green.'
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Jackie Allen and Pat Smith are co-owners of the Ecomaids franchise, a green cleaning service committed to making the planet a better place for everyone. Ecomaids is an established national franchise with more than 30 locations in the United States. The company only uses eco-friendly Green Seal certified cleaning solutions and techniques, multi-level HEPA-filtered vacuums, and unique microfiber tools and cloths. "We decided to buy the Ecomaids franchise because we both have grandchildren with allergies and skin sensitivities," says Allen. "Cleaning with bleach and other toxic household chemicals just didn’t make sense anymore and we felt that more of the northern burbs needed to be 'green.'" Allen and Smith go back a long way, which has …