The Thursday Edition for 3/19/20 With Patricia Feager

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509


"Indoor and outdoor air pollution are leading threats

to human health (World Health Organization, 2006 a,
p.87). Air pollution produced by natural or human-
caused release of harmful contaminants into the
atmosphere (World Health Organization, 2014).

Air pollution is a global issue, affecting individuals

across all countries and socioeconomic groups
(World Health Organization, 2016a)."



 As news about the Corona Virus spreads around the globe, be aware that indoor and outdoor air are just as important. Air pollution is real. If you take the time to read and study the World Health Organization studies and results, you will gain insights and knowledge about how to take care of your health. 

As people begin to spend more and more time indoors, they will be more exposed to more cooking odors, household products, dust, pet dander, dampness, mold, and potential toxic cleaning odors and fumes. Any Real Estate Agent that lists and shows properties to potential clients knows that when there is a vacant house, it's only a matter of time when you begin to notice foul odors within, even when nobody lives there. 


WHO Guildelines puts out information to the public. "These guidelines recommendations for reducing health risks from exposure to ambient emissions of gases and chemicals that may infiltrate and collect indoors, as well as from chemicals that may be used in building materials or furnishings that contribute to indoor air pollution."


An airtight environment has risks. What should you do? Open your windows. Let fresh air inside. Keep your house clean and fragrant free. Sanitize safely. Purchase houseplants!!! NASA Studies indicate 2 houseplants per 100 square feet of space can help substantially. Discard spoiled food and expired food products safely. Check your pantry! The food inside your refrigerator and freezer. Read the labels on cleaning products and read to understand what chemicals are being used and question whether or not you want to use them? 


Health Topics are in large quantities through WHO. Per the articles in the WHO link, "Household air pollution causes noncommunicable diseases including stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer." Caregivers and patients need extra care. This is not just about the elderly - all lives matter. As reported in local news in Collin County Update Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Texas, as of 3/19, there have been 13 confirmed positive cases and one death. Positive cases include:

  • A Frisco man in his late 30s with no underlying health conditions.
  • The wife and a three-year old child of the Frisco man.
  • A 35 year old McKinney man with no underlying conditions.
  • A 40 year old Frisco woman with no underlying health conditions
  • A 32 year old Frisco man with no underlying health conditions
  • A 32 year old Plano woman with no underlying health conditions
  • A 64 year old Plano man with complications from underlying medical conditions died in a local hospital on March 17
  • A 39 year old McKinney man with no underlying health conditions
  • A 38 year old Plano man with no underlying health conditions
  • A 54 year old Anna man with no underlying health conditions


Further reports on other local cities throughout Texas are not included in this blog post. Everyone, not just people over 60 are at risk. I would like to say, don't worry, wash your hands, and get on with your life, but I can't. The epidemic is real. 

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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I'm a huge proponent of the value of fresh air. When we leave our house for our daily walk, we open windows and turn on the large exhaust fan to bring fresh air inside. Last year we switched to natural cleaning products. Hope this all has a good effect. 

Mar 19, 2020 07:42 AM #1
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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Nothing like spring air to revitalize our breathing.  All important to be vigilant in where we go and what we breathe.

Mar 19, 2020 07:45 AM #2
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lottie Kendall - You are taking good measures to protect yourself and your loved ones. Thank you for supporting the point about the "value of fresh air."

JFK may have said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country."

I say, "Ask not what your government can do for you, but what you can do for yourself and your loved ones." ---Patricia Feager

Mar 19, 2020 07:50 AM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rose Mary Justice - The world indoors and outdoors needs cleansing. Breathing is not an option. 

Thanks, Rose.

Mar 19, 2020 07:57 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that the earth is getting a much-needed break from pollution since so many things are shutting down in the world.

Mar 19, 2020 09:25 AM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - My daughter tells me the same thing. Plus, she sent me a link to news in Italy. The water is clearer already. I also saw that same news report on my local channel. 

Do you think Planet Earth was on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown? 

Mar 19, 2020 09:39 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing some of your thoughts.

Have an outstanding day.

Mar 19, 2020 09:52 AM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patrica you raise some good points, and this is something I had not given much thought to.

Mar 19, 2020 01:26 PM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - ah, a pause that allows us to stop a bit and the smell the roses.  This is a nice continuation of the flower theme you wrote of this week although it may not have intended in that way.  

Mar 20, 2020 07:07 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I just read your information about plants to Ray - we are big believers in that and fresh air in our home. As my father always said, 'cleanliness is next to Godliness,' I'm a big believer in that too!

And, WOW - those who have contracted the virus in your area are quite young, Patricia. No, it's not something to brush off but, I'm trying to remain calm for my clients who seem to lean to stressing right now. I feel that if I do, they will follow suit! Let's hope that works...time will tell.

Mar 22, 2020 09:03 PM #10
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I was taught and I believe in 'cleanliness is next to Godliness," too! We had our first confirmation in Flower Mound this past weekend. The county was waiting for more confirmations in Flower Mound. So far, TX has been hit hard with the virus in North Dallas (my area) worse than all of Texas.

I can't believe you have bronchitis and walking pneumonia! I pray you recover and don't get COVID-2 on top of it all! Be safe and healthy. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 

Mar 23, 2020 03:11 PM #11
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