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Filtrete Brand and Mike Holmes Launch National Healthy Home Contest

<p> <b>Enter for the chance to win a $30,000 healthy home remodel from 3M</b> </p>

Friday, February 01, 2013

Filtrete Brand and Mike Holmes Launch National Healthy Home Contest11:06 EST Friday, February 01, 2013 ST. PAUL, Minn. (Business Wire) -- Families exposed to mold, irritants, toxins and other harmful elements in the home are at risk for developing health conditions like asthma, allergies and hypersensitivity pneumonitis1. In fact, a survey2 commissioned by Filtrete Brand from 3M revealed that about one in four homeowners (24 percent) currently or previously lived in a home that made them feel sick or unwell. The Filtrete Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter helps capture up to 93 percent of large airborne particles, such as household dust, pollen, mod spores and dust mite debris, from the air passing through the filter. (Photo: 3M) To help homeowners address indoor air concerns, Filtrete Brand, known for its air and water filtration products, has partnered with Mike Holmes, renowned HGTV contractor, on the Filtrete Healthy Home Remodel Contest. One grand-prize winner, selected by Holmes, will receive $30,000 worth of home inspections, repairs and renovations by a Holmes Group-approved contractor. Four first-prize winners will be awarded $5,000 cash to put towards home repairs. “Making sure your family home is healthy goes beyond cleaning and dusting,” said Mike Holmes. “Homeowners can't just focus on the problem areas they can see in the home. It's what you can't see, like indoor air quality, that can be harmful. That's why I'm working with the best in air filtration—Filtrete Brand—to educate homeowners on health hazards lurking in the home.” To enter from January 31, 2013, through June 30, 2013: Visit the Healthy Home Remodel Contest App on the Filtrete Brand Facebook Page You will be prompted to “like” Filtrete Brand to enter the contest Explain in 1,000 words or less why your home is deserving of a healthier home remodel Submit up to two photos supporting your essay For more details, view the official rules. Twittercue: Enter to win $30k Healthy Home Remodel from @Filtrete + @Make_It_Right: http://on.fb.me/W79abm #healthyhome About 3M3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter. About The Holmes GroupThe Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent media production, new home building and inspection divisions and expansion into product development. It is entirely owned by Mike Holmes and it is responsible for developing and managing HOLMES branded entities, including HOLMES Homes, HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Workwear, Make It Right Releasing Inc. and The Holmes Foundation. 3M and Filtrete are trademarks of 3M. © 3M 2013. Related Links:Filtrete Brand WebsiteFiltrete Brand Facebook PageFiltrete Brand Twitter PageFiltrete Brand YouTube Page3M Website 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indoor Environmental Air Quality.http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/mold.html 2 Survey was conducted by an independent firm, Wakefield Research, among a sample of respondents who have forced heat and/or central air conditioning in their home. The study was conducted in May 2012. A total of 1,001 qualified surveys were received. The margin of error for total responses is +/- 3.1 percent. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130201005551/en/ Hunter Public Relations for 3MElizabeth Mitolo, 212-679-6600 x242emitolo@hunterpr.comwww.hunterpr.comor3MRobert Brittain, 651-733-70343M Public Relations and Corporate Communicationsrbrittain@mmm.com