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What Indoor Allergens Are

Indoor allergens are a leading cause of allergic reactions but are manageable through HEPA filtration and other measures.Allergens are chemical and biological materials that trigger an overreaction from our immune system. Indoor allergens are allergens that either originate indoors or enter the indoors and become more intense due to increased concentration. Biological sources include bacteria, dust mites, insect droppings, mold, pet dander and plants. Chemical sources include flame retardants, fragrances, glues, paints and … Continue reading

The American Red Cross has utilized Austin air cleaners in many of their disaster relief efforts.As one of the most effective and important relief organizations in America and throughout the world, the American Red Cross routinely assists during a wide range of emergencies and disasters. When a disaster occurs, the American Red Cross is usually one of the first organizations on the scene to help both civilians and rescue workers. By making use of the … Continue reading

Parental stress and air pollution contribute to higher rates of childhood asthma, according to a recent study.In a stunning new study, researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California have discovered a startling and surprising link between parental stress, air pollution – and asthma rates in children. The study involved 2,497 Los Angeles-area children and monitored their health for a period of three years and highlights the rising concerns that parents, … Continue reading

Particle pollution from freeways can extend up to 1.5 miles away according to a new study.If you live within a mile and a half of a major freeway, listen up: freeway pollution is probably seeping into your home and compromising the health of you and your family. A new study out of California indicates that, especially in the predawn hours, freeway pollution can extend as far as 1.5 miles away. This news serves to highlight … Continue reading

A study by Columbia Center for Children's Health reports that prenatal pollution exposure can lower a child's IQ.A troubling new study by the Columbia Center For Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) shows that unborn children exposed to air pollution while in the womb may suffer from lowered IQs. This information serves to add as an additional warning about the dangers of poor air quality, and highlights why improving indoor air quality is so incredibly important. As more and … Continue reading

This article describes the history of air purifiers and how they are used to filter airborne pollutants.A common misconception is that air purification is a newfangled development. Funny enough, it has been worked toward – to one degree or another – for over 200 years. Figuring out that smoke, smog and soot make breathing difficult isn’t hard. The coughing and sputtering that they cause prompted people back in the early 1800s to find ways to protect … Continue reading

Article about indoor air quality, how it can affect your health, and steps you can take to ensure clean air inside your home.Although many people think that the air they breathe outside is their biggest worry in terms of breathing in impure air, the fact of that matter is that indoor air quality is actually more important – and concerning. The Environmental Protection Agency – otherwise known as the EPA – reports that the air inside your home may be as much … Continue reading

How energy efficient homes contribute to harmful levels of indoor air pollution, and steps you can take to prevent this from occurring.Everyone is concerned about the skyrocketing cost of energy these days, as electric and gas bills continue to rise each and every year. In an effort to reduce those costs, more homeowners than ever before are looking for better ways to insulate their homes and make them more airtight. While these can be very effective techniques for cutting energy costs, … Continue reading

Managing indoor air pollution is as simple as a series of easily executed tips.Air pollution is a major health risk, and indoor pollution is the most dangerous kind because we spend so much of our time indoors and the concentration levels are so much higher. In the following list, we simplify the effective strategies to managing indoor air pollution into a series of bite-sized tips:

Eliminate Contaminants

Choose household products carefully. Stick to… Continue reading

Information about Amaircare air purifiers, and why they are so effective at cleaning your indoor air.While so many people start businesses strictly to make money and earn a major profit, Jim Woods started Amaircare because he wanted to help others learn what he had about the importance of air purification. Since founding Amaircare in 1992, Woods has helped it become one of the most respected air purifier manufacturers in the world. Competition is fierce within … Continue reading

This article provides solutions for breathing clean indoor air so you can sleep better at night.When we sleep, our body uses the opportunity to recharge itself, rejuvenating its senses and restoring its energy in order to tackle another new day. Having frequent interruptions, sounds or other things disrupting our sleep can cause us to wake up tired and cranky; our days don’t go as smoothly when we’re “running on empty.” What many people don’t realize, … Continue reading

The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier recently was awarded with the PTPA seal of approval for its effectiveness at cleaning indoor air.In news that is sure to get the attention of parents everywhere, the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier has been awarded the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval. With this designation, IQAir continues to build upon its already spectacular reputation, and more parents than ever before are going to become aware of the importance of the air … Continue reading

HEPA air purifiers remove harmful bioaerosols and dangerous particulates from the air, thereby reducing infectious disease rates.Although most people are probably unfamiliar with bioaerosols, most have likely been exposed to them many times in their lives. Bioaerosols are airborne biological particulate matter that can create a slew of unpleasant and undesirable symptoms in people who are exposed to them. Researchers are continually looking for ways to clean these types of bacteria from the air. A recent … Continue reading

Facts about indoor air quality, and steps you can take to clean the air inside your home.If you suffer from asthma, allergies or other problems and stay indoors to avoid outdoor contaminants that can exacerbate those conditions, you need to know that the air you breathe inside your home can have just as negative an effect as the air outside it. Many people realize this on their own when they notice that their symptoms don’t seem … Continue reading

New research demonstrates a link between air pollution and 10 percent of all lung cancer diagnoses.We all tend to associate lung cancer with smoking cigarettes. That’s what happens: You smoke, and then you pay a horrible price. But smoking doesn’t explain away all lung cancer. People who have never smoked nor had significant exposure to a smoker are diagnosed with lung cancer all the time. In fact, each year there are thousands of such cases … Continue reading

COPD kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, but the four main causes are preventable.The medical community has long recognized chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a significant problem. However, a recent study indicates that people are at a significantly higher risk of the disease than previously estimated. According to a team of Canadian researchers, 25 percent of all people age 35 and up will develop some form of COPD, including emphysema and chronic … Continue reading

Here are ten simple and cost-effective steps for optimal indoor air quality.For decades now, government has put regulations in place to control air quality. What we’re discovering recently, however, is that those efforts are not enough in some cases and misguided in others. In fact, indoor air quality is a far greater concern than the pollution outdoors, and in that regard, the government can only do so much. The rest is … Continue reading

Read what a satisfied customer has to say about his IQAir HealthPro purifierMy name is Michael. I am a middle-aged man living in Orange County, CA, and I am very fortunate: I have a beautiful daughter, a wonderful wife, a loyal dog and a mischievous but always charming cat.

I’ve also battled severe allergies my entire life. Over the years, I’d learned to manage the triggers and be comfortable most of the … Continue reading

A breakdown of superior room air filters into five vital criteria.Recognizing the truth about indoor air quality and the need for air filtration is just the first step in what can be an extremely confusing and challenging process. There is a lot of competition on the market right now. There is also a great deal of misinformation on the Internet and available from other sources. Weaving through the marketing and … Continue reading

This article includes strategies to deal with mold and properly handle water damage.In recent years, extreme storms throughout North America have seemed commonplace. Most recently, these terrible weather events have hit eastern Canada and the northeastern United States particularly hard.

Hurricanes and numerous other rain-heavy events have ravaged these areas, which has left many residents coping with flooded basements and extremely high humidity levels.

When such an event occurs, not all damage … Continue reading

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