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Most people associate air pollution with the outdoors, but according to the U.S. EPA, the scary truth is that indoor air quality is often 10 times more polluted. This effect occurs because there is less ventilation indoors and therefore concentration levels are higher. A HEPA air filter rectifies this situation by removing 99.97 percent of … Continue reading

Most modern air purifiers use a pre-filter, a mechanical filter, such as a HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter. Carbon may seem like a strange filter media for air purification, but it is actually quite important. Activate carbon, or activated charcoal, can adbsorb airborne chemicals, gases and odors, and it has an extremely large … Continue reading

I’m a skeptic by nature, perhaps to a fault. There had been times in the past when I read articles about how HEPA air purifiers, portable ones no less, could reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. In some mild cases, they even claimed that the air purifier had eradicated the symptoms completely. I always disregarded those … Continue reading

Numerous recent scientific studies have lent credence to the notion that air pollution can lead to premature births. Air pollution, both indoors and out, are at the greatest concentrations in dense urban areas, and thus pregnant women living in cities and even large towns are much more likely to experience a premature birth than the … Continue reading

Our home should be a place of safety and comfort. It is where we eat, sleep, laugh and love.

When we walk through the front door of our homes, there is a certain expectation that we can let our guard down. The truth, however, is that our sanctum is not usually the safe environment that … Continue reading

Children often experience enduring or reoccurring cold-like symptoms, and parents often misdiagnose these as cold symptoms rather than the airborne allergy symptoms that they actually are.

An allergy is an overreaction to a pollutant by the immune system. All immune systems will react to a contaminant and attempt to evacuate it from the system. In … Continue reading

A study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) has revealed why dust exacerbates asthma so severely: bacterial protein.

Doctors and asthma sufferers have long recognized the effect dust has on asthma symptoms, but it has never been scientifically clear as to why the effect is so acute. A recent study by the NIH and … Continue reading

Chemists testing a new sensor type found dust trapped inside, and as they assessed the situation, they realized they were able to measure the composition of the dust one particle at a time. When they finished, they had identified sixty-three unique particles in their laboratory.

This led to another realization, and in a recent issue … Continue reading

For many, pet allergies mean no pets, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This is important because millions of families face some difficult decisions when confronted with the sudden onset of pet allergies, especially when the sufferer is a child. Since there is no simple cure for pet allergies, many believe that the … Continue reading

Many people think that by the time the holidays get here, that allergies are gone for the year. It isn’t true, however, and many people often misdiagnose their wintertime allergies as colds and other ailments.

Wintertime allergens are indoor allergens, such as dust, pet dander and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which people are more susceptible … Continue reading

If you are in the market for an air purifier, then you have probably noticed that deals and discounts are less common than they are with most other home appliances. The main reason for this is that air purifier manufacturers do not generally introduce new models or make significant changes each year. Other appliance manufacturers … Continue reading

Hi. My name is Sue, and I am a proud mother of two wonderful, beautiful daughters: Nichole, who is 10 years old, and Madison, who has just turned 7. My husband Gary and I are in our 40s, and our home is in New Jersey, having moved from Long Island several years ago. We’re very … Continue reading

Thanks to increased awareness, parents are beginning to recognize the dangers of indoor air pollution. What many parents still don’t realize is that the risk extends beyond just gases and airborne chemicals. One of the most intimidating dangers is an everyday occurrence in our homes: dust.

On the surface, the notion that dust presents such … Continue reading

The most important step that asthma and allergy sufferers can take to minimize and potentially eliminate their symptoms is to avoid the triggers. This may not be possible outdoors or at work, but people can remove them almost entirely at home, which is where most people spend the majority of their time. The goal then … Continue reading

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and behind heart disease and cancer, it’s the #3 leading cause of death in the United States. The most common forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. At least 12 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, and experts estimate at least another 12 million people … Continue reading

Air purifiers are smart purchases for allergy sufferers and others who want to breathe clean, contaminant-free air. In recent years, as technology has improved, HEPA, or High-Efficiency Particulate Absorption, filters have become an intricate component of top quality air purifiers. However, this intricate filtering process isn’t a new idea. In fact, HEPA was used as … Continue reading

Each season brings its own set of conditions that can affect how we breathe and perceive comfort. These factors can have a direct effect on indoor air quality and other aspects of our home environment. This means that no matter the rigidness of our cleaning schedule or diligence when it comes to indoor contaminants, we’ll … Continue reading

IQAir is a Swiss-based company that has been innovating air filtration technology for nearly 50 years and is widely considered the world’s leading manufacturer of portable and whole house air purifiers. Precision crafted in Switzerland using only high-quality components, IQAir air filtration systems are widely used in environments that require pristine air, including hospitals, laboratories, … Continue reading

Scientists have presented new research that demonstrates a clear link between air pollution and accelerated brain aging. This link may account for some of the otherwise unexplainable symptoms that are associated with air pollution exposure, and it highlights the need for air purifiers in living environments, especially those occupied by the very young and the … Continue reading

Asthma in infants is much more common than most people realize, and the frequency is rising. Most infants, however, are not born with asthma. It develops after birth, generally once the parents introduce them to their new home. There is a wide range of potential infant asthma causes. The most predominant one, and the one … Continue reading

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