UV Air Purifiers: Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

UV air purifiers are one prime example of a product that fails to achieve what it sets out to do – and that might even make the air in your home more hazardous. While there are many great products on the market today that clean the air and improve indoor air quality remarkably well, there […]

Filters Do You Need ThemTo Clean The Air You Breathe

For a while, ionic air purifiers took the world of air purification by storm. People were drawn in by their quiet operation, the fact that they don’t use or require filters and for their energy efficiency. It seemed as if  air purifiers with HEPA filters had some legitimate competition for the very first time. It […]

How to Stop Allergies before They Get Started

Allergies and spring are here and as the world comes to life after the long winter something happens. You sneeze! You cough! The trees bud out, flowers bloom, and pollen floats into the air getting into your house, your clothes, your eyes and before you know it you are in the middle of a full […]

Carbon Filter: The Amazing Technology behind Activated Carbon

While just going about your daily life, you are inhaling a large number of invisible, odorless vapors and gases that can harm your health. These contaminants can cause harm to your health in a more gradual way. Regular particulate matter (dust, dander and pollen) is visible. These gases are impossible to see with the naked eye […]

Austin Air HealthMate: A Testimonial

Austin Air HealthMate helped my symptoms of allergies and asthma that I’ve experienced for as long as I can remember. For most of my life, I’ve tried to find ways to get rid of them, to just breathe easier. It sounds simple; it’s not. When breathing is a struggle, day-to-day life can be tough to manage. Some […]

Heart and Blood Vessels: Are They Damaged by Air Pollution?

A troubling article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows clear evidence that air pollution does more than damage the lungs and respiratory systems of those exposed to it. According to this article, which was published in August 2008, air pollution can wreak havoc on the heart and blood vessels of […]

Inside Air Quality During Winter

Inside air quality during the winter months can be significantly worse than any other time of year. Even if you’re an avid outdoors person, you’re going to spend a lot more time inside during the winter than you do during the rest of the year. Some people believe that since outdoor air pollution gets so […]

Indoor Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Symptoms in Children

For parents who are eager to protect the health of their children as much as possible, a study from Johns Hopkins University is sure to raise a lot of red flags. The study, which included 150 kids ages two to five years, indicates that high levels of indoor air pollution worsen asthma symptoms in children […]

The Trouble with Ionic Air Purifiers

If you’ve paid even a little bit of attention to advertising on television, the Internet, the radio or even at your local mall lately, you have almost certainly heard and seen spots for ionic air purifiers. These seem to be all the rage, and are being heavily marketed as an alternative to more well-known and […]

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Indoor air that contains contaminants can make you sick, cause allergies, and worsen asthma if you have to breathe it on a daily basis. There are many steps you can take to improve the quality of your home’s air, including getting an air cleaner. Here are the top tips to improve your indoor air quality as well […]

Are Room Air Purifiers Really Effective?

These days, the problem of indoor air pollution is becoming common knowledge. That’s the main reason why room air purifiers have enjoyed such a spike in popularity over the last decade or so. The health benefits that are associated with high quality air purifiers have convinced millions of people to invest in these machines. With […]

Reducing Common Home Allergens

For those that suffer from allergies, indoor environments often bring their own risk of respiratory symptoms. Common triggers, such as dust mites, pet dander, and mold, can cause as assortment of allergic symptoms. Respiratory problems, allergic rhinitis, and asthma are only a few of the health risks associated with indoor irritants and allergens. Fortunately, taking […]

The Inner Workings of HEPA Filters

HEPA air filters represent the industry standard for effective air filtration. While everyone knows that the HEPA designation means high-quality, many people aren’t aware of exactly what such filters do or why they’re so effective. With a better understanding of how they work, people will gain even more appreciation for their benefits and can make […]

Air Purifiers 101

If you’ve never used an air purifier, then you could very well be unaware of the many key health benefits and other advantages they bring to the table. As people become more and more aware of the dangers of breathing polluted air, a great deal more emphasis has been placed on the importance of indoor […]

Top Air Purifier Brands for Reducing Airborne Allergens

Allergy sufferers know the misery of bothersome, never-ending symptoms. Constant sneezing, coughing, and wheezing can try anyone’s nerves; watery eyes and a runny nose get in the way of everyday life. Most allergy sufferers will try anything to get rid of the plague of these symptoms. One of the most basic steps is to maintain […]

Air Pollution and Pneumonia in the Elderly: A Possible Link

It seems as if a new study about the dangers of air pollution is released every day. There’s a good reason for this: Air pollution can have very negative consequences on the state of your health. The latest news about the implications of air pollution on public health revolve around a possible link between particulate […]

Top Ways to Achieve Sinus Relief

Sinus problems plague approximately 37 million Americans. If you’re one of them, then you’ll more than likely try virtually anything to find sinus relief. Living with sinus problems like sinusitis and sinus pressure can be very annoying, and can get in the way of living a happy, carefree life. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize […]

California Bans Ozone Generators

Within the last year, California passed a ban on the sale of ozone generators. Ozone generators have been sold in the past under the pretense that they purify the breathing air in a home, office or car. Marketing strategies for these devices have targeted the population with breathing difficulties, claiming to alleviate symptoms by improving […]

Indoor Air Quality in the Office

If you’re like 70% of Americans, then chances are that you work in an office. Considering how much time you spend there, it stands to reason that any health problems you’re experiencing could be related to that environment. As you sit in your cubicle or at your desk, pecking away at your keyboard and performing […]

Infant Health Tip: Improve Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times worse than the air outside. While this is a health issue for everyone, it’s of special concern to parents of infants. Babies have undeveloped immune systems, making them particularly susceptible to airborne contaminants. These contaminants may increase the likelihood of […]

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