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How to Stop Allergies before They Get Started

Expert tips for removing allergens from your home so that your family can breathe easier.Spring is 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 blown allergy attack with no relief in … Continue reading

The Amazing Technology behind Activated Carbon Filters

Learn about activated carbon filter technology and how it works to remove chemical fumes, gases and odors from the air you breathe.While innocently sitting at home or going about your daily business, you are unwittingly inhaling a large number of invisible, odorless vapors and gases that can harm your health and exacerbate a wide variety of common ailments. These contaminants can be even more insidious than regular particulate matter (dust, dander and pollen) because they are impossible to see with the … Continue reading

Austin Air HealthMate: A Lifesaver

How the Austin Air HealthMate rescued me from asthma and allergies and gave me back my life.I’ve had allergies and asthma 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 people have even told me to just “live with it,” as … Continue reading

Study: Heart and Blood Vessels Damaged by Polluted Air

Heart and blood vessels are adversely affected by breathing air pollution. Learn how you can remove particle pollutants from your home's air.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 people who inhale it on … Continue reading

Don’t Let Indoor Air Get To You This Winter

The indoor air quality of the home becomes even worse during the long winter months.Even if you’re an avid outdoors person, you’re going to spend a lot more time indoors during the winter than you do during the rest of the year. Some people believe that since outdoor air pollution gets so much attention, they are much better off staying indoors; in the winter, they assume that they are breathing in a lot less … Continue reading

Indoor Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Symptoms in Children

Indoor air pollution worsens asthma symptoms in children, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University.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 who suffer from the condition. … Continue reading

The Trouble with Ionic Air Purifiers

This article points out the dangers of ionic air purifiers, and why they are so ineffective at cleaning the indoor air.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 trusted options like HEPA air … Continue reading

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Information and tips for improving your indoor air quality.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 as important information … Continue reading

Are Room Air Purifiers Really Effective?

What makes an air purifier effective, and how HEPA filters are able to remove contaminants from your home's indoor air.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 the Environmental Protection Agency reporting … Continue reading

Reducing Common Home Allergens

Tips for reducing allergens in your home, including dust mites, pet dander and mold.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 a few simple steps can … Continue reading

The Inner Workings of HEPA Filters

HEPA filters are the industry standard in air filtration. Learn how HEPA filters work to purify the indoor air of contaminants.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 a more informed choice about … Continue reading

Air Purifiers 101

Air purifiers can help those with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Purchase a good quality air purifier and breathe clean, healthy air.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 air quality. Considering that the … Continue reading

Top Air Purifier Brands for Reducing Airborne Allergens

Learn which air purifier brands are best at cleaning your home's indoor air.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 clean air in one’s home. … Continue reading

Air Pollution and Pneumonia in the Elderly: A Possible Link

A recent study shows a possible link between pneumonia and air pollution. Find out how to fight back.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 matter and hospitalizations for pneumonia … Continue reading

Top Ways to Achieve Sinus Relief

Sinus problems are an issue for many people. Along with many other tips, improving the indoor air quality can help.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 sinus problems and to treat … Continue reading

California Bans Ozone Generators

Read why California recently banned ozone generators from being sold in the state. A healthy alternative to these insidious devices is HEPA air purifiers.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 air quality. The significant levels … Continue reading

Indoor Air Quality in the Office

The indoor air quality at your office could be affecting your health. Find out what you can do about it.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 your routine daily tasks, a … Continue reading

Infant Health Tip: Improve Indoor Air Quality

Protect infant health with improved indoor air quality; wise choices and a HEPA purifier make a big difference.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 allergies or even cause asthma … Continue reading

Dealing with a Pollen Allergy

Pollen allergies are all too common. These tips will help you lessen the impact that pollen has on your life.Pollen: It rears its ugly head, without fail, every spring. For at least 35 million Americans, it triggers a nasty allergic reaction that can make them downright miserable for months on end. If you are one of the many people who struggle with a pollen allergy, then you’d probably like to know how you can minimize the effects of this … Continue reading

Beware These False Air Purifier Promises

When purchasing an air purifier, make sure that you are knowledgeable about the many false promises that air purifier manufacturers make.Every so often, you may be browsing in a store or online and come across a HEPA air purifier that’s being sold for less than $100. Thinking that you’ve somehow stumbled upon an incredible markdown, you order the machine and put it to work in your home. Unfortunately, you’ve probably fallen victim to the false claims and promises that many … Continue reading

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