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Ragweed Allergies and Air Purifiers

Ragweed is a flowering plant that comes from the sunflower family. Unfortunately, once this plant takes root in a given area, it is very difficult to completely rid the area of ragweed. Thus, it is considered an invasive plant species. Ragweed can be found in the temperate regions of North and South America, as well as other temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Why Are People Allergic to Ragweed? The flower of the ragweed plant typically blooms from early July until the weather gets colder. One ragweed plant can release as many as a billion pollen grains. Ragweed pollen grains are very small. At approximately 19-20 microns in diameter (or 1/25,000th of an inch), these grains are microscopic (humans can usually see no smaller than 40 microns). Goldenrod is often mistaken for ragweed, Read more [...]

Pollen Allergies and the Air Purifiers That Confound Them

Pollen are reproductive cells released into the environment by plants, grasses, trees and weeds. They are the corollary to human sperm, but in the plant world. Pollen is everywhere, is airborne and windborne, and is present in great quantity most especially in the spring and fall. Weeds typically release pollen in late summer and fall. Most people who have pollen allergies (75%) have allergies to the pollen from ragweed. Just one ragweed plant can release a billion pollen grains. In the United States, about 1 in 7 people suffer from pollen allergies. That’s about 36 million people! Is It Possible to Avoid Pollen? Unfortunately, you cannot avoid pollen. Even if an allergy sufferer decides to stay indoors, pollen infiltrates buildings. Pollen is microscopic in size, although some larger Read more [...]

Seasonal Allergy Solution Guide

HELP! I Have Allergies All Year Long! A Guide to Seasonal Allergy Solutions Seasonal allergies, contrary to popular belief, do not just occur in the fall and spring. Every single season has its own set of allergies that need to be addressed. This is a guide to each season and how the different types of allergies can be alleviated. Spring Allergies Finally the world awakes from its freeze! It’s time to frolic and play outdoors as the birds sing and the trees awaken. But all of a sudden, you begin sneezing uncontrollably! Spring allergies are upon you! Spring allergies are, by and large, due to plants beginning to pollinate. Some weeds pollinate in the spring, but trees are the biggest culprits. Oaks, Elms, Poplar, Sycamore, Birch, Olive and Ash trees are the main pollinators during Read more [...]

COPD Air Purifiers

Breathing Easy: Air Purifiers Can Help COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a result of the bronchial air passages narrowing over time due to other chronic pulmonary conditions such as bronchitis or emphysema. The most common cause of COPD is toxic gases or fumes that create inflammatory responses in the lung tissue. The biggest culprit of lung inflammatory responses is exposure to tobacco smoke, either first or second hand. COPD is one of the leading causes of death: third in the US and fifth worldwide. A person with COPD will find themselves short of breath. In fact shortness of breath or dyspnea is one of the most common symptoms. At first, a COPD patient will be short of breath during rigorous exercise, then over time, during light exertion, then as time passes and Read more [...]

Clean air leads to better health – keep air purified.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, poor air quality, indoors and outdoors, can cause and exacerbate asthma, as well as other breathing problems. Unfortunately, it is difficult for any of us to escape the poor quality of the air we breathe, given the fact that we keep the windows mostly closed throughout the year, resulting in the inhalation of recycled air. Given the closed environment, indoor air is much more likely to be polluted than outdoor air, so it is important that we keep air purified. What is in our air that can affect our health? There are particles of a variety of different substances that we can inhale every day. These can come from: Books: dust mites like to hide in and feed on the pages. Plants: not only can there be pollen in the air Read more [...]

Live Allergy Free with Home Air Purifiers

Home air purifiers are the silent protectors of respiratory health. This makes them especially valuable during allergy season. Home air purifiers reduce allergens floating free in the home’s air, which helps prevents allergies. If you have children you want to protect them as much as you can and investing in a home air purifier is a wonderful way to protect your family from allergens. There are several types of air purifiers for the home that reduce floating allergens. Some air purifiers are portable and are designed to be used in a single room. You can customize your needs by choosing the right purifier for you and placing one in each room. Some units are larger and can be installed into the air system in your home. This way your home air purifiers work throughout every room in the house Read more [...]

Allergy Asthma Specialists and Air Purifiers

Suffering from allergic asthma is a very unpleasant situation, but it is also one that is common for a lot of people. One particular study revealed that half of the Americans that have asthma (roughly 20 million people) have this particular kind of allergic asthma. It is a condition that can easily trigger an asthma attack when the person is exposed to his particular allergens. Common triggers include pollen, animal dander and dust. If these get inhaled or swallowed by somebody with allergic asthma their respiratory ways can get blocked, preventing the air from travelling freely in and out of the body. When this happens people can experience symptoms such as rashes, hives, sneezing, coughing and, in extreme cases, anaphylaxis. How an Air Purifier Can Help Once you get diagnosed with allergic Read more [...]

Allergy and Asthma Diagnosis

Allergies and asthma are two different medical conditions that are actually strongly related to one another. At a glance, the two share a connection in the fact that they both affect the respiratory functions of the body. However, closer study has revealed that the two conditions often occur together. What Are Allergies? An allergy is a medical condition which involves an unusually strong reaction in the presence of an allergen such as pollen, dust or dander from pets. To everyone else that is not allergic, that particular allergen has little to no effect. However, when an allergic person inhales or swallows particles of the substance he is allergic to, he can present with symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, itchiness and rashes. In extreme cases, the person can suffer from Read more [...]

How an Air Purifier Can Get Rid of Aspergillus Fungus

Despite the best attempts of people to keep an ultraclean home, sometimes problems like mold or other fungus is still an issue. Their presence can not only lower the aesthetic aspect of the house, but can also present certain health hazards as mold spores can often become airborne and get inhaled by the people living in the house. One of the most common fungi that a lot of people will have to deal with is aspergillus fungus. The biggest problem with it is the fact that it travels freely oxygen so there is always a risk that you could be inhaling aspergillus fungus right now and not even realize it. Why Is Aspergillus Fungus Bad?  Truth of the matter is that most people do not react terribly to this fungus, even if they inhale it in larger quantities. It all depends on their health status Read more [...]

How an Air Purifier Will Affect Your Pet

There are many microbial substances in your home that can affect you adversely, especially if you are a person prone to respiratory problems. Some of them are seasonal such as pollen and some of them you can avoid by keeping a clean house such as molds. However, some pose a unique problem for pet owners. House pets, particularly cats and dogs, are constantly shedding particles which can cause problems for people when they get inhaled, especially for people that happen to be allergic to those particular animals. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the hair of the animals that causes allergic reactions, but rather the dander from skin cells that are being constantly shed. Why Is It a Problem? People who are allergic to a particular animal tend to avoid getting that animal as a pet. However, Read more [...]