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Best Air Purifiers on the Market for Pet Owners with Asthma

The Best Air Purifiers on the Market for Pet Owners with Asthma Over 70% of households in the United States have either a cat or a dog for a family pet. Six out of every ten people are exposed to these animals. In fact, the pet population in this country is over a hundred million, which means approximately four pets to every ten people. These animals provide a sense of security, comfort and companionship for the members of a family. In addition, children learn a number of different life lessons from being raised in a home with pets, such as responsibility, the excitement of life and the heartbreak of death. In addition to cats and dogs, some of the most common household pets that are kept indoors include: Birds Hamsters Mice Rabbits Gerbils Guinea pigs Rats Pet allergies Read more [...]

Mold and Mildew

The terms mold and mildew actually refer to the same thing. Both refer to a colony of fungus that grows in damp, dark areas. Mildew is usually used when referring to a slimy, flat colony, but this has more to do with amount of moisture in the area than the type of mold. For this reason, a mold air purifier is the same as a mildew air purifier – in both cases, removal of spores from the air is the key element. Molds produce spores as a way to spread. These tiny seeds cannot be seen by the naked eye, except when there are so many they will appear as a smoky cloud. The spores range in size from 1 to 100 microns in size. They are single cells expelled by the colony, usually when conditions for growth change. A colony will grow (often invisibly) until it begins to deplete the available resources Read more [...]