Allergies and Air Purifiers

Allergy sufferers can spend every day feeling like they are struggling to survive in their environment. They are bombarded with allergens such as:

  • hay
  • grass
  • pollen
  • weeds
  • dust mites
  • mold spores … and more.

Plus, it is different for each allergy sufferer because their bodies respond and react in different ways, taxing their immune systems.

While the immune systems of some of us repel these allergens, other people’s immune systems may over-react by assuming the allergen is a threat to the body. Sadly, these allergic reactions take place indoors as often as outdoors. It does not take much to create contaminated air. Just look around you in a crowded area such as a mall, school, grocery story, or restaurant. Even those with strong immune systems can be affected by bacteria and viruses encountered in rooms and areas that are air conditioned.

Eating healthy foods, drinking enough pure water, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep are positive steps toward a healthy immune system. Stress reduction helps. Breathing quality air is critical but is harder to control. Pure, healthy air is essential to life but it is not guaranteed. Indoor air pollution affects all of us but it is more harmful to our elders and our babies because they are affected even more by allergens, even the toxic gasses that come from chemicals found in our draperies, carpets, furniture, and mattresses. All this makes a good air purifier a necessity of life, creating clean, clear air for your home.

Austin Air Allergy Machine Air Purifier

Austin Air Allergy Machine Air Purifier

Air purifiers have come a long ways and today many are multi-layered. Once found primarily in medical centers, the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filters are mechanical and can detect and remove particles as small as 0.03 microns, smaller than viruses and bacteria yet plentiful in home air. (A human hair is 100 microns.) They also filter out larger particles such as dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, and dust mites. A multi-layered filter with an activated carbon filter layer ensures purer air. Some special air filters also handle gases and airborne chemicals, VOCs for example, making life more pleasant for those who are sensitive to these substances.

Most air purifiers reduce the impact of the allergens upon allergy sufferers but they are not a cure for the condition. Of course, air purifiers cannot help some allergic conditions such as allergy to foods or chemicals in drinks. You can rely on a quality air purifier for pure, healthy indoor air that helps to stop respiratory distress in your home or small office. And, by lessening indoor air pollution, the incidence of cold and flu is also lessened. Every time you come home to the clean, pure air created by your quality air purifiers, you will thank yourself!

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