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  • Autism may be linked to freeway proximity

    Living near highly trafficked freeways may pose a health risk due to the increased pollutants in the air.

    A new study published on Thursday in the Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between proximity to freeways and increased risk for autism, according to US News and World Report.

    According to the findings, 600 children between the ages of 2 and 5 who grew up from birth within 1,000 feet of a freeway had a doubled incidence of autism, reports the news source. Researchers maintained that the findings had more to do with freeways than other heavily-trafficked routes, possibly due to the types and quantity of pollutants, which have been linked to autism before but never specifically the vehicular kind.

    Those near and far from busy highways who wish to protect themselves from harmful air pollutants should consider investing in a high-quality air purifying system for their homes.

    FreshAirPro carries the leading brands of air purifiers on the market, including the top-rated, best-selling IQAir brand. The IQAir HealthPro Plus comes with three filter stages including the PreMax Pre-Filter, a professional HyperHEPA grade filter as well as a V-5 Cell Gas and Odor filter that targets contaminants on the molecular level.

  • Arm yourself for cold and flu season

    There's nothing like fluctuating temperatures, near-freezing morning commutes and a host of sicknesses going around to make us all vulnerable to the flu and the cold during the winter.

    While dressing warmly, washing your hands often and stocking up on your supply of herbal teas and echinacea are classic methods of protecting your health, many people don't consider the effect that air quality may have on the strength of their immune systems.

    Investing in a high-quality air purifying system may give you an unexpected edge over the common illnesses you're sure to encounter.

    FreshAirPro carries the leading air purifying brands on the market, including IQAir, the highest-rated, best-selling brand of its kind. The IQAir HealthPro Plus has been nominated "best air purifier" more than any other model, and it's ideal for health-conscious customers who wish to eradicate dust, pollution, pet dander, gases, smoke, mold and molecular contaminants from the air that they breathe.

    There are an estimated 1 billion cases of the common cold in the United States each year, reports the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

  • Wisconsin bars see improved air quality after smoking ban

    Some people may be nostalgic about smoking in bars and restaurants, but there's no denying the substantial health benefits of having clean air in public establishments.

    The Department of Health Services and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center evaluated the air quality at 200 bars and restaurants both before and after the smoking ban was enacted nearly five months ago, finding that air quality jumped up by as much as 92 percent, reports WISC Madison.

    According to the news source, 21 percent of all establishments statewide had harmful levels of airborne toxins before the ban.

    "I'm glad that customers and employees are now breathing easier in Wisconsin's bars and restaurants," Department of Human Services secretary Karen Timberlak told the news source.

    Those who are concerned about smoke levels in their homes, businesses or schools should consider investing in a high-quality air purifying system. IQAir is the top-rated, best-selling brand on the market, and features a GC MultiGas Air Purifier with an advanced HEPA pre-filter as well as a set of gas and carbon cartridges that operate together like a professional gas mask to filter contaminants on the smallest molecular level.

  • Create a safe and soothing nursery for your impending arrival

    Expectant couples are often flooded with a list of baby items they must buy in the weeks prior to their new babies' arrivals. Cribs, carriages, diapers and clothes are all likely to take precedent at the top of parents' lists.

    However, an air purifying system for their babies' rooms might be essential as well. The equipment will ensure that the air their newborns breathe is safe and clean.

    Clean air is as necessary for the growth and development of a child as good nourishment and proper love and attention, especially during the crucial stages of its first years.

    FreshAirPro offers the leading air purifying brands on the market, including Austin Air's Baby's Breath Air Purifier, which is specifically designed for a baby's room. It's even available in pink or blue. Its HEGA filter and Medical-Grade HEPA filter both work together to eliminate odors, gases, dust and allergens and provide the best protection against airborne contaminants.

    The Baby's Breath system also features a soft noise that's clinically proven to help babies fall (and stay) asleep, resembling the familiar noise of the womb.

  • Keep gift-giving allergy-free this year

    The last thing you want to give your loved ones this holiday season is another reason to sneeze.

    If you're not sure what to avoid on your shopping list, here's some advice to help you keep the allergens out of the picture.

    The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology told HealthDay News that food and desserts are generally best avoided for those with allergies and asthma. Instead of doling out cake and cookies, give them a restaurant gift certificate or kitchenware, the news source recommends.

    You may also want to avoid anything pet or fur-related, scented lotions or candles, and certain flowers including poinsettias.

    In lieu of all these goods, the best gift you can give to your sniffly friends is a high-quality air purifying system. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is the top rated air purifier on the market and has a variety of settings to capture large particles such as dust as well as molecular irritants and allergens. Its HyperHEPA Filter Stage can capture particles as small as .003 microns.

  • Got a smoking gun in the room?

    Though you may have personally chosen to avoid cigarettes, no man is an island, nor does he always find that his island's cohabitants have the best health habits.

    If you're living with smokers, you probably already know that no matter how diligent they are about smoking outdoors, the smoke has a way of trailing indoors - through windows, through doors, and even on the smoker's clothing.

    Short of donning a gas mask in your own residence, there are other ways around the issue that will prove beneficial to your health whether or not you're ailed by cigarette fumes.

    Investing in one of FreshAirPro's leading air purifying systems will ensure that you're breathing the cleanest air possible. The IQAir is the highest-rated brand on the market, and it offers various purifying systems including the HealthPro Plus and the GC MultiGas, both ideal for dealing with chemicals and odors caused by cigarette smoke.

    The best selling HealthPro Plus is the number one solution for clearing the air of smoke, dust, pollution, pet dander, mold and other harmful substances on the molecular level.

  • Clear the air in time for your new pet to come home

    With the holidays fast approaching, many parents who have decided to place a new family pet under their Christmas trees are likely to be making a few preparations for the imminent arrival.

    While the four-legged friend may be an inexhaustible source of joy for the family, 10 to 15 percent of people suffer from pet allergies, and many kids develop them later on in life, according to CUHumane.org.

    Of course, there are measures you can take to quell your sneezing fits. Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies, according to the website, so if you're on the fence between the two, knowing that may swing your vote toward a dog.

    Some people also find that they're less allergic to certain dog breeds than others, so finding a dog that produces less allergens could also help.

    Additionally, having hardwood floors and washable rugs will make it easier to control pet dander, reports the website. Those who are interested in exploring further allergy-reduction techniques can invest in an air purifying system with a HEPA filter.

    FreshAirPro carries the highest quality names, including IQAir, which is the highest-rated air-purifying brand on the market. AllerAir air purifiers equipped with medical-grade HEPA filters, ideal for those who only have a small space to work with, are also available.

  • Air quality suffers in Fairbanks, Alaska

    Most of us are already familiar with the effects of climate change on the atmosphere in general, but smaller-scale temperature fluxes that can occur independently of global warming are apparently harmful to air quality.

    Fairbanks, Alaska, recently released an air quality warning on Monday due to a temperature inversion, a process that occurs when warm air rises and traps cold air together with pollution on ground level, The Associated Press reports.

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough initially advised against any strenuous activity for the young and elderly as well as those with heart and lung issues, but then raised the advisory to include the general population after conditions got worse on Wednesday and were projected to last through Friday, according to the news source.

    Homes, business and schools can invest in air purifying systems to protect themselves against the damaging effects of pollution. FreshAirPro carries the highest rated air purifying systems on the market, including top brand IQAir. The IQAir GC MultiGas is designed to work like a professional gas mask, eliminating harmful chemical gases on the molecular level.

  • EPA will wait to impose limits on smog and mercury

    Environmentalists and people around the world will have to wait for government agencies to regulate the spread of certain pollutants.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding off on creating new rules to curb smog and mercury after evaluating the proposal for nearly a year.

    Clean Air Watch president Frank O'Donnell called this "a bitter pill to swallow," though EPA spokespeople said they simply needed more time to ensure they would make the best decision, the Associated Press reports.

    "EPA is moving forward with a number of national rules that will significantly reduce [other] pollution and improve public health for all Americans," EPA spokesperson Brendan Gilfillan told the news source.

    While smog and mercury may continue to cloud the atmosphere, businesses, schools and homeowners might wish to invest in an air purifying system. The IQAir GC MultiGas is designed to control a variety of gaseous chemicals through particle filtration and odor control in addition to its Class A HEPA Pre-Filter. IQAir is the highest-ranking, best-selling brand of air purifiers on the market.

  • Oklahoma school closed due to mold issues

    Schools make every effort to provide a safe learning environment, but even they are susceptible to air quality issues. The Brassfield 5th and 6th Grade Center in Bixby, Oklahoma, is closed due to mold problems, forcing students and teachers to have class in a nearby facility.

    The school district website released a statement that said air quality experts have been testing the grounds since November and received results Friday that prompted them to recommend closing the school.

    "There's an awful lot of concern with the issue of mold. It can cause some respiratory problems, but that's [with] the minority [of people], not the majority," John Baker of the Tulsa City-County Health Department told TulsaWorld.com, who said measures could include removing sheet rock and carpeting.

    Superintendent Kyle Wood told the news source that crews will use Christmas break to work on fixing the problem with air scrubbers and "intensive carpet cleaning."

    According to Baker, mold tends to surface as a result of excess moisture and faulty ventilation. To prevent a problem that requires such intensive measures to correct, schools, businesses and homeowners alike should consider investing in an air purification system. FreshAirPro carries the leading, highest-rated air purifiers on the market, including best-selling brand IQAir.

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