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  • Scratching the itch: Winter allergies explained

    For many allergy sufferers, various seasons are associated with the corresponding physical ailments they bring. Individuals prone to reactions frequently experience itching, sneezing and runny noses when temperatures shift.

    Dr. Maya Jerath, director of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, told the Charlotte Observer exactly why we itch so much in the winter and what the best ways to alleviate these symptoms may be.

    According to Jerath, the fibers that pick up itching signals are distinct from those that pick up pain signals. These fibers can fire in response to both chemical and physical stimuli, hence the reaction many people experience to the chemical histamine. Additionally, winter allergy sufferers itch more during the cold months because their skin is drier, further exacerbating symptoms.

    Jerath acknowledges that while scratching an itch can be satisfying, it can perpetuate the sensation and also break down the skin, making the itching worse.

    To nip this problem in the bud, you may consider investing in a professional-grade air purifying system. The top-rated, best-selling brands carried by FreshAirPro feature cutting-edge filtration technology that effectively tackles allergens, pollen and a range of other contaminants.

  • New York declares Air Quality Action Day

    The New York downtown metro area declared an Air Quality Action Day on Friday to curb what is forecasted to be an elevated level of particulate matter (PM) pollution, prompting residents to take public transportation, carpool or walk.

    According to the Long Island Press, the New York State Department of Transportation issued the initiative to combat side affects related to PM pollution, such as heart attacks, asthma attacks, stroke and other respiratory and cardiovascular complications.

    Opting to drive less is among the most effective methods for reducing air contamination, but homeowners may want to take every measure available to them to ensure that the air they breathe inside is as clean as it can be. Installing one of FreshAirPro's professional grade air purifying systems will deliver you the most trusted means of filtration, as many of their machines use the most cutting edge technology on the market.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one of the top-rated, best-selling machines. It uses a HyperHEPA filter to effectively tackle particles as small as .003 microns in size.

  • Los Angeles schools tackle asthma with air filters

    Getting asthma under control may not be easy, but measures can be taken to enhance air quality in the spaces where asthma sufferers spend most of their time.

    The Los Angeles Times reports that over 40 schools in the Wilmington metro area will be equipped with air filtration systems in an effort to reduce asthma symptoms among students. The condition has been linked to elevated pollution levels in the Port of Los Angeles.

    The filters are part of a deal made by environmental groups with the city of L.A. in 2008 to alleviate health symptoms caused by cargo pollution. At least 40 percent of the nation's imported goods come through the port, resulting in high concentrations of harmful contaminants, the news source reports.

    High quality air purifiers such as the ones being installed in the schools use the most effective methods of removing airborne particles and pollution indoors. Those who wish to invest in a filtration system for their own homes should look to FreshAirPro for the highest-rated, best-trusted brands on the market today.

  • Maryland subject to out-of-state air pollution

    Living in a state with strict pollution laws doesn't always mean its residents will be protected from airborne contamination.

    Even though it passed laws several years ago to curb pollutant levels within its own state, Maryland is still at risk for harmful mercury emissions coming from neighboring states, according to the Baltimore Sun.

    Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia have some of the highest levels of mercury emissions in the country. Additionally, many of those harmful toxins migrate directly to Maryland, where 73 percent of all mercury air pollution comes from outside sources, the news source reports.

    Those who are subject to air pollution they can't control can improve the breathing conditions in their homes by installing professional grade air purifying systems.

    Machines with built-in activated carbon, such as the IQAir GC MultiGas, employ the most effective technique to eliminate harmful gases, odors and chemicals from the air. The GC MultiGas works like a professional gas mask to effectively filter allergens, smoke, bacteria and viruses in addition to multiple gas compounds and volatile organic compounds.

  • Expert advice to allay winter allergies

    Many people may already be aware that indoor allergy symptoms peak during the winter season, but not everyone is always informed on what they can do to minimize the effects.

    The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) told HealthDay News that keeping humidity below 55 percent can significantly help alleviate dust mite issues, as too much moisture in the air is conducive to their growth. In addition, the ACAAI recommends changing furnace filters every three months and keeping pets out of bedrooms. Open windows or turn on a fan when showering, and make sure to clean and dust frequently.

    Another way to tackle all these issues at once is to invest in an air purifying system for your home.

    AllerAir air purifiers contain activated carbon in addition to HEPA filters to effectively remove a full range of airborne contaminants, including dust, mold, pet dander, gas, smoke, pollen and chemicals. Activated carbon is the most effective method for removing chemicals, gases and odors, and it's trusted by hospitals. Meanwhile, HEPA filters are equipped to filter 99.97 percent of all airborne particles.

  • Study: HEPA air purifiers good for the heart

    Homeowners considering an air purifying system as a future purchase have a new reason to look forward to clean indoor air.

    A recent study found that HEPA air purifiers reduced indoor air pollution by as much as 60 percent, which reduces the risk of heart disease as well as allergies, asthma and lung cancer, the Baltimore Sun reports.

    According to the news source, researchers evaluated the air quality in 45 Canadian homes where indoor air pollution was prevalent due to the use of wood-burning stoves. Based on air quality readings, as well as blood and urine samples from the residents, it was apparent that on days when the purifiers were in use, the pollution levels dropped by 60 percent and residents' blood vessels had improved function.

    Those who want the best in HEPA technology should opt for an IQAir HealthPro Plus. It combines four advanced filtration technologies, including a HyperHEPA filter, the most advanced filter of its class. The HyperHEPA filter can filter molecules as small as .003 microns in size, compared to the .03 micron capacity of other leading brands.

  • EPA and California join forces for 2017 auto standards

    Drivers in California may have something to look forward to from both an environmental and economical standpoint as fuel emissions may face stricter controls, leading to improved air quality and better mileage.

    Officials on the state and federal levels are working together to draft new auto standards for cars and light-duty trucks built between 2017 and 2025. The decision to issue joint standards came after initial plans to draft state-specific rules that many automakers feared would create a "patchwork" of state and federal standards, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    According to the news source, California has historically set environmental standards before the federal government.

    Stricter gas controls may be good news for our air quality, but health-conscious individuals don't have to wait several years to take measures against pollution. Investing in a high-end air purifying system can significantly improve the quality of indoor air in homes, offices and schools.

    Look to FreshAirPro for the most trusted brands on the market today, built to effectively tackle pollution, allergens and other airborne contaminants.

  • The hidden solution to your never-ending cold

    If your cold-like symptoms aren't going away, it may have more to do with the weather than you think.

    According to The Herald-News, indoor allergies become more of an issue during the winter season. The cold temperatures that prevent allergy-inducing foliage from growing outside, combined with more time spent indoors, makes it more likely that indoor allergies will take center stage during the cold months.

    Dr. Theodore M. Kanellakes told the news source that the difference between a cold and an attack of winter allergies is that colds typically last for five to seven days, while allergies can last all season and involve more frequent itching and sneezing.

    To nip your prolonged suffering in the bud, invest in a high-end air purifying system. A top-rated, best-selling brand like IQAir can provide the ideal solution for your home, as its machines are built to effectively tackle a range of airborne contaminants. The IQAir HealthPro Plus combines four advanced filtration technologies to remove dust, pollen, mold, smoke, gases, odors and pet dander.

  • Why clean air matters most in winter

    The air you breathe inside your home certainly matters all year round, but it especially counts in the wintertime.

    That's because the colder it is and the longer we keep our doors and windows shut, the more we need to freshen our air. More time spent indoors coupled with no circulation coming in from the outdoors makes it harder to supply fresh air to the house, and more pertinent that we do something about it.

    Thus, winter may the ideal time to invest in a high-end air purifying system. You'll feel its rewards best during the cold months but will continue to enjoy the effects all through the year.

    FreshAirPro carries the leading brands on the market today, including the top-rated, best-selling IQAir. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is the top choice for health conscious individuals who are looking to eliminate a wide range of airborne contaminants such as dust, pollen, mold, smoke, gas and pet dander. It combines four advanced filtration technologies to deliver fresh, pure air.

  • Clean air isn't just good for you, it's energy-efficient

    It comes as no surprise that having an air purifying system in your home will result in a healthier living environment, but unbeknownst to some, it can also make you greener.

    "It's important to think of your house as an integrated system, with everything in your home functioning cooperatively towards good indoor air quality and energy efficiency," the Vancouver Sun suggests.

    According to the news source, you should clean or change your furnace filters once every three months to keep the motor running efficiently and combine this technique with an air purifying system to help prevent buildup.

    FreshAirPro carries the top-rated, best-selling brands of air filtration systems on the market, including the highly trusted IQAir.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus can effectively tackle a range of airborne contaminants including dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, gas and smoke. With four advanced-filtration technologies working together to achieve maximum efficiency, the HealthPro Plus boasts a cutting-edge, professional grade HyperHEPA filter stage that can remove particles as small as .003 microns in size, compared to the .03 microns most brands can filter.

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