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  • Ozone alert issued for Rhode Island due to smog

    Air pollution may seem like an everyday concern, but when smog reaches dangerous levels, quality control officials are adamant about getting the word out to raise awareness of the problem.

    On July 18, the Department of Environmental Management in Rhode Island issued an ozone alert for the state, according to the Boston Globe. The goal was to educate residents on the dangers of being outside during these warnings, which signify unhealthy levels of pollution.

    During ozone alerts, individuals are encouraged to carpool and utilize public transportation to reduce carbon emissions from cars. Young children and elderly adults are also at a high risk of breathing complications when ozone alerts are in effect. Residents are advised to stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities until after the warning is lifted.

    Those who want to breathe easier may want to consider using an air purifier. A HEPA filter can remove irritating toxins from the atmosphere that can cause difficulty breathing.

    The IQ HealthPro Plus system can eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size from up to 900 square feet of space. It can be beneficial for those with allergies and asthma.

  • Alternative pets for allergy sufferers can provide companionship

    It's not uncommon for individuals to suffer from allergies, but it can be disheartening if the ailment prevents them from owning a pet. Dog and cat allergies are two of the most popular conditions and there is no cure. However, the Mother Nature Network reports that there are a few pets that can fill the void in the hearts of those who yearn for a lovable companion.

    A hamster is not only cute and cuddly, but it can also be easily maintained. The news source says that the small pets are also entertaining and relatively allergy-free. They do not produce a large amount of irritating dander in comparison to dogs and cats.

    Fish are another alternative, although they cannot be touched or taken out of their tank. In a decorative aquarium, they can complement the welcoming feeling in an existing living space.

    Individuals who suffer from allergies as a result of pet dander may want to consider using an air purifier. The IQ HealthPro Plus system can remove the irritants from the atmosphere, making it easier to breathe.

    Its HyperHEPA filter can remove ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size from up to 900 square feet of space. the IQ HealthPro Plus is a must for allergy and asthma sufferers alike.

  • Poll shows support smoking ban in public places

    As more local governments institute bans on smoking in certain areas, talks about secondhand smoke are growing in popularity, especially since it's considered as a major culprit for a slew of medical complications. Individuals who are exposed to secondhand smoke may develop some of the same illnesses that cigarette users have, such as cancer.

    A recent Gallup poll found that 59 percent of Americans support public smoking bans, according to the Central Florida Future. A call for banning smoking around the workplace is also gaining attention as more individuals want cleaner air to breathe at the office.

    The American Lung Association reports that approximately 3,400 people die from lung cancer contrived from secondhand smoke each year. A ban on cigarette use in the workplace in addition to public places may reduce the rate.

    Individuals who want to breathe easier might want to utilize an air purifier. A HEPA filter can reduce the level of pollutants in the atmosphere.

    The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier can help individuals remove secondhand smoke from their living spaces as well. Its HyperHEPA filter can clear up to 900 square feet of space.

  • New Jersey community bans smoking in public places

    It's widely known that cigarette smoking can cause a slew of health problems, ranging from lung cancer to emphysema. This is why more cities across the country are attempting to make a difference by putting a ban on smoking and protecting others from second-hand smoke.

    Recently, legislative officials in Paramus, New Jersey, discussed banning smoking in public places. An ordinance was made official to prohibit smoking in parks, swimming facilities and playgrounds. Although the fines run as steep as $500, the goal is to encourage people to quit and make it easier to breathe in the community.

    "We're very pleased that the Paramus Board of Health is very interested in preserving public health in Paramus for its residents and visitors to parks, especially since the parks are places where people congregate to engage in physical activity," Karen Blumenfeld, executive director of New Jersey Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy, told the news source.

    Air purifiers can be efficient in removing cigraette smoke from the environment through HEPA filters. The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier system can eliminate toxins from up to 900 square feet of space.

    This air purifier is designed to remove harmful chemicals, such as methylamine, methyl vinyl ketone and methyl sulfid, from the atmosphere to make it easier to breathe.

  • New York City residents calling for smoking ban in apartments

    Recently, a ban has swept across New York City, preventing smokers from lighting up everywhere from restaurants to public parks. However, the New York Post reports that more people are pushing for more limits for cigarette users: in apartment buildings.

    More residents in the Big Apple, specifically those who live in condominiums, are suffering from second-hand smoke as a result of their neighbors. The chemicals from second-hand smoke can be just as dangerous to individuals as they are to smokers, increasing the risk of health complications, such as cancer.

    "Smoking in residential buildings is the hottest, newest issue now," real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey told the news source, citing a number of complaints from apartment residents.

    Individuals who want to breathe easier may want to utilize an air purifier. A HEPA filter can eliminate toxins from the atmosphere, which is beneficial to those who already suffer from respiratory ailments.

    The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier has a HyperHEPA filter that can remove ultrafine particles from up to 900 square feet of space. It is specifically designed to eliminate chemicals from second-hand smoke that can be irritating to the lungs.

  • Nasal spray may be the solution to hay fever in the future

    Many over-the-counter medicines claim to be able to provide relief to those who suffer from hay fever, but CBS News reports that a new herbal nasal spray may be the answer to the elimination of symptoms. Researchers from the University of Goetheburg in Sweden say that a formulated spray containing traces of pine tree might ease hay fever symptoms.

    "The cellulose powder has no adverse effects, and this fact makes it a particularly attractive treatment for children," Nils Aberg, lead researcher, told the news source.

    An advantage to using an herbal remedy is it comes with less side effects than over-the-counter or prescription medications. More testing is required on the spray before it will be widely available to the public.

    Individuals who suffer from allergies throughout the year may also want to consider using an air purifier. The IQ HealthPro Plus contains a HyperHEPA filter that can remove allergens from up to 900 square feet of space.

    Ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size can be eliminated with the system. The IQ HealthPro Plus can also remove airborne bacteria that can cause sinus infections and illness.

  • Alternative medicine and air purifiers may provide allergy relief

    Recently, the Teton Valley News reported that many people are still sniffling and sneezing from lingering pollen across Indiana.

    Although it seems difficult to overcome the symptoms associated with allergies, especially when obligations exist outdoors, there are a few ways that individuals can combat the itchy eyes and runny noses.

    A saline nasal spray is one of the most popular ways that allergy sufferers are coping with symptoms. This type of spray not only clears the nasal passages, but it can also prevent potential infections associated with allergies.

    Neti pots have also become a mainstream form of treatment for those who do not want to take medicine. Streaming water through the nasal passage can also remove irritants from sinuses.

    Individuals who suffer from allergies throughout the year may want to consider using an air purifier as well. The IQ HealthPro Plus is a system that can help those with allergies and respiratory ailments.

    The air purifier contains a HyperHEPA filter that can trap particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. It is also designed to remove allergens from up to 900 square feet of space.

  • Jefferson County health officials push for more anti-smoking legislation

    As more cities institute bans on public smoking, local governments and programs are standing up to vouch for more legislation in favor of cigarette-free areas. Recently, officials from the Jefferson County Department of Public Health in Alabama applauded the city of Fultondale for issuing a law against public smoking, according to CBS affiliate CBS42.

    In light of the development, the Department of Public Health representatives are now working to make the entire county smoke-free. Their argument is that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke, and cities would be better off health-wise if similar laws were passed.

    "It's a gold standard because it protects everyone," Teri Chafin, Director of Community and Dental Health, Jefferson County Department of Public Health, told the news source. "There are no exemptions for private spaces or private businesses that employ workers so you know you don't have to choose between a paycheck and your health."

    An air purifier can make it safer to breathe in an area with secondhand smoke. A HEPA filter can remove harmful chemicals from the air.

    The IQ Air GC MultiGas Air Purifier is ideal for those who want to breathe easier. It can remove cigarette toxins from up to 900 square feet of space.

  • Teddy bears handed out to promote less smoking around kids

    Although most people are aware of the dangers that come with smoking, many fail to consider the repercussions of using cigarettes around children. Napa Valley residents are now banding together in an effort to educate people further on the negative health effects of secondhand smoke.

    Recently, members of the Community Action Napa Valley (CANV) Tobacco Education and Quit Smoking Program created a plan to distribute 500 white teddy bears at child care centers, according to the Napa Valley Register. The stuffed animals are wearing red T-shirts that say, "My bear loves clean air."

    "It's a wonderful time to give families something that's fun," Peggy Klick, director of the CANV Tobacco Education and Quit Smoking Program, told the news source. "If a child is putting this bear on his or her bed, it's a message to the parents, if they smoke, to at least take their smoking outside."

    Air purifiers can remove toxins from the atmosphere that come from cigarette smoke through a HEPA filter. The IQ Air GC MultiGas Air Purifier can eliminate chemicals from up to 900 square feet of space.

    The system has a filter that can remove toxins from the atmosphere, such as methylamine, methyl vinyl ketone and methyl sulfid, which can result in negative health complications when inhaled over time.

  • Drought helps ragweed sufferers in Texas

    Pollen has caused immense suffering for individuals living with allergies in Austin, Texas, this year. However, experts say that they may be able to find relief from ragweed this season as a result of an unexpected drought.

    Because there has been almost no rainfall in the region this spring and summer, researchers say that ragweed plants have not been able to grow, according to ABC affiliate KVUE-TV. Ragweed season typically begins in mid-August and can last into the fall.

    "With this bad drought and no rainfall, most of the ragweed plants did not sprout or have died already this year," Bill Howland, a doctor with the Allergy and Asthma Center of Austin, told the news source. "We anticipate this ragweed season will be much easier for allergy patients."

    Individuals who suffer from allergies on a regular basis may want to consider purchasing an air purifier. A HEPA filter can remove allergens from the atmosphere and make it easier to breathe.

    The IQ HealthPro Plus can eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. Pollen, pet dander and smog can all be removed from up to 900 square feet of space.

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