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  • Bring fresh air into your home this summer

    Now that summer has started to roll in, the warm weather is trapping more irritating particles in the air, making it difficult for allergy and asthma-sufferers to breathe. However, there are a number of ways to improve the air quality in your home, according to ABC News.

    First, remember to clean the filter in your air conditioner before installing it in your window this summer. After sitting in an attic all winter, the air conditioner can trap dust and blow it into your lungs if the filter is not cleaned.

    Next, try to vacuum and mop regularly. This can get rid of any irritating allergens that are dragged into your home from outside. Particles are known to especially stick to carpets and rugs.

    Finally, invest in an air purifier. A HEPA filter can remove particles from the air that can cause allergic reactions and irritation in individuals with respiratory illnesses.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus is ideal for those who want to eliminate ultrafine particles from the air that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size, such as dust, pollen and pet dander. Its HyperHEPA filter can remove contaminants from up to 900 square feet of space.

  • Michigan issues ozone alert due to high levels of pollution

    Many parts of the country are already feeling summer weather roll in, and as a result, air pollution has become a growing concern due to the heat. Michigan is the latest region to take action against the smog that is making it difficult for residents to breathe.

    On June 7, legislators issued the first Clean Air Action Day for the Lakeshore area as smog threatened to cause health complications for individuals in the region, according to WHTC-1450. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that the combination of heat and automobile exhaust is to blame for the high levels of pollution.

    During the ozone alert, the Macatawa Area Express offered free rides on some of its bus routes to cut down on exhaust. Utilizing public transportation and carpooling are easy ways to reduce air pollution.

    Individuals who want to breathe easier can purchase an air purifier for their homes. HEPA filters are designed to remove irritating particles from the air.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus contains a HyperHEPA filter that can trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The device can remove everything from dust to cigarette smoke from up to 900 square feet of space.

  • Several Colorado counties issue ozone alerts due to wildfires

    Ozone alerts are not uncommon during the summer when the sweltering heat traps smog at ground-level, but factors other than pollution can cause the need for an alert as well.

    Recently, smoke burning from wildfires that have broken out across Colorado prompted some towns to issue ozone alerts, according to NewsFirst5. The Denver-Boulder area is included on the list of counties that have been given a warning due to the high levels of smoke.

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council determined that an alert was necessary until 4 p.m. on June 8 due to the wildfires, according to the Times Call. Individuals with respiratory diseases were advised to be especially alert due to the heightened risk of health complications.

    Those who live in high-polluted areas, such as cities, can use an air purifier to remove irritating particles from their homes. A HEPA filter can trap cigarette smoke, pollen and mold spores.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus can be especially helpful for people with allergies or respiratory illnesses. Its HyperHEPA filter can eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is designed to purify the air in up to 900 square feet of space.

  • Ozone alerts issued for several Ohio counties

    When air pollution surpasses standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, legislators are typically prompted to issue ozone alerts. This was the case across a number of counties in Ohio recently when smog became a health hazard, according to the Newark Advocate.

    Licking, Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Fairfield and Madison County were all placed under ozone alerts by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Strong winds and temperatures reaching approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit were partially to blame for the alert. The wind is expected to shift the smog across the region.

    Individuals with respiratory illnesses, children and the elderly are susceptible to health complications during an ozone alert. Staying indoors while the warning is in effect can help reduce the chances of suffering from pollution-related ailments.

    People in the affected region are encouraged to reduce their carbon emissions by carpooling and utilizing public transportation when possible.

    Air purifiers equipped with HEPA filters are effective in removing irritating particles from living spaces. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is designed to trap ultrafine particles from homes, ranging from pollen to cigarette smoke. Its HyperHEPA filter can clear up to 900 square feet of space and make it easier to breathe.

  • More allergy-sufferers exhibiting signs of conjunctivitis

    Many people suffer from sniffling and sneezing during allergy season, but eye infections are not uncommon during this time of year. Experts say that failing to properly diagnose an eye infection can result in months of discomfort, according to WBAL-TV.

    "This is the worst allergy season in years," Sandra Belmont, an ophthalmologist and clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine, told the news source. "One in three of my patients has allergic conjunctivitis."

    Leaving this condition untreated can result in a viral infection over time, which is why more physicians are encouraging people to seek medical attention for their allergies. The ailment can be treated fairly simply through medication.

    To remove allergens from your living space, consider purchasing an air purifier. A HEPA filter can remove irritants from a home and make it easier to breathe.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus is designed to eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size from living spaces with its HyperHEPA filter. Dust, pollen and mold spores can all be removed from a room with the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This can be especially beneficial for individuals with allergies and respiratory ailments.

  • Ozone alert issued for Long Island due to air pollution

    Ozone alerts have been created to not only warn individuals of dangerous levels of air pollution, but encourage people to think green as well.

    Recently, an ozone alert was issued for Long Island, New York, after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and State Department of Health determined that air pollution levels were hazardous. Individuals who exercise outdoors, small children, older adults and people with respiratory conditions are all at risk of health complications during an alert, according to the Long Island Press.

    During an alert, local residents are encouraged to carpool or use mass transit systems to reduce the overall amount of air pollution in the region. Conserving fuel and reducing exhaust can also help.

    Individuals who live with respiratory illnesses or just want to breathe easier can purchase an air purifier for their homes.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus can help remove pollen, dust, cigarette smoke and smog from the atmosphere with its HyperHEPA filter. Ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size can be eliminated from up to 900 square feet of space. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is ideal for individuals with conditions such as asthma and allergies.

  • Kansas City issues first ozone alert of the year

    Although it is anything but pleasant to issue an ozone alert, many cities are forced to do so as a result of high levels of air pollution. Recently, Kansas City put its first ozone alert in place at the orange level, according to the Kansas City Star. The Mid-America Regional Council issued the warning after it felt that there was a high concentration of smog at groundlevel.

    The orange level alert was issued in an effort to warn individuals with respiratory conditions to stay indoors between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the air pollution is high. Elderly people and small children are also at risk of breathing complications when exposed to large amounts of smog. High concentrations of air pollution can surpass standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Individuals who suffer from respiratory illnesses can reduce their chances of health complications with air purifiers. The IQAir HealthPro Plus can make it easier for people to breathe in their own homes after an ozone alert has been issued.

    The HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter that is designed to trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. It is capable of removing pet dander, dust, pollen and cigarette smoke from up to 900 square feet.

  • Ragweed allergies beginning to affect more Americans

    Many people who have been suffering from seasonal allergies might find comfort in knowing that they are not alone.

    Research conducted by Quest Diagnostics has found that allergies are increasing among Americans, according to InForum. The study, which examined approximately 2 million people, is one of the largest to look into how allergies are continuing to evolve.

    Research shows that ragweed season grew between 1995 and 2009. Individuals who live in the mountain states and Southwest region of the country are more likely to show symptoms of ragweed allergies.

    More than 53 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 17 who were examined showed sensitivity to one or more allergens as well.

    Individuals who suffer from seasonal allergies are advised to avoid going outdoors during the early morning hours when the pollen count is at its highest. Showering after outdoor activities can also prevent allergens from making their way indoors.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus can help allergy-sufferers as well. Its HyperHEPA filter can trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, ranging from pet dander to pollen. The IQAir HealthPro Plus can cover up to 900 square feet, making it easier for people with allergies to breathe.

  • Hyatt hotels begin offering allergen-free rooms to guests

    A number of household surfaces are known to attract and trap allergens, but beds are commonly overlooked as one of the most potentially irritating accommodations in a room. Everything from pillow cases to blankets can catch skin particles and dust, making them an annoyance to allergy-sufferers.

    Recently, the Hyatt hotel chain announced that it will begin doing its part to help allergy patients when visiting their facilities, according to ABC Action News. The company is now developing rooms specifically for allergy-sufferers who require clean air to breathe easier. Furnishings are chemically treated to prevent allergens from sticking to surfaces, such as beds and tables. Air purifiers are included in the rooms to keep particles from irritating guests with allergies.

    Similarly, air purifiers can have a positive effect on individuals who want to keep their homes allergen-free as well.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus can trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size that cause allergy attacks. Dust, cigarette smoke and pollen can all be removed from up to 900 square feet of space. The IQAir HealthPro Plus can be especially helpful for individuals who live with asthma as well.

  • Heat wave leaves Maryland residents gasping for clean air

    Air pollution is a common problem in many cities across the country, but stifling heat can often trap smog and make it more difficult to breathe. Recently, Maryland was struck with a heat wave that left individuals gasping for air, according to the Baltimore Sun. Those with respiratory conditions were especially vulnerable to complications as a result of the lingering smog.

    In an effort to reduce the effects of air pollution, environmental experts have been recommending a reduction of the use of carbon emission vehicles and appliances. Using power mowers and painting on days with high ozone levels can make it more difficult to breathe.

    Individuals who suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions such as asthma can benefit from air purifiers as well. These devices are designed to remove irritating particles from the air, including pollen, dust and cigarette smoke.

    Those who want to dramatically improve the air quality in their homes may want to purchase the IQAir HealthPro Plus. Its HyperHEPA filter can trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, making it easier to breathe. The air purifier can remove irritants from up to 900 square feet.

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