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  • Study finds C-section babies prone to allergies

    There are many issues to weigh when a person starts thinking about whether she wants to deliver her unborn child naturally or via a Caesarian section, ranging from how pain medication can affect the baby to what the recovery time is like for both options. However, a recent study conducted by scientists at Henry Ford Hospital may have found one more reason for women to go natural.

    Researchers discovered babies born via C-section are approximately five times more likely to develop allergies by the age of two than their peers born naturally. During trials, scientists tracked more than 1,200 babies born between 2003 and 2007 and conducted various tests on them and their parents to check for signs of allergies. Tests were run at one month, six months, one year and two years to evaluate each child's allergy risk.

    Overall, kids born via C-section were far more likely to develop allergies over this time in comparison to their peers born naturally. Scientists believe the issue may stem from the babies' "lack of exposure to bacteria in the birth canal." Many suspect the bacterium plays a role in boosting a newborn's immune system.

    WebMD reports that more than half (55 percent) of all Americans have at last one allergy, making it a major health issue. Even if parents can't control how their babies are born, they can help them live better with allergies by installing a medical-grade air purifier like the Airgle PurePal CleanRoom AG900 to ensure family members breathe well at home.

  • Is it allergies or a cold? Knowing the symptoms can lead to the right relief

    Allergy season is right around the corner in the U.S., and even though the season is about to start, many experts are worried patients will confuse certain cold symptoms with allergies. Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist and past president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, reports certain pollens can pop up during late February and early March, so learning the difference between allergy and cold symptoms is key in getting a patient the right treatment. 

    According to ABC News, there are differences between these two common issues that can help patients decipher what condition they have. 

    "A cold can be accompanied by low-grade fever, sore throat and a cough, whereas allergies usually don't have those things," Dr. William Schaffner told the publication. "You might have a little bit of sore throat with allergies, but it's mostly runny nose and red, itchy eyes."

    Other side effects that differ include feeling achy or having body pains, symptoms that can sometimes occur while battling a cold, but never happen with allergies. 

    Even if you understand the differences between a cold and allergies, it's never too early to start planning for the latter. A great way to ensure family members enjoy fresh air in the home is by installing a professional-grade air purifier like the Airgle PurePal CleanRoom AG900 to help eliminate pollen and other particles in the air.

  • Get ready for allergy season ahead of time

    Spring is right around the corner, and even though this means longer days, better weather and blooming flowers, the warmer months also mark the beginning of allergy season. Since more than half (55 percent) of all Americans suffer from some type of allergy, according to WebMD, finding ways to deal with symptoms ahead of time is key. Dermatologist Carol Baum recently spoke with Women's Health magazine to discuss ways in which families can get ready for allergy season in an attempt to limit its effects. 

    The term "spring cleaning" is more than just a nice suggestion - it could actually help keep allergy symptoms at bay, according to Baum. Getting rid of dust and other grime in the home is crucial in reducing allergy effects even if people aren't allergic to such things. This is because dust, dirt and other particles in the home can irritate your respiratory system even if you're not allergic, which could only make things worse when allergy season is full blown. 

    Preparing your body by boosting your immune system is also key in the fight against allergies. Adding tons of foods filled with vitamin D and C can help keep you healthy, as can getting in more lean protein, like that from salmon or other fatty fish. 

    After cleaning and boosting the immune system, families can go one step further in preventing allergy-related flare-ups. Investing in professional grade air purifiers like Airgle PurePal AG800 can help people breathe better at home. 

  • Asthma could be passed down through generations

    Close to 18.9 million American adults are currently living with asthma, while more than 7 million children are also inflicted with the condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Even though certain factors like air pollution have been found to play a role in the development of asthma, a new trial finds that grandmothers' smoking habits could cause their grandchildren's condition.

    The study, published in the journal Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology, discovered this after reviewing the effects nicotine had on pregnant rats. During trials, scientists found rats who were given nicotine while pregnant gave birth to asthmatic babies. These baby mice then had babies of their own when they reached adulthood, and even though they did not ingest nicotine prior to giving birth, many of their babies were born with asthma. 

    Such findings suggest that the effects of nicotine can leave "heritable epigenetic marks on the genome, which make future offspring more susceptible to respiratory conditions," according to Science Daily.

    Even though more research needs to be conducted to verify these results, parents can still help their children who suffer from asthma now. Ensuring a child has an inhaler to deal with triggers and installing air purifiers like the Airgle PurePal CleanRoom AG900 in the home can ensure youngsters breathe only fresh air while relaxing with family. 

  • Certain foods could suppress allergy symptoms

    More than half of all Americans (55 percent) have at least one allergy, WebMD reports. This leads many to spend more time indoors to avoid certain symptoms. Even though staying inside, breathing in fresh air thanks to a professional grade air purifier like the Airgle PurePal MultiGas AG950 is an option, so is changing your diet to reduce your allergy-related issues. 

    WebMD reports foods that are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients have been found to ease inflammation and mucus build-up caused by certain allergens in the air. 

    When it comes to breakfast, families may benefit from consuming homemade or low-sugar oatmeal paired with a full serving (1 cup) of fresh fruits to keep troublesome symptoms at bay. For lunch, sticking to a turkey or chicken sandwich made with light cream cheese and cranberry sauce may be best. Pair this meal with a side of three-bean salad to get plenty of fiber or light yogurt with fresh berries mixed in for an antioxidant punch. 

    Keep your family feeling good at dinner too, by serving up a creation of teriyaki salmon with hearty brown rice and broccoli. Eating meals that are made with fresh, vitamin-rich ingredients can keep people feeling less foggy during allergy season, letting them enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. 

  • Kids born outside the U.S. better protected against asthma, allergies

    Experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology have reported that the heavy snow in areas around the country followed by pre-spring rain has created the perfect habitat for spring allergies. However, a new study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has found where a person is born could be to blame for their allergies, rather than immediate environmental circumstances. 

    Researchers from St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Oregon Health Science Center looked to test if there was any link between a person's birthplace, how long they've lived in the U.S. and their risk of allergies or asthma. 

    Scientists examined this idea by looking at the health records of nearly 92,000 children who participated in the National Survey of Children's Health. From the data, researchers discovered children born outside of the U.S. had lower rates of allergies than their peers born stateside. More surprisingly, scientists found children whose parents were also born outside of America benefited from lower allergy rates than their peers whose parents were born stateside.

    Even though parents may not be able to change where their kids were born, they can still help reduce their allergy symptoms in the home by installing medical grade air purifiers like the Airgle PurePal CleanRoom AG900 to let the whole family enjoy clean air.

  • Study finds air pollution may negatively effect immune system

    Allergies are more than just a nuisance, they're also a serious problem - one in five people in the U.S. have either allergy or asthma symptoms, while 55 percent of all Americans test positive for one or more allergens, WebMD reports. A recent study has linked air pollution to a rise in allergy and asthma incidents and the reason behind the spike may surprise some. 

    Scientists from Stanford University discovered that airborne toxins called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) seem to prohibit protective cells in the body from signaling the immune system to react. PAHs were also found to over-active certain immune prohibitors that allow the allergens to run rampant in the body.

    PAHs are sent into the air through burning fuel in diesel engines, wood fires and barbeque grills, according to Science News. 

    Asthma and allergies don't seem to be going away anytime soon, especially after the new information revealed in the recent study. Even though people may not be able to control the air they breath while outside, they do have the ability to improve the air quality in their homes. Installing professional-grade air purifiers like Airgle PurePal AG800 can help individuals breath easy while in the comfort of their personal dwellings.

  • Benefits of air purifiers

    Many people might assume that the air they breathe in their homes is fresh and clean. However, there are many factors that can negatively affect the air, ranging from pet dander and odors to garbage and chemicals from certain cleaners. Luckily, there are ways to freshen up air in the house, starting with installing an air purifier.

    Yahoo! Voices reports air purifiers go a long way in improving the quality of air people breathe. One of the most beneficial, is that it can help reduce or eliminate unpleasant smells naturally, or without the use of perfumed candles or sprays. 

    Air purifiers can do more than just remove smells, they also improve certain health problems such as asthma or pet allergies. The news source reports professional grade air purifiers work to remove impurities from the air, thus limiting allergens in a space. The less pollen or pet dander there is, the better people with such allergies can breathe.

    The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports more than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of allergies, while prevalence has increased steadily since the 1980s. Because of this, it might be smart for people to invest in Airgle PurePal Plus AG850 air purifiers to ensure loved ones have access to clean air in the home.

  • Best home for asthma-stricken children involves powerful air filter

    Habitat for Humanity recently teamed up with healthcare company Merck's Build Smart, Breathe Easier program to create a special asthma-friendly home for a family whose two young daughters have both been hospitalized numerous times because of their asthma. Many of the steps taken to create this home involved working to reduce airborne particles that can exacerbate severe asthma.

    These changes involved installing hard flooring rather than carpeting for easier cleaning, special allergen-free paint and most importantly, powerful air filters to keep ventilation from bringing in pollution or toxins from outside.

    If you have a child with asthma and you'd like to keep your home safe, consider installing an IQAir Perfect16 Whole House Air Purifier, available from FreshAirPro. This medical-grade air purifier boasts the highest possible industry rating for whole house air cleaning and filters 100 percent of all moving air in the home.

    It removes up to 95 percent of most irritants, including bacterias, mold spores, pollens, pollutants and a variety of other airborne toxins. To protect your family and keep the air in your home cleaner than it ever has been, look to the medical-grade purifiers we sell at FreshAirPro.

  • The holidays are full of scents, not all of them good

    While many people love the smells of the holidays, to others, they can be torture. That's not to say the smell of fresh pine isn't generally appreciated. It's a scent many people have associated with both the holidays and cleanliness. Of course, most would prefer the scent coming from their fresh pine tree in the living room, but a real tree can be a hassle for some.

    Their response is often to have an artificial tree and simulate the smells of the holidays with air fresheners or holiday candles. That is where the good news ends, because even though the smells may be appealing, the candles or air fresheners may cause allergies to act up.

    If your home has become a haven for these allergens, whether or not you were the one using those aromatic items, it can make the holidays much tougher on you.

    Luckily, there are ways to fight the issue. The IQAir GC MultiGas purifier can help relieve issues caused by allergens, smoke, viruses and even bacteria from the air in your home. It can also be effective for those with chemical sensitivity.

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