|Allergy & Asthma Sufferers|
Does it seem
like your asthma or allergies, or a family members asthma or allergies
If so, it may not be
It is no coincidence that asthma cases have increased by more than 100%
over the past 20 years. Or that death rates have tripled since 1976. Or
that the number one reason for emergency room visits in Canada last year
was for asthma.
The fact is, worsening asthma cases have coincided with the emergence of
the indoor air quality epidemic. As the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) warns us, indoor air quality has become the nation's number one
environmental health problem. It may be a more serious health problem
than outdoor air pollution!
How do we know
that indoor air is the culprit?
First, consider that during
the last 20 years, we have improved asthma medications (although many
still cause a variety of undesirable side effects) and our understanding
of asthma tremendously.
Second, we know genetics is not the cause of the recent alarming growth
in asthma difficulties, since 20-plus years is nowhere near long enough
for such a dramatic genetic effect to take place. In which case, this
leaves us with the conclusion that the cause is environmental. This makes
perfect sense, considering that environmental triggers, or airborne
contaminants and allergens trigger most asthma attacks.
Many believe that the air in
the great outdoors poses the greater risk for asthmatics, since pollution
and allergens are commonly associated with outside air; however, it is
the air in our homes, schools, workplaces, and other indoor environments
that have the most severe impact on our respiratory systems. To begin
with, indoor air is several times more polluted than air outside, as the
EPA states, even though it may seem to be clean.
Every indoor environment, regardless of how clean it is, will be filled
with bio-pollutants (e.g., over 50% of the weight of the average pillow
is microscopic dust mites and their waste), chemical vapors (your home
may seem clean, but what did you clean it with . . . chemically based
household cleaners!), floating dead human skin (80% of the dust you see
floating in your house is dead decaying skin!), and endless other
pollutants from numerous sources. Its interesting that air tight,
energy-efficient homes and buildings became a standard about 20 years
ago, as a result of the energy crisis in the 1970s, around the same time
that asthma problems began rising sharply. Plus, people spend over 90% of
their time indoors, meaning that the indoor environment has a far greater
impact upon our health one way or the other.
Furthermore, a recent study found that the allergen level in
well-insulated homes is 200% higher than is found in warmer
The air in your home may be causing headaches, watery eyes, a tired run
down feeling, sneezing, itching, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion,
difficulty concentrating and aggravation of asthma and allergies!
proves that ultraviolet light can provide
A new study details the
results of a study of ultraviolet light and its benefits in office
buildings. In this comprehensive study, health symptoms linked to
sick building syndrome were alleviated with the installation of
ultraviolet lights in the HVAC system. Worker sickness
The Second Wind Wholue House UV air purifier effectively removes
most of the airborne allergy triggers such as animal dander, pollen, dust
mites and molds. By removing these allergens and contaminants, it will
help you and your family to relieve your allergy symptoms. The
Ultraviolet Germicidal UVC light is used to help kill airborne bacteria,
mold and viruses that enter the unit by destroying the DNA of
PARTICULATES -- Dirt, Dust, Pollen, Spores , largest of the allergens.
allergens can be
captured by a high-efficiency air filter.
BIOAEROSOLS -- Micro Organisms such as bacteria and mold. These
can be sterilized in the duct system by Second Wind
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS -- Chemical gasses,
solvents, and odor
causing contaminants. Neutralized in the duct system
by Second Wind POC
or singlet oxygen technology.
Wind Air Purifier Family of air cleaners and air purifiers addresses every aspect of
the Center for Disease Control Pie Chart. Particulate that are 3
micrometers and larger can be filtered out of the air through upgraded
filtration. The Second Wind Inline Air Cleaner will help reduce
particulates in the home substantially. Where the filtration stops, the
Second Wind Air Purifier technology begins. Bioaerosols such as
Microorganisms, Viruses, Mold, and Bacteria cannot be filtered out with
standard filtration. The Second Wind Air Purifier with ultraviolet
germicidal light sterilizes most of this microscopic living organisms
passing through the duct system. Volatile Organic Compounds are chemical
gasses, solvents, and odor causing contaminants. The Second Wind Air
Purifier will reduce the amount of these products in the air stream with
it's POC and singlet oxygen technologies.
New AirFree Air Purifier
Airfree P1000 and Platinum P2000 Air Sterilizers
Allergen Reduction Certified
Independent tests performed in Cambridge-UK verified Airfree’s ability to very effectively control the hazardous airborne house dust mite allergen Derp 1, extremely well.
Austin Air Purifiers
Austin Hega Allergy Machine™
Allergies and Asthma
Designed specifically for allergy and asthma sufferers, the engineers at Austin Air have created HEGA filtration - High Efficiency Gas Adsorption. The Allergy Machine’s 4-stage adsorption system combines the superior particle filtration of Medical Grade HEPA with the added adsorption capacity of the Activated Military Carbon Cloth.
Allerair Air Purifiers
Combination UV &Hepa Air Purifiers: The HEPA air purifiers AllerAir Air Purifiers are ideal for someone who...
Has hyper chemical sensitivity to VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
Has odors or sensitivity to compounds released from a new home, new furniture, new carpeting or anything that releases VOCs
Is a heavy smoker or lives with persons who are heavy smokers
Needs to sterilize, kill and disinfect most germs, bacteria, microbes and viruses
Wants features commonly ordered for use in hostile or toxic air
environments such as medical facilities or government military buildings
in order to reduce potent airborne contaminants
NeoAir Enviro Care Air Purifiers
The Neoair Enviro PLUS is the latest addition in the Neoair Family. More powerful than ever this model features a huge 600 sq ft coverage area. With the new SuperHEPA filter this unit is especially recommended to asthma sufferers and to people that are extra sensitive to dusts and pollens. The SuperHEPA incorporates twice as much filter media making it more efficient against the finest particles and allergens.