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Allergy Advice

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How to choose an air purifier for Asthma relief.

In an earlier post back in 2014 we discussed different ways to reduce allergens throughout the home, with or without the use of air purifiers. However, in this post we are focusing on air purifiers specifically, and more importantly, which type you should consider if you suffer from Asthma. There are two main types of purifier commonly used for alleviating Asthma symptoms, firstly there are ‘Air Sterilisers’ like the popular Airfree brand, and then there are more commonly known ‘Hepa Filter’ air purifiers, which come in all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Stop Dust Mites 18/03/2015

Dust Mites and Asthma – What can you do to alleviate the symptoms.

What are Dust Mites? Dust mites are tiny little bugs that are are so small you cannot see them with the naked eye. The fact is every home has these, no matter how clean you think your home is, the dust mites are lurking (sorry!)  These critters survive by feeding on human skin flakes and mould spores and are commonly found in our pillows, mattresses, furniture, carpets and believe it or not even in stuffed toys and our other fabric covered belongings. What is the link between Dust Mites and... Read More

03/02/2015
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Allergic to those you love the most?!

Pets… we love them dearly and treat them like one of the family. But sometimes they’re REALLY hard to live with. Cats and parrots are the biggest culprits when it comes to allergies. Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies, but it’s not the fur that’s the real problem. Normally, it’s the saliva, urine or dander – dried skin – that we react badly to. Parrot allergies are very common too and, once again, it tends to be the dander which causes the adverse reaction. As a nation... Read More

08/01/2015

5 New Year’s resolutions… for asthma

It’s the New Year! And that means resolutions! For the 5.4 million people in the UK with Asthma we thought we’d share 5 New Year’s resolutions to help keep symptoms at bay… along with using your normal medication. 1. Make sure you’re breathing clean air Many of the irritants that trigger an Asthma attack are airborne: smoke, pollen, mould, dust and pet dander. Most of us are very careful about what we eat and drink but a large number of toxins actually enter our systems from the air. An air purifier... Read More

23/10/2014
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Allergy & Asthma sufferers: How to reduce allergens at home

For those who suffer from allergies or other health issues, such as asthma, you know how important it is to avoid the things that trigger these reactions. Our homes are actually one of the places which contain the most allergens. An ultimate goal for allergy sufferers should be to reduce the allergens present in the home so their families can breathe in clean air, reducing the effect of symptoms that are brought on by allergies or asthma. The following is a guide to the different types of allergens that can... Read More

08/10/2014
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10 tips to sleep better at night

According to the NHS up to a third of us have some difficulty sleeping. We all know the feeling of having a head full of racing thoughts, not being able to get to sleep, then worrying about not getting to sleep… etc! It’s a downward spiral. Sleep is so important to our physical wellbeing, concentration and mood. So what can you do to make sure you get a good night’s sleep so that your body can recharge? 1. Get into a routine Those of us with children will probably remember... Read More

30/09/2014

Parrots and Air Purifiers: What’s the Link?

Most parrot lovers will already know that the answer to this question is unfortunately, allergies. Pet birds are actually the number one allergy causing pet. Parrots, Cockatoos, Parakeets, Parrotlets… they can all make us sneeze. There are about 1 million pet birds in the UK and roughly 10% of us suffer allergic reactions to our pets. Why do pet birds cause allergies? All birds produce dander when they preen their feathers. Dander is an extremely fine powder which becomes airborne very easily, it’s made up of tiny pieces of feather... Read More

How air purifiers benefit your health 09/09/2014
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Infographic – 6 ways that clean air can benefit your health

Clean air is more important for your health than you might think. In fact there are 12,000 cases of exacerbated asthma caused by not breathing clean air and more than half of all illnesses are made worse by indoor air pollution. Clearer air means better sleep, reduced asthma and hay fever symptoms and breathing fewer particles that are bad for our health. Here’s why…

How does air quality affect the workplace 26/08/2014
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Infographic – Air quality in the workplace

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults with Asthma have missed a day of work because of their symptoms? The air quality in your workplace can really affect both your productivity and your health. Even those without asthma or allergies suffer a lack of concentration, from fatigue, headaches and lethargy in offices with stuffy air. So why does office air get so stuffy? Well apart from people, photo copiers actually created charged particles, there are volatile compounds from computer monitors and pollution blown in from outside, all of these... Read More

07/08/2014
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Infographic – Which air purifier will work best for me?

We often receive calls from customers with various breathing problems wanting to know which air purifier will help their symptoms. This is a great question to ask because different types of air purifiers clean the air in different ways, some filter the air to remove impurities. Some ionise the air which allows them to trap particles, and some destroy harmful particles by incinerating them. Due to these different methods of working we often recommend certain air purifiers according to the breathing problem a customer has. So we thought we would... Read More