Breathing Space Blog 23/09/2014

Chemical sensitivity – what is it and what can you do to reduce symptoms

What is chemical sensitivity? Considered to be a 21st century disease, chemical sensitivity is a chronic condition where the body reacts badly when exposed to a variety of chemicals. Every day we are exposed to literally thousands and thousands of chemicals, in the air around us, the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the products we put on our skin. These chemicals enter our bodies as we breathe, digest or absorb them through our skin and once in the body they have to be broken down into nontoxic... Read More 19/09/2014

Toxic World Toxic People – A must read book

We recently received a phone call from a customer who said she found out about us while she was reading Anna Victoria Rodgers’ book: Toxic World Toxic People. Apparently, Anna named Breathing Space as the best place to get advice on air purifiers. Anna, if you ever read this – thank you for the complement, we’re very honoured that you mentioned us. It’s true, we do love talking about air purifiers. Mainly because we’re passionate about the health benefits of breathing clean air. In an interview on this blog Anna... Read More

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Five things Blueair air purifiers do better than most.

If you are considering investing in an air purifier and have done some research online, you will no doubt have been surprised ( and perhaps confused ) by the sheer amount of information available on the subject of air quality in the home or office and just exactly which type of purifier you should choose. You can buy a semi decent unit for around £50.00 to  £150.00 from the likes of Argos or John Lewis and as long as your room is fairly small and you do not have a serious... Read More

Lotus P150 Chromotherapy air purifier 11/09/2014

Efficiency over beauty – or both!

When it comes to our homes, most of us are keen to fill them with attractive furnishings and decor to make them look good. However, when it comes to choosing the right air purifier you need to use another strategy! Buying an air purifier for your home is a great way to ensure that you are able to breathe cleaner, healthier air. Air purifiers are particularly effective for allergy suffers people with asthma, respiratory problems, or weak immune systems as they remove the impurities, pollution and allergens from the air.... Read More

How air purifiers benefit your health 09/09/2014

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…


Stunning new Blueair air purifiers are a hit at the IFA technology event in Berlin.

The IFA trade fair in Berlin is Europe’s largest and most important event for showcasing the latest innovations in technology. We went there to see what new products will be making their way to the UK later this year in the world of allergy prevention and air purification and we were not disappointed! Three stunning new Blueair air purifiers set to hit the UK Blueair , the Swedish manufacturers of the world’s most decorated and advanced Hepa air purifiers continue to dominate this field.  They continue to invest heavily in... Read More

Photo taken by Alisha Vargas. Some rights reserved. 04/09/2014

How to get rid of damp in your home

One of the things that many homeowners, landlords and tenants dread finding in their properties in signs of damp. As this is an issue that can quickly spiral out of control as the damp spreads across walls, carpets and fabrics creating crumbling plaster, peeling paint and patterns of mould. Not only does damp look unpleasant, it smells and can even cause an allergic reaction. Mould, which thrives in damp environments releases spores into the air and these can cause hay-fever-like symptoms – itch eyes, sore throat, runny nose. Damp can... Read More


Do dehumidifiers work? Read testimonials from our customers who say they do.

 “Hi David, Many thanks for the warm reception you gave to my wife and myself when we met you. The lofty Remcon system that we bought from you on 7th Feb 2014 cured the condensation from our house instantly”. “The dehumidifier is working perfectly. It’s great to be able to dry my laundry. Thanks again” “Since having the Lofty Remcon  fitted, it has eliminated ALL water running down the windows! I’ve recommended it to at least 3 people already. Do I get commission?” These are just a selection of testimonials... Read More

How does air quality affect the workplace 26/08/2014

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

Photo taken N Chadwick. Some rights reserved. 19/08/2014

Is smog and air pollution getting worse?

A recent report has indicated that air pollution in Britain is set to get worse, partly due to the rising number of people who are choosing to drive diesel powered vehicles. Worryingly emissions from diesel engines are thought to be particularly dangerous according to health experts. One of the largest contributing factors to city pollution is fumes from diesel powered cars. Many cities including Sheffield, Leicester, Bradford, Birmingham and Bristol are looking at following London’s lead to introduce low emission zones to try and curb the rise in pollution. Diesel... Read More