How to prepare the air in your home before your baby arrives?

Childcare starts in the mother’s belly. Expecting mothers have a lot to deal with and watch over during the long months of waiting. But have they ever thought how air quality at home is important? The pending birth of a baby creates a lot of mixed emotions from happiness, anticipation, and anxiety.  Will it be a […]

In the summer, respiratory health also needs attention

Summer is the most beloved season for most Americans. After all, the hottest time of the year combines vacation, travel, and fun.  When we think summer we also think of things like swimming pools, plenty of ice cream and cold beverages, and air conditioning. But what is pleasurable for many, can also harm the health […]

World Allergy Day

According to the World Health Organization, 300 million individuals have asthma and 400 million are affected annually by allergic rhinitis. July 8th is World Allergy Day, a date on which the World Health Organization aims to alert the population to the importance of controlling these allergies. The amount of allergic diseases is increasing worldwide, thus […]

Pets and allergies

Can a person with respiratory allergies have pets, such as dogs or cats?  This is the question that many are asking and whose answer can be found in the intensity of the crises that result from that relationship. Pets are an invaluable asset for the well-being of adults and children, both physically and emotionally. But this […]

Asthma

According to the CDC, there are an estimated 25 million people in the United States (300 million worldwide) that are diagnosed and/or receive treated for asthma every year. It is also estimated that asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $81.9 billion per year in medical expenses, missed work/school and or death. What is Asthma? […]

Dust mites

The problem with respiratory allergies such as rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma is that most allergic reactions are caused by house dust mites.  Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that “live with and all around us.” House dust must thrive in places like our furniture and specifically love our beds (just like we do)! According to the […]

Spring allergies infographic

Spring is the most beloved and beautiful season of the year. The colorful flowers and trees embellish the once bare and grey winter landscape bringing along with it the return of birds and butterflies to complete the landscape. However, for those who suffer from respiratory allergies, including rhinitis, sinusitis, and in some cases asthma and […]

Spring Cleaning: Mold and Mildew Be Gone!

Mold and mildew are a couple of those pesky things that occur in everyone’s home but no one really likes to talk about. Mold often grows in bathrooms as the area is usually warm and humid – two things that it thrives on. Black mold can also occur in kitchens and laundry areas.  Depending on […]

Our Top 5 Air Quality Apps

1. AIRNow (Free) This app by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) provides users with real-time air quality information to help them plan their day. The app allows users to get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution. Our favorite part is the page […]

Spring Allergies

April showers bring May flowers and May flowers bring pollen. Pollen can cause seasonal rhinitis that usually appears in spring along with blooming flowers. Because pollen is produced by flowers, grass, trees, and weeds, it is nearly impossible to avoid in daily life. Pollen is lightweight and disperses through the air. The width of an […]

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