Airfree at IHHS Show!

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We at Airfree are excited to announce that we attended and showcased our products for the 6th year consecutive year at the International Home + Housewares Fair held in Chicago.  This year our booth was placed in a new location and we appreciated the increase in the interest of intrigued companies who came to our booth to learn more about our filter less brand of air purifiers.

We were excited to present two new products, the ORB Humidifier that is scheduled to make its official launch in July 2017 and our new, sleek and elegant Air Purifier – Tulip.  The Tulip attracted the attention of all of our visitors.  Our visitors not only enjoyed Tulips beautiful design, they were also very surprised to know that the capacity of this new model is equivalent to our model P1000!

Please stay tuned for more information on our new products!

To learn more about all of our high quality products – please visit our website at: www.airfree.com – Our website offers many topics and videos for you browse through that will provide you with extensive information and research regarding the environment and our products.

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Pollen and Hay Fever

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Bacteria in Corporate Environments

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Over the years corporations have made major strides to improve their office environments and choosing wise enhancements for the comfort of their employees.  Our towns, cities and counties are constantly expanding and there are buildings being built or reconstructed to house stores and businesses to what seem like a daily basis.  Growth can cause our outdoor air quality and environment to suffer and believe it or not it can also trickle into our indoor air quality.  Bacteria in our indoor air can cause disease and can trigger respiratory attacks.

Most every office throughout the United States rely on some form of air conditioning and heating system.  Air conditioners and heating systems are a breeding ground for bacteria.  The most common type of disease that is associated with poor air quality is Legionnaires’ Disease.  Legionnaires’ Disease is a disease that spreads bacteria, through mist, from air conditioning units in large buildings.  Adults over the age of 50 and people with weak immune systems, chronic lung disease or are heavy tobacco users are most at risk.   Some of the symptoms of the disease include pain in the chest or muscles, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, fever or chills, shortness of breath, coughing, headache and even confusion.

Those who may suffer from any or all of these symptoms should seek medical attention for an appropriate diagnosis.  Also, strict control of air quality should be a MUST for those who own or operate a corporate environment to ensure that there are no outbreaks of these bacteria and provide their employees with quality air for a quality working environment.

Airfree Air Purifiers are also a solution to air quality issues, whether in the home or at the office, and we invite you to browse our fine line of maintenance free air purifiers by visiting our website at:www.airfree.com

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Vacuum & Sewing Dealers Trade Association (VDTA)

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We are pleased to announce that we had a successful visit at the 2017 Vacuum & Sewing Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) Show that was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 12 to February 14th.

During the event, we presented, with great pride, our Airfree Lotus, Iris, P, T and Fit models.  We were excited to meet with our contacts and distributors along with chain stores across the United States.  Some of our new contacts showed interest in our products and we look forward to working with them in the coming days and months.  The new interest and contacts will allow Airfree a greater distribution of our products across the country.

The VDTA Show, as always, attracted the attention of visitors to the show and to all products showcased, nothing was left behind.  Product design attracts the attention of everyone who passes by each booth, but design isn’t the only thing that allows our product to stand out.  Our contacts at this show are mostly with shop owners who are in direct contact with their customers and in turn we hear, directly from our customers, exactly what the buyer is looking for.

We always love to hear the benefits our products have on our consumers.  We take great pride in gathering all information from consumer to shop owner and using it to improve future lines.

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and we look forward to a successful 2017 together!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and as always we invite you to browse our fine line of maintenance free air purifiers by visiting our website at: www.airfree.com

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Asthma Statistics

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Below are facts on asthma pulled directly from the World Health Organization (WHO) site:

Facts

  • According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma.
  • Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.
  • Asthma is not just a public health problem for high income countries: it occurs in all countries regardless of level of development. Over 80% of asthma deaths occurs in low and lower-middle income countries.
  • Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated, creating a substantial burden to individuals and families and possibly restricting individuals’ activities for a lifetime.

Asthma is a chronic disease that is characterized by frequent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing.  The severity and frequency will vary from person to person with symptoms occurring several times a day/week and for some increase when doing physical activity or during the evening.  Those that are at risk for developing asthma are a combination of genetics and environmental exposure to inhaled substances and particles.

 

Indoor allergens like house dust mites found on bedding, blankets, carpets, furniture and pet dander along with tobacco smoke, chemicals used at jobs, pollens and molds, and air pollution are some of the substances and particles that can provoke allergic reactions that can irritate airways.  Other triggers for asthma include cold air, extreme anger or fear and exercise.

 

Asthma cannot be cured but it can be managed with medication.  Medication isn’t the only way to help control asthma – it is strongly suggested to avoid triggers.  While we can’t fully control outdoor air triggers we can certainly try to control our indoor air triggers and the best way to do this is by using an Airfree Air Purifier.

 

We invite you to browse our fine line of maintenance free air purifiers and find the best size to fit your home.  Please visit our website at: www.airfree.com

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 Health Effects – Problems Resulting from Mold

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Mold — In addition to the unpleasant appearance and overall nuisance that mold can cause as it damages materials and the smell that we may encounter, these fungi can also cause problems, some serious, to our health.  One of the main health issues that can result are respiratory allergies, but also observed are infectious and even toxic reactions.  To help better understand, we have divided this subject into three topics.

Allergies: Currently, it is estimated that approximately 30% of the population have allergies and that number is expected to increase to 50% by the middle of the century. There are several agents that can trigger allergies, among them, mold. The allergic response will depend on the sensitivity of the exposed person, the amount of mold they are in contact with, and the species. The amount of allergens to mold varies widely between regions and these molds are capable of triggering allergies such as respiratory, such as rhinitis, allergic sinusitis and atopic asthma.

Symptoms of rhinitis include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, in addition to sneezing, sometimes in repetition. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, which leads to pain in the area, as well as headaches and even earaches and in the region of the jaw. Asthma is characterized mainly by lack of air and wheezing in the chest.

The treatment of these diseases should be monitored by an allergist doctor and not only by prescription medication, when necessary, to environmental control, with reduction of exposure to mold.

Infectious reactions:  Although this type of reaction is not easily understood, mold infections have become increasingly common in recent years due to changes in population susceptibility.  Those with a suppressed immune system have a higher risk of acquiring fungal infections. Included in the risk group are elderly, patients with AIDS, cancer patients or under treatment for cancer and transplanted individuals.  The most common mold acquired through airborne transmission is one of the most commonly found fungi in homes around the world.  Those infected can experience very serious lung infections and it can be very difficult to diagnose.   Fungal infections may occur after a hospital admission, but it is important to note that a person’s home environment, if left uncontrolled, can produce high amounts of mold and can increase your risk of acquiring invasive fungal infections.   It is very important to reduce exposure to mold either in the hospital setting or at home.

Toxic reactions: Some species of fungi, under certain environmental conditions, are capable of producing toxins, generally referred to as mycotoxins.  Today, more than 300 mycotoxins are known, and although major studies are focused on toxins produced by molds in food, other research has shown that exposure indoors can also cause possible damage.  Recent studies have Stachybotrys chartarum, a kind of mold found indoors which can cause toxic problems for people, to be dangerous and can cause many respiratory and-pulmonary  problems What most health experts recommend is controlled measures like an air purifier which kills mold is necessary to maintain indoor air quality.  

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