Well, this is the time of year that pollen particles fill the air with all of that lovely yellow/green stuff…You know the stuff that changes the color of your car. Coats your deck. Sticks to your windows. Makes you sneeze. Makes it harder to breath. Tickles our noses. For people who suffer from allergies, spring is a time of itchy eyes and sneezes and misery.
While the tendency may be to head indoors for relief, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies indicate that indoor levels of many pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels, making it one of the top five urgent environmental risks to public health. In fact, many seasonal activities such as cooking, spring cleaning and redecorating can spread indoor pollutants. Did you know:
· Poor indoor air quality can cause a lack of concentration in school-aged children (Journal of Indoor Air)
· Every year, asthma accounts for an estimated three million lost work days for adults and over ten million lost school days for children (American Lung Association’s Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality)
Dr. Neil Schachter, M.D., past president of the American Lung Association of the City of New York, suggests a “home health check-up” to help make your home a healthier place to live. He recommends avoiding cleaning products that contain ammonia or chlorine, and limiting your pet’s access to certain areas of the home, including the bedroom. A high performance air filter, such as a Filtrete filter, may also help improve indoor air quality. Listen to these tips and more on Dr. Schachter’s podcast on www.Filtrete.com. While you’re there, play the Filtrete Clean Air Fact or Fiction to test your knowledge of indoor air quality. You could win a home inspection from Steve Ramos, featured home inspector on HGTV’s House Detective.
It’s recommended to change your air filter at the start of every season, or every three months. Recognizing that this may be the last thing on the mind of a busy Mom, 3M, the makers of Filtrete filters, offers the Clean Air Club. Moms can receive seasonal e-newsletters featuring special offers, filter change reminders, better home living tips and more. Plus, the first 50 people to sign up each week will receive a free bamboo plant – a natural air purifier.
Filtrete High Performance 1″ filters capture at least 90% of large airborne particles from the air passing through the filter. They outperform all non-electrostatic filters including three-month pleated, washable and fiberglass 1″ filters.
Filtrete high performance filters carry a microparticle rating of 1200 or higher and capture small and large particles including smoke, smog and particles that carry viruses. They also meet the American Lung Association® indoor air quality guidelines.
Filtrete High Performance Filters include:
* Filtrete Maximum Allergen Reduction Filter
* Filtrete Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter
* Filtrete Advanced Allergen Reduction Filter
* Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter
* Filtrete Ultra Pure Filter
* Filtrete Allergen Reduction Filter
What are you still doing here? Go change your filter to a Filtrete Filter, go read up on how to help clean the air in your home. Make your home an easier place to breathe this season! Go sign up for the Clean Air Club as we embark on this allergy season.
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