WHY PET OWNERS
NEED AN AIR PURIFIER
Pet dander is one of the most volatile substances for causing allergies and asthma. From mold spores to dust mites and other airborne pollutants, the quality of the air inside your home is not adequate for your living. Depending on your pet, different types of dogs and cats can produce various amount of dander. According to WebMD, every single home in the U.S. has detectable traces of pet dander, whether a pet lives in the home or not. Even if you're not allergic to cats or dogs, breathing in these particles can do a number on your respiratory system. The consequences of inhaling fine particles range from asthma to lung cancer to cardiovascular issues, respiratory diseases, birth defects, and more.
Here are a few guidelines to healthier and clean air living for those that have pets: Generally, it's best to avoid carpeting and use smooth flooring instead. Less dog and cat hairs equals less sneezing. Avoid furnishings that quickly gather dust. This will further prevent pet hair that lingers. Try keeping your windows closed (at home and in the car). Using air conditioning in the warmer months will get het rid of outdoor pollens or allergens. It's also good to minimize outdoor exposure when your allergies are acting up. And always continue to clean your home on a weekly basis. But don't rely on vacuuming as your end-all solution to pet dander. When you vacuum, a large amount of those particles are stirred up in the air, thus pet dander being reintroduced to the air that is circulating through your home. If you're a smoker, don't smoke inside your home. The scent of smoke alone is an unpleasant odor for your family and guests. Take it outside.
Invest in an air purifier that is specifically designed for pet allergens. A HEPA fast type filter is the best solution for removing those allergens. For example, leading air purifier brand, Austin Air makes a Pet Machine for pet owners. With three fan speeds, 360 degrees of air intake and a 4-stage air filtering system, this unit is specifically designed to trap allergens caused by pets. A special carbon blend will also help reduce many pet odors that linger in the air.
By investing in an air purifier for pet allergies and dander, you can continue to live with four-legged friends without harming your own health.
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