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Re: Find Out If Your Home Is Asthma and Allergy Friendly With Our Healthy Home Assessment

sillysally ·
I live in the mountains my problems are with the apartment complex moving in smokers who have to smoke outside and the drift coming in my apartment with my doors and widows closed and scents from cleaners and I think diffusers and I have had a few days where I was not able to leave my patio it was so bad I am demanding under the ada to be accomodated and having to go through fair housing. I already know how tl control my asthma,allergies and epilepsy otherwise, management just says I have...
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Re: Find Out If Your Home Is Asthma and Allergy Friendly With Our Healthy Home Assessment

Kathy P ·
Yeah, the default on blog comments is "newest" first. But you can change that for yourself. There is an option between the reply box and the start of the comments to change how they are ordered:
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Re: Find Out If Your Home Is Asthma and Allergy Friendly With Our Healthy Home Assessment

K8sMom2002 ·
No problem at ALL, SillySally ... I feel all thumbs with Facebook and Twitter, so I get your point exactly! These topics (or "threads" -- why they're called threads, I have no clue!) may help you out ... just click the topic title below, and it should take you to where people have been discussing it in the past. Asthma vs Housecleaning - the Struggle is Real! - house cleaning with lots of tips and tricks about cleaning Dealing with irritants - how to handle things like those "perfume assaults"
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Re: Protect Yourself From Dust Mites With Asthma and Allergy Friendly Pillows and Pillow Covers

Shea ·
I just ordered a new mattress encasement (zippered) and 2 pillow encasements from AAFA's list here-- my old-one's zipper broke (it was not one from aafa's list and it was kinda cheap and had a plastic-y feel and was tough to clean) so that is why this time I wanted an AAFA certified one. I cant wait for it to come!
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

LK ·
A question - Since I assume dust mites are also in our cars' upholstery and interior, how often should we vacuum our cars? Thanks!
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

Melissa G ·
Lisa, that is a great question. I will see if I can find that out for you.
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

Melissa G ·
Lisa, this would be a great question for Ask the Allergist.
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

LK ·
Thank you for the link, Melissa! Just sent the question.
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Fighting Asthma & Allergy

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Fighting Asthma & Allergy
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

Dawn Graziano ·
What is the best room air purifier for removing mold and dust from indoor air. I suffer from asthma and am looking to purchase for the upcoming winter months. Mold and dust are my primary allergies. Also how can you determine if there is mold in your home? I have a bedroom where windows were replaced several years ago and has a musty smell.
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Tell Us About the Products You Buy to Make Your Home Healthier

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is conducting a survey to learn more about the products you buy for your family and how they impact your homes’ health. We want to hear your thoughts about product claims and your experience with CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products and services. Take our quick survey to let us know how you shop for home products. The survey should take 15 minutes or less to complete. TAKE THE SURVEY NOW Take the survey by Nov. 5, 2020, at...
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Re: 5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

Shea ·
Always a good reminder! How do you clean outdoor and/or indoor trees? I hosed my outdoor house plant (A Norfolk Pine-- it isn't a true pine so Im hoping it isn't adding to my allergy issues like true pines might). I hosed it off really good and let it dry under my carport for a few days before I brought it in. It can hold small, light decorations/ornaments. I purchased a small fake tabletop tree this year. Im thinking each year I will use a wet soapy cloth and wipe each branch with it as I...
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Re: 5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

Kathy P ·
Shea - we do something similar with our live tree each year. We bring it home (this year it was curbside delivery!) and set it up on the deck outside in the tree stand. Then we give it a good shake (I stay in the house for this) and hose it down. We let it dry overnight before bringing it into the house. I'm not allergic to pine so it's more pollens and mold that might be clinging to the branches/needles. This seems to be sufficient for me. For artificial trees, off season storage is going...
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Not All Vacuums Are Equal

AAFA Community Services ·
All vacuums have the same basic purpose: to remove debris like dust, dirt and pet dander from your floors and furniture. But not all vacuums are the same. Some vacuums actually fill your air with the particles and allergens you are trying to remove. If you have asthma and allergies, you need a vacuum that will contain allergens as it removes them to help you keep a healthier indoor environment.
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5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

AAFA Community Services ·
Holiday decorations make your home fun and festive. But they can also bring in asthma triggers and allergens. How do you deck the halls while keeping a healthy home? Here are five asthma & allergy friendly® tips for a healthier home for the holidays.
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Asthma and Allergy Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts to Show Your Love

AAFA Community Services ·
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! It’s a time to show your love. But it's also a time for people with asthma and allergies to be extra careful about their triggers. When celebrating Valentine's Day, show you care by being inclusive of people with asthma and allergies. If you give your sweetheart a bottle of perfume or a beautiful bouquet, it could make them sneeze and wheeze. What Are Common Asthma and Allergy Triggers In Valentine's Day Treats? Many popular Valentine’s Day gifts and activities...
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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With the Latest Issue of freshAAIR™ Magazine

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The Spring 2021 issue of freshAAIR™ Magazine – our digital magazine for people with asthma and allergies – is available! This special issue includes tips and information to help you improve your indoor air quality for a healthier home. It also highlights our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program . The Certification Program helps people make informed purchases for a healthier home. Even if a product is labeled “hypoallergenic” or “asthma and allergy friendly,” it doesn’t mean...
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AAFA and Rabbit Air Team Up to Help At-Risk Children With Asthma

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Rabbit Air have teamed up to help children in San Diego, California, and St. Louis, Missouri, have better indoor air quality to improve asthma management. AAFA is currently working with Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. We are helping them grow and expand their severe asthma clinic by providing funding, education support, and building their community network. AAFA staff meet with members of the Rady Children’s severe asthma clinic...
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Healthier Home Checklist: How to Improve Your Home’s Asthma and Allergy Hot Spots

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A healthy living space begins with good indoor air quality (IAQ) . Allergens, scents, chemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and outdoor air pollution can affect the IAQ in your home. Good IAQ is an important part of asthma and allergy management. But asthma triggers and allergens can hide all over our homes. So where do you begin when it comes to making your home healthier? Some asthma and allergy triggers are easy to spot – such as allergens like dust and mold. But there are other...
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Washington, D.C., Families Managing Asthma Receive New Flooring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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A good asthma treatment plan includes managing your indoor air quality to help reduce asthma and allergy triggers . Rugs and wall-to-wall carpeting can hold onto irritants and allergens. But allergens and particles can be more easily cleaned from hard surface flooring. One way you can manage asthma and allergy triggers is by replacing carpets with hard surface flooring. In the United States, the burden of asthma falls disproportionately on poor, low-wealth, and minority populations. Housing...
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Re: Washington, D.C., Families Managing Asthma Receive New Flooring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Ironmom316 ·
How about no pets? That's a huge irritant for many. Please address that. Teachers bring their dogs to the school and kids who are allergic to dogs are getting really sick. People bring their dogs to stores all the time making asthmatics sick. Please address that issue. On Wed, Apr 21, 2021, 1:02 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: Washington, D.C., Families Managing Asthma Receive New Flooring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

JR ·
@Ironmom316 You're right that this issue (bringing non-service animals into public places) needs practical solutions. This specific program mentioned above is meant to address allergens in the home. While, not having a dog in your house will certainly result in fewer allergens in the house, there's nothing that can be done prevent private citizens from keeping pets their homes. That said, we (AAFA) will continue to find ways to help address what we can.
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Why Healthy Indoor Air Quality Is Important

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Having good indoor air quality is an important part of living in a healthy home. You can improve your indoor air quality by reducing the sources of allergens and irritants in your home. "We take about 20,000 breaths each day and spend 90% of our time indoors. Reducing exposure to substances in the environment around us that trigger allergy and asthma symptoms is important. Eliminating these indoor triggers is a great place to start.” – Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and...
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COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need for Improving Indoor Air Quality

AAFA Community Services ·
As evidence has mounted that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread through the air, it has placed an urgent spotlight on indoor air ventilation. In addition to wearing masks and keeping a physical distance from people outside your household, experts recommend improving air flow in indoor spaces. The virus is more likely to spread indoors where air may be trapped from flowing. The virus spreads from tiny droplets that come out of people’s mouths and noses when they breathe, talk, sing,...
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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need for Improving Indoor Air Quality

ScttLee ·
The problem is that companies are too cheap to do it right and/or the ventilation companies are worthless. A local big box pharmacy has air flow in and out of their area. Having their pharmacy at positive pressure would keep all the customer's germs out of the dispensing area. People complain about smoky businesses: one bar I used to go to had 200 people that smoked and their air was clear, whereas you couldn't see across another bar that only had 30 smoking. A local ventilation company...
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Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need for Improving Indoor Air Quality

JR ·
@ScttLee Your concern is certainly understandable. Doing what you did and being clear about your preference, regardless of cost, is so important (and sometimes easier said than done).
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

Compton ·
Welcome, Suprabha to the AAFA community. An interesting question. CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® allergen-barrier mattress or pillow covers prevent dust mite colonies from booming in your bed. They will still live in your sheets, pillowcases and blankets, but with regular washing with hot water, you can keep the numbers down. Do Antibacterial mattresses make a difference? This would be a great question for Ask the Allergist. or a new topic in the Allergy Support forum.
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

Suprabha ·
I had a big issue that which mattress would be better for dust mites. The Magniflex Mattress website gave me a conclusion that Antibacterial mattresses are the best for dust mites. What do you suggest?
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