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Re: EPA Works to Reduce Air Pollution in 32 States by Improving Older School Buses

Ivonne ·
Very interesting information and also very good news.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Marie E Natzke ·
We've already done some of these things we have hardwood floors in most of the house. Years ago I talked my Mom into not having carpets anymore when they needed to be replaced. She wasn't too sure about doing it but once she got used to it she loved how easy it was to clean and not having to drag a vacuum cleaner around. We have blinds not too many curtains. The only thing have a do have fabric chairs and couches but No pets.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Sue1949 ·
I am new here and new to allergic asthma. I have had allergies all my life, but asthma for only a year or so. I am trying to find some helpful information about some practical things I can do to manage my symptoms. The doctor gave me the diagnosis, but I am left on my own to figure out how to live with it. I am glad to find this community.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Kathy P ·
Hi Sue and welcome! Did the doc give you an asthma action plan on how to track your symptoms? Do your allergies trigger asthma? Do you have those controlled?
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Sue1949 ·
Hi, I saw an allergist two years ago, and a pulmonologist last week. Neither gave me a plan, although I asked for one. Sue
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Sue1949 ·
As for the allergies, I have had them under control for a year. My triggers seem to be cold weather, strong smells like bleach, perfume, and paint. Thanks☺
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Kathy P ·
All things that are difficult to avoid! As for the asthma plan, I'd push back on the pulmonologist for one. If need be, print out the one on the site here and ask him to fill it out. No need to reinvent the wheel.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Carter ·
winter makes me cool this humidifier before I got it was very bad, and now I feel much better !
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Maryrita ·
In this article it talks about the possibility of "cold dry air" causing an asthma attack. Does this also apply to cold "moist "air as I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and am surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Kathy P ·
Cold air in general can be an issue if you tend to breathe through your mouth. It doesn't have a chance to get warmed up before hitting your lungs.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Maryrita ·
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Nancy Knight ·
I just bought several great mufflers/scarves so I can walk outside in cold weather without symptoms of cold weather affecting my lungs. I bought the Octr Mistral Skube, which is sold at ski shops. It is a light nylon tube that has elastic and a cord so it can tightened around the nose. It doesn't fall down like an ordinary scarf.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

Melissa G ·
Nancy, the mistral skube sounds great! I hope it really helps you this winter.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

LK ·
Interesting note about how very cold air even affects other animals' lungs. In this case horses! 🐴 Mid-Rivers Equine Centre - Combat Lung Damage In Cold Weather Edited to add screenshot of link for those who aren't on FB - CRR - 12/16/2019
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Re: Clean Economy Act Would Benefit Millions of People With Asthma and Allergies by Addressing Climate Crisis

Shea ·
Thank you AAFA for writing a letter of support for this act to the senator!
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

manoj ·
I receive your E mail and get a lot of information though your email. thank you so much .This types of program should be establish in our nation which directly affect the asthma patience.our nation is known as the developing nation so that air are polluted day by day.So it should be control by such type of program.I am student of social work from Dibyabhumi Multiple College,kupondol,lalitpur I hope my email response you very soon. Thank you Manoj Magar
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

K8sMom2002 ·
Manoj, it sounds like you are a good advocate for your country!
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

lori1022 ·
This is why companies of a business for mass people I have said like hotels Uber Lyft Taxi Planes This is example about Uber's (Btw nothing against this guy so don't every want these people to get introubke and Amit not just them it's tooons of people, there needs to be law for boundary about air and containimant air in public spaces aka place of business) These places are not pet stores. This puppy is sooooo cute and sweet but that is why it is ignored But I see and cannot filter my Uber...
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

Ult1mat3X ·
Thank you for such a great article, a lot of useful info. I will be glad if someone could advise me air purifier for smoke from the list? I never used one, but decided to give it a try. My budget around ~150$. Share your experience if you ever used one. Thank you.
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

K8sMom2002 ·
Ult1Mat3x, based on the link you had, I would suggest talking to your doctor and beginning your search with the Aeromax 300 . It's the only one on your list that is asthma & allergy friendly® CERTIFIED. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification program helps people make informed purchases for a healthier home. The program tests household products against strict standards. If products pass certain tests, they earn the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® mark.
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Re: Improve Your Indoor Air Quality to Improve Your Health

Seraina ·
We had our air ducts cleaned. Considerable difference in the dust build up and in my health! Air quality really does make a difference, get those regular cleanings.
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Re: High Heat, Air Pollution, Air Quality Create Problems for People with Asthma

Peter walker ·
Hey there! Firstly, I have to mention that your article has been very insightful and helped me discover everything about pollution allergy . It has been rampant especially in our locality as a couple of new factories have come up recently. Lately, my husband has been showing symptoms caused due to air pollution. His continuous sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy and red eyes have been my concern for pretty long. As you mentioned, I guess we will have to see an allergist at the earliest so...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Elena Meluso ·
Right now I keep it vacuumed daily in my living room - would love to own an air purifier and love dyson products!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Jessie ·
To keep our living room free of allergens, we have leather couches, blinds without curtains, no throw pillows and wood floors without area rugs. We would love to add a beautiful Dyson Pure Cool air cleaner!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

MicheleKaunitz ·
We manage our indoor air quality through ensuring the home we just purchased has less than 10% carpet/fiber floor covering, removing all scented products (from fabric softener to candles and air fresheners), by using Norwex cloths vs dusting sprays, several Himalayan salt lamps placed throughout the house, a personal air purifying system in our son's bedroom with the door remaining closed, using Asthma & Allergy Foundation rated vacuum, removing all shoes prior to entering the main...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

MooDaeng ·
We program Roomba to run daily. We don't wear shoes inside the house. I wash all blankets with warmest water possible for the fabric.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Victoria E ·
Thankfully, I find keeping the living room allergen free is a bit more simple than other rooms in the home. Our living room is covered with hardwood, which is easy to vacuum, Swiffer and mop with a steamer. I've used the Unscented Bona Hardwood Cleaner to work well on any spills - and find that effective. I purchased faux wood blinds, rather than fabric curtains to cover the window, which eliminates a dust trap. Our couch is velvet (not completely ideal for allergens), although I vacuum it...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

hdollarhyde ·
I have 2 air purifiers, that I change out filters every other month. I also vacuum the house 2x a week. Dust weekly and do our best to wash blankets/sheets/pillow cases weekly as well.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Terrichic ·
I have Alpha- 1 disease , asthma and allergies and a non working fan in the kitchen of my home, i do what i can to keep allergens out, no shoes, vacume and dust a lot, no air freshners .... ive learned the hard way to be carefull when cooking things that may smoke or induce strong fumes ( anything with vinegar) they can cause a asthma attack, there are so many allergens all around, it can be difficult to stay on top of them.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

KAndersen ·
We live in a co-op building that requires rugs or carpet over 80% of the space, so I can't use washable area rugs or have exposed hard floors. I don't allow smoking in our home, but we get cigarette and other smoke smells in our apartment anyway from the neighbors. And who has time to dust and vacuum DAILY? I do have curtains - I change them seasonally and at that point they get washed. And I don't use scented products or candles.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

rferrigno ·
We live in a house built in 1924. We can't open our windows because the weights in the windows are gone and the windows drop without warning. In addition, the previous owners had large dogs and we can't get our ducts cleaned because the duct work has encased asbestos tape and the HVAC people won't cut through it. So we can't clean the dog hair out of the vents.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

lisalisa29 ·
For my living room, I have beautiful wood floors. I sweep the wood floor and I vacuum the couches to perk them up and clean up dust, hair and debris/crumbs from them. I don't have a lot of items in the living room so less clutter to hold dust! I have a microfiber broom and duster that I use to clean the living room with too that I love, they really work great! I use a HEPA filter in my furnace too for better air too.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Jacob's Mom ·
We are trying to manage my 6 year old's allergies!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Carbizo ·
We try our best but I have to say, that allergies and asthma get in our way. When our 6 year son has asthma episodes, our only option is to retreat to our friendly abode. He's not to run, and it is hard to make it fun. Asthma is hard for everyone. His room is set, he has an air filter there, but thats not enough to clean the entire house's air. If we were to win the "Dyson Pure cool", maybe our son would have less asthma and miss less school. ☺
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

FreeSpririt ·
Hardwood Floors, leather furniture, Hepa seal tight vacuum for area rug and hard wood floors. Put throw pillows in dryer weekly. Been sick with bronchitis going on 2 weeks due to COPD and allergies. Could really use an air filter for living room area!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

BeachButterfly ·
I vacuum regularly with an allergen vacuum. Have a family member dust as often as I can get them too. Now reading this I will start to find more hypo pillows or covers for them, I love my pillows. I also don't allow my pets on the furniture, they have their own beds with removable covers for easy washing. I work from home so I am always home and could use the relief from a filter.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

KAndersen ·
I got allergy pillows for my son and I - they are horrible. They don't have enough "give" when you lie on them and they force our necks (especially my son, since he's a young child still) at awkward angles. I prefer allergen covers on regular pillows.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

RSkalak ·
I have environmental allergies. We have hardwood floors which is nice. Linoleum floors in our kitchen. I Dust & vacuum every week and wash the bedding in our bedroom in warm water. I also wash our curtains at least once a month. When I clean I wear a mask and gloves. I keep a few plants in there as well to help purify the air. I have hypoallergenic pillows and Claritin allergy pillow cases. We have no carpet in the house. Only have a throw rug which I clean weekly.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

poeticsong725 ·
I try to open the windows to air things out as often as possible. Vacuum with hepa and dust regularly. Take shoes off at the door.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Richard Schott ·
I run exhaust fans and windows.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Annamarie ·
I keep windows open when i can and have hardwood floors in most rooms and dust once a week.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Sharon NutFreeWok ·
We tried everything to manage my sons' allergies and asthma: wash stuffed animals, bedding, and curtains regularly; pillow case and mattress covers; vacuum w/a hepa filter; air purifier in their room; use a HEPA air filter in the furnace, etc.. We saw the biggest difference when we finally removed all the carpets and area rugs in the house and switched to hardwood floors and easy to dust window treatments. It was a huge project and we needed to move out for awhile but totally worth it! My...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

MissyK17 ·
I had terrible allergies as a child, and through immunotherapy thought I had kicked it! A few years ago i discovered that wasn't the case. I had minor symptoms when we only had 2 dogs, but nothing major. When we added two more pups to our family all of that changed and I started getting constant sinus/ear infections. Through visits to my family doc and ENT we determined I was still highly allergic to dogs and many other environmental allergens. I take 2 pills and 2 sprays to keep it in check...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

KAndersen ·
I'm not sure when you did immunotherapy, but it doesn't usually last forever. If it worked for many years, you can go through the process again. A pain in the butt, I know.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Sandra Broadnax ·
I try to change my heat and air conditioner filter every month.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Kim S ·
I use all-natural household cleaners, change our furnace filter frequently and do not use candles and synthetic air fresheners. We have three children. In our home with allergies.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

NadyaL ·
I try to vacuum every few days with a deep carpet cleaner, leave windows and patio doors open as much as I can and change air filters as recommended!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

wjabkowski ·
This is great, but difficult to keep up with!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

sara6a ·
Air filters help my asthma as well!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

hdeanna69 ·
Im highly allergic to dust mites. so I have to vacuum the floor and couches, wipe down dusty surfaces all the time. though that just seems to just put a dent in them. it sucks I don't think you can ever get them all. I heard I should put the couch cushions outside when its freezing to kill them. ill have to try that this winter.
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