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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

SCN ·
5 Kids, a hypoallergenic dog, and myself ALL suffer year round allergies, and a few of us have asthma. We have gone through the tips to make our house "allergy friendly" and clean/vacuum regularly. Yet, we still suffer. About to start immunotherapy for us all. It seems like an endless battle.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

richwash64 ·
Between Marvin my cat and pollen I feel this would do the trick!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

CathBrad ·
I dust often and keep my air purifier running! I also use a Dyson vacuum, which helps keep the dust under control!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Stephanie Walton ·
I have airborn allergies for many years now and asthma as well. My kids have both as well and the air purifier will stop our suffering from indoor allergens.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

DanielleS ·
I enjoy cleaning my vents because I know it had a major impact on my families life. Dust, mold, mildew, dust mites, and etc build up in the vents and over time affects us dramatically. I use allergy friendly vent filters to purify the air. I vacuum regularly and replaced my floors with tile. I always recommend dehumidifiers for anyone suffering from allergies, Asthma, or sinus issues. Washing sheets in hot water and maintaining a healthy living environment is the key to an overall well being.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Sarah MTB ·
I have been "baby-proofing" my home now that we have a baby boy, and are now considering these tips as "lung-proofing" our home as well. It's amazing all the health hazards that we get used to and even introduce to our homes when we are decorating or lapse in our cleaning practices. When I look at it from the perspective of a baby to protect or clean lungs to keep healthy, it's adds a new layer of motivation.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Renee T ·
The living room is a tough place because it is high-traffic. I shop on the Asthma and Allergy friendly certified website to find products that are certified to help I was just looking at humidifiers the other day. I have 1 humidifier in my living room, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and have discarded fluffy dust catching items such as throw pillows, blankets etc and launder any blankets we do use a couple times a month. My daughter has a toy basket, and we replaced the wicker with a...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their living room! We'd like to congratulate NadyaL as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

K8sMom2002 ·
Renee T, what a lovely photo you have of your living room! I really wish I could keep my living space as beautiful and attractive as yours -- my goal in life is exactly that spare and clean look!
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Re: Air Pollution Causes Asthma Symptoms for One Hartford Resident

LakiaShavonLightner ·
Very appreciative for the, Asthma & Allergies Foundation of America! For providing this opportunity to, share my health conditions.
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Re: Air Pollution Causes Asthma Symptoms for One Hartford Resident

Kathy P ·
Thank you for sharing your story Lakia!
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Re: Air Pollution Causes Asthma Symptoms for One Hartford Resident

LakiaShavonLightner ·
😀 Your welcome, Kathy!
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

K8sMom2002 ·
Thank you for sharing a window into your world, Deb! You are an absolutely amazing member of our Asthma and Allergic Disease Support Online Community !
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Deborah Bartlett ·
Thank you, Cynthia, for your never-ending helpful advice! I am happy and proud to be a member of this wonderful community! ☺
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Shea ·
Thank you for sharing Debbie and thank you aafa for highlighting this importabt topic. I was just reading about a study done by USC in which the air pollution declined 20 percent over a 20 year period and it corresponded with a 20 percent decline in new cases of children's asthma-- which provides strong circumstantial evidence that reducing air pollution reduces illness. We are all sharing the air. I try very hard to limit travel to necessity only, drive a car with good gas mileage, and buy...
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Re: New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air Quality and High Pollen

Deborah Bartlett ·
Thank you Shea, for your concern in this matter. It certainly is an important issue. We should all do our best to try and eliminate air pollution!
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Katie D ·
Love to hear how this Mom is using the alerts to help her better manage both her and her sons asthma. The Air Quality Flag Program sounds like a great idea and hope more schools join.
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Lisa K ·
It really helps. When I get the alerts and he takes his inhaler before recess or outdoor gym, he almost never has any issues.
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Katie D ·
Which means more fun and play time with his friends!
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Lisa K ·
Exactly! That's the most important thing to him. It's a win win... I get a healthy kid, and he gets to run around with his friends!
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Jen ·
Lisa - I'm glad this has made a difference for you and your son.
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Kathy P ·
I may need to start tracking this for myself - especially for when I bike!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

AnnaAllergyMom ·
Our house is 60 years old with a tiny kitchen. Before reading this article I didn't even think about improving air quality there, but it has to be terrible. Would love to win this for my allergy girls!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

EskimoPie ·
Baking soda is also an excellent cleaning agent as well as natural odor eliminator (takes mold as well as urine smell out of clothes or grout around toilets). Please use a face mask when doing this, and outer clothing covering. (I have bad mold allergies from a previous job where black mold was unknowingly present) Take a teaspoon of baking soda and 2 cups of water put in a spray bottle. Spray on mold, wipe down and rinse, then re-apply area with baking soda mixture or vinegar and allow to...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

MBR ·
I vacuum at least once a week...kind of obsessed with it now. We have pets that work their way into our bedroom and I know they drag all kinds of stuff in. I am allergic to trees, pollen and grass so I have ben known to wash our sheets at least once a week if not twice. this is all new to me as I was diagnosed with allergies and asthma at the age of 53 - crazy as no history of asthma in our family. (I did have slight allergies after having kids but nothing major like now).
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

kbperry ·
Having allergies and asthma are very new to me and to my son. Our current situation we are limited so right now we have just a fan and a salt lamp. This would really help my son and I.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Tammy 1972 ·
Vacuuming, washing curtains and bedding in the hottest water possible for the type of fabric. Unfortunately I need allergy medicine year round. I would like to try a air purifier/cleaner.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Allergymom ·
I vacuum (almost) daily and we always shower before bed. Pollen is a big trigger for my LO.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Tiffany F. ·
My daughter has asthma and I wash her stuffed animals monthly, and we are working on removing the carpet from areas of our home. I am taking down her fluffy curtains to minimize dust and embracing minimalism when it comes to fabric soft surfaces in her room. I vacuum daily with my Dyson HEPA v6 stick vacuum since the filter on it is so good. We currently own 2 Germ Guardian HEPA air filters, one is in her bedroom and runs all night - but would love to trade them for a Dyson model!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Lemon Harris ·
I would love to have this filter as my neighbors have cats and it would really help with the indoor air quality. It's hard for me to open windows due to outdoor allergens.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Shea ·
We do not have pets that we are allergic to in our home. We have a HEPA purifier in each bedroom (although one is stsrting to kick out on me) . We do use Zippered cases on all mattresses and pillows (they are a pain to take on/off but I just have twin beds so I handle it), and I do weekly washing of sheets and everything in hot water. Also wash curtains biweekly. Hard floong, so that is good, one small washable rug in the room. Dust and vacuum, vacuum the purifier and do the ceiling fans 1-2...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Elena Meluso ·
Right now the biggest thing I do is also vacuum, I'd love to own an air purifier! I have not been able to invest in one yet. I have pollen allergies and also sensitive to some local trees to my area. This is not regarding air but I have tried to consume local honey to help with my allergies.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Elena Meluso ·
I try to keep the dust wiped in my kitchen and run a mini dehumidifier in the muggy months since I am sensitive to humidity. Also consume local honey
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Shea ·
I use Seventh generation cleaning sprays, hand soap, and dish soaps. A lot of fragrances, soaps, and bleachy cleaning products bother my skin and asthma. I use vinegar, lemon juice, and tea tree oil as well. My biggest struggle currently is the smell from cooking certain things... I may just need to clean the inside of my oven more, but I just finished baking potatoes and the smell really got to me. I tried my best to air out but I don't have a hood fan, so I just vacuumed and blew my desk...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Ravenia Vicaro ·
I would love to win a dyson filter because I have cat allergies and my cat is a service animal for my son with Austism so its more important to keep him than my allergies but this filter would really help. I vacuum my bedroom to try to keep it under control now.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Ravenia Vicaro ·
I would love to win a dyson filter because I have cat allergies and my cat is a service animal for my son with Austism so its more important to keep him than my allergies but this filter would really help. I vacuum my bedroom to try to keep it under control now.
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Asthma warrior ·
I vacuume twice a week I use new air filters I don't let my animals in the bedroom. I use a CPAP machine so I must keep things clean.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

kuntzmd ·
Over the past 3 years, I have become allergic to many thing including pollens and mold. I live in an environment where pollution has become a problem. Grew up in another part of the country. Stinks getting older. I have very old technology for air purifier. Can't find one that truly works. I currently vacuum4 times a week, bedding once a week, pillows once a month and replace every 6 months.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Jwlbug28 ·
I vacuum and dust quite a bit.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

ElizabethH ·
We would love to win this filter! 3 family members with asthma and allergies. We wash bedding every week in very hot water (we wash my son's bedding 2x /wk). We vacuum & dust regularly (including ceiling fans & blinds) & keep windows closed to keep out the outdoor pollens that affect us. When my kids were younger, only washable stuffed animals on the bed (& they stayed there - could not "travel" around the house - but if they did travel, they got washed before heading back to...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Natalie Connelly ·
We wash all bedding x1 or x2 a week. I try and make sure all bedding is washable. Our sons mattress is plastic covering to reduce allergens. We vacuum daily and keep all clothes I laundry room. No stuff animals in the rooms. Having the filter would help clean up whatever else is in the room.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Anna B. ·
After having my son last year, I started reading up on the importance of air quality.We recently had a new AC unit and duct work put it (it was so old!). I was nervous about mold forming around AC vents and have taken precautions to prevent this. Purchased a humidity gauge to make sure the house doesn't get too humid. Our main goal is to prevent mold. We live in an old house (build in 1968), so of course there are concerns that come along with that. Would LOVE to have an air purifier to keep...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Johnk ·
We've been working on our house to remove carpets and replace with hard wood floors. Looks are much better, it is much easier to clean, and removes a lot of irritants from the house. I know some people don't like hardwood floors, particularly in the winter as they feel cold, but I have to wear footwear all the time due to foot problems. So I generally wear crocs around the house if I don't have my outdoor footwear on (shoes or sneakers).
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Victoria E ·
As someone who suffers from asthma, eczema, environmental allergies, mold allergies and food allergies, keeping a clean home is imperative for my health. Our entire first floor is hardwood, although unfortunately, our bedrooms are still carpeted. To counteract this allergen "trap", I hire a professional allergy & asthma certified carpet cleaner twice per year, and follow up with twice-weekly vacuums using a HEPA-Filter Dyson vacuum. In the bedroom, where I'm spending at least 8-hours per...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

CS ·
Allergies are the worst. The Dyson filter should make it easier to manage your allergies.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

RSweezy ·
Good luck with this contest. Hope to win to help with those awful allergies.
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Re: Improve Air Quality to Make Your Workplace Better for Employees With Asthma

Gloria ·
I had to retire early because I had almost constant asthma attacks from fragrance. I feel much better since I can now avoid most of them.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

Gloria ·
I try to keep my house really clean, but this is my sanctuary; and everything I can do helps!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Isacastle ·
I’m terrified with the information about roaches I have a dog and two cats and their food stays out from time to time I found German roaches and kept calling the exterminator but he said it was a lost battle with the little ones. My asthma is not under control I think between the roaches and the pets I have I’ll be dead soon ����
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