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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: Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

Chinarider10 ·
This product is $700+ tax and shipping. How many people reading your newsletter can afford that?! Sent from my iThingy > On Jun 1, 2020, at 4:22 PM, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org > wrote: > > Samsung’s Cube Air Purifier
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Re: Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

Melissa G ·
I am curious, here is a link too the certified portable air cleaners.
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Re: Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

I Am Curious ·
Is there a section on website with affordable yet effective options?
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Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

AAFA Community Services ·
Samsung’s Cube Air Purifier earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has announced that Samsung’s Cube Air Purifier has earned asthma & allergy friendly® Certification.
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Re: Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

katalinfrog ·
I feel like products like the Samsung Cube air purifier are marketed to those of us who are asthmatics because we are desperate to breathe. And so many of us have severe allergies (and allergy induced asthma) that we try to spend money we don't have just to try to breathe - this isn't right - there have to be alternatives that are affordable - our medications alone are incredibly expensive. We spend hundreds, if not thousands covering our mattresses, buying special pillows, special air duct...
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Short Film Features Philadelphia Housing Impacts on Health

AAFA Community Services ·
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that support the need for people with asthma and allergy to make their home environment healthier.
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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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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

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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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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

AAFA Community Services ·
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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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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