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MYTH1977 ·
I find air purifiers to be helpful all year around. I would strongly recommend a Holmes air purifier brand!
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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 Kitchen

Richard Schott ·
I run the range hood exhaust fan to keep the air cleaner in the kitchen.
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bright165 ·
I have several green plants in my kitchen that clean the air and keep the dust low by dusting weekly.
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Allergy and Asthma Control Starts in the Bedroom

AAFA Community Services ·
Allergic disease, including asthma, is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. in people of all ages. There is no cure for asthma. The best way to manage asthma is to avoid triggers, take medicines to prevent symptoms and prepare to treat asthma episodes.
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Shawjan51 ·
I have improved the air quality in my bedroom by: not using carpet,using an air conditioner with a good filter during the summer,using allergen blocking mattress and pillow covers and washing my sheets in hot water once a week! This has made a big difference in controlling my asthma and allergy symptoms!
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Jerry ·
Thank you for this information! I'm just getting started in improving air quality in my home and this was very helpful. I have a Split Level home and it's not ideal to have a whole house air purifier. Looking at stand alone ones, especially for my bedroom, will hopefully help me sleep better.
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Carrottop50 ·
I have an air purifier in my bedroom but not working good enough. I do have a ceiling fan and a tower fan in the bedroom since live in Az. I have a Dyson vacuum also. I definately need a better air purifier since I'm having to use my inhaler every night!
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sara6a ·
Air filters help my asthma as well!
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FreeSpririt ·
Wash all bedding weekly. Hardwood floors throughout home. Minimal clutter. Run a small room air purifier in bedroom, but nothing in great room area.
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Dolphin48 ·
I wash the sheets frequently and vacuum daily in the bedroom. I need a air cleaner for my bedroom to help with severe asthma and allergies.
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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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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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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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Robert ·
I am considering air purifiers for bedroom and living/dining/kitchen area. I take cetirizine daily and have started taking probiotics.
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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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Improve Air Quality to Make Your Workplace Better for Employees With Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airways to become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. For adults, asthma is one of the leading causes of missing work. Adults miss more than 14 million days of work each year. Employers can improve work life for people with asthma by improving the air quality of the workplace.
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Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

AAFA Community Services ·
Studies show that poor outdoor air quality can worsen asthma and allergies. This news may make you think you need to stay indoors to avoid air pollution. But your indoor air may actually be worse than the outdoor air.
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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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Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

AAFA Community Services ·
Your indoor air can actually be worse than outdoor air. This is because your indoor air is made up of the outdoor air that comes in your home, plus allergens, scents and chemicals in the home.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their kitchen! We'd like to congratulate Anna B. as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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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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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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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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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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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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wjabkowski ·
This is great, but difficult to keep up with!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xsolngngoodnitex ·
I manage the air quality in my home by staying on top of cleaning. The best I can at least. Despite my best efforts, I go into full allergy suffering weekly. I keep reading articles to better improve air quality. I need to. Especially for my child that has Autism and suffers from allergies too. This would help all of us in our home!
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Mia ·
I use natural cleansers, such as baking soda and vinegar, to reduce scents and chemicals. I also keep produce scraps in a freezer container until trash day to minimize mold and odor in the air. My challenge is to reduce cooking odors and smoke as I do not have a range hood that vents outside. That's where the Dyson Pure Cool Link air cleaner would be handy!
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Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

AAFA Community Services ·
Improving the air quality in your living room and bedroom is an important part of managing your asthma and allergies. But did you know the air quality of your kitchen is important too?
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AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their bedroom! We'd like to congratulate Tiffany F. as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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rusthawk ·
My eyes burn from the chemicals with new furniture or mattresses, or even fabric. I try to vacuum often, wash fabrics as soon as I bring them home, andkeep my home environment as clean as I can to reduce irritants in the air.
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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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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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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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ocheerio54 ·
I make sure that I vacuum weekly and wash my carpets once a month to avoid dust and anything else that might be hiding in my living room carpets. I also open windows to let some fresh air in also.
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Sarah MTB ·
Relying on appliances makes housework so much easier - dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, etc. - and an air purifier is another one that feels like a relief to set and let it clean a bit for you while you take care of the rest!
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Rose E ·
Vinegar is my most used choice of cleaning solution. The difficulty for me is getting rid of the cooking scents especially since they don't just stay in the kitchen! That's one of the reasons why I would love to win the Dyson Pure Cool Link air cleaner!
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SFMama ·
I've been allergic to dust, pollen and animals since childhood but suffered for years before it was diagnosed in my late teens as triggering my frequent asthma. Now I'm the mom of a kid with food and environmental allergies (and another without), and finding my asthma is worse than ever. We are downwind from the terrible California fires, and realizing that our indoor air purifiers and general good practices are not up to the task during this time of emergency. Thanks for the helpful tips -...
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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: Improve Air Quality to Make Your Workplace Better for Employees With Asthma

RSkalak ·
I’ve never thought of improving the air quality at my work because I don’t get the right support for anything so I didn’t bother asking. I don’t have food allergies but I have a lot of environmental allergies and I take Flonase, Zyrtec, Fluticasone, Eye drops, and Benadryl at night just to sleep. I’d probably be a great candidate for Xolair! I also have asthma. It’s been interesting to say the least!
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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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MichiganB ·
I make sure to wash my bedding often and vacuum weekly (at least). I have special filters that cover my floor/heating vents in my bedroom. I also have a special window screen I can pop in my window that filters the air...so I can have my window open (during allergy flare-ups and farming season!) It's adjustable and portable - I love that window filter!
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Art Scott ·
At age 58, 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with asthma and allergies. I do my best to sweep the carpets, clean bed sheets, the mattress and dust the rooms. It is an on-going process and a air purifier would be a great help. It is scarry when I can't catch my breath enough to use the rescue inhaler. I use 2 inhalers and singular on a daily basis and any help would be great. Thanks for this offer Dyson!
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