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.
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!
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.
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!
Hi, really love your tips so far on indoor air quality improvement. My question, you didn't make mentioned low humidity. This could also affect air quality. It will be nice if your next post emphasis on this area. Thanks a lot
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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!
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...
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.
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. ☺
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 -...
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...
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!
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.
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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