Air Purifiers for Asthma or Allergies

air purifiers for asthma and allergies

Why You Need an Air Purifier

Despite a better understanding of the disease, asthma has been increasing in all age groups, but especially among children who live in urban areas. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), increased exposure to indoor pollutants and environmental allergens is one of the key reasons for this. The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) agrees. It reports that, over the last decade, asthma has grown at a much higher rate for women (82%) than for men (29%), a phenomenon that it attributes to women’s greater exposure to household chemicals.

Health Canada Fact: There has been a threefold increase in asthmatic deaths in Canada
over the last 20 years, mostly in teenagers and young adults

Allergies have also been on the rise over the last few decades, although researchers are at a loss as to why this is happening. The onset of allergies is most often experienced during childhood, and according to Statistics Canada, 1 out of every 3 elementary school students in Canada suffers from some kind of allergies. The most common airborne allergens are pollen, animal dander, dust, mould spores and dust mite by-products, although allergy symptoms can be exacerbated by many other things, including airborne chemicals from cleaning products, cooking odours, cigarette smoke and fragrances.

Health Canada Fact: People who develop one allergy are more likely to
develop other allergies

While there is no “cure” for asthma or allergies, symptoms have been found to improve when patients avoid the allergens to which they are allergic. The AAAAI advocates avoiding environmental allergens, including the reduction of allergens inside the home, as one of four primary goals of good asthma and allergy management. This would include decreasing humidity in the house to reduce dust mites and mould, replacing carpets with hardwood, using dust mite covers on bedding and vacuuming frequently with a HEPA filter vacuum.

HEPA air purifiers can be used as one component of a full program to help reduce allergens in the home. Among the associations and organizations that recommend the use of HEPA air purifiers as part of a complete allergen management program are:

In addition, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently listed some air purifiers as medical devices, allowing allergists and other physicians to prescribe them to patients.

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers Recommends...

Austin Air Allergy Machine for allergies

Austin Air Allergy Machine Air Purifier
Designed Specifically for Allergy and Asthma Relief

With 60 square feet of medical-grade HEPA material, the Austin Air Allergy Machine provides highly-effective filtration of common household allergens and asthma irritants such as pollen, dust, mould spores and pet dander. The Allergy Machine also offers advanced chemical, gas and odour control through its exclusive HEGA technology. Designed to be effective in damp environments, this air purifier is a particularly good choice for people with mould sensitivities.

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Blueair 505 air purifier for asthma

Blueair Classic 605 Air Purifier
Better-than-HEPA Air Cleaning for Premium Allergy Control

The Blueair 605 air purifier combines mechanical filtration and electrostatic principles to filter out particles 3 times smaller than those captured by traditional HEPA filters. Not only does it protect you from common allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander and mould spores, the 605 goes above and beyond to remove ultra-fine dust, combustion particles produced by your HVAC system and smog/smoke particulates that may filter into your home from outside. DualProtection filters are also available to adsorb chemicals and gases for wide-spectrum allergy control.

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