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It's pretty outside - why are my allergies so bad?

It's pretty outside - why are my allergies so bad?

Springtime in Texas, and of course we're doing things big. Big blue skies, big fields of bluebonnets...big allergies.

Why is it that just when it's prettiest outside, allergies threaten to sabatoge sunny skies?

Experts say that most allergies affecting our sinuses come from allergens that we inhale. Hello, pollen. 

Major offenders: pollen-producing plants and trees, mold, dust, and pet dander. When we inhale pollen and other allergens, if we are allergic, we produce histamine, which in turn causes swelling and inflammation (hence the term "anti-histamine" that we see describing allergy meds). This is what's happening when you get itchy, sneezy, congested, and maybe even dark circles under your eyes.

Luckily, these offenders are all allergens that can be cleaned up at home with the right tools. Some strategies: Dust often - remember to include moldings, doorways, celing fans, and shelf corners. And vacuum often. Don't forget to use the extender to swipe window treatments, furniture, and window sills.

One more very effective tool - the right air filters. Filters4Air filters are not only the highest quality filters you can buy, but we'll remember when you need to replace them. Let us take the work out of keeping the air in your home as pollen-free as possible. We'll all breathe easier.

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Dust - Is it more than just a bother?

Dust - Is it more than just a bother?

Dust. According to a study by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, it might be more toxic than we realize. In addition to lint, pollen, dander, and dead skin cells (!), the study found 45 potentially toxic chemicals present in dust. 

Meaning... dust can do more than just make you and your family sneeze.

According to the study, a full 90 percent of dust samples taken from homes in 14 states contain toxic chemicals, including one that’s known to cause cancer. Authors of the study said they found the results "scary."

Lead study author Ami Zota, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health, reported to George Washington's GW Today, “The findings suggest that people, and especially children, are exposed on a daily basis to multiple chemicals in dust that are linked to serious health problems."

Co-author Veena Singla, staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, added, “The number and levels of toxic and untested chemicals that are likely in every one of our living rooms was shocking to me. Harmful chemicals used in everyday products and building materials result in widespread contamination of our homes."

Filters4Air air filters can help you keep dust at bay in your home. We promise our filters are the best quality air filters you can buy. And we'll deliver them straight to your doorstep. On your schedule.

Let us help you keep your home clean - and safe. Order filters at for clean air, delivered.

And say adios to dust!


Ready to breathe clean air?

by the staff @ Filters4Air

Ready to breathe clean air?

The first step to breathing clean air at home is the easiest: change your air filters regularly, using high-quality filters.

What does "high-quality" mean? That's what air professionals call "MERV 13" or "MERV 10" grade filters. By "MERV," we mean "minimum efficiency reporting value." In plain English, that means... The higher the MERV number, the better the air filtration. The better the air filtration, the less dust, pet dander, and other allergens you'll find in the air.

Which all comes back to one and your family will breathe easier.

Let Filters4Air help. 

Clean air, delivered.

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