NutriFamily got a new allergy gadget a few months ago- an Intellipure air purifier. Now, this may not be your idea of a gadget but I definitely consider this product to be such. Just for backup, the definition of gadget is “a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one” so I would say that pretty much matches our criteria. From the looks of it, you might think that it’s big, bulky and not user-friendly but it’s quite the opposite. As I demonstrated in my previous post, this Ultrafine 468 is super easy for anyone to use and literally ready to get to work on your air quality as soon as it leaves the box.
Why an Air Purifier? When NutriSon was a baby, he always sounded like Darth Vadar. He had a croupy cough and he had streams of boogers that seemed to go on forever. Little did we know that most of that stemmed from us not understanding how to manage his environmental allergies along with his food allergies. Most of us assume that indoor air is safer for us, especially on the days that allergens are higher but this is not necessarily the case. Ultrafine particles can come from sources within our homes without us even realizing it.
You have a pet. You love the pet. The pet loves you back. But did you know that this innocent, adorable, lovable pet could be contributing to your air quality without even meaning too? I found out the hard way that the my office was not usable because of the cat’s litter box. I didn’t even realize how much dust,small airborne particles and odors polluted my office air so much that I couldn’t use it. Luckily, I found two solutions- I found a hypoallergenic cat litter and I relocated our Intellipure air purifier into my office. Less than an hour later, I was able to walk into my office with no smells, no dust and no other noticeable air pollution. Who knew that air could be so soluble?
Your fireplace- it’s cozy, it warms your home but this also contains possible toxic particles. The dust that sits on your hearth can carry in dirt from outside pesticides (hey, do you know where all of your firewood has come from?) and this can also be carried into the air you are breathing as it burns. What’s scary is that people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease were found to have ultrafine particles embedded in their brains. These sneaky particles catch a ride up through your olfactory nerve and end up in your brain. I’m not trying to freak you out, just explaining the process to give you an understanding of how fragile our systems are without us even realizing it. Knowledge and information gives is the power to take charge of our health and to take preventative measures on building a healthier life going forward. How can we do this? The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends:
- Dilute the air when possible
- Remove the source of pollution
- Clean the air with a portable, high-end air purifier