Air Is Everywhere, But Should You Breathe It?

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:

  1. Dilute the air when possible
  2. Remove the source of pollution
  3. Clean the air with a portable, high-end air purifier
(Our family took care of all three the minute we began using our Intellipure air purifier…talk about multi-tasking for our health!)
The Cost of Clean Air Just like all of you, our family lives on a budget. Allergies can make this even more challenging so how can you stay healthy, have the best environment possible but also maintain your budget? There are a few things to consider-
You Get What You Pay For– The Ultrafine 468 retails for $999 but before you look at the price, consider your options. You could spend less on another air purifier but how is it rated? Does it offer a warranty? Does it have the capacity to filter the space of your home properly?  Does it have replaceable filters or parts that you know you can find if you need them (because some of them are so easy to buy but finding the replacement parts are like winning the lottery) and do you know how much of your air is being filtered?
What is Your Health Worth– If the $999 price is making you take a step back, let’s break it down. If you were averaging what you were spending over one year’s time to breathe clean air, to lessen your chances of poor health in years to come or just to know that your home is a safe haven from pollutants it would cost you under $3 a day. That’s less than what most people spend in breakfast each day.
Intellipure Offers Help Too– Free ground shipping on orders over $200 (except Hawaii and Alaska). I already get excited to see the delivery person drive up to my house but it seems better when it’s free…. do you think they know that it’s free?! Maybe we should tell them so they can order their own air purifier. After all, if your delivery person isn’t healthy too you don’t get your packages on time.
Blog article written by Nutrimom – Food Allergy Liason