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The BreatheEz Air Purifier reduces household dust by causing airborne particles (particulates) to attract to each other; the HVAC filter then becomes more efficient at removing dust particles from the air.

House dust is the major cause of allergies in persons with year-round complaints of runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes and sneezing. In addition to these allergic reactions, dust can trigger asthma attacks of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.

Remember, the BreatheEz Air Purifier reduces household dust.  Please read our testimonials from satisfied clients at the bottom of this page.

House dust is a conglomeration of debris of many sorts.   The content varies from home to home, depending on furnishings, pets, and building materials, among other factors.  A speck of dust may contain material fibers, human skin scales, animal danders, bacteria, cockroach parts, mold spores, food particles or other organic and synthetic materials.  A person may be allergic to one or more of these substances, especially cat or dog danders.

However, of all the many components of house dust, a microscopic creature called the house dust mite causes the most trouble.  These bugs feed off skin scales and dander shed by humans, and appear to be the major allergen (allergy causing substance) in house dust. A study in England showed that 10% of the population and 90% of allergic asthmatics have positive skin tests to mites. Recent studies in the U.S. suggest at least 45% of young asthmatics are allergic to mites.

No. Certainly a dirty house can worsen the problem and it is important not to let surface dust accumulate, but more-than-ordinary housekeeping measures may be needed to help relieve house-dust allergy. The task of getting rid of dust is complicated by the fact that usual cleaning methods like vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping actually raise dust levels in the air. Even thorough vacuuming and dusting do not reduce the number of mites growing in carpet and mattresses.
 
Mites are members of the eight legged Arachnid family and are distinctly related to spiders, chiggers and ticks.  Like germs on your door knob, they cannot be seen without a microscope.  They thrive in warm humid conditions.   They're hardy, surviving and multiplying best when the relative humidity is at 75%-80% and the temperature is around 70 degrees. Mites cannot survive when the humidity falls below 40%-50%. They're very rare in dry, high altitude areas.  Because they feed on skin scales, they love bedding, carpeting, upholstered furniture, clothing, closets, and automobile seats.  They survive vacuuming because they burrow deep in carpet fibers and are equipped with sucking, sticking pads on the ends of their feet.   They don't bite or transmit diseases - they are harmful only to people who become allergic.  There are no currently available mite insecticides shown to be safe for use in the home.

What people become allergic to are proteins in the mites and the mites feces.  Their fecal pellets are so light and tiny that they float easily into the air when the carpet is walked upon or when bedding is stirred or when the vacuum cleaner is run.  When those floating fecal pellets are inhaled by a sensitive person, allergic symptoms result.

  1. Clean the room thoroughly including walls, woodwork, closets, and ceiling.  If the allergic individual must do the cleaning, he/she should wear a mask and leave the house for 10-15 minutes after cleaning while airborne dust resettles.

  2. Clean air conditioning / heating filters monthly.

  3. Closets must be kept clean and should contain only garments in use during that particular season.

  4. Wash all bedding in HOT water every 7-10 days.

  5. Beds / mattresses should be enclosed in an airtight protector (heavy, vinyl plastic cover).  Cover plastic with washable mattress pad.  Bedding with synthetic fibers is best (blankets, sheets, spreads).   Avoid fuzzy or electric blankets.

  6. Use polyester fiberfill pillows (no feather pillows).

  7. Room should contain a minimum of furniture.   Furniture should be wood, leather, plastic, or metal.

  8. Avoid upholstered furniture.

  9. Avoid collecting knick-knacks, stuffed animals, books, etc.  Toys, bookshelves, pictures and other decorative articles that collect dust should be removed.  DO NOT use upholstered furniture, heavy rugs, comforters, or other pieces of furniture which are difficult to clean thoroughly.

  10. Use Endust or Pledge on floors, woodwork, and furniture.

  11. Only synthetic carpeting is permissible.   Floors should be vinyl or hardwood with washable area rugs only.

  12. Curtains should be of short length, washable and lint free.

  13. Doors and windows of the room and home should be kept closed throughout the year.

  14. Avoid house plants or pets in the living areas of the allergic person.

  15. The use of an BreatheEz Air Purifier is of value in removing particles of dust, mold, bacteria and pollens from the air.  Use as directed.