Saturday, August 3, 2013

Indoor Air Quality and Lysol Air Filters

Disclaimer: One of the team members working on the new Lysol Air Filter® campaign, also happens to be a reader of my blog, as her child has some "atopic" issues of their own, and so she approached me to get the word out about this new product.  When I heard about the details of the new product, I was more than happy to do so.  In exchange for my post, I have asked for a way to raise money for the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which has recently merged with Kids with Food Allergies, and those details will be provided, herein, as well.  I was also provided with complimentary air filters to try.  As always, all opinions are genuine and purely my own.     

As a mother to a daughter with asthma and allergies, I'm interested in finding everything I can do, to provide a healthy environment.  When my daughter was first diagnosed with asthma, they gave us several tips for improving our home environment.  They suggested room air purifiers, replacing carpet with flat flooring, etc.  We were also told to change the air filters for the air conditioning unit, on a regular basis.  Before that, I don't think we even knew the last time we had changed them, or the size of the filter.  It wasn't something that was on our minds.  

Often times, the first thing that is suggested is a room air purifier, but really one should start with the "lungs" of the entire house.  They say that we, here in America, spend up to 90% of our time indoors, and I believe that is pretty close, given that the weather has been less and less hospitable outdoors.  Changing the home air filters is an inexpensive and very effective method of improving home air quality.  

I was very excited when I heard about the new Lysol Air Filters, as they are the first ones to be Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.  This is a trusted endorsement, in my eyes.  I first learned of it when I bought my daughter her asthma-friendly Buttercup doll.  You can read about their certification standards, here.

I will admit that one of my first questions about the product was "does it have Lysol on it?"  Given my daughter's asthma and food allergies, I am concerned about the ingredients in every single product used in our home.  I was assured that there is no Lysol on the product, as it uses a mineral-based antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of bacteria.  The product is also unscented, which is a plus, in my book.  I was also impressed by the allergen-reduction statistics for the product.  In their test studies, it has been shown to:

  • reduce pollen by 95 percent
  • reduce dust mites by 92 percent
  • reduce pet dander by 85 percent

  • Though we do not have pets, I think this would be of great interest to those with furry friends.  Also, visitors can unknowingly bring pet dander into a pet-free home.  We are certainly sensitive to pollen and dust mites are known to cause all kinds of maladies like headache, fatigue, eye irritation, respiratory irritation, and even skin irritation.

    I am happy to be making the switch to Lysol Air Filters.  We've already been in the habit of changing our filters, regularly, and it would make me feel even better using a filter that is Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly.  If indoor air quality isn't something you've given much thought, as I know I certainly didn't before, consider looking into starting with one of the most basic, yet core components and give these air filters a try.

    Check out this page, for information on where to buy Lysol Air Filters (also known as furnace filters).

    You can also check out my Healthy Home board on Pinterest, for more clean air ideas.    

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