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Proven Methods To Tackle Pet Allergies

Proven Methods To Tackle Pet Allergies

Living with pets brings immense joy, but for many, it also comes with the challenge of managing pet allergies.  

Did you know? Allergies to cats and dogs affect 10 to 20% of the world’s population. About 7 out of 10 of households in the United States have a pet.

Understanding Pet Allergies:

Pet allergies are not caused by pet’s hair, fur, or feathers. It is caused by the protein that is found in the pet’s dander (dead skin cells) saliva, and urine. The hair, fur, or feathers collect the dander. It can also carry other allergens like dust mites, mold, and pollen. When those proteins get into your airways, eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin, it triggers allergy symptoms.

While avoiding pets entirely might not be feasible, there are effective ways to manage and minimize exposure to allergens.

Tips for Pet Allergy Management:

  1. Designate Pet-Free Zones: Create specific areas in your home where pets are not allowed to help minimize exposure in key living spaces.
  2. Regular Grooming: Regular grooming practices, including brushing and bathing your pets, can reduce shedding and airborne allergens.
  3. Wash Pet Bedding and Linens: Keep pet bedding and linens clean by washing them regularly in hot water to remove allergens.
  4. Animal allergens can be sticky. Remove the animal's favorite furniture, remove wall-to-wall carpet and keep walls and woodwork clean. Bare floors and walls are ideal.
  5. A change of clothes after prolonged exposure to your pet can also help. 
  6. Use Air purifiers: While cleaning and washing helps and it does remove allergens but the allergens causing allergies can stay air borne and that’s where air purification by HEPA filters help. Air purifiers remove allergens, viruses, bacteria and many more pollutants from the air, which are most often stirred up by traditional cleaning. Studies show air purification helps in managing allergies caused by pets.

 

The Role of Airpura Air Purifiers:

Advanced Filtration Technology:

Airpura air purifiers are equipped with a multi-stage filtration system, including medical-grade HEPA filters, carbon filters, pre-filters and UV light (Ozone free). This comprehensive approach ensures the capture of pet dander, hair, and other airborne particles.

Activated Carbon for Odor Control:

Pet odors can be as bothersome as allergens. Airpura's activated carbon(18lbs-26lbs) filters effectively neutralize pet odors, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean.

HEPA Filtration for Tiny Particles:

Medical-grade HEPA filters in Airpura purifiers capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, providing relief for those with allergies by significantly reducing airborne pet allergens.

UV-Light Germicidal Technology

UV-C lamp of 253 nm for an added level of mold, virus and bacteria reduction.

We believe that everyone deserves to breathe clean and healthy air, even in homes with beloved pets. By combining responsible pet care practices with the advanced filtration technology of Airpura air purifiers, you can create an environment that promotes well-being and comfort for both pet owners and their furry companions. Breathe easy, live well, and enjoy the company of your pets without compromising on your health

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9022093/#:~:text=Air%20filtration%20resulted%20in%20a,%2C%20respectively%20(Table%201).

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pet-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352192

https://aafa.org/allergies/types-of-allergies/pet-dog-cat-allergies/

 

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