If you love your dog but suddenly and painfully realize that you are allergic to it, you are in a terrible spot. Sneezing, itching eyes, and a runny nose whenever you come near your pooch make for an excruciating choice.
If you love your dog enough (and of course you do!) to want to look for a way around your allergy problem, here are 4 reasons why the right HEPA air purifier can help eliminate your allergy symptoms.
Has An Adequate Filter–By definition a HEPA or high efficiency particle arresting filter eliminates 99.97% of airborne particulates that are .3 microns and larger. Dog dander is between .5 and 10 microns with a micron being defined as one millionth of a meter.
This means that your dog’s dander is easily eliminated because pores in the filter are even smaller and will trap and eliminate if from your air forever.
Removes Numerous Airborne Irritants–This filter will remove airborne triggers regardless of who caused them or why they are in the air. It will also remove a variety of airborne household pollutants that are increasingly common in even the cleanest of homes. It will trap pet dander, all types of pollen, dust, dust mites, and viruses and bacteria.
Eliminating the larger airborne particulates is an effective way to eliminate airborne viruses because they tend to attach to larger particles to travel from one host to the next.
Can Provide Continuous Filtration–Even though allergy cannot be cured, if you can minimize the irritants, you will greatly reduce the symptoms, which will improve your quality of life. Taking advantage of this purifier’s ability to run continuously prevents airborne irritants from rising to an unhealthy level.
This creates a safe environment physically and emotionally where you can enjoy you dog’s company without reservation.
Safe Technology-The medical community has used and continues to use HEPA filtration to insure that the air they provide for staff and patients is the cleanest that it can possibly be. This is because clean air is the only by-product produced.
Air purifiers that produce any level of ozone have been deemed unsafe by the American Lung Association, and as of 2009, California has banned the sale of any cleaner that produces ozone.
There are some who would say your problem is a no-brainer–get rid of the dog! If that doesn’t compute for you either, and given that there are a myriad of technologies available in the market place today, choosing one that the medical community puts its confidence in is a great choice to make for you, your dog, and your allergy.