Helpful information about common allergens
Exposure to dust mites
The most common misconception about dust mites is that the microscopic insect itself is the allergen. It's actually the fecal matter and debris of dead mites that become airborne and cause the allergic symptoms.
Many believe that inhaling dust mites causes their allergy symptoms. If you share this misconception, you should learn more about this microscopic cousin of spiders and ticks.
Dust mites live in soft materials around the home like pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpets. They donít live on people, but live near them, feeding on dead skin cells that we all shed every day.
Dust mites burrow into their homes where they find warmth, darkness and humidity. Beds and bedding provide the perfect habitat for dust mites. A mattress may contain over a million dust mites. The population grows because each female lays about 60 eggs in her lifetime, with each offspring living about 80 days. In this time, the dust mite produces 1,000 allergy-causing waste particles.
Tiny, though they may be, live dust mites arenít inhaled. Rather, itís their waste particles and body fragments of dead dust mites that become airborne, are inhaled and cause allergy symptoms. People stir up dust mite waste just by walking on a carpet, sitting on an upholstered chair, places their head on a pillow, makes a bed or otherwise disturbs the material where the dust mites make their home.
With so many places that harbor dust mites, the PureZone personal air filtration system offers a great defense. Our unique system creates a bubble of clean air centered on your breathing zone. For specific protection against dust mites, the PureZone system encases your pillow in a protective hypo-allergenic dust mite encasement.
Again, many donít understand the nature of their mold allergies, but this information can help.
In the bedroom, the PureZone personal air filtration system creates a dependable barrier of clean, allergen-free air around your breathing zone which prevents mold spores from being inhaled. At the same time it provides a natural cooling effect, keeping your pillow cool, dry and protected from molds.
Pet Dander Allergies
Cats, dogs, horses and other mammals produce proteins in their skin that can cause allergic symptoms.
Many believe that non-shedding pets are non-allergenic. Unfortunately, all pets produce dander. These tiny proteins produced on the skin appear on microscopic particles that easily become airborne and remain suspended in the air for long periods. When these particles come in contact with the eyes, nose or bronchial tubes, an allergic reaction results.
Animal allergens aren't just found in homes where pets are present. They're also found in schools, workplaces and other public spaces, transported there on the clothing of pet owners.
Dander allergens are sticky and they readily adhere to other surfaces. This isn't a problem on hard surfaces that can be wiped clean, but on soft materials like carpets, mattresses, upholstery and clothing, dander can remain in a home up to six months after the pet has been removed.
The PureZone personal air filtration system provides the best defense against an allergen with so many sources. By delivering clean air to your breathing zone, you can eliminate the inhalation of dander allergens while you sleep. The PureZone personal air filtration system helps people who want to keep their pets and lose their nighttime and morning allergy problems.