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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Handheld UV Sanitizers Work Miracles for Allergy Sufferers

 Here’s a winner of an idea. And it’s real.

Did you know that you can wave a Handheld UV Sanitizer over a surface in your home or work space and reduce risks of asthma or allergy attacks by removing 99.9% of bacteria, mold, common cold and flu viruses?

That’s right; a handheld UV Sanitizer can help you have clean air and a healthy living environment by killing dangerous germs and potential allergens before they get released into the air or come in contact with your hands, nose or mouth.

Handheld UV Sanitizers are versatile too

There is really no reason to live with risks of allergy-makers like bacteria, mold or even dust mites or bed bugs when you can us the safe, highly directed power or UV light to clean your environment.

A CleanWave UV-C Sanitizing wand delivers on its promise to make your whole environment a safer place to live and breath. Here’s how it works it miracles:  

     Hand held UV light wand kills 99.9% of viruses that cause colds and flu
     Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and mold
     Great for Bed Bug Prevention
     Easy to use everywhere
     Eliminates Dust mites

The CleanWAve UV-C even Kills E.coli, MRSA, Influenza A (H1N1).

Use it everywhere you might encounter germs or allergens, and then some! There’s no such thing as being “too safe” because the UV light is completely safe to use.

Large scale sanitizing

If you have large home or work spaces that require sanitizing, the Nano-UV Large Area disinfectant scanner does the job.

The Zadro Nano-UV Wand Large Area Disinfection Scanner is the premier UV-C light wand because it employs a range of wavelengths between 185-365 to go after the “baddies” and its built in ten second timer lets you know when disinfection is complete.

And here’s the best news.

The Zadro Nano-UV Wand Large Area Disinfection Scanner employs a folding mechanism so that it can disinfect a wide area but still fits easily into a suitcase or carrying bag. No more worrying about potentially filthy hotel bedding, remotes, door handles or toilet seats. Wave the wand and in 10 seconds those questionable creature comforts are securely cleaned of allergens and germs.

The unit has been tested and certified by a number of different laboratories, so it’s not a stick full of wishful thinking. Also great for Bed Bug prevention. FDA approved.

Now you know that miracles really do exist. Go and life free. And may the force of UV sanitation be with you.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Dangers of Mold and Mildew, Especially after Floods

Photo of flooding in Massachusetts caused by Hurricane Sandy from

Mold and mildew cleaners make and work air safe to breathe after flooding

As if the devastation of flooding in a home or business is not enough strain and stress due to loss of property, the aftereffects of a flood can create health risks to the people who live and work in those spaces. Even as you plan to clean your home or work environment using mold and mildew cleaners, it is important to know the facts about how mold and mildew affect your health, especially if you suffer from asthma and allergies.  

Greater risks from mold and mildew

The risks are particularly great for those who suffer from asthma and allergies because flooded homes and basements can quickly become breeding grounds for dangerous molds and bacteria, magnifying the effects of allergens that to some people can even be life-threatening. Even the workers who do cleanup are at risk, raising issues of liability as flooded sites are treated for mold and other dangerous conditions.

Mold spores are everywhere

Mold is produced when mold spores that normally occur in our atmosphere find optimal growing conditions such as those left behind by a flood. When a building gets wet inside or out, molds and mildew can take hold, releasing even more spores into the atmosphere as mold or mildew spreads.

Taking precautions

The safest approach to cleaning mold and mildew out of a home begins with wearing safety masks designed to filter our dangerous mold spores from the air breathed by cleanup workers or residents of the building. It is therefore important that everyone who could come in contact with mold or airborne mold spores wear proper breathing protection such as dusk masks or respirators during cleanup.

One effective, affordable alternative is the 3M HEPA Mask that filters out 99.97% of all particles, protecting asthma and allergy sufferers under the most extreme conditions. This dust and allergen mask actually has many uses for allergy sufferers, and its high air filtration rate is excellent protection against mold, mildew or other irritants.

It is important to remember that life-threatening asthma and allergy attacks can occur when proper precautions are not put in place during the cleanup period.

Safe mold and mildew treatments

The principle goal is to permanently remove allergens such as mold and mildew so that they do not persist or return. That requires proven, effective mold and mildew cleaners that work on any surface and can safely and instantly remove mold or mildew growth. 

When cleaning is complete, ward off new mold growth with a mold and mildew stain preventer that gives your home or workplace vital protection against recurring mold and mildew that can continue to vex allergy sufferers long after the first incident.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bed Bug Prevention Products Stop Living Nightmares

There are few things more disturbing than the notion that something is feeding on you while you are sleeping. Yet that is how the pests known as “bed bugs” choose to operate.

While that notion rattles around your potentially sleepy noggin, consider the fact that you can prevent bed bugs from ruining your life with bed bug prevention products, such as bed bug covers and mite free down comforters, which can help prevent your bed from becoming a living nightmare.

Don’t let bed bugs into your life

It is simple, really, when you think about it. Bed bugs and dust mites rely on porous or loose knit materials to enable them to penetrate and hide in your bedding until you lie down to sleep. Then they rush out to feed. While you sleep…

Bed bug prevention products such as mite free down comforters help prevent that cycle of bed bug occupancy. The weave of these ultra-comfortable down seals out bed bugs while sealing in the risk of floating allergens that are potentially emitted by the down itself.

Layers of bed bug protection

Bed bug covers seal off your mattress to keep you comfortable and bed-bug-free without causing allergies. Bed bug covers offer:  

     Excellent allergen protection
     Easy to launder and maintain
     High level of comfort
     100% Cotton
     Non-Penetrating Zipper
     Made in USA
     Lifetime warranty

Dust mite covers seal and protect mattresses, box springs and allergy pillows from dust mites and bed bugs. That’s the protection and security you seek to prevent bed bugs from taking over your life.

Bed bug prevention in hypoallergenic comforters

Hypoallergenic down comforters not only help prevent beg bugs and dust mites from occupying your bed, they now offer superior softness and warmth thanks to new methods in cleaning and blending of down. With a blend of 80% goose down and 20% Syriaca clusters in a full range of fill power (the quality of down) to deliver a select combination of softness and warmth, you’ll enjoy sleeping again. Bed bug prevention products are a perfect start toward healthier sleep without the nightmare of bed bugs and mites having a feast at your expense and discomfort.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Allergies

Winter allergies can be beaten if you know how

When summer is over and fall leads to a first frost, allergy sufferers may be inclined to think they are safe from allergy symptoms, but winter allergies can be just as difficult to manage.

That’s because winter allergies are often persistent and recurring rather than the result of pollen blooms or windy days.

The sources of winter allergies

The most difficult thing to determine is the difference between a winter allergy and other conditions such as the common cold. Common cold symptoms are often quite similar in causing sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and coughing.

One possible difference between the common cold and winter allergies is the presence of a deep soreness or dryness in the throat, which is much more likely to be associated with the rhinovirus that causes common colds. Colds also tend to proceed in a pattern that begins with muscle achiness leading to a cycle of symptoms:

Typical Pattern of Cold symptoms:

1.      2-3 days of sore throat
2.      3-6 days of runny nose
3.      4-7 days of congestion and coughing
4.      3-5 days of clearing symptoms

That means colds generally last anywhere from 10-21 days. Bronchitis can extend the length of a cold and warrant a trip to the doctor.

How to determine possible presence of winter allergies

By contrast with the common cold, winter allergies may persist with similar or unchanging symptoms for days and weeks at a time. That is because the source of your winter allergies is ever-present in the atmosphere within your house or other indoor environment.

Some common sources of winter allergies include:

Household mold: While it perhaps seems like mold should not be forming during the cold winter months, moisture can collect in attic spaces and crawl spaces as a result of condensation. Then mold forms and spores can be released into your household atmosphere to be breathed in, leading to winter allergies.

Dust mites: These tiny creatures live in your bedding and mattresses, feeding on flecks of human skin and other “foods.” When dust mites die off or defecate, they produce tiny airborne particles that can cause allergies in people sensitive to these irritants.

Animals: Pets also give off substances that can lead to allergies. Pet “dander” (which is particles shed from animal skin) pet saliva and urine can all set off winter allergies.

What to do to prevent winter allergies?

Fight the mold
Of course you want to check your home for possible risks of mold caused by condensation. Mold spots be identified by dark patches on the ceiling or black substances near baseboards (especially in basements) where moisture collects and mold deposits can build up.

To combat mold allergies, the best strategy is always direct treatment of the problem wherever it can be found, using an anti-allergen spray that is safe for people, pets and the environment. A mold or mildew stain remover may be necessary for larger mold deposits.

A mold-resistant shower curtain keeps mold from growing in-between baths or showers.

Combatting the effects of mold spores may require air-cleaning systems that filter the air, prevent mold growth and even kills HFN flu virus and SARS. Humidity and temperature control monitors are also key in preventing and maintaining a mold-free environment.

Dust mite prevention

The best way to deal with dust mites is to keep them from making a home in your bed. One of the most direct methods of dust mite prevention is using mite free comforters to keep dust mites from penetrating your bedding. Dust mite covers, allergy bedding and allergy pillows used in combination are often necessary to prevent dust mites from setting up shop in your bedding or comforters.

Allergies from your pets

You love your pet, but if your pet is making you sick from winter allergies, it is time to take measures to combat the problem with hypo-allergenic treatments that make your home safe to live in. All natural cat dander wipes and all natural dog dander wipes and allergy prevention shampoos are all good ways to decrease the threat of allergies from you pets.

The winter months need not be months of suffering from winter allergies. Do your simple research and cut down the factors that cause winter allergies and you can begin to see your home as a refuge—not the cause—from the worries in the world.