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Men: Smoking, What You Need to Know

Men: Smoking, What You Need to Know

Surgeon General’s Warning: Cigarette Smoke Contains Carbon Monoxide; Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy. These labels began appearing on the sides of cigarette packages over 50 years ago. If you are a current smoker or have been one in the past you have seen these warnings on the sides of your cigarette packs or cans of chewing tobacco. These warnings, however, do not deter many tobacco users though.

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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Wrap-up

All of us here at Filter Stream and Air Tamer are so thankful that you have joined us for Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. We are committed to giving you the best information and products to help you live a healthy life. This month we covered a lot of information to help raise and promote awareness for both of these chronic conditions. During the first week of this month we covered Air Quality. We learned that Air Quality is responsible

Exercise Induced Asthma

Exercise-Induced and Occupational Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that many people suffer from. Currently, there is no known cure but there are many ways to help control asthma. While these facts are relatively well known, did you know there are several different types of asthma? FilterStream is committed to helping all of our readers understand the different types of asthma and how to help control the symptoms related to each. Exercise induced and occupational are types of asthma that are situational.

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Eosinophil

Welcome back! It’s week three in our Asthma and Allergy Awareness series. The past couple of weeks we have learned about air quality, asthma, and different types of allergies and how they relate to asthma. This week FilterStream is tackling Eosinophil Awareness Week. Eosinophil is a hard topic to understand so let’s dive right in. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that play a role in how the body responds to allergens. These end stage

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Cough-Variant and Nocturnal Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that many people suffer from. Currently there is no known cure but there are many ways to help control asthma. While these facts are relatively well known did you also know that there are several different types of asthma? FilterStream is committed to helping all of our readers understand the different types of asthma and how to help control the symptoms related to each. Cough-variant asthma and nocturnal asthma are closely related. Keep reading to

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitus

Spring Allergic Rhinitis

Do you find yourself constantly sneezing or is your nose always running? If so, you may have Allergic Rhinitis. There are two types of allergic rhinitis; seasonal and perennial.  Affecting 40 to 60 million Americans each year, allergic rhinitis is more commonly referred to as hay fever. Even though the common name is hay fever you do not have to be exposed to hay or even have a fever. So how do you know if you are one

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects 26 million Americans. There is currently no cure for asthma. Despite this people who suffer from asthma can control it. There are many ways to help prevent an attack or episode from happening and ways to treat the attacks when they do happen. Asthma affects people of all ages and backgrounds and in most cases there is no known cause. Controlling asthma can be done by knowing your triggers,

2016 National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month to educate people on the dangers of allergies and asthma

Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

May is here, with it comes sunny days, warmer weather and, allergy season in full swing! May is also Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Did you know that May is peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and FilterStream are here to help you learn about the different types of asthma and allergies and to promote awareness for the millions of Americans who suffer from these conditions. As you join

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Fire Extinguishers

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors have saved many lives by giving early warnings. These early warnings have woken homeowners at the early stages of a fire or gas leak. It is especially important to have them near areas where gas leaks and fires are prone to start. This includes installing them near your garage and furnace, in your basement and kitchen and wherever you have gas appliances or fireplaces. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. Carbon

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Laundry Room Household Chemicals and Hazards Guide

There are many questions and concerns about the products we find and use in the laundry room.  These questions range from allergic reactions to the machines themselves. Due to these concerns we have created this guide to address the sources of air pollutants and possible accidents that can occur in this frequently used room. The laundry room holds household products that contain complex chemicals and compounds that could affect your family’s health. Asthma, breast cancer, lung disease, organ damage, Autism, Alzheimer’s,

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Control Moisture – Control Mold and Mildew

Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements and attics are all breeding grounds for mold and mildew.  These rooms have a higher probability of producing mold and mildew because they contain water pipes, drain lines, and steam producing appliances and activities.  All of this contributes to indoor air problems and allergy symptoms. Control the moisture and you control mold and mildew in your home. Water leaks are a common source of mold and mildew breeding grounds.  Be sure to inspect your

Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Rhinitis, or more commonly known as Seasonal Allergies, is a condition often caused by your immune systems response to the environment. Things like ragweed, pollen, mold and dust are some of the most common triggers. Oral Allergy Syndrome, which is often described as “ an itchy throat” mimics seasonal allergies, occurring when people eat apples, peaches or raspberries; to name a few. Typically this is a response to the pesticides found on the fruit.

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Turmeric and Honey Super Booster for Seasonal Allergies

Turmeric and Honey Super Booster for Seasonal Allergies Soon all of the snow will be gone, the ice will have melted and spring will be here for good. The grass will turn green again, daffodils will be popping up everywhere, beautiful new buds will be bursting with vibrant colors and allergies, we’ll they’ll be here too. The only thing worse than seasonal allergies themselves is taking toxic medications to help cope with them. This turmeric and honey super booster is a total game

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Ease Allergies with these 5 Amazing Juice Recipes

Ease Allergies with these 5 Amazing Juice recipes   If you have ever suffered from seasonal allergies, you’ve undoubtedly have tried or heard of methods other than OTC (other the counter) medications. Sometimes OTC is necessary, and beneficial; but there are times when you can use the power of food to help slow down, or even eliminate allergies. Not only do some of these recipes help your allergies; but they can also help with other aspects of your health. Juicing is a great way to

These Pro Athletes Prove You Can Do Anything with Asthma

Athletes and Asthma   A surprising revelation about pro-athletes in the UK recently revealed that asthma sufferers should never feel helpless to pursue their dreams due to their condition. It’s a fact of life for millions of asthma sufferers: Exercise often makes things worse. However, a recent study of pro athletes in the UK showed us that our own personal experiences may be guiding us in the wrong direction. Many people with asthma avoid exercise at all costs, due to

What effect do Negative Ions have on the human body

Why is it that we tend to have better moods, increased alertness, or fewer occurrences of illness around places where water crashes such as waterfalls, beaches, or even our bathroom shower? Besides the euphoria of simply being around these features, the answer could very well be microscopic charged particles known as negative ions. While the sound of the words negative ions evokes thoughts of mad scientists or esoteric particle physics, it seems that negative ions tend to

Just what happens when sneezing on a plane

Just what happens when sneezing on a plane   As a traveler who just took four planes this past week I’m finding myself feeling a little under the weather now that I have returned home. While on the plane I heard many people coughing and sneezing on the planes. I was left wondering what happens when someone sneezes on a plane. How far can those particles travel that are expelled from the mouth and nose? To find the answer to this I was

Types of Pollen Allergies and Managing Your Symptoms With a Personal Air Purifier

More than 45 million Americans suffer from seasonal pollen allergies. For these people, sneezing, runny and congested noses, cold, flu, inflamed sinus are all symptoms they experience during the spring and summer months. There is a not only one type of pollen that causes allergic reactions. The fact is that every year hundreds of species of plants release their pollen into the air that create allergic reactions such as runny/congested nose and itchy throat. There

Stay Protected from Pollen with the AirTamer A310

Inhaling pollen can cause allergy symptoms such as: * Sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion * Watery eyes * Itchy and sore throat * Cough and hoarse voice The AirTamer A310, the world's most effective personal rechargeable air purifier gives you a zone of cleaner, healthier air while traveling, in public places or in other poor air quality locations. It cleans the air of atomic sized pollutants (e.g. viruses, pollen, smoke, molds and dust mites) that traditional air purifiers (e.g. HEPA) leave behind.

Airtamer A302 Travel Air Purifier Exhibited by Schäfer Travel Retail

The AirTamer A302 recently earned much attention at an exhibition where it was presented by Schäfer Travel Retail, which highlights new and exciting brands that beautifully complement the travel retail business. The AirTamer A302 air purifier is the world’s most effective travel air purifier and is proven to filter 875% more air pollutants than its closest competitors. [caption id="attachment_259" align="alignright" width="209"] The AirTamer A302 was featured in the Exhibition News[/caption] The AirTamer A302 high performance

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy and asthma related ailments typically worsen during spring time when allergens are at their peak. The AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation) has marked May as the National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the number of adults suffering from asthma is 18.7 million. The number of children who suffer from this respiratory disease is 6.8 million. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. The CDC states, “Allergic reactions range

The Effects of Season on Asthma Patients

For people suffering from asthma, Spring is a difficult time. Pollen counts are high during this time of the year, and this phenomenon generally triggers allergies and asthma attacks. Today on World Asthma Day, we discuss the effects of pollen on people with asthma. Organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in collaboration with health care groups, World Asthma Day is held every year on the first Tuesday of the month in May, it is an annual event that is meant

How to Avoid the Pollen that Increase Your Allergies

Spring is the time for the highest pollen levels, when plants, grasses and trees are flowering, particularly in the early mornings. Those who suffer from seasonal pollen allergies find this season to be the most challenging.  Warm, dry, and windy weather and climates with little or no rain have high pollen levels. [caption id="attachment_232" align="alignright" width="300"] Inhaling pollen can cause allergy symptoms[/caption] Inhaling pollen can cause allergy symptoms such as: * Sneezing, runny nose

Springs Heralds the Arrival of Pollen Allergies! Are you Prepared?

The flu is slowly receding but with the arrival of Spring, it is time for pollen and seasonal allergies. Sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, headaches, difficulty in breathing, runny and blocked nose are common around this time of the year. However, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) warned that this year’s spring pollen allergy could be severe. As per the CDC, “Allergies are the

How to Prevent the Flu from Spreading at Home

The flu season may be winding down but it is not over yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu activity generally peaks between the months of December and February in the US but it can continue till May. Continue to practice good hygiene and take precautionary measures to avoid exposure. [caption id="attachment_199" align="alignright" width="250"] Sanitize the bathroom thoroughly.[/caption] In our earlier blog post, we had discussed 5 precautionary