As someone who has lived with asthma and respiratory problems all my life, and now as the parent of children who inherited this from me, the quality of the air we breathe is especially important to me. It is important to most of us I’m sure, and this proves it…
Canadians invest $9.1 billion annually in janitorial and sanitation supplies to clean surfaces, remove odours and kill germs with touch-free hand sanitizers – all of which address an issue that does not kill the key contributor to illness from air transmission*. Even with all these products, if your child has asthma there’s a 1 in 4 chance he or she will be heading to hospital in September. Every year, up to 25% of the annual hospital admissions for asthma flare-ups among Canadian children occur in September. With the new school year approaching, so comes some of most frequent asthma triggers: germs, low use of appropriate asthma medications over the summer months increasing vulnerability, and unventilated classrooms that may contain dust, mould spores.
Most asthma exacerbations are caused from the air we breathe. The dirty truth about inside air is that it can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air and we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors. Hopefully with preventative care we can decrease asthma sufferer’s reliance on steroid-containing inhalers as a first line of defence, an issue which has been receiving much dialogue among parents.
One way to defend against these problems is to use one of the Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers. The Fellowes Air Purifiers are the only Air Purifier to be certified by the Asthma Society of Canada, AeraMax units safely remove 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. That means cleaner air and peace of mind for this Mom!
Learn more at the @FellowesCanada #PurifyYourAir Twitter Party on Monday, September 15th at 8pm ET.
2 x $100 Staples Gift Cards
2 x AeraMax 100 Air Purifier (value $189.99)
2 x AeraMax 200 Air Purifier (value $290.99)
1 x AeraMax 300 Air Purifier (value $349.99)
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