Allergy and Asthma information by IQAir
Individuals sensitized to airborne
allergens such as pollen, mold spores, cat or dog dander, house dust
mite excrements can reduce their indoor exposure to these allergens by
use of a high-efficiency air cleaner. The
IQAir Personal Health Series' advanced performance and features make
it the first choice for individuals looking for serious allergen
Allergens trigger allergic reactions in
sensitized individuals in a number of different ways - by ingestion
(food allergy), direct skin contact (contact allergy) or through
inhalation (respiratory allergy). While allergy sufferers can avoid
certain foods, it's more difficult to avoid contact with allergens, and,
it's even more difficult to avoid breathing them. Since we spend over
90% of our lives indoors, controlling airborne allergens and irritants
at work and at home makes a significant contribution towards reducing
overall exposure to airborne allergens. This is why every successful
allergen avoidance program should include a high-performance air
cleaning device as part of an overall allergen avoidance strategy.
ALLERGIES AND AIR CLEANING.
Air cleaners can make a significant contribution in reducing an individual's
indoor exposure to airborne allergens. The effectiveness of different air
cleaners varies greatly. The main features that allergy sufferers should look
out for are:
- high overall
efficiency of the air cleaner (not just the filters in the air cleaner)
- high air delivery
(you cannot clean the air too much in a room)
- no release of
particles from fan motors or activated carbon filters
- low noise level and
noise management features (e.g. timers)
- filter technology
which prevents the release of captured allergens
- no water use in the
air cleaning process (creates mold growth issues in the air cleaner and
- ducting option for
pollen allergy sufferers (allows fresh pollen-free air to enter from the
IQAIR SYSTEMS FOR ALLERGEN CONTROL.
IQAir Personal Health Series devices set a new standard in the removal of
airborne allergen particles. The IQAir Personal Health Series can reduce
airborne allergen levels quicker and to a lower level than conventional air
cleaners. In fact, in a comparison of 10 air cleaners by the leading German
independent consumer products testing magazine "Test", the IQAir HealthPro
250/Plus was found to remove airborne dust particles twice as quickly as the
next best device. As a result, it was the only air cleaner to be awarded a "very
good" rating for particulate removal and an overall rating of "good".
Due to HyperHEPA filtration and patented 3D sealing technology IQAir
holds back more allergens from filtered air than ordinary air cleaners. Each
Personal Health Series device has a certified and guaranteed total system
efficiency and typically holds back 10-100 times more fine particles than
conventional HEPA air cleaners.
WHICH IQAIR SYSTEMS IS BEST?
The standard HealthPro is recommended for allergy sufferers
without any particular need for gas or odor control. These units do not contain
a gas and odor filter, which makes filter replacement economical and maximizes
The HealthPro Plus contains a V5-Cell filter for the
control of gaseous contaminants and odors. The HealthPro Plus is recommended to
asthma sufferers, since their respiratory systems are often sensitized to
gaseous irritants, as well as allergens. The HealthPro Plus is also recommended
to allergy sufferers with a need or desire to deal with gaseous pollutants or
For elevated levels of gaseous pollutants and odors, or for individuals
sensitized to chemical compounds, the
GCX Series should be considered.
In their standard configuration, the IQAir Personal Health Series cleans
the air by recirculation. For individuals that suffer from pollen or other
outdoor allergens, we recommend the use of the
InFlow W125 accessory. This accessory converts any IQAir system from an air
cleaner that filters air within a room (recirculation) to an air cleaner that
draws outside air (ventilation) and filters it before releasing it into the
room. This can eliminate the need for the opening of windows for ventilation and
can build up a slight positive pressure that reduces the leakage of outdoor
allergens through cracks in doors and windows.
IQAir HEPA air purifiers for superior allergy relief.