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Reducing Indoor Air Pollution in Your Baby’s Nursery

As a parent of a newborn, there’s nothing in the world more important than the health of your infant, so what would you do if we told you that your nursery could contain hundreds of potentially dangerous chemicals? That’s a pretty scary thought, right?

According to ABC News, “Good Morning America” conducted an investigation in 2012 to determine the levels of indoor air pollution present in a nursery and found 300 different kinds of chemicals after just …
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Dialysis and The Dialysis Air Environment

The following was written by Dr. Bryan Stone, a Nephrologist at Desert Regional Medical Center.

When dialysis was first brought on the scene for people with kidney failure, it was so high tech that is was not fully available to all who needed it. God committees helped choose patients who were worthy of therapy in an effort to appease the lack of availability. The technology advanced to the point where is became more widespread and along with this came the development and evolution of dialysis centers. These centers provide this life saving therapy to many people at once while establishing a safe environment with proper nurse oversight and enhanced water systems….
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Protect Cancer Patients With UV Light Air Purifiers

Chemotherapy treatments for cancer weaken patients’ immune systems. Viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi that our bodies normally fend off with ease can cause serious, life-threatening illnesses for cancer patients with weakened immune systems. UV light air purifiers play a critical role in protecting patients by removing these dangerous pathogens from the air, preventing them from being inhaled or settling on surfaces where they may be transferred by touch.

Many oncologists recommend that patients receiving chemotherapy use air purifiers in their homes as one of the precautions to lower their risk of infection. Most hospitals employ UV light air purification systems throughout their facilities, but particularly in areas serving patients with weakened immune systems from cancer, AIDS, transplant medication or other conditions. Now, the same UV light air purifier technology employed in hospital air purification systems is available to consumers in an affordable, room-size unit for use in homes, classrooms and offices.


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Do UV air purifiers really work?

Yes, SOME UV air purifiers really work. Numerous health studies have shown that UV-C light very effectively inactivates viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi by breaking down their DNA or RNA. UV light also is helpful in prevention of secondary allergies related to airborne allergens. However, not all UV air purifiers are the same, nor are all effective. Many make false or exaggerated claims. RXAir® is one of the few that can back its claims with hard data.

RxAir has gone through rigorous testing by EPA- and FDA-certified labs. Our claims that RxAir destroys germs, bacteria, viruses, and reduces VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and odors are backed by independent research and testing facility data and studies. RxAir has been proven to disinfect the air and inactivate a wide range of bacterial and viral pathogens as has been conclusively demonstrated in independent laboratory tests.


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RxAir Device Destroys Tuberculosis, Measles

Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria and measles viruses hang unseen in the air for hours, even days, waiting to infect unvaccinated victims who inhale them. The new RxAir® UV air purification system by UV Flu Technologies (OTCBB: UVFT) has been proven to destroy more than 99% of airborne tuberculosis bacteria and measles viruses, effectively reducing exposure for everyone in the room, including unvaccinated individuals.

“We all need to breathe and not everyone is vaccinated, so it is imperative to look at reducing airborne exposure, which is the primary mode of transmission for both TB and measles,” stated Bryan Stone, MD, Chief of Medicine, Desert Regional Medical Center.  “Hospitals have long been using germicidal UV air purifiers to combat the airborne pathogens on a continuous basis. Now, there is a portable floor model available to consumers, schools and businesses from RxAir that utilizes the same proven UV light technology hospitals use to fight these deadly pathogens. The key to RxAir UV light air purifier’s effectiveness is that it forces extended exposure of the bacteria and viruses to powerful UV light, effectively inactivating them.”

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Reduce Your Exposure to Airborne Diseases and Harmful Pathogens

Airborne diseases, such as tuberculosis, measles, influenza, strep, MRSA, pneumonia, and the common cold are emitted when infected individuals (even those who aren’t showing symptoms) exhale, cough, sneeze, sing or talk. Very tiny droplets that carry the disease viruses and/or bacteria can be inhaled into the lungs or land in the mouths, noses or eyes of people who are nearby and begin to infect their new host by overwhelming their immune system. Less often, a person might become infected by touching an object that has an infectious virus or bacteria on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. …
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Google Provides Real-Time Estimates of Flu Activity for All 50 States

Fever. Sore throat. Runny nose. Chills. Fatigue. Nausea. There’s no denying it: Flu season is upon us. As if that’s not bad enough, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that the 2014-2015 flu season is shaping up to be severe

While there are several effective methods of preventing the flu – such as getting vaccinated, following careful hygiene protocols and avoiding
contact with infected individuals – it’s also helpful to be aware of flu activity in the area where you live. 

With this in mind, the folks at Google have developed a real-time flu tracker that aggregates Google search data to estimate flu activity for all 50 states. Check out the Google Flu Trends chart below to see if you
live in a state with low, moderate or high flu activity and learn how flu activity is estimated …
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RxAir Partners with MediaplanetUSA for Seasonal Health Campaign this Flu Season

RxAir is excited to share that we recently partnered with MediaplanetUSA in their just released Seasonal
Health
campaign, which seeks to provide readers with tips and safety advice on protecting themselves from this season’s flu viruses. The campaign was distributed through USA Today on
December 5th, 2014 and is published online at www.seasonalhealthinfo.com. The RxAir Air Purification System is featured in the main banner on the website.

We encourage you to take a look at the website, which includes helpful articles that will help keep you and your family healthy this flu season. This is especially important in light of recent news from …
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The ‘magic bullet’ of the 2014-2015 flu season: RxAir destroys flu viruses missed by vaccines

Vaccination is among the most common and effective ways for people to protect themselves during flu season, but this begs a very important question: What happens if the vaccine isn’t good enough?

On Thursday, December 4, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe, due in part to the fact that the flu vaccine may not be as effective against the serious flu strains …
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Why a UV Air Purifier Is Essential in Preventing the Flu

Flu season is upon us, and as you make the effort to keep you and your loved ones healthy this winter, it’s important to ask yourself: Am I doing everything I can to minimize exposure to the flu, a virus that results
in more than 200,000 hospitalizations and thousands of deaths per year?

UV Air Purifier: A new tool in the flu prevention arsenal

On Tuesday, December 2, RxAir published a press release that focuses on four key flu prevention tools recommended by Dr. Wladyslaw Kowalski, PhD, PE, one of the foremost experts and authors on airborne infection control, and Dr. Bryan Stone, MD, Internal Medicine …
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6 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

Insufficient sleep is such a big problem in the United States that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared it a public health epidemic. While the National Institutes of Health claims that the average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep per night, data from the National Health Interview Survey reveals that almost 30% of adults sleep an average of 6 hours or less.

Unfortunately, sleep deprivation means more than jut feeling tired. Those who don’t get enough sleep are at greater risk of developing health issues such as obesity, diabetes, depression and hypertension. And insufficient sleep has also been linked to occupational errors and …
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Flu

With flu season right around the corner, it’s time to begin thinking about how to protect yourself from this and other common cold-weather diseases, illnesses and infections. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

Get a flu vaccine – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccine as soon as the current season’s vaccines become available. This is especially important for people at high risk of flu complications, including children, pregnant women, individuals 65 years of age or older and …
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White Paper: Are You Safe in Your Home? The Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

How much do you really know about indoor air pollution? Here are some facts, as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

– Indoor pollutant levels can be more than 100 times higher than levels of outdoor pollution.
– Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors.
– The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

The truth is that while many people are well aware of the dangers of outdoor pollution, they may not even realize that the air they’re breathing inside their own home could be hazardous …
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RxAir vs. Air Duct Cleaning: Which Is the Better Investment?

Indoor air pollution is a growing concern among Americans, and it’s easy to understand why. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor pollutants one of the top five environmental risks to public health, signifying that this is an important issue that deserves our collective attention.

 In a recent white paper, we outlined some of the common examples of indoor air pollution – including volatile organic compounds, mold and bacterial contaminants – and explained that numerous health complications can arise from consistent exposure to these pollutants.

 Understandably, this leaves many homeowners wondering what they can do to ensure that their home is safe – but it’s important for these individuals …
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Air Purifiers Can Help Reduce the Risk of Bacterial Infection for Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the most common methods of treatment for cancer, and since its introduction in the 1950s, it has helped many people live full lives. Unfortunately, as chemotherapy drugs are incredibly strong, they can have negative effects on the body. In addition to causing various side effects, chemotherapy can significantly damage the immune system, leaving individuals at high risk of developing infections. 

As Everday Health explains:

“Chemotherapy drugs work by killing the rapidly proliferating cancer cells that are making you sick. The downside is that they can also damage healthy white blood cells, which are normally the backbone of your immune system and are constantly replenished. A reduced white blood cell count, a common side effect of cancer treatment, leaves you susceptible to infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi.”

According to the American Cancer Society, infections among cancer patients …
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What Are Volatile Organic Compounds?

In addition to killing greater than 99% of airborne bacteria, the RxAir® has been proven to reduce concentrations of volatile organic compounds – commonly known as VOCs.

But what exactly are VOCs – and furthermore, how do they enter the home in the first place? Let’s take a look.

What are VOCs?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), VOCs can be defined as follows:

“Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs are organic chemical compounds whose composition makes it possible for them to evaporate under normal indoor atmospheric conditions of temperature and pressure.”

The volatility of VOCs varies from one indoor air pollutant to the next, inspiring the World Health Organization (WHO) to categorize them as “very volatile,” “volatile,” and “semi-volatile” depending on how low the boiling point is and …
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These Household Items That Cause Indoor Air Pollution MAY Surprise You

When your indoor air quality is compromised, you risk experiencing uncomfortable symptoms – or even falling seriously ill. Unfortunately, there are many causes of indoor air pollution, and some of these go unrecognized and may even be present in your home.

In today’s post, we’ll examine a few surprising items in your home that could be reducing the quality of your air:

Carpets – Many new carpets contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which, when inhaled, can cause people to suffer from headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, difficulty breathing and other potentially serious symptoms. And, even low-VOC carpets have the tendency to collect VOCs, dust mites, pet dander and other particulates.

Furniture – Certain types of furniture may contain …
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Welcom to the RXAir Blog!

Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog. Our goal is to make this a go-to destination for you to learn about news that will impact you. A place where you can read a variety of resources that will help you live healthier and enjoy an improved quality of life.

As you probably already know, we created the RxAir®, an air purification system that not only destroys more than 99% of airborne bacteria and viruses, but also reduces odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

  • Disease prevention
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Healthy living
  • Product updates
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Pet care
  • Indoor air quality

If there are any other topics you’d like to see us address, let us know. We love hearing from our customers. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy reading our blog! …
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