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The Air Quality Blog by Rabbit Air

Rabbit Air Supports Breast Cancer Research

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Rabbit Air is partnering with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to raise money for breast cancer research and save lives.

Since 2007, Rabbit Air has supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by donating 5% of each BCRF air purifier sale towards research to find a cure. For the month of October, we will be selling our special edition MinusA2 Spring Bloom with blossoms in the BCRF signature color pink.

 

Also available is our BioGS 2.0 with a special pink chord to show your support for breast cancer research.

Select yours now by visiting here.

We are proud to assist BCRF in their goal to end cancer and spread the word about why research matters. This is a cause close to the Rabbit Air family with several friends impacted by this devastating disease. With support from our loyal customers, we have fueled countless research hours. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us to fund the end of this disease.

Established in 1993 and founded by the legendary Evelyn H. Lauder, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has raised more than $500 million dollars to date and directs 91 cents of every dollar raised to breast cancer research and breast cancer awareness programs. Their goal is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. For more information on why research matters and how your donations will make an impact, please go to http://www.bcrfcure.org/research.

When Mold Goes Airborne

 This is a guest post by Austin Werner, President of Real Seal LLC.



For many homeowners, the idea of dealing with a wet basement, or any structural breach that allows water to drip, seep, leak or flood into the home, is nothing short of an absolute nightmare. And that is completely understandable! Water damage can be very expensive to repair. But many homeowners don’t realize that a small amount of water or moisture in a house, even when it’s from condensation or high humidity, can create the conditions for mold to colonize and grow.

The effects of mold on air quality can be worse than other contaminants due to the nature of how it’s spread. While the mold itself can harbor in a dark, damp corner, it releases thousands of mold spores over time. These spores then become airborne and can easily become inhaled or ingested, bringing a slew of negative health effects along with them.

Mold isn’t just a financial issue it’s a health hazard.

Mold Is More Common Than You Think

According to pollutionissues.com, somewhere between 50 and 100 different types of mold can be found inside buildings that have sustained water damage. Mold can grow on and within a variety of household surfaces, including carpeting and carpet padding, drywall, ceiling tiles, and linoleum, with the presence of very little water.

“Even with one inch of water, there’s enough humidity inside that mold spores can attach to surfaces and begin to grow. Drywall, carpeting, almost anything indoors can have mold growing on it ...The very small mold spores move through cracks, behind baseboards areas like that,” Cristina Schulingkamp, director of the indoor air quality program at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Philadelphia office, explained to the Washington Post.

Facts about Mold and Indoor Air Quality

As previously mentioned, mold is more than just a pricey cleanup issue. It’s a health hazard! Consider these facts about how mold affects indoor air quality and can impact the health of the people who breathe the contaminated air:  

  • According to a recent consumer survey, 76% of people who lived in a home with a wet basement feared that they and their families were being harmed by mold. Of that group, 30% said they or someone in their household experienced symptoms of poor air quality associated with mold. These symptoms include coughing, headaches, loss of energy and general fatigue, skin issues, shortness of breath, and watery eyes.
  • According to the American Lung Association, there are likely thousands of different types of airborne germs, including viruses, fungi, and bacteria. When these germs are combined with mold spores, they can cause a number of respiratory illnesses. These can be as mild as a common cold or as severe as pneumonia and other respiratory infections.
  • Airborne mold spores can exacerbate allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases. In fact, it’s not uncommon for allergy-sufferers to experience full blown allergy attacks when exposed to even trace amounts of mold spores. Over time, these attacks can significantly deteriorate and weaken the lungs.

You are Not Immune

No house is immune from mold. You cannot keep all water and moisture out of your house. What you can do is:

  • Immediately make repairs to any area that is chronically damp, where water is seeping in to your home. Thoroughly clean and dry any areas that have sustained water damage. Mold colonies, can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Remove as much visible dust as possible because mold spores can thrive on household dust. Use an air purifier to clear dust, pollen and other airborne particles and to minimize the number of mold spores in the air.
  • Make sure you have ventilation fans in your kitchen and bathroom that are in good working order and effectively remove the damp air that tends to accumulate in those rooms.

No matter how vigilant you are in keeping your home clean and dry, your home is never entirely mold-free. An air purifier is one of the best and most cost effective things you can use to continuously filter the pollutants from the air inside your home.

Author bio

Austin Werner is the President of Real Seal LLC, a basement waterproofing company based in Schaumburg, IL. Real Seal is committed to personalized and expedited service and, of course, dry basements!



Back to Fall Allergy Season

It’s Fall! Time for back to school shopping, pumpkin spice lattes, and changing leaves. Unfortunately, these changes can lead to colder weather allergens hampering our good Fall spirit. Fall allergies have been sneaking up earlier and earlier each year and can start as early as mid-August.

Fall also brings ragweed, whose pollen peaks mid-September. According to WebMD, most cases of hay fever are attributable to this plant, which is most common in rural areas of the Eastern states and Midwest but is found throughout the US. About 10 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from an allergy to ragweed according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Symptoms of a ragweed allergy include

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headaches
  • Irritated eyes
  • Itchy throat

But not to worry. There are ways to fight back against allergies so you can cozy up comfortably in these cooling temperatures.

  1. Keep temperatures dry to avoid mold. Autumn temperatures can bring mold, which can trigger symptoms.
  2. Use Google to search pollen levels. Google recently launched a service where they indicate today’s pollen levels at the top of your search results, making searching for allergens as easy as looking up the weather.
  3. Reduce pollen in the home. Ways that you can avoid ragweed and other allergy culprits include taking off your shoes while stepping in the house, taking a shower or changing your clothes after prolonged outdoor activity, and washing your sheets often.
  4. Invest in a HEPA filter. A true HEPA filter reduce particles at a 0.3-micron size at a 99.97% efficiency, including pollen, dust mites, and mold spores. For more about how HEPA filtration can help you breathe easily this Fall, read here.

Rabbit Air’s MinusA2 is a great choice to defend against these particles as it can be customized with a Germ Defense filter, which works to protect against allergens and mold spore. Click here to bring yourself relief this season.

Rabbit Air Is In Halfwheel!

We had a great time at the IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) trade show in Las Vegas this year. Here are some highlights from the show.

For starters, we took the prize for Best in Show in the Small Exhibitor, One Booth category. Thanks IPCPR for the great recognition!

Not only that, we also made it into the cigar industry blog Halfwheel. They talk more about our sleek display and products, including the branded artwork on the front panel of the MinusA2 for cigar customers. We also mention our new BioGS TONE model, which adds a cool highlight color to our award-winning design. 

You can read more from Halfwheel and Rabbit Air at IPCPR here http://halfwheel.com/ipcpr-2017-rabbit-air.

MinusA2 Wins the Products Award at Design Tokyo 2017

We are happy to announce that our MinusA2 air purifier has won a Products Award at Design Tokyo 2017!

Design Tokyo is the leading trade show in Japan for marketable design products. The most stylish and fashionable products flock to this show to be included in the best of the best of useful items that are also pleasing to the eyes.

The award is given to the most marketable design products. With it's ability to be adapted to any home (from being wall mounted to your choice of front panel design), the MinusA2 stood out from the crowd and impressed the award committee.

If you want to read more about the design show and the awesome products, you can find it here: http://www.designtokyo.jp/en/AWARD/exhibitor/

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Your Great Escape For The Summer

Our customers have enjoyed the adorable character of Snoopy on their MinusA2 front panels. Now, there is another Snoopy to choose from.

With our newest edition, The Great Escape, watch as Snoopy's friend Woodstock get blown away by a gust of fresh air in his hot air balloon. It's a perfect match for any kid's room or fan of the Peanuts crew.

We hope you will find yourself also blown away by the pure air of your Rabbit Air.

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Thank You Dwell!

We had so much fun at Dwell on Design!

Get a look at our booth, where we are showing the standing and wall-mounted versions of the MinusA2.

This year at Dwell included smart houses, 3D printed jewelry, and tiny homes.

Thanks to Dwell Magazine for hosting and to all the design enthusiasts that stopped by our booth. 

If you missed Dwell, you can still check out all their interior and exterior essentials by picking up a copy or visiting their website here.

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Rabbit Air at Dwell on Design

Looking for a new upgrade to your furniture? Just bought a home and in need of inspiration? If you are in the Los Angeles area, come visit Rabbit Air as we present at the Dwell on Design Trade Show June 23-25. 

Dwell Magazine is a publication dedicated to modern design. Inside, you can find the hottest trends in architecture and interior decoration. At the design show, you can explore anything from tiny homes to the latest in outdoor living as well as hear speakers talk about design essentials.

Rabbit Air will be there showing our air purifiers. We recognize for a home to feel completely relaxing, it must also be pleasing to the eye. This is why we put so much thought into the style of our products as well as their functionality. Our BioGS 2.0, modeled after the natural flow of air, has won design awards such as the Red Dot Award, and we are thrilled to be included alongside some of the latest and hippest home products on the market.

If you are in the area, we would love for you to come and say hello! That's why we will also be giving out free 1-day guest passes to our customers. To receive your free 1-Day pass to Dwell on Design, please contact us by email: customerservice@rabbitair.com or call our toll free number: 888.866.8862. Then, make sure to introduce yourself to us at the show. We'd love to talk to you about your experience with our air purifiers!

If you'd like to check out the show and who will be there, visit their website at http://www.dwellondesign.com/.

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New Aromatherapy Diffuser is Now Available!

Now you can enjoy a refreshing scent in addition to your clean air. Rabbit Air has just launched Essence, our new aromatherapy diffuser, as an add on to your air purifier in order to enhance our customers’ air even more!

 

Aromatherapy has been known to have mood-boosting qualities from helping to wind down after a long day or spark creativity with the activation of the senses. Whether you are looking to relax or energize, you can use any scent you like for a pleasant experience while getting all the same air filtration benefits you already enjoy.

The aromatherapy diffuser is available on our website and includes an indulgent complimentary sample from Florihana, a French essential oil distillery that uses 100 percent pure, natural ingredients. Make your home complete by getting one today!

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