April Shower Bring May Flowers: Avoiding Allergies
Spring can be a threatening time for those of us with allergies. It's important to be aware of your personal allergy triggers to prevent outbreaks, but there are a fair amount of plants that don't produce pollen or aren't allergy-inducing, and it's good to know what's safe, so that you can enjoy your time outside.
Plants that most commonly trigger allergic reactions:
Flowers: amaranth (pigweed), chamomile, chrysanthemums, daisies, goldenrod, ordinary sunflowers
Shrubs/vines: cypress, jasmine vine, juniper, wisteria
Trees: alder, ash (male), aspen (male), beech, birch, box elder (male), cedar (male), cottonwood (male), elm, hickory, red and silver maples (male), mulberry (male), oak, olive, palm (male), pecan, pine, poplar (male), sycamore, walnut, willow (male)
Grasses: Bermuda, fescue, Johnson, June, orchard, perennial rye, redtop, salt grass, sweet vernal, timothy
Weeds: cocklebur, ragweed, Russian thistle, sagebrush
Plants that won’t make you sneeze:
Flowers: begonia, cactus, chenille, clematis, columbine, crocus, daffodil, dusty miller, geranium, hosta, impatiens, iris, lily, pansy, periwinkle, petunia, phlox, rose, salvia, snapdragon, thrift, tulip, verbena, zinnia Hypoallergenic sunflower seeds All these grow 5 to 6 feet tall -- and are pollen-free. Apricot Twist (apricot with gold center), Infrared Mix (dark crimson, ruby, golden-reds), The Joker (showy red-and-yellow double blooms), Pro-Cut Bicolor (stunning mahogany and yellow with black centers) Shrubs: azalea, boxwood (if clipped often), hibiscus, hydrangea, viburnum
Trees: apple, cherry, Chinese fan palm (female), fern pine (female), dogwood, English holly (female), Bradford pear, crepe myrtle, hardy rubber tree, magnolia, pear, plum, red maple (female)
Grasses: St. Augustine
Rabbit Air Gives Back
As some of you may know, a significant part of Rabbit Air's work is providing clean air to those in need. This month, we will donate three units to Gotham City Kitties, a nonprofit organization in New York that adopts stray cats and kittens and finds homes for them. The center has a 250 square foot room for elderly kitties with asthma, and a 600 square foot room for the younger cats with asthma. Elizabeth, the nonprofit's president and founder, expressed a need for air purifiers in her facility to help reduce airborne allergens and improve the air for the cats as well as visitors/volunteers. With the help of Rabbit Air, Elizabeth said, they could cut down on steroids they've been using to control the cats' asthma attacks. Look out for a report on the cats and their health from Gotham City Kitties in a future Rabbit Air newsletter.Toni from Bradenton, Florida, won a Rabbit Air purifier through Healthy Child Healthy World's Tweet-a-thon, a campaign that offered tips for healthy parenting. Needless to say, Toni was thrilled to receive her air purifier:
Hi! I'm still in shock, this is something my family will really benefit from! Thank you so much for the AMAZING @rabbitair Air Purifier! This will definitely help my little guys! Thank you so much again!! I'm extremely grateful!
Dwell on Design 2011 in LA!
As usual, Rabbit Air will be participating in Dwell magazine's annual event, Dwell on Design. This year's exhibition of products from local and international designers will take place June 24-26 at the L.A. Convention Center. For more information, please see their website: http://dod.dwell.com/exhibition-overview. Hope to see you there!
Customer of the Month
Rabbit Air's Customer of the Month program honors a few customers who have displayed extreme loyalty to our company, as selected by our Customer Care Team. This month we have selected Judith from New Jersey. She is much appreciated by our Rabbit Air Team! Please check out the Facebook page for more information on Judith and our awesome customers!
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