March 2008 Newsletter


Employee Spotlight

Brian - Assistant Business Analyst

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Arcadia California, not far from the Rabbit Air headquarters.

I know you are a student right now. Where do you study and what are you studying?
I am a senior studying business in the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC.

What are your interests?
I am into business, finance, investment, politics. I like trying new things. Tonight I'm going salsa dancing and I love cooking, minus the cleaning part.

What do you do at Rabbit Air?
I started as an intern last summer and became an assistant business analyst. I am involved in business analysis, process improvement, inventory management and some special projects . Right now I'm working on a project regarding allergen avoidance as a means of allergy treatment which has put me in contact with hundreds of allergists throughout Southern California.

What attracts you to Rabbit Air's products and the purification business?
Before coming here I didn't know too much about air purification. After learning about HEPA and the horrible air quality in Los Angeles, it seemed impossible to ignore. Pollution is a much bigger issue now than it was 20 years ago. I have asthma and I can tell when it’s smoggy, some days the air is so bad. I'm interested in how we can improve our products to help people.

Why do you think air purification is important?
I remember being a kid and catching a glimpse of all the dust particles illuminated by a beam of light. We all know the air we breathe isn’t very clean, but it's really bad in the city with traffic and everything else. It feels good to be doing work that is health conscious; that is about making people feel well.

Quick Facts

Many people have questions about ways to allergen-proof their home environment. While air purifiers do the work of filtering the air you breathe, there are other ways of reducing the amount of contaminants in your home. Below are some suggestions and facts about common allergy triggers.

Did You Know?

no smokingOver 4,000 chemicals are found in Tobacco smoke.
germBathing your pet on a weekly basis can reduce the level of allergens by over 80%.
asthma and allergyIt is not actually animal hair that causes asthma and allergic reactions, but remnants of saliva and urine that collect on the fur.

dust miteDust Mite Dust mites cannot survive prolonged exposure to temperatures over 140° F. Washing bedding and clothing in hot water will kill dust mites.

moldMold may form on foam pillows when you sweat. To prevent mold, wash pillows once a week, dry thoroughly and make sure to change them every year.

Tip of the Month..

Keep it Clean

Sometimes your Rabbit Air needs a little TLC. Depending on the air quality in your home or office, namely the amount of dander, dust, pollen and particles in the air, your air purifier might need some minor maintenance to keep it up to speed. We all know how dirty the filters can get. Vacuuming the pre-filter and the HEPA filter are great ways of improving the efficiency of your filter and the quality of air purification. Removing the front panel of your unit you will find a grayish material that looks a lot like the lint you find in your dryer. This debris is normal and ultimately means the unit is working! This stuff also collects on the main unit itself, underneath the front panel and around the bottom and sides of the unit. Wipe down the air purifier regularly with a damp cloth to keep the outside of the air purifier dust free.

Click here for more information on how to clean the BioGS™ filters.

Click here for more information on how to clean the BioGS™ sensors.