It’s a common belief that pet allergies come from exposure to animal hair. But pet dander is much more than animal hair. In order to find relief from your allergy symptoms, it is good to be aware of what exactly pet dander is, where you can find it, and how you can reduce allergen levels in your home.
Since pet dander particles are so small, most of them are only present in the air and never reach surface and can be easily inhaled
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"There's no reason to consider removing a pet unless you can demonstrate that there is a sensitization to that type of animal”
Try these steps first to combat your pet allergy
- Giving your pet a bath at least once a week can reduce airborne allergens.
- Wash your hands after petting your furry ones - This might sound like a no brainer, but even if your cat feels very clean, don’t forget to clean your hands after petting them. Same thing about the tiny critters: pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs can trigger allergy as well as the larger pets.
Air purifiers can only catch airborne particles, so make sure to keep floors clean.
"Of all the pollen, and mold, and animal dander, dust mites that we have studied, the cat dander is absolutely the smallest dander. What that means is that dander allergen remains airborne for at least 30 minutes after you disturb it in the room, allowing the person who suffers from allergies to have a constant exposure to that allergen.”
BRID air purifier is a special high-performance air purification system: many users reported significant improvement from the allergy symptoms or fully treated their allergies with the continuous use of the device.
The best practice to deep clean your air is to leave BRID on uninterrupted for a few days until the allergen levels drop. It is highly advised to keep BRID on at night to free your airways and to get a good night’s rest. To maintain good air in your rooms and to stay free of symptoms, it is recommended to let your air purifier run every day for at least 4-5 hours.
People with allergies must take extreme care of cleaning the filters of their air devices regularly. BRID air purifiers use a special patented ceramic filter that never needs to be replaced and they are easily cleaned under running tap water. To see how easy it is to maintain your BRID, have a look at this video below: