Sunday, December 4, 2011

IQ Air for fresh, clean air for your home

Because we live in a condo near EDSA, my father-in-law gave Vince and me an air purifier when we got married. When I got pregnant with Vito, my Papa gave us an extra air purifier and ozonizer so that the air in our home will be even cleaner. Our folks are really concerned about the air we breathe because I have asthma and Vince has allergic rhinitis. And our not-so-little baby boy may have the allergy gene so the lolos and lola were insistent on clean air. So far, so good--Vince, Vito and I haven't suffered any allergy attacks!

If you also live in the city (or you may live in the province but there's lots of allergens in the air like pollen), the IQ Air system may just be the air purifier your family needs. Mothercare sent me a press kit explaining this advanced air cleaning system from Switzerland, and it listed illnesses we can get from air that's polluted or have allergens, bacteria, chemicals and strong odors:
  • allergic reactions
  • eye infections
  • irritations of the nose and throat
  • bronchitis
  • pneumonia
  • headaches and nausea
  • breathing difficulties
  • asthma attacks
  • skin reactions (i.e. eczema)

Clearly a matter to take seriously by parents everywhere! Yes, not just city-dwellers. I grew up in the hills of Antipolo, when it was still rice fields and mango trees. The freshest air you could breathe! We chased dragonflies and fireflies in the fields, caught mudfish in the creek, climbed trees and ate duhat and alatiris and kaimito nestled in the branches... and yet my asthma was so bad. I always thought I'd die in my teens! I had asthma every night during the rainy season, woke up to swollen eyes and a runny nose, I had eczema on my fingers and feet. My allergies were wild! I was so miserable.

Now that I'm older and aware that my condition could've been prevented, managed and improved by simple allergy medication and filtered air, I'm vigilant about preventing allergies in my home. If you have the same philosophy, do invest in the IQ Air! More from the press kit:
IQ Air’s Health Pro 150 Air Cleaner (Php 71,095.00) and the Health Pro 250 Air Cleaner (Php 79,695.00) are now available in selected Mothercare stores.

IQ Air systems feature the most reliable and efficient air cleaning technologies against indoor pollutants targeting the following:
  • Pollen, spores, dust mite allergens, and other particular matter – the can trigger hay fever, asthma, and other allergic reactions. Even short-term exposure to elevated concentrations of fine particles can significantly contribute to hearth disease.
  • Microorganisms - such as viruses, bacteria and fungal spores are responsible for various infections like tuberculosis, influenza, aspergillosis, MRSA and SARS.
  • Pet allergens (dander) – mainly found in salvia and therefore on hair and skin of pets. When the allergens are inhaled, they can lead to serious allergic reactions.
  • Tobacco Smoke – contains thousands of chemicals and particles which can irritate the mucous membranes and lead to acute and chronic diseases.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – are gaseous chemicals emitted from vehicles, industry and building materials. They can be carcinogenic and cause damage to internal organs.
  • Smog and Ozone – can cause irritation of the respiratory tract even at low concentrations and can trigger asthma attacks. While these pollutants are mainly generated outdoors, they enter buildings via doors, windows and ventilation systems.
  • Cleaning products, sprays and solvents – can irritate the mucous membranes and aggravate allergies such as asthma and hay fever.
  • Paints, varnishes, and adhesives – can contain a multitude of harmful substances. Inhaling the vapors can lead to headache, nausea, and allergic reactions. Long-term exposure can lead to chronic diseases.
Depending on your specific air quality needs, take your pick from the following filters: Pre-max Filter (Php 5,295.00) controls coarse & fine dust particles. The V5 Cell Filter (Php 8,795.00) controls a broad range of chemical pollutants & odors. The Pre-Max MG Filter (Php 8,795.00) is a combination of the Pre-max & the V5 which controls coarse & fine dust particles, as well as chemical pollutants and odors. The HyperHepa Filter (Php 14,995.00), which is used by hospitals, controls fine particles, allergens, bacteria, viruses and mould spores.

IQ Air is available at Mothercare branches in Greenbelt 5, Shangri-la Plaza, Robinsons Galleria and TriNoMa.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Mommy Frances,
    This is a great review. This is a very good product. This help us to air cleaned up. They are able to remove bacteria, viruses and any other threatening particles, pretty much all.


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