May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
May is National Allergy & Asthma Awareness month. I’ve been an advocate for clean air and have worked to educate others about the importance of clean air. As a mother, one of the things I’ve learned is that there is no such thing as “the symptoms your child exhibits might indicate asthma.” If A child has asthma, he has asthma. These are words that were said to me when my son was about two years old after he had a cough that wouldn’t go away which seemed to accompany a cold but the duration was far too long. At that time my son was given a nebulizer and an inhaler. This began our seasonal battle with asthma. Luckily for us, my son’s symptoms only occur during the change of seasons when pollen and other allergen counts are high. And he hasn’t had an episode of wheezing so that is a blessing. However, living in Atlanta, it is inevitable that we pull out the inhaler during the Spring and at least once or twice in the winter and fall.
Poor air quality is a trigger for asthma and although we keep the house closed up for most of the year, during the Spring even I have trouble sleeping in my bedroom because the air quality is so poor. This is why I was ecstatic when I was asked to participate in the Room to Breathe program and utilize a Sharp PCI Air Purifier in my home. I have a small one that I share with my son and move it from my room to his room when he is staying with me. Because my bedroom faces the forest, it is especially difficult to deal with the air during the Spring when the pollen counts are exceptionally high.
The Sharp PCI Air Purifier is large enough to clean the air in our family room which is where we spend most of our time. It will provide automatic and complete air quality for my home. And it is so quiet, unless you see it you’d never know it was on! Over the next 6 weeks, I will be sharing my experience of utilizing the Sharp PCI Air Purifier with you. If air quality is something you are interested in learning more about or you have a child (or other family members) who suffer from allergies or asthma, please be sure to join me for a twitter party
What: Twitter Chat
When: May 14th, 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. EST
You can also learn more about the Sharp Air Purifier by visiting the SharpAir Facebook page. I look forward to sharing my experience with you!