Shirt By Izod, Pants By The Gap, Body By Pizza Hut!

Let’s face it…the US is a fat club. Yes, we are now populated by one of the heaviest groups of people on the planet! I read yesterday that the movie theaters are putting in wider seats ( adding 2″ in width) to accommodate our ever growing behinds. This is not a good sign. Carrying more weight creates numerous problems for the human body.

The increase in diabetes is directly related to the increase in excess body weight and this disease creates other serious medical complications. Foot problems, hip problems, back pain problems and high blood pressure can all be attributed to the excess calories we put into out mouths. One would think that with all the new health clubs around and the large number of people joining these clubs that we would be a society of slim people with sculptured bodies.

One of the casualties of excess weight is the increased risk of weakening your immune system. This is the major defense mechanism you have to fight off infection, disease and allergies. When this is not operating correctly you have a much better chance of having allergic reactions to airborne contaminants that otherwise would not affect you. You also have a higher chance of getting an infection from simple cuts and abrasions because your immune system can’t adequately fight the invasion to your body.

For many people with allergies or for those who are more susceptible to infection, the use of high efficiency air filtration products and systems is recommended especially for their home living environment. By removing a large percentage of the airborne allergens and pathogens it allows even a weakened immune system to operate more effectively.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems since 1985.  These systems are designed to be used in the residential, commercial and institutional markets. The HEPA systems by PAS are designed to be used either as stand alone units or attached to the HVAC systems as a whole house filtration unit.

The PAS units use a certified 99.9% at 0.3 micron filter that removes the majority of the respirable sized particles. So even for individuals with severely weakened immune systems the PAS units will not allow their systems to be compromised.

For more information on the PAS line of HEPA and Carbon based units please go to our website at:

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Over The Counter Allergy Drugs Just Mask The Problem

More and more of the ” prescription only ” allergy drugs are now sold over the counter. While these drugs are relatively safe when taken as directed, they are  more powerful and more effective at reducing the bodies reaction to the allergens invading your body. The good part is that these drugs allow you to operate more normally even during the height of allergy season. The downside is that you are subjecting yourself to higher concentrations of these allergens and creating more long term problems for your immune system.

With the countless numbers and types of airborne contaminants that may cause reactions to your system, it is essential that you know which ones they are and to minimize your contact with them. Taking allergy medicine and then playing ball outside in your backyard during ragweed and pollen season is not a healthy thing to do. Keep in mind, just because your don’t suffer as much with the medication doesn’t mean your body and immune system are not being challenged.

In order to gage  which of the allergens create the greatest health issues you will need to sense or feel how your body reacts to certain types and levels of airborne allergens. This means you will need to use either a lighter dose of allergy medicine or none at all. Granted you may suffer for a day or two but this process will enable you to determine what affects you most, when and where. It also allows you to use a stronger or milder allergy drug or change the dose to suit the requirement. This means you won’t be drowsy or have any significant operational limitations when taking that dosage.

The allergy symptoms can persist indoors as well as outside. Even with the windows closed and A/C  running many allergy sufferers still have challenges during the peak of ragweed and pollen season. For that reason we suggest using an air filtration device in your home. Preferably one that attaches to the main heating cooling system like the HEPA systems made by Pure Air Systems.

These units use a true, commercial grade, certified HEPA filter capable of capturing 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger and is almost as efficient on smaller particles. This system can significantly reduce the levels of airborne allergens and contaminants and allow you to either reduce or eliminate the use of allergy medicine while inside your home.

The use of HEPA filtration or good air filters in your HVAC unit will significantly help you feel better as well as reduce the use of allergy medicine. For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at:

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