I grew up siding onto an apple orchard, and later in front of a ravine. But until I was in my early 20s, I’d never experienced allergies.
Turns out that hayfever would be the least of my worries, because in my 30s, I developed a pretty serious allergy to airborne pollen, too. And if I showed you a picture of the effects on my face and body, you’d run screaming. Seriously. (So it’s pretty awesome that we bought a house that backs onto protected greenspace and fronts onto a tree-lined park.) During my allergy testing — also a really fun exercise (that’s sarcasm in case you missed it) — I also found out that I’m allergic to dust mites.
Are these as life-threatening as, say, asthma? Of course not. But that hayfever-y eyeball itch and Phantom-of-the-Opera-style facial swelling thanks to a speck of pollen getting in my eye are so not sexy. Since I’m vain, sexy’s important.
That’s why I’m so (so, so, so) excited to try my new AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier. Here are just a few of the features:
- True HEPA filter with AeraSafe™ antimicrobial treatment safely removes 99.97 per cent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen, ragweed,viruses, germs, dust mites, mould spores, pet dander and cigarette smoke
- Extremely effective at capturing influenza virus from indoor air
- Aera+™ Mode for allergy and cold/flu seasons
And yet none of those are the most impressive to me. Here’s what I think is important for you to know: it’s the ONLY air purifier to be certified by the Asthma Society of Canada. That says something, right? Something big.
Want to know something pretty gross? Our inside air is five times more polluted than outdoor air, and most of us spend upwards of 90 per cent of our time indoors. Do the math. And then give me three cheers for AeraMax.
Twitter party deets!
Join us to learn more at the @FellowesCanada #PurifyYourAir Twitter Party on Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET. We’ll share information about how to make your air safer and cleaner, AND — drumroll — we’ll also have some sweet prizes. So add your name to the linky below for your chance to win.
DISCLAIMER: Fellowes kindly compensated me for this post, but as usual, I’m just tellin’ it like it is. Please note that the product link is currently American, and the Canadian price of the DX55 is approx. $299.99.