The Dirty Truth About What Your Breathing: Indoor Air Matters It’s Asthma Peak Season

The Dirty Truth About What Your Breathing: Indoor Air Matters It’s Asthma Peak Season

The dirty truth is your indoor air contains an extensive list of undetectable pollutants. With September being Asthma Peak it’s the perfect time to shed some light on why 20% + of children’ hospital admissions for asthma occur in September.  

Although we don’t suffer from Asthma, a few of us suffer from September Allergies. As soon as I hear a lawn mower in our neighborhood, I am closing all my windows. But should they be open in the first place?  

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Little did I know…Indoor air can up to 5x more polluted than outdoor air. Even when it looks and smells clean?

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How Clean Is Your Indoor Air?

Here is just a sample of what we cannot see but chances are we both inhaling: 

  • They say, a cubic meter of indoor air may contain 15,000 flu viruses. (Please note: I am hyperventilating inside right now.)
  • A carpet can hold 8 times its weight in dirt, pesticides and other toxins. Therefore they become undetectable airborne pollutants when dry, polluting your indoor air. (And that is exactly why I don’t have carpets.)
  • Dust particles on upholstered furniture can contain decomposing insect parts, pet dander, and flakes of skin. All of which are released into your indoor air anytime anyone sits down. (Note to self: Never to buy used furniture with fabric.)
  • There is no such thing as a non-allergenic dog or cat. Short-haired or hairless animals contribute dander and allergens to indoor air pollution just as effectively as long-haired animals do. (As much as I miss our pets deeply, I don’t miss the daily vacuuming of pet hairs.)
  • Central air systems can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, viruses and bacteria. Then distribute throughout your home or office. (Not sure I could live without mine?)
  • People exposed to heavy indoor smoke are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Have you read my recent post on smoking?)
  • Odors from felt markers, inks, glues, correction fluid, toner from copiers and other office chemicals can emit vapors at room temperature. Consequently, over time can cause symptoms similar to inhaling formaldehyde. (I assume this would reduce work performance?)

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Let’s clean up this dirty talk.


The Solution

Fellows new AeraMax™ line of air purifiers.

It’s true air purifiers of the past where big, bold and bulky. Today they are sleek, modern and full of cutting-edge technologies that provide maximum protection for your indoor air protecting your breathing. 

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“The new AeraMax air purifiers are the only such devices in Canada which have been scientifically tested and proven to be Asthma & Allergy Friendly.” Said Robert Oliphant, President & CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada. “Investing in a quality air purifier is an essential tool for reducing allergens in your home, helping to minimize asthma and allergy symptoms.”

Here is how Fellows new AeraMax™ line of air purifiers are keeping your indoor air clean:

  • During September Asthma Peak you may consider using the Aera+™ Mode. As a result, during peak allergy conditions it will increase air flow by up to 50%.
  • A Four-Stage Purification System, which captures 99.7% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • AeraSafe™ Antimicrobial Treatment that offers built-in protection from the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mildew and fungi on True HEPA filter.
  • An AeraSmart™ Senor that monitors the air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified. Quickly you can indicate the purity of your air with the blue, amber and red lights.
  • A Carbon Filter that removes odors well capturing large airborne particulates.
  • Mold spores, pollen, dust mites, most airborne microbes, allergens and cigarette smoke stop in their tracks with the True HEPA Filter. In addition to capturing the tiniest airborne particles.

“Breathing in clean air is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Fellows new AeraMax air purifiers gives me confidence that even micro imperfections in the air are captured and my family’s lungs are protected.”

How clean are your inhales? 


For more information visit, fellowes.ca |  Fellowes Twitter | Buy Fellows new AeraMax™ line of air purifiers at Canadian Tire


Thank you for reading In R Dream!

Although one or more products mentions above we received as samples, as always these are my own opinions.



92 thoughts on “The Dirty Truth About What Your Breathing: Indoor Air Matters It’s Asthma Peak Season”

  • I really need to win an Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because I have several environmental allergies, plus suffer with asthma when I have a reaction to the allergies, or catch a cold. I’m currently on prescription medication for the asthma trying it get it under control, it’s a slow process.

  • I would love this for the family, because we all suffer from dust allergies and this would help keep the house free of the culprits

  • We have a family cat and live in the country so we have lots of dust and pet hair. An air cleaner would help with these two concerns.

  • My son has developed airborne allergies about 6 months ago & I don’t like having to keep giving him meds for it. Would be nice to purify the air to reduce his symptoms!

  • I would love to win this as my oldest daughter has asthma. I really need something to make the air better for her in the house.

  • I would love to win the Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because my family and i all suffer from allergies almost daily, we have 1 dog, 3 cats and 2 bunnies who are currently shedding daily! the air quality isn’t the greatest in our home so this would really be great to have in our home.

  • I need an Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because the air quality in our townhome that we rent is not the greatest and the circulation of air sucks. Having this could help my kids and I with our allergies.

  • I need to win an Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because we live near several construction zones that produce SO MUCH DUST!! And we have a cat, and in the winter our house gets quite damp and I worry about mildew. I would love to feel better about the air we are breathing!!

  • This would be amazing, I tend towards bronchial asthma whenever I have a cold and my youngest son and I both have allergies. They tend to get worse in the winter because we can’t open the windows as much… the air air quality gets so bad with pets and a wood stove.

  • This would be perfect for my condo. I live in an older condo, thus, a lot of the air from other units are being ventilated into our unit. I wake up and go to sleep with a runny nose from allergies. My hubby have skin problems and this will help control the allergies.

  • i am due with our second kid in feb, and I want to make sure that all the bad stuff around the house is gone. I don’t want my kids to suffer from asthma or allergies

  • I would really love to win this air purifier for my Mother in law. She lives in an apartment that has a constant fight with dust and allergins. It would really help her!

  • i really would love an Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier to purify the air in our home , we have pets and my son has allergies and would benefit him alot!

  • When my daughter moved out to go to school for two years, we then realized she can’t handle the pet dander in the house (we currently have a long haired cat as well as 4 ferrets, and might be getting another one)

  • I would love to win an Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because our youngest has allergies from dust and this would definitely help make his breathing better and our lives a bit easier.

  • Allergies run rapid in my house. My son and I both suffer from eczema also. I think we would benefit from this Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier

  • I would really love to have this device in my home as I suffer from many allergies and asthma – I think this would really improve the air and help my breathing

  • I have a daughter with bad allergies and she gets bloody noses from it along with a father in law that moved in with us after his stroke and he has asthma, emphysema, and copd. He tends o end up in the hospital about every 6 months when his allergies flare everything up. this would be a tremendous help in my household with the 2 of them

  • My son has asthma and I’ve decided I absolutely NEED to get an Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier…. once I save up enough $$$ Thank you for this chance to win one! #AsthmaPeak

  • I would like the Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier to improve the air quality in my home, we have a dog and this would be nice for my allergies.

  • I’d like to win this air purifier because I’ve heard so much about the air in houses not being of the best quality. In the winter its too chilly to air out your house, so this would be a terrific solution to that problem!

  • THis would be awesome, we all have allergies but I have problemswith oxygen getting to my heart right now so for e this could literally be a life saver!

  • I would want the Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier to help improve the air quality in my home so, that we can find some ease issues with our household allergies,

  • I live in a basement apartment with 2 cats and there is very little air circulation (even less in winter when the small windows won’t open due to snow and icing) so air is definitely recycled and probably not the healthiest to breathe in due to mold spores, dust mites, and most airborne microbes coming from my cats that invade my apartment on a daily basis (yuck!). Would love this unit before I do develop allergies, etc. from breathing in this unhealthy air that my plants can’t clean fast enough.

  • My sister and her newborn are staying at our home so I think this would improve our home air quality and not only to benefit the newborn but for my kids and all of us too.

  • I would like this Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier as I deal with allergies especially in the fall. We live in a rural area and all the dust in the air due to harvesting keeps my nose stuffed, eyes itchy and chest heavy feeling. I would love to see if this Air Purifier would give me a good night’s sleep.

  • Since having radiation for breast cancer I find I am sneezing and get stuffy all the time.It is like I have developed alergies that I never had before?????Weard

  • I have year round allergies, I do have an older air purifier but it is so loud and the motor has a high pitched whine that I no longer run it if I am in the room which kind of defeats the purpose

  • We live close by the QEW Highway and the smell of the fumes of the cars can get quite bad at times. This air purifier would help with the problem

  • I have both dog and cat pets. Cleaning the air would be a great help, especially when my son, who is allergic to cats, comes for a visit.

  • I live with two long haired cats and have carpets. Even with vacuuming I’m not convinced I’m getting rid of dander/dust. So I think an air purifier would really improve the air quality in my place.

  • I would like to win for Sophie because her asthma gets terrible this time of year and perhaps this could lessen some of her breathing problems.

  • We could use a Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because my husband has terrible allergies that he suffers with and they have been extremely bad this year for some reason. One of these would hopefully improve out indoor air quality and help give him some relief.

  • I’d like to win this for several reasons. Cleaner air to breathe because I have asthma and allergies. Kill viruses in the air because I have a bad immune system. Less dust because I have pets. This would be amazing!

  • I would love to win the Aeramax DX55 Air Purifier because the air quality in my home is very poor with mold. This would be a huge help. Thanks!

  • I have two little boys a hubby and a cat. We all have allergies, minus the cat, who has a lot of fur, which doesn’t help but we love our cat and wouldn’t get rid of him for anything. I’d love this air purifier for our home. 🙂

  • I would really love this as my husband and oldest son suffer from asthma and severe allergies, this seems perfect for our household

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