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(however may be a concern for some with Noise can be a nervous system stressor, if too loud. Softer noises and sounds can be a nervous system stressor if a person has a noise sensitivity condition like Hyperacussis,... More sensitivity)
|Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is triggered by high exposures to mold spores (e.g. flooding water damaged buildings). Once initiated even very low exposures to mold spores and fungi can... More 🙂||A medical necessity – see purifier recommendations for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is triggered by high exposures to mold spores (e.g. flooding water damaged buildings). Once initiated even very low exposures to mold spores and fungi can... More in article by Dr Chris Kresser below. These are in line with what my Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (NEM) is a branch of medicine that requires additional training, under the umbrella term of NEM is also ecology, biomedicine, integrative medicine or functional medicine. More... More doctor has recommended – her preferred product is Air Oasis|
|ALLERGIES 🙂||Sensitive Choice recommends, air purifier and dehumidifier See Dyson and other Purifiers recommended by Sensitive choice at https://www.sensitivechoice.com/product-category/indoor-environmental-control/air-purifiers/|
|Light Sensitivity , Odour Sensitivity, Sound Sensitivity, Texture Sensitivity... More||Sound Sensitivity!, some may have an odour!|
|MCS 🙂||A medical necessity! (Dr Ziem) – IQ Air is frequently recommended to people with An important aspect of MCS is chemical and pollutant exposure minimisation. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an environmental illness, in which people have allergic like responses to everyday chemicals, at... More. Molekule is the one Dr Gordon likes for sensitive patients at Gordon Medical Associates|
For Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is triggered by high exposures to mold spores (e.g. flooding water damaged buildings). Once initiated even very low exposures to mold spores and fungi can... More Dr Chris Kresser says (source: https://chriskresser.com/5-things-you-should-know-about-toxic-mold-illness/)
Another helpful intervention is to use air filters and purifiers/sanitizers. I will write an article discussing them in more detail soon. For now, I will tell you what I use and recommend to my patients:
- A HEPA filter that is capable of removing ultrafine particles (<0.1 microns) like A mold is a microscopic fungus that grows and lives on plant or animal matter or on nonorganic objects. Most molds are made up of filaments and reproduce through the... More, Dust is yuk. It is full of mold spores, chemicals, skin cells, hair, other. Dust regularly with microfiber or damp cloth, not feather duster. Healthiest Dusting Tips from EWG.org Use... More, pet dander, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) are chemical gases emitted from a wide range of products. There are now low VOC and no VOC products available. Very low in VOCS are Greenguard... More, and even viruses from the air. These ultrafine particles represent 90 percent of all airborne pollution that you breathe.
- An air sanitizer that eliminates allergens, odors, A mold is a microscopic fungus that grows and lives on plant or animal matter or on nonorganic objects. Most molds are made up of filaments and reproduce through the... More, and germs.
The number and range of devices on the market in both of these categories is mind-boggling, and I’ve spent countless hours figuring out the best options for our home. My research is ongoing, but currently this is what we are using:
- An IQAir HealthProPlus. IQAir makes HEPA filters that employ a four-stage filtration process (which includes activated carbon) to filter particles all the way down to 0.003 microns—the smallest particles that exist—with a guaranteed efficacy of more than 99.5 percent. We have one of these in the main living area of our home and one in the basement. Important note: Amazon.com is not an authorized reseller of IQAir, so if you purchase from there the warranty won’t be valid. I recommend purchasing directly from IQAir or from one of their authorized resellers.
- Blueair Sense filters. Blueair filters use “HEPASilent Technology,” which combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration to capture 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns in size. We use these in bedrooms and my home office because they are smaller, quieter, and more energy efficient than the IQAir HealthProPlus units.
- AirOasis air sanitizers. These units work differently than HEPA filters. They use a technology developed by NASA called advanced hydration photocatalytic oxidation (AHPCO) to destroy mold, bacteria, and other microorganisms with ultraviolet light and a catalyst. We have a few of the Air Angel units in smaller rooms, as well as an AO3000 in the main living area. Important note: I currently recommend running the AO units only when you are not in the rooms, and turning them off when you enter. This is due to the small amounts of ozone that they release. Though these levels are well below the recommended limit according to AO’s website, I prefer to be cautious. I also recommend using a HEPA/charcoal filter along with the AO devices, rather than using them on their own.