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 Post subject: IQAir System?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:27 pm 
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We had our appt with the allergist last week, and he has prescribed an IQAir Hepa air system for my son's room. Found out our insurance will cover it ( :D ).

Has anyone else tried this? Has it made a difference? Funny, my son has almost zero asthma symptoms, but his most recent skin tests flared up to many new things even though he is 13. Not knowing what caused the last reaction has the allergist wondering if his immune system is just overactive due to presence of dogs in the house ... he tested +ve quite strongly to dogs, cats and all other animals tested even though he's had them his whole life and doesn't ever need puffers.


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 Post subject: Re: IQAir System?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:55 am 
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I haven't heard of them before. Glad to hear it's covered though!

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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 Post subject: Re: IQAir System?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Location: Oakville, Ontario
We have one!!! We have had it in our home since 2007 (6 years ago). My husband's brother sells them. The IQAir System was used during the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. We purchased it due to our sons multiple food allergies, and hopefully as a preventative measure against the "allergy march" possibly leading to asthma down the road (our son's allergist had cautioned us that the "allergy march" may occur with our son, so we hoped to take steps to prevent it). So far, so good (no asthma symptoms!), although he does now have seasonal allergies, animal allergies (even though we've never had a pet) and OAS, so we do see evidence of the allergy march. We keep the IQAir out in the hall, near our son's room. He did not like the constant sound of the fan inside his room, so we compromised by keeping it just outside his room. We keep it on a setting of "2" starting from 8 pm - 8 am.

You can google information about IQAir, but I just pulled this from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQAir

"... In 2002, IQAir became the first room air cleaner to meet the strict EN 1822 cleanroom filter norm with an H12/13 certification for its HyperHEPA™ filters, normally only available in expensive cleanroom filtration systems. When severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) became a global concern in 2003, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority after extensive testing chose IQAir as the room air cleaning solution to help stop the spread of the virus. As a result, IQAir was awarded contracts to supply room air cleaners to more than 150 hospitals and health care facilities in Hong Kong in the fight against the spread of the disease.

In the Summer 2004, IQAir was approached by the producers of ABC's TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to help create a healthy home for a family with 6-year-old girl who received a heart transplant. The project was subsequently honored by the American Lung Association, and set the foundation for many more episodes of the show in which IQAir provided air purification to families with serious medical issues. As of January 2011, the company has participated in 13 episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

IQAir was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to provide air purification for US athletes at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. IQAir was also chosen by USA Cycling to provide ultra-high efficiency air cleaning to team members during the Olympics...."

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12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


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