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Posted by R. Power on Friday, February 27, 2015
Big news was shared early last Sunday at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Houston, TX on a new therapy against peanut allergies. A research team from Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai discussed the accomplishments of their studies on a patch for peanut allergy tolerance.

The team introduced Viaskin® Peanut, an epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT/ allergy patch), to encourage peanut tolerance via patches containing micro doses of peanut proteins. Peanut Allergies - A Touch Nut To CrackThe epidermis is potentially ideal for allergen administration, as it is a safer route of allergen absorption in lieu of direct exposure to the vascularized circulatory system. Another factor that makes it prime location are the presence of Langerhans cells that specialize in antigen presentation. These act as "mediators of tolerance" for the immune system in the skin, and can be used in the favor of building peanut protein tolerances.

The year long therapy trial consisted of 221 peanut-allergic individuals who were treated with patches consisting of a various doses of peanut protein. All patients were tested at the beginning of the study to measure their initial peanut protein tolerance. After administering doses of the protein, ranging from 50 micrograms to 250 micrograms, their baseline test results were then compared to their tolerance levels at the end of the study.

Results showed that greater than 95% of the patients complied to the study (1% dropping out due to adverse affects) , and children treated with 250 microgram patches experienced a 19-fold increase in tolerance to peanut allergies! This means that at the end of the study they were able to tolerate 1 gram of peanut protein, the equivalent of 4 peanuts.

A New Way To Combat Food Allergies - Peanut PatchViaskin® Peanut is the first of it's kind for combating food allergies, but initial results hint that it could be the first food allergy patch for other food allergies as well (seafood, tree nuts, soy, etc.). Beyond the patch itself, this study can also help us better understand how the body builds a defense for allergens. Understanding the mechanism is critical, particularly since food allergies are complex and usually require food avoidance, low dose immunotherapy or special diets. They cannot treated like environmental allergies such as pet dander allergies or pollen allergies, which can be treated with allergy shots, pills or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT).

This EPIT therapy is promising for parents, patients, and practitioners. Food allergies are particularly challenging for parents who must constantly watch their younger children's diets, which can be strained in social or school related situations. Food allergies also affect nutrient intake, which can lead to potential growth hindrance and nutrient deficiency, as reported by the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Practitioners may soon be able to give more options to patients, providing relief in fighting potentially lethal peanut allergies. We hope to see more advancement in this study, and see it become an accessible form of immunotherapy on the pharmacy shelves.

Author: R. Power

Posted by kevvyg on Thursday, February 19, 2015
Common Asthma Medications - CorticosteroidsThis week, we're going to take a look at medications, more specifically, the two classes of drugs most commonly prescribed for those coping with asthma. When it comes to asthma there is one basic, but large division, between treatment medications. Broadly, one type is considered a preventative while the other, a reliever. To help control asthma, a wide variety of anti-inflammatories can be prescribed. Each of which can reduce asthma attacks by reducing the swelling (inflammation) and mucus production in airways. This type of drug often makes airways less sensitive, thus less prone to asthmatic episodes. The second type of medication, bronchodilators, are often the reliever medications. Short acting forms of this class of drug can provide relief to asthma attack symptoms. While there are also long acting forms of bronchodilators than can also be used as a preventative, today we're going to focus on anti-inflammatories and more specifically, corticosteroids.

Corticosteroids are the most common preventative medications prescribed for asthma. This class of drugs mimics something that your body produces naturally, cortisol. In the body, cortisol helps to regulate, target, and limit inflammation. Inflammation is the body's natural response to a variety of intrusions from pathogens to allergens, but cortisol, and its synthetic counterpart (corticosteroids), suppress the immune response and desensitize airways. For asthmatics, this means airways that aren't as prone to react (or overreact) to asthma triggers, and remember, it is this overreaction (inflammation) that causes the difficulty breathing during an asthma attack.

Corticosteroids can be taken in a variety of ways, but the most common is inhaled. Highly effective, an inhaled corticosteroid is the most commonly prescribed class of drug for control and prevention of asthma attacks. Some examples of corticosteroids are beclomethsone, budesonide, flunisolide, fluticasone, and triamcinolone. These generic names are in many of the names you've likely used (if you or your child is asthmatic) or seen in ads.Latest Type of Corticosteroid - Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs)
  • Azmacort®
  • Pulmicort®
  • Advair®
  • Flovent® HFA
This list is by no means exhaustive, but is mainly to introduce you to some of the brand names of the common corticosteroids. Often, this type of corticosteroid is taken via a metered dose inhaler (MDI), though in recent years, Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) have been developed and work without the use of a spacer. With either type, the medication is often taken once a day. The last method of delivery is via a nebulizer, but this applies to only budesonide.

In addition to inhaled corticosteroids, there are a few that are administered orally. While they often take several hours to begin working, oral corticosteroids, like prednisone, are generally used in conjunction with other medications to treat some of the most severe cases of asthma. Treatments can vary with oral medications like this from heavy, short doses, to more regular, lower doses.

With inhaled corticosteroids, there are a few side effects, and as with any medication, they can vary from person to person and by the dosage. Sore throat, hoarse voice, and thrush (yeast infection in mouth) are the most common side effects. The use of a spacer with these medications often reduces these, and rinsing after taking an inhaled corticosteroid seems to help many people. MDI - Metered Dose InhalerOral corticosteroids can often have a different set of side effects including acne, weight gain, and even mood changes.

This is only meant to be a quick primer to common asthma medications, what they are, and how they can help manage asthma. It is always a bit of a balancing act when it comes to getting the right dosage (side effects vs. adequate control of the condition), but often even small changes in dosage can make significant changes to both sides of this coin. And, with many asthmatics, dosage or even the medication itself can and likely should change with time. For many, it can be extremely beneficial to change medication or dosage, as the body often can try to normalize the effects of medication over time. So medication that used to properly manage your asthma may not work as well years down the road. As with any medication, for more information, please consult your doctor.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by R. Power on Thursday, February 12, 2015
Valentine's Day - Winning!We are just a few short days away from Valentine’s Day, the perfect date night for you and your beloved, or simply a day to spoil yourself. I've definitely celebrated a few Valentine's Days while single, keeping it humble with a manicure, SATC, and a nice dinner at home. If you have allergies, asthma or even chemical sensitivities, Valentine's Day can be a bit trickier, and many of the traditional gifts/activities can present potential problems. For those who are flat out of ideas for this upcoming Saturday, here's a list of alternatives to spice up this year’s Valentine’s Day and avoid some of the pitfalls of traditional gifts.

Wining and Dining
Restaurants can be risky business if you or your better half have food allergies. Cross contamination is often a problem with dining as even foods you may not be allergic to can be exposed to a variety of allergens (wheat, peanut, eggs, dairy, seafood, etc.) during preparation. Plus, finding a restaurant that is completely allergy free can be very difficult in less urban/metropolitan areas. Instead of worrying about food allergies on this special night, show of your amazing cooking skills and make a meal that best suits his or her diet.  It will be a much more relaxing, far less crowded, and a much more enjoyable meal knowing that it’s allergy free and made from the heart. If you do insist of going out, you better have already made that reservation, and don't forget to bring along a few extra food allergy cards for the staff.

Chocolates
Boxed chocolates forewarn that they were made on equipment or in facilities that either process or have been exposed to common food allergens like nuts, eggs and dairy. There are chocolates out there that are allergen free Valentine's Day Chocolate - Tasty, But You Can Do Better and can be found on the web or at your local chocolatier (if you're not sure what a chocolatier is, see if you have a local one - a visit can be well worth it). There is even dairy-free chocolate available, made with substitutes like almond or rice milk. Another alternative is carob, a chocolate substitute made the seed pod of Cerotonia silique, a plant from the pea family. This substitute is caffeine free, naturally sweet and low in fat.

Gifts (Flower, Perfume, Stuffed Animals, etc.)
If you're well past your high school or even college years, these old standards are likely pretty cliché. A trip to your local grocery store on Valentine's Day will most certainly offer a veritable parade of procrastinating men, hurriedly picking up flowers, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and stuffed teddy bears. The humor of that scene aside, all of these things can be potential triggers for allergies, asthma or chemical sensitivities. It's probably best to ignore the commercials. Don't listen to that Vermont Teddy Bear commercial telling you that on the top of a woman's wish list is an oversized stuff bear or a teddy in a biker outfit (I mean really?). Flowers can hold pollen and perfumes can be inappropriate for those with environmental allergies or chemical sensitivities. Save your money and check out my Romantic Alternatives this Valentine’s Day.

Mani-Pedi
I can't think of many ladies (and even some gentlemen) who wouldn't want to be spoiled with some pampering. Nothing is as simple and classy as a nice set of manicured nails. Valentine's Day Sweets - Because Nothing Says I Love You Quite Like Sugar and Butter!With many local boutiques carrying "Five-Free" nail polishes, you can relax knowing that you aren't decorating your hands with formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor or formaldehyde resin. Before you make your reservation though, call ahead to ask if they use any type of air cleaner or salon air purifier to keep down the odor/fragrance.

Music
I don’t know anyone who's allergic to music. Buy some tickets and enjoy a night of entertainment and some dancing together. How much more romantic can you get?

Let's change gears a bit and highlight a couple ideas for the man in your life.

Take Him Out to a Ball Game
Any kinda game - soccer, football, rugby, baseball, basketball, hockey, wear his team's colors, steal his jersey and get hyped! And don't worry about giving back the jersey because you look better in it anyways. Spending Time Together on Valentine's DayAround Valentine's Day, basketball and hockey are your best bets, and there are pro and college games of each.

Paintball
Action packed fun that will test your shooting skills and pain tolerance (maybe a bit oversold, feels like a quick sting then it's gone). Partner up or compete against each other. Nothing says, "I love you" like zinging your better half with bunch of paintballs!

Brewery Tour
Unless he has celiac disease, brewery tours are a fun way to enjoy his favorite microbrew, and take home a new draft glass to your cupboard or mini bar! And if you don't like beer, it's ok because you're going to need a designated driver anyways.

Your activity or gift doesn't have to be extravagant, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Ultimately, these are just a few options to break away from some of the more run-of-the-mill Valentine's Day gifts. And by keeping in mind some of the pitfalls of allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities, you can not only share an enjoyable day/evening with your loved one but a safe one as well.

Author: R. Power

Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, February 11, 2015
SEBO D4 Canister Vacuum CleanerMore and more people are choosing the SEBO D4 canister vacuum cleaner as the way to keep their home cleaner and healthier for years to come. With a durable ABS shell, powerful suction, and S-Class filtration, the SEBO D4 puts the ability to tackle all types of flooring AND all of your above-the-floor cleaning and dusting needs right at your fingertips.

As the latest vacuums in the SEBO line of commercial-grade floor care, the SEBO D4 comes with two floor tools and three mini accessories. The independently driven powerhead has four height adjustments and a 12" cleaning path, which means it doesn't matter what type of carpet you have, you can deep clean and refresh in minutes. Superior to nearly every other canister vacuum on the market, the D4 has an amazing 50 ft. cleaning radius for longer reach and less wasted time. While SEBO has a long history of some unique style and finishes, the D4 canisters showcase a modern, sleek look.

From now until the end of the month you can not only take advantage of our sitewide 15% discount but every SEBO D4 vacuum cleaner gets upgraded to Free Two Day Delivery. Order today, and in just two business days, you can have the perfect addition to any home.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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As many of you know, each February we have an Annual White Sale, where you can take 15% off any bedding item we offer. From custom mattresses and luxury down pillows to all types of dust mite bedding covers and organic bedding, we're letting you take 15% off. This year, however, we've decided to change things up a bit.

So, from now until February 28th, you can take 15% off site wide! That's right, the best HEPA air purifiers, humidifiers, allergy vacuum cleaners, and everything in between are all now 15% off when you use coupon code "white15" at checkout. As usual, some exclusions to apply, but if you have an problems or questions, give us a call and we'll help!

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
If you grew up with a mom like mine, you probably heard this quite a bit while growing up. "Put your coat on or you'll catch a cold!" If not that specific phrase, you can insert whatever article of clothing you would like, but you catch my drift. While the notion that colder temperatures can lead to a cold has been conventional wisdom for far longer than I've been around, there's actually never been much science to prove this. That is, until recently.

In January, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study by researchers in Tokyo that tried to pin down just that. Do colder temperatures cause a cold? No. However, this latest study does seem to suggest that colder temperatures do make us more susceptible to certain viruses.

Rat Nose Cells - Testing If Cold Can Cause ColdsIn the past we've discussed how colder temperatures can affect your nose, mainly with regard to changes in mucus production and motility when the temperature dips. This latest research also focuses on the nose, or rather cells from the noses... of rats. Ratatouille these rats are not. No, these cells were exposed to a modified rhinovirus to see how they reacted in changing temperatures.

Normally, the cells exposed to the virus would send out warning signals to uninfected cells around them. In response to this, uninfected cells essentially heed the warning and prepare the defenses, and by employing antiviral proteins they are better able to destroy the rhinovirus. As the temperature goes down the observed defenses employed by the uninfected cells weren't as robust. This resulted in more of the cells being infected and an overall less effective defense against the virus.

Could Keeping Your Nose Warm Keep You Healthy?While this research does begin to explain why we catch colds more often when the temperature is actually lower, it's important to remember that this wasn't tested on live creatures in real world conditions, and under those circumstances, things may be different. Still, temperatures in the nasal cavity can often lower than our core body temperature. This research demonstrates a fairly clear link between lower temperatures and suppressed antiviral response from cells, thus making them more susceptible to viruses replicating and causing an illness.

While this is all very interesting, it doesn't provide much by way or ways to help prevent catching a cold. For those who already wear a cold weather mask (to reduce the chances of a cold weather-induced asthma attack), you may also be helping to prevent a cold - by keeping the temperature in and around your nose and nasal passages warm!

To read the full abstract.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by R. Power on Monday, January 19, 2015
While New Year's resolutions have always been mostly health oriented, I've noticed a rising trend in detox cleanses every year. Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Linda Page, claims, "It's a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew". The process of a detox cleanse involves avoiding processed foods and substances that contribute to stress and toxin build up, while consuming unprocessed whole foods and taking supplements and probiotics to enhance the body's natural detoxification. This is year, I've decided to join the trend.

Spinach - Often a Staple of Detox Cleanses This seems like a simple and pretty straight forward concept, but if you've been spending most of your time eating out of a bag or at a restaurant, it's going to be a significant change. One upside to cleanses is that they don't have to last that long. It's easy to find a cleanse for just the weekend, but it's also just as easy to find a 10 day or even 30 day cleanse. With kits available at places like natural food stores, GNC, and online, a detox is pretty easy to do. If you want to be even more hands on, do a simple internet search, find a plan online and shop for the ingredients yourself. Regardless of which route you take, the goal is the same. Simplify what you're putting into your body help cleanse out some of the nastier elements that can accumulate with eating a diet high in processed foods.

A couple years ago I did a three day detox cleanse with some friends and I loved it! I felt more grounded, had a little spring in my step, and felt a lot lighter (as you might expect from three days of large nutrient-dense smoothies!). We did the cleanse to remove any toxins that had accumulated from poor living and eating habits. At the time, I was working at a family style restaurant where we had the BEST mashed potatoes and fried chicken in town... needless to say, that was the heaviest point of my post college life. It was a good kick start to a new year of healthier eating and living habits, which have improved since then!

Whole Foods and Fresh Fruit - Always a Great Idea!It's worth noting that there is a bit of a difference between a detox cleanse and a detox diet. The point of the cleanse is what I've mentioned above - a way to cleanse the body and to act as the start to healthier eating and living habits. It's a start, a beginning, and not necessarily the only means to the goal of eating better and living healthier. On the other hand, a detox diet is, well, a diet. The goal of any diet is to lose weight or shed inches, and while a detox diet can help you lose weight, you almost always gain every ounce of it back. When eating habits return, so do the pounds.

Fried food and fast food aren't the only processed foods to avoid: canned food, diary (all but raw milk), juices, cereals and breads, deli meat, frozen/pre-made meals, and any food with additives and preservatives, all fall under the "processed food umbrella". That seems to be about every other thing in the grocery store! But you can find whole foods if you look hard enough and/or refer to the maps of the grocery, often hung next to the shopping carts.

Colorful SmoothieSo this month my friend and I are going to start a cleanse together and kick off the new year with a new energy! As of now, we are still looking for the right cleanse, one that suits our lifestyles, work schedules, and overall taste (hopefully avoiding another tough-to-swallow detox smoothie made with celery stalks, green apples and lemon juice).

I will be keeping you updated on our cleanse, what we are drinking and eating, and if it works out. Who knows, maybe it'll be a monthly occurrence! Only time will tell how consistent we can make this resolution, and turn it into a lifestyle change.

Author: R. Power

Posted by kevvyg on Friday, January 16, 2015
Price Increase Coming Soon - AirPura Air Purifiers AirPura HEPA Air Purifiers - Get Custom Filtration Before Prices Go UpOne way you always know it's January around here is that manufacturers send out all of their updated pricing for the year. Some are better than others about letting people know about a price increase, and one brand that this going up at the end of January is AirPura.

While AirPura has been around for nearly ten years, it was just last year we began offering these durable air purifiers. In a relatively short period of time, they've quickly filled a niche with customers looking for an very quiet but extremely powerful air purifier. Now, until February 1, is your last chance to take advantage of current pricing before the increase. But why have these HEPA air purifiers become popular so quickly?

The answer to that is summed up in three easy points. First, they're effective. Most come with a thick two inch carbon filter as well as a HEPA filter and prefilter. The system is sealed via a series of felt gaskets, and the carbon is customizable. Need UV? That's an option. How about photocatalytic oxidation for VOC removal? That's an option too! From particle allergens like pollen, dust, and dander to chemical vapors and fumes, like smoke, exhaust, and VOCs, there's an AirPura built to meet your filtration needs.

Second, they're durable. From top to bottom, the AirPura is built for the long haul. Steel, powder coated construction is standard with each machine. Even the filters have steel end caps! While this does add some weight, it dramatically reduces the chances of off gassing, which is more common with plastic housing and filter frames.

Lastly, they're exceptionally quiet. On the lowest setting, the fan is quiet enough that it won't disturb even light sleepers. If you want to get the most out of this unit, turn the fan speed to its highest setting. While the noise level will go way up, the fan and coverage area is the largest of any residential air purifier. So whether you need the quiet operation at night, or robust coverage during the day, an AirPura offers both in one package.

Prices are going up 5-10% on all models, so if you were considering an AirPura, time is quickly running out. Use promo code "SNOW14" and take 10% off your order of any AirPura air purifier and get free ground shipping!

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Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Monday, January 12, 2015
As many of you who have shopped or browsed our site have seen, there's a section on each product page where we field your specific questions about products. All are answered and many posted back to the website to help others. One question that has popped up several times in the last two weeks is about air exchanges per hour (ACH) and coverage area. I'll go over it a bit here, and if you want more detailed information, provide a link to a more in depth piece about ACH, below.

Two readers astutely pointed out a discrepancy between what Austin Air states as their coverage area for the HealthMate air purifier and what we state. Austin lists the HealthMate with 1500 sq. ft. of coverage, while we say it covers 750 sq. ft. Who's correct? Technically, both.

Coverage Area for an Air Purifier Can Actually VaryCoverage area is determined by a couple things. First, how powerful the fan is. The more powerful the fan, the larger volume of air it can move and ultimately clean. The second is how you actually define coverage. Air purifiers aren't like paint. With paint you're going to get about x number of sq. ft. out of each can. This number can vary a little depending on how heavy you apply, but generally, if four people paint with the same bucket, they're going to get pretty similar coverage areas. With an air purifier, the coverage not only describes how large of a room/space it will operate in but also sheds some light on how well it will actually clean in that size of space.

Understanding Air Exchanges per HourIt's wise to remember how an air purifier works. Air moves through the filters, pulled in by the fan, and once cleaned, it's pushed back into the room. This process happens over and over, and for good reason. Air is constantly being polluted with indoor and outdoor allergens and particles. The ACH is the measure of how often an air purifier can cycle through the entire volume of air in any space, and this is linked to how powerful the fan is. If you have a very powerful fan and the air purifier is operating in a small room, it's going to have the ability to cycle through all the air in that room many times per hour. If you take that same air purifier and place it in a large cavernous room, it may only be able to cycle through that volume of air once or twice per hour.

So in large part, coverage area depends on how many air exchanges per hour you want to target. What Is the Actual Coverage Area for an Austin HealthMate Air PurifierWe generally recommend a minimum of four ACH per hour, and that's true for every air purifier we sell. That's the minimum though, and if possible, we recommend getting to six per hour. Air purifier manufacturers vary when it comes to ACH. Some rate the coverage of their machines based on 5 or 4 ACH and some, like Austin, base it on 2 ACH. This means, that Austin Air Purifiers will appear to have very large coverage areas, when it reality if your goal is to filter all the air in your room at least 4 times per hour, then the space can be no bigger than 750 sq. ft. If someone else only needs light filtration, say 2 ACH, over a larger area, then perhaps the Austin HealthMate is perfect for a 1500 sq. ft. area.

As you can see, coverage and ACH are closely linked, and as I've shown here, when it comes to who's right - Austin or us? Both.

For more information on how to calculate air exchanges per hour or visit our highly informative Air Purifier Buying Guide for all the info you need to make the most informed choice about which HEPA air purifier is right for you.

Author: K. Gilmore

Posted by kevvyg on Friday, January 09, 2015
In the rush of the holiday season, you, like me, may have missed an interesting story about bed bugs. I don't blame you though. Bed bugs are repulsive little beasts. If you thought the idea of millions of microscopic dust mites feeding on your dead skins cells inside your mattress and pillow was gross, then the notion of tiny, visible, insects that come out at night to suck your blood is something straight out of B-movie horror flick (something probably not as good as Evil Dead but likely much better than The Night of Lepus). So what's the new research all about, and why are these creatures still a thing anyways? Time for a quick history lesson and then, some science!

Four Modern Ways to Kill Bed Bugs and Two Ways NOT To Kill Dust MitesBed bugs were common in the U.S. during the early part of the 1900s. If you were alive during the 1930s, you likely had bed bugs in your home. By the middle of the century, bed bugs had largely been eradicated with the use of pesticides. This had its own set of problems as later research showed that many of the chemical pesticides used were extremely toxic. After decades of relative calm, bed bugs made a huge comeback in the early 2000s. With old pesticides now banned, pest control companies and individuals have struggled to eradicate them. Newer chemicals aren't quite as effective as in the past, so often people rely upon washing what can be washed, throwing away what can't, covering their mattress with bed bug proof covers, using extreme heat, and chemicals to corral and kill these tiny pests.

One specific line of research aimed to combat bed bugs has focused on pheromones and how bed bugs communicate. While scientists have had some idea, they hadn't been able to pin down what specific chemicals play a role or the exact role they play. In the past researchers have found that specific compounds they have tried to use as repellents or attractants would work in the laboratory but fail miserably in realistic test applications.

And while the thought of sleeping with tiny little vampire insects who come out at night while you sleep to bite you and feast on your yummy blood repulses pretty much anyone with a heartbeat, researcher Regine Gries bravely offered herself up in the name of science. For nearly five years, she allowed thousands of bed bugs to make a meal from her arms. A Bed Bug Who Certainly Hasn't Missed Any Meals (To this I say, "Nope, nope, nope, nope") Unlike others, Gries reaction is relatively benign when bitten. While most suffer itching, swelling, and a rash, Gries only develops a slight rash from the bites. So after five years and 180,000 bed bug bites, what have they found? A lot, actually.

In all, researchers discovered five components to the pheromone attractant that bed bugs emit. They also found one compound, histamine that acts as a repellent. So what does all this mean? With additional testing, this information could be used to create pheromone based traps, repelling bed bugs away from certain areas of a room and attracting them with pheromones to traps. Unlike expensive and toxic pesticides, this type of treatment would lack the cost and harmful side effects.

While a consumer-based solution is still some time away, it would appear that researchers are on a track that could keep bed bugs at bay in a much safer way than in the past. And thank a scientist! I'm know I'm not volunteering to be a walking buffet for bed bugs. How about you?

To read the abstract of the research report or to read the press release regarding bed bugs and pheromones.

Author: K. Gilmore

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