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Special Earth Day Announcement: Allergy Armor™ Goes Green, Organic
Posted by Craig on Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Earth Day! We have a special announcement for Earth Day 2008: Allergy Armor™ is going green!

For the past year, we have been developing Allergy Armor™ Organic, and it will finally be available at achooallergy.com on May 1.

Allergy Armor OrganicWe found the perfect organic cotton fabric for Allergy Armor™ Organic; it's the only non-dyed, non-treated, lab-tested organic dust mite barrier in the U.S. This 440-thread-count fabric is certified 100% organic and certified dust mite proof - and it's completely free of chemicals.

If you suffer from dust mite allergy as well as chemical sensitivity, Allergy Armor™ Organic is for you. After it has been tightly woven, the fabric is heat-pressed to shrink the pores down to 6 microns. Since dust mite allergen is around 10 microns in size, Allergy Armor™ Organic effectively blocks the allergenic particles.

Plus, Allergy Armor™ Organic is totally free of chemicals. If you're sensitive to polyester, urethanes, dyes, or other chemicals, then you'll love this all-natural fabric.

And organic farming is good for the environment! Organic farmers respect the Earth; they nurture the soil with natural fertilizers instead of contaminating it with synthetic chemicals that eventually end up in our food and water.

This Earth Day, show your love for Mother Earth by incoporating one of these simple ideas from thegreenguide.com into your life:

  1. Save time and a lot of paper: Switch to tree-free billing and pay those bills online with the click of a button or an automatic debit. Approximately one billion trees-worth of paper are trashed each year in the U.S., and hard copy bills alone generate almost 700,000 tons of waste and almost two million tons of carbon dioxide. Both you and the planet will be happier without the excess garbage.


  2. Take it a step further by preserving forests, which provide habitat for all sorts of Earth’s creatures and remove carbon dioxide from the air. Donate to Plant-I, 2020, which will plant an indigenous tree for each dollar you give or join the Nature Conservancy in their Plant a Billion Trees program and donate to plant trees in Brazilian rainforest.


  3. Enjoy a certified wildlife habitat just by stepping out the back door. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) certifies yards, community gardens, school grounds and business sites through the “Garden for Wildlife” program, which looks for animal shelters and resources, the use of least-toxic pesticides, and water conservation. Start creating a backyard where native species take haven. See nwf.org for details.


  4. Talk to your office manager about greening the workplace and, for starters, print on both sides of the paper. For a list of better paper products to choose, including Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper from well-managed forests, see the Paper Buying Guide.


  5. Get your choo-choo on. Planning a trip? Check out the train schedule. According to the Nature Conservancy, on a cross-country trip, a train emits only about 4 to 15 percent of the carbon dioxide that a plane does (and an automobile is not much better). May 10 marks the first annual National Train Day, so it’s a good opportunity to give the rails a try. See amtrak.com for details.


  6. Save water: According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, Americans use an average of 170 gallons of water per day, and at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional or statewide water shortages by 2013. Use an egg timer to shave time off of your daily shower, and start collecting the “warm-up” water to use on your garden.


  7. Get involved in the environment in your own neighborhood. You’ll become more personally invested in the earth’s health and will therefore be a better resident of your community and the planet. This Earth Day, do a little research. Visit a nearby farm to meet the people that make your food; to find farms and farmer's markets, check localharvest.org or ams.usda.gov. Learn about the quality of your local air quality and nearby rivers and streams from “Window to My Environment,” the EPA’s web tool for making a difference close to home, at epa.gov. And find out how to support endangered and threatened species in your area by visiting your state Fish and Wildlife services via fishandwildlife.org.
This year, please take a moment to recognize Earth Day - because if you suffer from allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities, the health of the planet directly affects your personal health. See Environmentalism, Allergies & Asthma to learn more.

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