Mask Breathability and Heat While Exercising

We field a pretty wide variety of allergy mask questions, regularly, but there are two I wanted to go over today. The first is, do cold weather masks help? The second question generally revolves around mask breathability, particularly with regard…

Can Cold Cause a Cold?

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…

Extreme Cold Spells Trouble for Asthmatics

The last few days have been like a sucker punch to much of the country. Extreme cold, and in some places heavy snow, have ushered in the new year in a way most of us would rather just forget. In…

Cold Weather Faucet – Red Nose in Winter

If you spend any amount of time outdoors, particularly during the winter when the temperatures and dip to around or below freezing, you may notice your nose changes. Normally our noses range in function (or dysfunction!) from an odd looking…

Ebola in OH – A Common Sense Perspective

I've avoided writing about this topic for about as long as possible, but with my entire family being in Ohio, two nurses in the family, and the recent revelation about a second Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola a…

MERS, Microbes and My Growing Fear of People and the Bugs They Carry

I cannot deny, that the older I get, the more I become a bit of a germaphobe. It is not something I

Mask for Street Art

Before getting into our actual topic today, I want to define some terms that may be misunderstood or ambiguous to the general public. _ Street Art – a form of visual art in public locations that the artist has been…

Block Spring Pollen Tips & HEPA Air Purifier Giveaway

Spring allergy season is fully upon us in many parts of the country. Locally, Atlanta has seen an average pollen count of 2,624 for each of the last nine days! As usual tree pollen is the primary culprit early in…

New in Blue! Respro Allergy Mask

Today at lunch, I again noticed a nice yellow-green dust on my truck. So, with spring pollen season gearing up, we're proud to give you a choice Respro Allergy Masks. It now comes in Royal Blue! The Respro Allergy Mask…

Go Away Leaves, and Take Your Mold With You!

Part of my Thanksgiving holiday was spent tackling a chore that I really don't like this time of year – raking leaves. I love trees as much as the next tree hugger but after having mulched up and filled over…

As Temps Climb, So Does Ozone

Starting in spring each year, you might notice a mention of the ‘air quality index’ on the local news. Typically during the spring months, this index is influenced by the level of pollen in the air, but as spring dials…

Got Yardwork? Get a Mask

With Spring finally here, the many months of keeping up with my yard begins. From pressure washing away red clay and pollen to mowing and trimming, lawn care is one of those outdoor tasks that can really aggravate those with…

Sandy Relief Efforts Continue

As the cleanup in the aftermath of Sandy continues, please try to keep in mind a few things. While it did take a little time, the problems of cleaning up after a flood did start to make their way into…

News and Notes From Achoo!

With most of the country firmly in fall's grip, and a large portion of the northeast dealing with a simply awful storm, I hope everyone stays warm, dry and safe. With that being said here's an update on some news…

Some Like It Hot!

So maybe the title is a bit deceptive since there will be no mention of the famous movie by the same title that starred Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis, except for this one. What I am referring to, however, is…

Mask and Pollen Count Update

Just as an update on a couple recent posts…. _First, look for the addition of the Vogmasks to our mask line up. We're a couple weeks away, but this will also include a product review by Achoo staffers. We had…

Defining the Link Between Environment & Health

Over a year ago, we implemented a FAQ function on our site, and since then, we've answered thousands of questions. Some of these questions you'll see posted on product pages, and others you won't see due to the personal nature…

Stay Protected During Flu Season

With winter fully upon us, the flu season is in full swing. From children to the elderly, the flu is keeping millions of people away from school, out of work and in the house. Worse for specific groups, the flu…

Peanut Exposure in Unexpected Places

A question posed in the NYTimes.com Science section highlights the fact that those with food allergies must be on the alert at all times

What Do Printers, Photocopies, and Receipts Have to Do with Allergies?

My family and friends know that I write for an allergy relief company, so I'm often asked for advice about which products to buy or about allergies in general. This week, my mother asked me why her eyes were itching.…