Is there anyone out there that thinks a window cleaner is good when it is inhaled into your windpipe? No? Ok, who thinks that air fresheners make your lungs smell better? Anyone…….. Bueller? Whether you suffer from allergies and asthma or not, no one likes it when any of these things happen. And for the millions of us who can be incapacitated when it does, it can ruin your day, week or if you are in a hotel room, it could ruin your vacation. Unfortunately, many times when we check into a hotel room, the surfaces and air are filled with ammonia, bleaching agents, and fragrances which are just waiting to be consumed by us!
The prevalence of these unhealthy conditions has been brought to light by an article on HIVEHEALTHMEDIA.COM. The article Work Related Asthma – Are you at Risk lists 18 high risk jobs linked to adult asthma cases and on the top of the list were Housekeeping and General Cleaning occupations. These are the people who are cleaning your hotel room on a daily basis. In the article, Dr. Josep Anto from the Municipal Institute of Medical Research in Spain indicates that 1 out of every 8 woman with a cleaning position suffered from Asthma and 1 out of every 6 suffered from bronchitis. Why, you may ask, are these people so prone to these afflictions? Well that’s because every day they are inhaling the bleach, ammonia and fragrances they are using to clean your room. Who wants to inhale that?!!?
Now, you may be asking yourself how you can avoid these conditions when you and your family are in a hotel room. One thing you can do is to make a special request during the reservation process to have harmful or offensive cleaning chemicals, laundry detergents and fragrances not be used in your room. Or you can stay in a hotel that offers Pure Rooms. When you are in a Pure Room, the chances that you will come in contact with any offending allergy or asthma trigger are virtually zero. That is because all of the air in a Pure Room is filtered and purified every 15 minutes. So, if a housekeeper accidently sprays an air freshener in your room, all that air freshener will be sucked up into the carbon filter in the air purifier and be trapped safely away from you and your family.
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