Got allergies? Filtrete Air Filter for Allergies

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My son, referred to on the blog as Big Brother, has year round allergies. (That seasonal stuff is for sissies.) I really hope researchers don’t someday find serious side effects from long term allergy medicine use because Big Brother has to be on his allergy meds 365 days a year.

Filtrete healthy living allergen, air filter for allergiesIn November I posted 8 tips for reducing allergens in your home. One of the tips I mentioned was to use a high quality air filter for allergies.  To help prevent allergy and asthma flare ups we use Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Filters.

The biggest culprit of Big Brother’s allergies is dust, but there are several other airborne allergens he is allergic to. The Filtrete filters packaging conveniently lists what airborne particles each model of filter filters out.  To be on the safe side I’ve started going with the higher MPR (Microparticle Performance Rating) filters.

The difference is noticeable.  A year ago we were having to give Big Brother his inhaler almost every day during almost every month save the coldest two (because in Texas and Louisiana every season is allergy season).  At that time we were using Filtrete filters, but we were using the 900 MPR filters.  For most people 900 MPR is perfectly adequate, but for a child with serious allergies we found a minimum MPR of 1500 to be the sweet spot. Oh, and we’ve learned that we need to change our filter every 2-2 1/2 months.  –Louisiana seems to be a very dusty place.

I have been really impressed with the selection of higher Microparticle Performance Rating filters Filtrete has available.  The Filtrete Healthy Living filters not only filter out dust, pollen, mold, etc., they also filter out microscopic particles that can carry viruses and bacteria.  Every household should have one of these filters during cold and flu season!  Check out all the nasties that the Healthy Living 1900 filters: 


Filtrete™ Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filters attract & capture 93% of large particles like mold spores, dust & pollen from the air passing through the filter. They also attract and capture microscopic allergens like pet dander, smoke, household dust & microscopic particles that can carry bacteria, viruses & odors. Almost twice the small particle filtration than our 1000 performance level filter.
  • Attracts and captures 93% of large particles like mold spores and, dust and pollen from the air passing through the filter
  • 4x better than ordinary pleated filters*
  • Carries a 1900 Microparticle Performance Rating (MPR)
  • Attracts and captures microscopic allergens like pet dander, smoke, household dust and microscopic particles that can carry bacteria, viruses and odors


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About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


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