Is Cat Dander Impacting Your Health?
June 13, 2017 | Cat dander removal
What if I told you there are roughly 120,000 hairs per square inch on the underside of a cat and 60,000 per square inch on its back? Would you believe me? The answer is maybe. It’s hard to know exactly how many hairs could be found on your furry feline, but when you can assign an estimated number to the amount of hair they could possibly have it makes you wonder how much cat dander could be circulating around your home. Since cat dander is microscopic, it can hide in a lot of places. When a cat’s skin becomes dry, it flakes off in these tiny particles and makes its way into the air. These cat dander particles that are moving around in your air could be, however, impacting your health negatively causing potential lung and sinus health issues. Having the knowledge of what pet dander is and the impact it can have on your health will give you the tools to help you maintain a better home environment for your overall health.
Things to Know About Pet DanderI know you may be wondering what exactly is dander? Specifically pet dander. Well, pet dander is just a fancy term for describing the process animals go through of shedding dead skin cells off their bodies. Basically, new cells are continually being generated in the lower portion of the epidermis. Thus, the new cells slowly force their way to the surface, resulting in the releasing of dead skin cells into the air. This growth phase can last anywhere from 21 days to as short as 3 days. So just imagine the amount of pet dander you could have in your home's air! Pet dander is just one of the potential causes of cat allergies. If you are not sure if you are one of the 10% of people who are allergic to cats below are some of the common symptoms of those with cat allergies.
Cat Allergy SymptomsSymptoms of Cat Allergies may include:
- coughing or wheezing
- hives or rash on your chest or face
- red irritated or itchy eyes
- redness of the skin where a cat has scratched, bitten or licked you
- runny, itchy or stuffy nose
Could Feline Hair Be A Health Hazard to You?Will cat dander severely impact your health? For the most part no. Mainly pet dander becomes more of an annoyance with allergy symptoms such as coughing, itchy eyes, and runny noses. There are some circumstances where people are highly affected by cat dander like those who suffer from asthma and respiratory issues. These danders are very small, small enough to find its way into the lungs which could lead to breathing difficulties. But if you are someone who already is affected by asthma, these pet dander could lead to a severe attack. Having a strong defense to these pesky cat dander will help to protect you and your home from these potential health risks.
Defense Against Dander in Your HomeCat dander particles are one of the smallest of major allergens. They're smaller in size than dust mites and dog danders, sizing in around 2.5 to 10 micrometers. Due to their small size, it is easy for these danders to become airborne and settle on walls, carpet, clothing, upholstery, and entering a person's airways. Obviously, eliminating the source of the allergy can not be removed in many circumstances because people love their pets and are willing to live with the repercussions the animals have on their health due to the love they have for their animal. The best option for pet owners in this circumstance would be to use a product that will neutralize and eliminate the lingering odors left by cat dander in the air. Many pet owners may use standard filters and HVAC systems in their homes. Although these filters are made to trap allergy-causing allergens like pet dander, what most users of these products don't know is that the small particles trapped by these filters are often times recycled back into your air causing the dander to remain in your home. Unlike most filters that are counteractive, the OdorKlenz Mobile Air System is a portable odor eliminating air purification system that not only traps particles in the air like dander but also breaks down and neutralizes the odors that they produce. OdorKlenz’s unique technology breaks down these particles in a way that other filters do not—dander is not only trapped but pet odors are also removed from the source. Pet owners, specifically cat owners will be able to feel a huge difference in their improved health when using this product. + An easily installed OdorKlenz-Air Cartridge contains a proprietary blend of materials to neutralize odors, chemicals, gases, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and larger particulates. + A multi-speed blower offers the quiet and efficient airflow. The low setting allows for near silent operation while still maintaining odor elimination. Medium to High speeds creates maximum air efficiency at noise levels still suitable for residential and commercial use. + Affordable maintenance costs. + No tools are required for unit maintenance. Dimensions: 15.5″W x 15″D x 19″H; weighs less than 20 pounds. 115 volts; 60 Hz; 1 amp; 100 watts; 8 foot power cord. This product is by far the best product to use to help fight allergens in your home's air, especially ones that come from your furry babies!
Our Recommended Solution...The OdorKlenz Mobile System is a versatile air purification system that removes particulates like pet dander, allergens, dirt, hair, & dust, while also capturing and destroying a broad spectrum of odors like household odors. The system is portable and can easily be moved from room-to-room. Say goodbye to air pollutants and toxins with this air system!
- Simple and Easy to Set-Up, with Minimal Maintenace
- Replace Air Cartridge every 4 to 6 Months
- HEPA Filter Replaced Every Two Years
- Quiet Operation, 4-Speed Motor
- No Chemical Odors Released!
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"We rent a space where one of our roommates is highly allergic to cats and we happen to own three!! We were worried we would have to move because of the issue that the cat dander was causing to our roommate friend, we purchased this air purifier and leave it in the living room where the cats spend the most time in. I can honestly say that since we have turned on the system our air is a lot cleaner and there is literally no hair to be found anywhere and best of all our roommate can bow actually tolerate being around our cats. I would highly recommend using this unit for those who have allergies or need to control odors and dander." Barb. H –⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "We have three unit set up at three of our grooming locations in Fl and have had nothing but success in controlling pet hair and odors." Puppy-Plus –⭐⭐⭐⭐ "We use this unit to control odors from our 4 cats litter box, although we do our best to keep it cleaned and changed that can be very tough when having to work and manage 4 young children. Our OdorKlenz machine helps keep the odors down and from spreading throughout our home and for that I give it 5 stars!!" Karen. H –⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐