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The Surprising Effects Pet Dander has on Your Health

Woman and dog relaxing in bedroom with HR900 on floor

Pets are part of the family and though they may not cause your allergies to flare up, our beloved fury and feathered friends can cause problems through their dander. Problems range from rapid dust collection on furniture and carpet inside your home to the development of unwanted health effects. Just like us, you love your animals and dander related struggles can be offset and reduced with the use of an air purifier.

So, what is pet dander, anyway? According to the American Lung Association, “Pet dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, rodents, birds and other animals with fur or feathers.” Additionally, pet dander can contain urine and fecal particles.

While pet hair and dandruff is visible to the human eye, airborne pet dander is at a microscopic level in size and is often suspended in your air. Inhaling such particles, even when not allergic, can cause inflammation of the sinuses and nasal membranes. This is often dismissed as a weather induced side effect, early onset of a cold, or a slight sinus headache.

Fortunately, there’s no need to keep your fur family members at a distance. The first step in reducing the accumulation of dander in your home and keeping yourself feeling healthy is with the right air purifier. Using an air purifier with a True HEPA filtration system efficiently removes and reduces the presence of pet dander. While the Winix True HEPA filter captures 99.99%* of airborne pet dander and particles as small as 0.003 microns in size, Winix went one step further in creating the HR900, a pet specific model equipped with an Ultimate Pet Pre-Filter. This Winix specific filter is your first line of defense against pet hair, dander, and larger visible particles. Furthermore, all Ultimate Pet models have high efficiency deodorized carbon filters that help trap odor.

With its robust 5-stage air purification system and specialized Ultimate Pet Pre-Filter, the HR900 air purifier allows you to enjoy all the benefits of your fur or feathered family members. This unit brings better quality air for all to enjoy and keeps you, your family, and pets happy!

*Based on independent laboratory tests conducted on inanimate particles as small as 0.003 microns.