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Staying Safe from the Spreading Flu Starts with Your Health at Home

Posted by CleanAlert Blog Team on Feb 2, 2018 6:43:20 AM

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By now you know the flu has spread throughout our country, spanning across every continental state, and hitting them all at once, for the first time in over a decade.

Data from the CDC tells us we have yet to hit the peak of the illness this season. Do you know enough about the virus to keep it at bay?

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This season we are plagued by H3N2, a particularly brutal strain ruthlessly hitting our population, especially children, seniors, and those with chronic conditions. In the last reported week alone, another seven children in our country died from influenza, bringing the total pediatric deaths this season to 37.

With an unprecedented 11,965 laboratory-confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations since October, it's important to stay informed on the virus and how you can keep your family safe this winter.

We may think we are protecting ourselves by staying at home, but the reality is that your indoor air quality could be doing further damage to your health.

While cooped up inside, for better or worse we are subject to our home's circulating air. If this air goes unchecked or neglected for too long, it can carry an excess of bacteria, dust, mold, dander, and other substances that irritate and harm our respiratory systems.

Every home is different, and while we can keep our surfaces disinfected and our hands clean, breathing and living in infected air will only sabotage our efforts.

Until now, many households put off the hassle and guesswork of monitoring their HVAC system. Now there's FILTERSCAN® WiFi, a simple device that monitors your air filter efficiency and sends you an alert to your smartphone or computer when your air filter has become clogged.

Stay on top of your family's health and help minimize the vicious spread of contaminants by being an advocate for clean air at home.

Topics: Residential

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