WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – May 18, 2006 – The manufacturer of Beam Central Vacuum Systems has tabbed one of the nation’s leading experts on allergies to outline steps allergy patients can take to reduce their exposure to allergens in the home.
“For the millions of people who suffer from allergies and asthma, environmental control of allergens can make a significant difference,” says Dr. James Sublett, M.D., whose white paper on control of indoor allergens is posted on www.beamvac.com..
Sublett, director of the Division of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, says environmental control includes removing dust, pollen and other allergens from surfaces and capturing allergens that are airborne. He recommends use of pleated furnace filters, built-in central vacuum systems allergen proof bedding covers and humidity control as effective tools. The white paper cites studies showing the effect of allergen removal on symptoms.
In addition to its availability on www.beamvac.com, Sublett’s white paper also will be available at independent Beam Central Vacuum System dealers.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans have allergies and 20 million have asthma. This month marks National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
Beam® Central Vacuum Systems are manufactured by Beam Industries, a division of Electrolux Home Care Products, Ltd., and are sold and installed by independent dealers in more than 45 countries around the world. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit www.beamvac.com.