Vital Oxide Approved – Can Be Used Against Ebola Virus

The Vital Oxide Disinfectant Spray we have used for years to kill mold and mildew is approved for use against the Ebola Virus.

kill hidden mold and bacteria with vital oxideVital Oxide meets all the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) and USEPA criteria for use against the Ebola virus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Although the Vital Oxide label doesn’t specifically mention the effectiveness against the Ebola virus, instead it gives directions for use on other viruses such as norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, and/or poliovirus. Follow these label directions as well as CDC guidelines for environmental infection control.

EPA’s complete list of registered disinfectants meets the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) criteria for use against the Ebola virus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Click Here

CDC Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus Click Here

Why The Allergy Store Will Be Closed Thanksgiving Day

Allergy Store Gives Thanks for many thingsYou probably haven’t been able to open your email for the last two weeks without being assaulted by subject lines like:

Pre Black Friday Sales Start NOW

Don’t Wait Until Black Friday, Shop (store name) Thanksgiving Day

TV news shows are running stories about people who spend their Thanksgiving Day either waiting in line for a store to open, or shopping the stores that are open. It has been a growing trend for the last few years.

Even though we are retailers,  we don’t think this is such a good idea.  Are you surprised?

Look, if you aren’t content with spending time with family, friends, Allergy Store Gives Thanks for many thingsand a turkey leg then you can shop AllergyStore.Com on-line. In fact, we hope you do find some time to visit our website over the holiday week-end.  We will have some great sales and offers.  Just don’t call the 800 number and expect to speak to someone.  It is not that don’t value your business.  We do.  But we also value the time-honored tradition of spending time with family on Thanksgiving Day.

You see, The Allergy Store is a family-owned business. We love our families and we know our employees love their families as well.   That is why we will be closed both Thanksgiving Day and the day afterwards as well.

We know that it is important for our employees spend time with the ones they love. Their families are growing.  This past year has brought our employees new spouses, new babies, and new grandbabies. Our employees have many things for which to be thankful. We want to make sure they have plenty of time to give thanks, strengthen family connections, travel if necessary to be with loved ones , and return on Monday, December 1 ready to answer your questions, ship your orders, and help you solve your allergy problems.

Allergy Store Gives Thanks for many thingsSo The Allergy Store is joining the ranks of such varied stores as CostCo, Joann Fabrics, Nordstrom and DSW Shoes. We will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. We will have some great Black Friday specials, so be sure to check the website and our FaceBook page later in the week.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Allergy Store family!

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FAQ About Austin Air and Ozone Machines

It really isn’t necessary to wipe down the outside of the Austin Air HEPA cleaner with Clorox wipes. I would recommend against it for the following reasons:

(1) the filter will absorb the chemicals in the wipes, decreasing the life of the filter unnecessarily
(2) You don’t want to get the powder coat wet, especially with the harsh chemicals associated with the Clorox wipes.

Just wipe down the outside of the machine with a dusting rag!

As to the use of ozone. We don’t recommend the use of ozone generating machines in areas occupied by humans or animals. If you want to run the machine while you and the cats and dogs are out of the house, that is fine. Just turn it off and air things out when you return. I would not run the ozone machines with the air cleaners on.

If your April Air has an “ionizer only” setting, feel free to run that ionizer while the HEPA cleaners are running. Your ionizer will knock the particles down so the HEPA filters can suck them up.