Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Healthier Car Ride for my Kids

A few weeks ago, my younger son was having trouble with itchy eyes.  At first I thought it was Pink Eye, and I started him on eye-drops to take away the redness.  A few days later, we saw no improvements.  As a matter of fact, his face was puffy and his eyes were getting worse. 

The school called and thought he might have allergies.  The next day he woke up with his eyes swollen shut, and we knew he was struggling with something.  We went to the pediatrician and she confirmed he was suffering from fairly severe allergies.

We started him on a daily medication, but we will have to wait to see what is causing the trouble.  Getting an appointment with a specialist is about as fun as sticking needles in my eyes.  But living in Pennsylvania, we're near plenty of farms and animals we've never been near before.  I'm fairly certain he is going to struggle every spring with whatever he is allergic to.  

Along with allergy medicine, we installed a FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter to keep the air inside our car fresher for our kids.  I never knew that the air inside my car is up to 6x dirtier than the air outside.  We are constantly in the car, and to think of that dirty air circulating gives me a headache. 

Since installing the FRAM® cabin air filter, the car is fresher and I'm reassured that it is removing up to 98% of dust, dirt and allergens.  I know I'm making every ride in the car a healthier one for my kids, and my little allergy sufferer will be suffering less.  The Fresh Breeze cabin air filter even has baking soda to remove odors, which is a huge bonus when you have kids constantly in and out of the car.

Have you ever smelled a twelve year old's baseball cleats?  Or a gymnast's duffle?  Disgusto.

The FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filter is super easy to install, and the step by step installation guides are tailored to different makes and models.  Trust me when I say if we could get an air filter installed, anyone can.  It took us a few minutes using the installation guide, and now we're loving the fresh air inside the mommy-van.  We're riding, and resting happily.


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150 comments:

  1. Jessica RobertsonJuly 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    To keep the air in our cars and home healthy we change the filters frequently and have had the vents cleaned.

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  2. At home, I open the windows constantly and also use an air freshener.

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  3. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/352106600833630209

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  4. I try to keep everything clean and air out with open windows.

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  5. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/352171107018752000

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  6. I change the air filter in my house every three months.

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  7. I open the windows as much as possible to let fresh air in and I try to use natural cleaning products to keep the air my family breathes healthy and fresh.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  8. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/352246210997911553

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  9. We try to switch out our air filters regularly.

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  10. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/352555219298689027
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Stick used dryer sheets in hidden places. It helps things smell fresh.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  12. We open the windows and use air filters

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  13. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/352576430925824001

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  14. I open the windows, I change the filters, I burn candles and I keep the car spotless!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  15. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MsCarolsueA/status/353054323502092290
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  16. At home and in the car I air things out by opening windows.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  17. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/353336109780049921

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  18. I keep my car and house air clean by keeping them both clean, using air freshners and opening the windows on nice days

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  19. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/353525215701106688

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  20. I change the air filters in my home every 3 months!
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  21. i like to keep the windows open!

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  22. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/353606512276545536 .

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  23. I like to leave the windows open in my car and house on pretty days.
    lizzyallen123@gmail(dot)com

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  24. https://twitter.com/LizzyAllen123/status/353923150964207619
    lizzyallen123@gmail(dot)com

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  25. I try to keep both my car and home clean and humid free and smelling fresh, I spray air fresheners and lit up candles. I also turn on the air purifiers sometimes.

    natcarbonell@live.com

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  26. Tweet https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/353934962300436481

    natcarbonell@live.com

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  27. I mix lemon juice and water in the spray bottle and spray around our home and car once a week to help.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  28. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/354079218272964609

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  29. We just keep windows open in the car and house all the time.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  30. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/354317916071665664
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  31. open windows and change filters!

    roxannewvatyahoodotcom

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  32. I open the windows on pretty sunny days

    Tiffany Lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

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  33. https://twitter.com/mckenziesmommy3/status/354604588835405825

    tiffany lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

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  34. I air out the house my opening up windows. I also use an air purifier. :)

    HilLesha(at)twc(dot)com

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  35. I use scented candles in our home to help it keep smelling fresh & clean.

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  36. sherricrawford70atyahoodotcom
    i will fill a small bowl with baking soda and set it out

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  37. We use air fresheners. 
    austma7@aol.com

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  38. twitted this today, 09/07
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  39. I like to open our windows as much as possible. I also use scented candles at home.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  40. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/354738413095747584
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. I use an air filter in the house to keep the air fresh

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  42. Wipe all the hard surfaces down with a good wipe

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  43. my trick at home/car is to use baking soda to naturally absorb odors and i love to leave windows/doors open
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  44. I make sure my filters are changed regularly as well as keeping up with dusting, vacuuming, etc. ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  45. We open the windows to air out the house, when its nice out and regularly change our filters.

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  46. I crack open windows whenever the weather is good enough and change the furnace filter once a month.

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  47. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/355021293260783617

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  48. We always have the windows open when the weather is pleasant to let the fresh air inside.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  49. i use homemade cleaners around the house!

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  50. I keep the windows open as often and change filters every month.

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  51. I use an air Air ioniser and dust every other day

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  52. Open windows and homemade Febreze! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  53. We recently had our home’s air ducts cleaned. Now THAT was gross–seeing what came out. And this filter in the car? Who knew there even was one?

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  54. at home I try to keep lots of plants in the house and in the car I just roll down the windows...

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  55. twitted this today, 11/07
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  56. I replace my filters 2x a year. tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  57. I try to keep the air fresh by keeping it circulating Open windows to let in an outside breeze. Use fans to spread that breeze around, pushing new air in and old air out
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  58. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/355579167808569344

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  59. I use Febreze in my car to help with smells, works well too!

    ashleygatewood1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  60. https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/355809901349584896

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  61. We change air filters often !!

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  62. twitted this today, 13/07
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  63. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/356242187471687683

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  64. We keep lots of plants around the house, I think that it helps a lot.

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  65. i run my fan a lot to circulate air

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  66. i tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kolpin4680/status/356508214428315649

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  67. twitted this today, 14/07
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  68. using an air purifier with a hepa filter

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  69. twitted this today, 15/07

    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  70. We like to diffuse Purification essential oil - thank you.

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  71. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/356981733859655680

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  72. https://twitter.com/channynn/status/357192424507977730

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  73. twitted this today, 16/07
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  74. Moistened wipes to clean out vents

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  75. We always run two air purifiers in out house.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  76. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/357380107775647744
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  77. we have the air ducts cleaned

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  78. We use an air purifier in our house. It really helps with our allergies.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  79. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/358019701076525056
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  80. we use an air purifier


    joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

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  81. We have an air purifier and HEPA filters in our furnace. When the weather is nice I open the windows.

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  82. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/358813630956978176

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  83. I try to keep the windows open on days where it is not too cold or too hot in order to get new air in and smelly stuffy air out.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  84. We will use scented candles and carpet deodorants.

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  85. I find that having fresh bowls of potpourri helps to give a nice scent in the house.

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  86. We are smokers and have never smoked with the kids in the car

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  87. https://twitter.com/lindabr1001/status/359383551424200704

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  88. I always open the window and have the ceiling fan on to keep my home healthy and fresh for me and my family. But it's hard to do as the air on the road/freeway isn't always that fresh. I love to try this FRAM and keep the air in my car nice and clean. Thanks for the review.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  89. we open windows whenever possible.

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  90. https://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/360593840761090048

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  91. we change our air filters regularly and also use a air purifier

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. I use plants to keep the air fresh and healthy ! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  93. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/360932883193536512 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  94. I open all the windows, give the house a good spring cleaning and have tons of plants.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  95. In the house, we change the air filters regularly. In the car, we try to clean it out often and not let trash accumulate. Fast food trash can really make your car smell funky!
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  96. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/361232473969008642

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  97. I open the windows in the house and roll down the windows on the car.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  98. Do extra cleaning – treat the problem, not the symptom. You don’t need lots of aromas if you’ve removed the source of the odor.

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  99. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/361450582030028800

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  100. I used plug in and keep the window close when the allergy are high

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  101. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/361603579234095108

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  102. We have an ionic air purifier in the house and I roll down the car windows.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. Open the windows, change the air filters and use plug-ins
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/361644543768137728
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. We open the windows in the house and the car and of course baking always adds a fresh smell to the house. Thanks for the chance. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  106. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/361822462574465025

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  107. Open the windows as often as possible!
    HONDHH@YAHOO.COM
    LINDA

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  108. I try not to use too many chemicals in the house so I use more natural remedies-open windows whenever possible, use baking soda on rugs, in litter pans etc., use soy candles and also incense in the fall & winter months.Keep things clean. Also cinnamon in water on the stove too.


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

    alyce poalillo

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  109. I need a lot of help with this..I know I'm not doing enough...but so far for my car I just use air freshener and wipe down the upholstery. With the house, I just vacuum and dust at least once a week.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  110. Fabric softener sheets under the seats of the car and in drawers in the house Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  111. https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/361967862274985987 Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  112. febreeze and open windows
    4mariemh@ gmaildotcom

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  113. I like to use air fresheners and open windows to let fresh air in.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  114. cleaan the house and car and windows and open them a lot
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  115. I air the house out early in the morning before everyone out in the morning with open windows.

    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

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  116. tweet: https://twitter.com/cancer_free_me/status/362326466886766593

    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

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  117. We replace out filters often and we also use an air purifier. We have several allergy sufferers here.

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  118. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/362346256640655360

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  119. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/362380122243858433

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  120. I use febreeze and let things air out
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  121. My best tip for keeping air clean is to regularly change your filters and keep a clean car/home!

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  122. I use scented candles and natural cleaning products
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  123. I have four tips that can be used for your house or car for the most part: keep windows open as much as possible, buy only green cleaning products, use the best air filters you can afford, and fill your home with VOC absorbing plants!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  124. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/362567228194947073
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  125. I like to put dried potpourri in baskets and set them around the house

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  126. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/362589257128353794

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  127. In my house I use air purifiers and also houseplants

    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  128. An air purified keeps the house air clean but I don't have a cabin filter in the car so I rely on open windows.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  129. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/362625686034325504

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  130. Open windows to let the fresh air in.

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  131. To keep the air clean at home we have lots of green house plants.

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  132. We open the windows in the house and the car and use Febreeze

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  133. I open the windows and use candles in my home and use air fresheners in the car

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  134. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/362649870202437633
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  135. I change filters ofter and use febreeze.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  136. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/362670668959072256

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  137. i chnage filters alot. also use febreeze

    browngeob@gmail.com

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  138. I love using a little essential oil on an old car air freshner.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  139. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/362684047979327489
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  140. I open the windows whenever possible.

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  141. tweet
    https://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/362707832379944960

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  142. I use essential oils in a diffuser in my house and in a cotton ball in my car.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  143. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/362712736330825729

    slehan at juno dot com

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  144. https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/364152307979517952

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  145. change filters often & open windows whenever possible

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