Meet the Sullivans: FRAM® is Freshness | Review & Giveaway

July 1, 2014

FRAM® is Freshness | Review & Giveaway

One of the greatest challenges as a parent is finding ways to ensure a healthy lifestyle for our families. Keith and I try our best to model healthy eating and an active lifestyle for Owen through our own actions. We swim, run and play together as much as possible, and try to spend as much time outside as the sun will allow. While what we eat, and what we do, are incredibly important, our environment, like the air we breathe, is just as vital to our well being.

With the summer heat quickly approaching we will be using the air conditioning in our car more and more. I know we all really prefer fresh air, but when we're driving around on a hot day down city streets the air is far from fresh or cool. We have no choice but to depend on what comes through the air vents.



The freshness of the air coming in through the filters is of the utmost importance to us. Keith suffers from asthma, and while Owen has not been diagnosed, we are always concerned with his breathing.
In fact, many of you may be surprised to know the air inside your car can be 6X dirtier than the air outside!
When I was introduced to the FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filters and its easy installation, I knew it was perfect for us!



We've had the Jeep for a little over 2 1/2 years. Can you believe how gross our old filter was? I'm so glad I learned to change our cabin air filter. FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filters filter 98% of dust, dirt, and allergens and are the only cabin air filter that use ARM&HAMMER® baking soda to remove odors from the air entering your vehicle through the ventilation system.

Now let me tell you about how easy the installation process is!



The filter comes with easy to follow directions (with pictures!) specifically written for your vehicle. They even tell you the tools you'll need for the installation, and how long it will take you to complete. I couldn't believe I was able to do it myself, without any help from my husband, and was able to put it all back together with no stress.

Above is my little video (please excuse my poor videotaping skills!) showing just how easy it was for me to install the filter into our Jeep.  I love that the filter is simple to install and provides me relief in knowing I am ensuring a cleaner environment in the car for my child! To find the easy video and simple directions for your car you can check the FRAM Fresh Breeze website.

The air coming through the vent in our car is so fresh and clean now!

FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filters may be purchased online at Amazon.com or at your local Walmart, O’Reilly Auto Parts, or Meijer. To download a $3 off rebate, click here.

To be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card please tell me in the comments section below: 1. Why you think it’s important to keep the air in your car clean? or 2. What are your favorite simple tricks for helping to reduce your family’s allergies?
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160 comments:

Kristen said...

These days we are all exposed to so many toxins in our environment, it's important to try to reduce them as much as we can! Our lungs especially are so sensitive!

Kristen said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/484434415968198657

Elena said...

it’s important to keep the air in your car clean because toxic air is bad for our health
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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/484492295102689281

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Mami2jcn said...

My son has allergies. One of the tips his doctor gave us was to have indoor clothes and outdoor clothes. After he's been outside playing, he changes his clothes once he's inside.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/484508243507441666

lil_lady_dz said...

I have bad allergies so it is important to keep the air clean in my car as I spend a lot of time driving. And it also makes it for a more pleasant drive. lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

lil_lady_dz said...

tweeted- https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/484522109612212225 lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

chambanachik said...

I had no idea about this! In our home, we just try to open windows a lot and let in fresh air. :)

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chambanachik said...

I had no idea about this! In our home, we just try to open windows a lot and let in fresh air. :)

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Cheryl said...

A mouse made a nest inside our van system and even after removing and sterilizing it it still smells and my daughter has sever allergies to it--we can't run the air or heat at all. I am buying one of these as soon as I can!

Cheryl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/SavingForLater/status/484685612679581696

kellyr78 said...

It is important to keep the air in the car clean because it effects my kid's breathing and health. My tricks for reducing our allergies is keeping the windows up on high pollen count days and changing the filter regularly.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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akronugurl said...

its good to breath fresh air

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akronugurl said...

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Lisa Brown said...

we don’t have seasonal allergies, but i do try to dust and keep the house as allergen free as possible

Lisa Brown said...

https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/484733055311945729

Courtney B said...

its important because it effects your health and lungs. tricks are the allergy sprays we spray that in every room and i try to dust a lot

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Courtney B said...

tweet https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/484737491979624448
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mkjmc said...

We travel alot in our car and would like to breathe fresh clean air
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mkjmc said...

https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/485074062993936384

susan1215 said...

It is important to keep the air in the car clean because it effects my families breathing and health
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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/485159527608643584
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benz1171 said...

It is important to keep the air clean because that is the air our families breathe. Our whole family have allergies too.

benz1171 said...

https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/485214695280742400

Tj and Amy said...

It will help keep my kids less sick. I don't want them breathing anything harmful. So I am very conscious!

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Tj and Amy said...

https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/485300044011024384

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LAMusing said...

I have two portable air filters to use at home.
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LAMusing said...

tweet! https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/485520552493211649

Janice said...

Fortunately we don't have seasonal allergies, but I think its important breathe clean air for your health especially if you have breathing issues like asthma.
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Janice said...

https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/485535316418101248
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JC said...

One of my favorite tips is to use hot wash to kill dust mite.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/486351397097451520

One Frugal Girl said...

https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/486594943339995137

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One Frugal Girl said...

We bought a Roomba so we can vacuum under the beds without much effort. That keeps down on the dust.

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Courtney B said...

because i hate for my kids to get sick! and the best way is a good spray and dusting and cleaning at LEAST once a week!

vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/486888862682066944

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My own way of dealing with the issues involves lots of cleaning, using allergy mattress protectors and opening the windows for fresh air.
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Tweeted
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wigget said...

it is important to keep the air in the car clean because i'm in there often and there are already enough fumes out there. also, i try to sweep up dust and pet hair to keep the house clean.

618mom said...

My 6 year old has Asthma so keeping the air clean for him everywhere is a plus! vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

618mom said...

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Tina said...

I have bad allergies, so its important to keep air in my car clean
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Tina said...

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Tina said...

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Kerry Elin said...

KerryElin@gmail.com I have two children with allergies and asthma. This air filter can help my family breathe easier.

Amy said...

I have terrible allergies, and it can really mess up my day if they get aggravated. I definitely appreciate good quality air filters!

Gina Wildorchid said...

We reduce allergens by vacuuming often.

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/489952780220899328

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Shelly Peterson said...

We dust and vacuum a lot and try and keep the door/windows closed as much as possible.

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Shelly Peterson said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/489982487418785792

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janetfaye said...

I reduce allergies in my home by using allergy protective bed coverings for our mattress and pillows.

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janetfaye said...

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/490297721102675969

Rebecca Graham said...

I spend a lot of time on the road and I want the air I breath in the car to be clean air.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/490388469235986432

Anna Pry said...

its important because we spend so much time with our kids in the car pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry said...

i tweeted https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/490644502755827713 pryfamily5@gmail.com

Elle said...

We make sure that our pets are properly groomed often and we vacuum a lot to pick up dirt, dust and of course fur during shedding season which can get all over. We also make sure to change out the air filters and have an air purifier in the bedroom of the person with allergies in my home to keep the air fresh. As for the car, no one wants to breath in outside pollutants so having a clean air filter in your car is important.

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Elle said...

https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/491963370522689538

latanya t said...

we try to change the filters in a our home about every few months

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latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/492802671737196544

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samdaleo said...

I think its important to keep the air in the car clean because its important to me that my family remain healthy. My husband and daughter both suffer from allergies and the most helpful thing I have learned so far is to dust/vacuum/mop often as well as use allergy free bedding.

Thanks!
Samantha (samdaleo)
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samdaleo said...

TWEET!
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Jayne Martin said...

I live in a rural area where mice and other creatures frequently crawl in my car engine and leave their "calling cards." This sounds like a product I will definitely try!

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Jayne Martin said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Jayne_Martin/status/493147934385373186

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slehan said...

Luckily there are no allergy sufferers in my family. I didn't know about changing my car filter. I watched the video for my car and I have to remove the glove box to do it.
Thanks for the contest.

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slehan said...

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Ashley said...

It's important b/c clean air is good for our health and my baby is in the car.

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ms-texas said...

i try keeping our home clean and dust free! It helps a lot

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/493950641673621505

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Cori Westphal said...

I have my heat ducts cleaned every spring to keep the dust and dirt down!

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Cori Westphal said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/493963575065452545

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Betty C said...

Sadly, my vehicle doesn't have a cabin filter so it's especially important to keep the interior as clean as possible so my asthma doesn't kick in while I'm driving.

Betty C said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/494139527074549761

Whitney said...

We reduce allergies in our home by using an air humidifier in many rooms, particularly overnight.

Whitney said...

https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/494315034869116929

peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/494625738759217153
Thanks so much.
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Lisa Voyce said...

To help with allergies in the house, I vacuum a lot and we have two air filters.

Kerry said...

I think it's important to keep our car's air clean because we spend a LOT of time in it!
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Angi Welsh said...

It's great that it's so easy to install in your car on your own.

ellie said...

My sons and grandsons are riddled with allergies. I dust and vacuum frequently and use air purifiers. I will have to try this.

ellie said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/494633780590571521

kari jasus said...

i think it's important to keep air clean so we don't get sick!

kari jasus said...

https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/494638008876822528

stOOpidgErL said...

We are prone to allergies in my household so it's important for us to breathe clean air. I vacuum and dust regularly.
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Linda said...

I think that it is very important to keep the air in your car clean for my family's sake.

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/494643137868869632
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Denise S. said...

I deal with spring allergies by staying inside and taking over the counter meds.

kathy pease said...

we wash all laundry loads in hot water to kill dust mites

kathy pease said...

https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/494663131453341696

Barbara Montag said...

We take our shoes off when we come home to help reduce allergy problems.
thank you

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Barbara Montag said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/494665722522386433

jlafount said...

Think is important because I have allergies. My car gets dusty and I'm watering up and sneezing and that isn't a great feeling. Dry to vacuum a bit and change sheets often

Stephanie said...

I hadn't even thought about this. It's important for everyone's health because in CA you are always in your car. To help reduce allergies I clean and dust, have hardwood floors.
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Charity/CC said...

My son has horrible allergies, and it's so very important to maintain clean air in my car.

Charity/CC said...

https://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/494695847058083841

HilLesha said...

It's important for me to keep my car clean since I have bad allergies.

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nickieisis3 said...

It is important to keep the air clean because that is the air our families breathe. We have allergies

Della said...

It's important to keep the air clean in my car as it carries the most important people in it....my family

Della said...

https://twitter.com/dellee10/status/494729759096864768

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Jakes Movie Reviews said...

We open the windows for fresh air in our house hold, this would be beneficial as well.

Thomas Gibson said...

It is important for me to have clean air while I am driving because I have difficulty breathing as it is.

lgothard said...

For me it is important to keep the air clean for health reason. I have a child with allergies and I want her breathing in clean air!!

lgothard said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/lgothard/status/494741570021629955

jtwark said...

Why you think it’s important to keep the air in your car clean? to prevent germs or 2. What are your favorite simple tricks for helping to reduce your family’s allergies? clean and dust

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Anastasia Falling said...

I think it's important to keep the air in your car clean because you tend to be in it a lot and it's the most exposed to outside pollutant & pollen. It's nice to be able to breathe fresh air, especially on long, daily car rides. I guess I don't really have any tips for reducing allergies for my family, except to close the windows on high pollen days. :)
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Anastasia Falling said...

Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/494765981768511490
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Jose Benavides said...

Its good to be keep it clean to be in a good mood and be healthy .

Leela said...

Clean the car a few times a month.

GALENA said...

yep tis important to keep tight enclosed places as germ free as possible.

clc408 said...

It's important to keep the air in the car clean because it's an enclosed area and I spend a lot of time there breathing it.

clc408 said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/clc408/status/494793352215158784

smeltzeramy said...

Might help with allergies. amysmeltzer21521@yahoo.com

Kelly Tupick said...

My best tip is to try to keep the house dust free. Dust causes a lot of allergy problems in my house so i try to stay right on top of this. kt3us@yahoo.com

barbara stenby said...

It's important to keep the air clean in the car so we don't breathe in any extra allergens. I clean my vents weekly in our car.

barbara stenby said...

https://twitter.com/wikichoco/status/494820820246482946

Kelly Tupick said...

Here is my tweet https://twitter.com/kt3us/status/494821932811182080

miriama said...

I spend all this time cleaning my car and missed a cabin filter? Wow. It's important for us because my daughter has severe allergies.

miriama said...

https://twitter.com/miriama59/status/494832646644445184

Tracey said...

My OCD makes me keep my car clean and smelling good. My family has no allergies.
traymona[at]aol.com

Becoming Domestic said...

I think driving in a stinky car is the worst! We use air fresheners and try to leave the windows open to air it out every once in a while. I think keeping allergies down is helped a lot by keeping a clean house and car...

sara.drexler[at]mail.northcentral.edu

Jammie Morey said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/494847073460973568

Amanda Sakovitz said...

We use a filter to reduce allergies
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/494848160611983360
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Allie G said...

Keeping allergens out of the car is good

Buddy Garrett said...

We change our air filters often and clean the vents. We also use an air cleaner.

bayctygrl said...

I vacuum a lot to keep allergens down

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RICHARD HICKS said...

We close the windows when the pollen is worst outside.

RICHARD HICKS said...

https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/494862061629763586

hbbs55 said...

I never thought much about the car air filter, yikes! my husband has bad allergies so I am always cleaning the car to remove all the pollen.

hbbs55 said...

https://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/494865195722735617

Erica C. said...

It makes the drive so much more enjoyable.

Tamara said...

We have seasonal allergies, and having this filter in the car would definitely help! We do try to keep the car clean and free of dirt, but this filter is an excellent idea.

Tamara said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/494879571972734976

Deborah Wellenstein said...

To reduce our family's allergies, I use HEPA filters in our home-I was not aware of the filters for our cars!

steve stone said...

I have allergies alot so we try to keep the air clean. we use an air filter in the bedroom.
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bev said...

I have asthma and this would be nice to have in my car. It's surprising how dirty our air is. Thanks for having this contest.

April said...

I think having clean air in your car is just as important as clean air anywhere else - probably more so since it is a small enclosed space. Clean air is important because our bodies function better when we treat them better and breathing in clean air is one way to do so.

I don't have any family allergy tips as none of us have any allergies.

Neiddy Ruiz said...

We spend a big amount of time traveling back and forth from school, work, errands so its important we have clean, fresh air in our car. We like to keep our windows up all the time and my husband changes the air filter frequently.
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Neiddy Ruiz said...

shared on twitter -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/494889986987012096
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Thomas Murphy said...

We use a air purifier to help with allergies.

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Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/494906447407243264

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Valeen said...

I think it's important to keep the air in your clean because half the time you're breathing in re-circulated air and that's a lot of particulates being breathed in and out. Not to mention the dust and grime that is on the roads. Gross!

Mihaela Day said...

I have bad allergies so it is important to keep the air clean in my car and then I have a brand new baby that needs to breath fresh clean air

PAIGE said...

Clean air in the car leads to healthier families and more pleasant car trips.

amanda whitley said...

my husband has pretty bad allergies so it is very important to keep the air clean so he doesnt have to suffer.

Candie L said...

I think it is important to keep the air clean because it helps you feel better. Thank you

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Fiddlin' Dandi said...

We get our carpets cleaned regularly to help my son's allergies.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/494950939380289537

laurasloves said...

It is important to keep the air clean as this eliminates no only odors which make car rides uncomfortable but also takes away all the pollutants which are harmful as well as make all of our allergies act up even worse than they already do.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

laurasloves said...

https://twitter.com/laurallee56/status/494953627216117761

Tabathia said...

Because it helps the air circulate better when the air is running. I dust more to help prevent allergies

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Tabathia said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/494976675914850305

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cbowlingtn said...

We all have severe allergies so it is extremely important to keep the air clean in our vehicles.
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caseyle2010 said...

we frequently dust, and allow fresh air in as much as possible!!
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caseyle2010 said...

https://twitter.com/caseylynn333/status/495036696547696640
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MCantu1019 said...

Try to keep house dust free.
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AEKZ2 said...

We minimize allergies by not wearing shoes in our house.