Frequently Asked Questions
Once your Exhale™ collection kit is received, lab tests are performed to determine the presence and quantity of specific allergens. After testing, your results are analyzed and incorporated into a customized allergen profile of your home’s air. Within 2 weeks, you will receive a personalized dashboard, your Exhale data as well as action plans to reduce your allergen levels.
We recommend that you place the device in the room where you and your family spend the most time. Do not move it. Keep it in a corner of the room, on a table off the floor, and away from everyday activity. Ensure it is sitting correctly (instructions are included) and let it sit undisturbed for the 5 day testing period.
If left unchecked, allergens in your home can trigger allergies or asthma symptoms. Testing your home is a great way to determine if something in your home is the culprit behind your symptoms.
Solving the source of what’s triggering your asthma or allergy is the best way to reduce your need for long-term medications. While Inspirotec doesn’t offer treatment, our Blog and eBook will offer ideas for treatment. Use these in consultation with your Allergy doctor to find a treatment that’s right for you.
No, we’ll help improve the relationship you have with your doctor, though. Our Exhale dashboard provides your doctor with accurate, lab-proven data about your home environment. Paired with a skin test from one of our recommended allergists (or yours), you’ll be able to explore the source of your allergies or asthma.
This is not the same test that your doctor gave you. He tested you to see which allergens might be causing symptoms if you are exposed to them (for an allergy). That tells you what you are allergic to, but says nothing about what you are actually breathing in (exposed to). Most people are allergic to many things. We test for the allergens present in your home to find out what is in your particular environment and what you might be able to better avoid. The combination of knowing what you are allergic to (based on doctor testing) and what you are exposed to (based on Exhale testing) will provide you with the best information you need to take action to reduce your allergy and asthma symptoms.
If you are taking medication for asthma control, finding the causes of you asthma can be very helpful. Avoidance of known allergens can reduce the frequency of symptoms and in some cases allow you to eliminate some of the needs for chronic medication. Avoidance is always the first step, then medications if more control is required. If you are on long-term medications, you may consider using Exhale in your home to pinpoint and then reduce the sources that may be increasing your long-term medication need.
Mold is a natural part of our environment and mold spores are everywhere. In most cases, it is GROWING mold that introduces allergens, and this happens in damp places, such as basements or bathrooms. Our Exhale Collector tells you not what mold is present, but which mold allergens are in the air you are breathing. So even if other tests have shown the presence of mold, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that our tests shows no mold allergens which is most important for your allergies and asthma.
Yes. Most cut flowers do not produce the same pollen that contains allergens. If you have taken allergy tests, you might check with your doctor. But mostly, it is weed, grass and tree pollens that cause allergic reactions.
We measure the major allergens that cause an allergic reaction and trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in allergic individuals. Allergens are invisible. They come from living creatures and become airborne, inhaled into the nose and lungs. We test for allergens associated with dust mites, cats, dogs, molds, pollens, roaches and mice. The molds included in our panel are the 4 major allergy-causing molds – aspergillus, alternaria, cladosporium and penicillum. The pollens included in our panel are 1) ragweed, which is the single most problematic pollen in the fall season, 2) timothy grass, which picks up many other grasses and can be representative of most grasses except for the southern Bermuda grass and 3) birch tree pollen, which is common in New England, Midwest and elsewhere.
We offer the most accurate sampling and testing methodology available to consumers today. Our methodology leverages testing done on human blood samples in hospitals and labs across the country for our environmental air samples.