Jump in on the World Cup Action and Start Scoring Goals!

Once every four years during the massively popular World Cut, America turns its televisions on and thoughts toward the world’s favorite sport: soccer.  It is a myth that Americans don’t play soccer; for years soccer has been the second most popular team sport among US youths.  Soccer is a sport that provides an all-around workout. It challenges your body, your heart, and your brain.  Running the field for 90 minutes provides your legs with an excellent workout, but it requires more than strong legs to make a great soccer player – kicking, heading, and defending the ball exercises your chest, upper back, core, and arms.  The combination of all those movements at the high speed of game-play revs up the heart rate to sky-high levels. So, naturally, the health benefits of playing soccer at least one to two times a week include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and can be used to supplement a physician’s regimen to treat hypertension.  Also, as a high impact sport, soccer improves bone density, which reduces the risk of fracturing bones.

As great as the physical benefits of playing soccer can be, soccer is also excellent training for the brain and for the mind. Research has proven that excellence at soccer requires more than physical fitness – elite-level players are among the top two to five percent in the world in “executive functioning” – the ability to deal with sudden problems, and a key aspect in memory, multitasking and creativity.  Additionally, team soccer relies on extensive communication between teammates, communication that is proven to enhance social skills.  Finally, soccer is a game that induces “flow,” a deep state of focus that allows you to forget time, fatigue, and worries and to feel motivated and happy.

So, start playing soccer today! Perhaps the simplest game to set up, all you really need to play soccer is a ball – the rest can be improvised.  Rabbit Air and Uncle Sam encourage you to take up the spirit of the World Cup and start playing soccer today!

Happy Thanksgiving From Rabbit Air!

This week, millions of people across America will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, and to recount all of the reasons they have to be thankful.  Rabbit Air has many reasons to be thankful too: We are thankful for our loyal customers, for our dedicated team, and for the amazing organizations that we are so proud to be affiliated with.  These organizations work tirelessly throughout the year, and we would like to take the time to thank some of them for all the good that they do.

Healthy Child, Healthy World
For 20 years, this organization has pursued its mission to protect children from dangerous chemicals and environmental toxins.  When the organization was founded, there was little research on the affect that these chemicals had on the health of children, or how they may have contributed to the increase in ailments, such as cancer in young children.  Since then, the group has been instrumental in promoting research in this area, and working with government agencies to put better protective measures in place.  Healthy Child Healthy World reaches out to parents across the globe to empower them to take action and work toward making the world a safer place for our children.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
When this foundation was first started, its aim was to reach out to allergy specialists to help create more effective allergy treatments.  As the foundation grew, its goals expanded with it, and today they have broadened their efforts to not only fund research, but to provide support and education to those who suffer from these conditions.  Just this year, the AAFA celebrated its 60th anniversary, and with every passing year, they are able to provide more exceptional services, from support groups and forums, to their important certification program that labels products, like our MinusA2 Asthma and Allergy Friendly™, that help sufferers to create healthier home environments.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The most important goal of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to find a cure for Breast Cancer as soon as possible, and to develop new preventions and treatments for this serious disease which affects one out of eight women in the United States.  The BCRF was founded more than twenty years ago, and has awarded millions of dollars to researchers studying this illness.  Currently 91 cents of every dollar donated to the BCRF goes directly toward research or their awareness programs, and they have been an invaluable resource for scientists and patients alike.

We feel extremely lucky to be able to partner with such important organizations, and we thank them all for their unending hard work and determination to make the world a better place.

Meet the Rabbit Air Customer Care Team

Friendly, knowledgeable, and fun – these are the qualities that we look for in every member of our Customer Care Team.  At Rabbit Air, we are dedicated to providing the best quality of service in the industry, and we couldn’t do it without their amazing effort and support.  Watch the video below to meet our team and learn more about our customer service values.

March is Red Cross Month

This month, Rabbit Air joins with the rest of the nation in appreciation of the American Red Cross and all of the hard work that it does to help people in need. Founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross is dedicated to providing fast relief and supportive care for individuals affected by disasters both at home in the United States and all over the world. Thanks to its hard work and the tireless efforts of its many volunteers, the American Red Cross has made a huge difference in the lives of millions.  Red Cross Month was started by President Roosevelt in 1943, and has continued annually to this day to support the organizations fundraising efforts and to show our thanks for the amazing work that they do.

There are many ways that you can show your appreciation to the American Red Cross. Giving blood is one of the more personal ways to help, as your donation may be instrumental in saving a life. Even if you are afraid of needles, or unable to give blood due to health concerns, volunteers are always needed to help set up and run blood drives all over the country.  Donations and fundraising efforts are two more great ways to lend your support; you can even donate your unused airline miles to help ensure that Red Cross volunteers are able to travel to the places that need their help most.  You can even be of help simply by using social media.  Sharing tweets and Facebook updates from the Red Cross helps to raise awareness of their programs and donation needs.

Common Allergens Infographic

Common allergens effect many of us, these can be pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, food, insect stings, medicines or other substances. Allergies comprise a multibillion dollar industry each year. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, that’s 1 in 5 people in the US. Worldwide there are hundreds of millions of allergy sufferers. Read the infographic below for more allergy statistics.

Common Allergens Infographics

You are welcome to use this infographic about allergy statistics on your own website, please link back to this page or www.rabbitair.com as the source.

Rabbit Air offers a certified asthma and allergy friendly air purifier that is based on our popular MinusA2 design, to help with common allergens. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.

Air Quality Statistics

We all know that poor air quality is bad for you, but just how bad is it really? Some of these air quality statistics shown in the below infographic may shock you. For instance 186.1 million Americans live in 525 different counties that are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution (either ozone or particles in the air). 6 out of 10 people are exposed to short-term or long-term levels of pollution or ozone. Breathing ozone may trigger a variety of health conditions including: coughing, chest pain, congestion and throat irritation. Check out the infographic for more statistics.

Air Quality Statistics Infographic by RabbitAir

Air Quality Stastics

You are welcome to use this infographic about air quality on your own website, please link back to this page or www.rabbitair.com as the source.

The air quality statistics infographic above provides an alarming amount of information about the air many of us breath on a daily basis. We usually do not have direct control of the quality of our air outside, however we can control the quality indoors with an air purifier. Read more about indoor air quality.

Rabbit Air offers a certified asthma and allergy friendly air purifier that is based on our popular MinusA2 design. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.


Welcome, Rabbit Air friends!

Meet our new blog, the Clean Air Files. This is the new headquarters of Rabbit Air news. You can come here to check in on us, ask questions, get news, and share your thoughts. Think of it as a clean air forum. Talk sneezing and asthma with fellow allergy sufferers, discuss ways to reduce pesky particles and contaminants in the home, pose questions about the nature of air purification in America, wax poetic on particulate matter. We’re talking big issues and minor musings, great concerns and simple suggestions. We’ll be giving you updates on new products, point you towards notable news about air purifiers and air quality, allergies and respiratory health. It’s no secret that the quality of our products  is our priority at Rabbit Air, but you are too. We like to keep the communication open. Our Rabbit ears are open!

As many of you have probably heard, we recently updated our very popular MinusA2. The Rabbit Air Customer Service Team listens very closely to your comments and suggestions and we are constantly thinking about ways to improve our products. The MinusA2 now has improved pollen mode, an odor sensor, a more sensitive air quality sensor, an adjustable negative ion generator, and a filter replacement indicator. It’s still the same air purifier you know and love, but all grown up!

MinusA2 white unit with black background

Here are the new and improved features of everyone’s favorite MinusA2 (see rabbitair.com for details):

New pollen mode operation

Fan speed operation is based on air quality as detected by the odor and particle sensor. This differs from the auto mode operation, which operates on the two sensors as well as the light sensor.

Odor sensor

Detects odors/smells
Used in Auto and Pollen mode

Air quality indicator

Changes colors (blue>purple>red) based on air quality. Now the air quality indicator color transition is based on both the particle and odor sensor

Negative ion generator control

You now have the option to turn the negative ion generator on/off, by pressing and holding mood light button. The unit will remember this option, so that the negative ion generator is on same mode as when turned off. (If you turn the negative ion generator off and then turn unit off, the next time you turn the unit on, the negative ion generator will be turned off.)

Filter replacement indicator

Illuminates after every one year of operation. Helps remind customer to replace filters.
To reset the filter replacement indicator just press and hold the mode button for three seconds.

MinusA2 Control Panel with description