22 October 2009

Woman to Woman - That "Sick Car" Smell


You wash, vacuum, scrub, and spray, but can't get rid of that nasty smell. Most smells are a sign of mold, mildew, and bacteria growing in your ventilation system. Air fresheners simply cover up the smell, meaning you're still breathing in those unhealthy microbes that can make you sick.

Numerous studies have shown air quality in cars to be much worse than our homes and offices. In fact, if you suffer from any of the following, it may be your car that's making you sick:

breathing difficulties, fatigue, frequent headaches, infections, hypersensitivities, allergic reactions, cold symptoms, sinus congestion, pneumonitis, and other long-term ailments.

So what do you do? You can pay someone to remove the dash and clean both the heater and evaporator cores, costing between $500-$1,200 depending on the vehicle. Or, you can simply replace the cabin air filter, and use a disinfectant spray to kill the microbes living in the ventilation system.

The best disinfectant spray we've found is MiST™ In-Car Air Quality™. MiST™ utilizes atomized micro-droplets (1/10 the size of aerosol droplets) of a specially formulated solution. These droplets are drawn into an automobile's vents, penetrating and traveling to where the micro-organisms are living.

MiST™ treats the entire ventilation system, including the evaporator, heater core, air ducts and passenger compartment surfaces.

To learn more, visit www.misthealthyair.org, or better yet, come by and try it out. The MiST™ service only takes about a half hour and costs just $69.95. You'll smell the difference!