I need several air purifiers to clean the air of pollutants from unavoidable everyday products and materials (like the mail, receipts, product labels, food packaging, replacement of any basic essentials, etc) and also the neighbourhood pollution (trains, planes, laundry products, pesticides, BBQs, fireplace smoke, etc) from my indoor air so that my brain and body can work more like they were intended to.
To cook, clean, and take care of my very basic needs, (nothing extra going on here, I am housebound) I am dependent on clean air to be able to function. My filters need to be changed annually or every other year (depending on what the air quality has been like) and mine were last changed in 2012, three years ago.
I have looked all over the place for funding to purchase new filters and there just isn’t anyone out there with a mandate to provide clean air to those who require it for medical reasons.
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Last summer was a disaster for me, this year was even worse. I’ve had a horrid three months from area roadwork and pesticide use (there was massive spraying of Wild Parsnip around this part of Ontario during the summer, and the pesticide drift got to me really bad), and now other simpler exposures that hadn’t been bothering me as much as they used to, are again having more serious adverse effects on me because my indoor air is not being filtered anymore.
I receive provincial disability benefits which are well below the poverty level in Ontario. ODSP used to cover air purifiers and filter changes but they’ve stopped doing so, and there are no other funds available for any disability related assistive devices that people with MCS/ES need for easier independent survival. Even the MPPs office was unable to find any sources of funding.
Since medically required clean air for the disabled is not in anyone’s official mandate to provide for these days (when one is unable to do so themselves), having exhausted all other possibilities, I am rather reluctantly turning to you for your help. I’ve had so many people in my life who did not enjoy giving money to anyone for any reason, that I’ve learned to not enjoy asking, but my brain enjoys polluted air even less, and suffering this much in silence is not something I enjoy or am good at either, especially when there are so many others suffering in the same ways.
When my brain works better, I enjoy sharing essential educational resources with the people who need them, and I can’t do that when my brain hurts so much and doesn’t function right.
Please help me get new filters for my life supporting air purifying machines!
Paypal has just started a new thing, now you can send personal funds via this link (instead of via the email address):
Here are the filters I need, from a place that I have ordered from before:
AirPura R600replacement filters:
I couldn’t get screen shots with prices, it was too complicated somehow, but these are the parts I need.
AllerAir – This machine is an old 1999 4000 model. The 3″ carbon would fit. I prefer a refillable one, in case I have the energy again to fill it with bulk bought carbon myself someday (if the machine lasts that long) but I think they have to be custom ordered. I am not a fan of throwing things into the garbage if there are re-usable options available.
I hope the Regular Adsorbent carbon is coconut.
I also need the Poly donut set 4000-8000 (used to be free) but it’s not listed anywhere.
Pre Filters. Pack of 4.
Fits: AllerAir 4000 Series – All Models.
Micro HEPA Filter.
Fits: AllerAir 4000 D, AllerAir 4000 DX.
Carbon Filter with Regular Adsorbent. 3″ Deep
Here’s an idea of how much they cost on September 1, 2015.
My little Roomaid machine is also long overdue for replacement filters, but this one is the least important one. I’ve been able to hack something temporary together for it. The other 2 machines are crucial.
Amaircare Roomaid HEPA Filter White Amaircare 90011117
Amaircare Roomaid Annual Filter Kit Amaircare 94011041
Thank you if you’ve read this far!
Please don’t even think of contributing if you also live with an income below the poverty line (as I know many of you do and would still want to contribute something). If you could share this post or even send your thoughts and prayers that all beings have clean air to breathe, that would be more than sufficient and very welcome!
To those of you do have sufficient financial resources to have spare funds waiting for a good deed, then please consider sharing some of it here. I would be forever grateful and promise to pay it forward when I am able.
Thank you ♥
If I can request something else, it would be for U.S. residents to donate in U.S. dollars instead of in Canadian dollars, as then I can afford to buy some things I need from the U.S., otherwise the charges to reconvert, on top of the 30ish % exchange rate difference, duty, and postage puts some of my essential needs too far out of my reach now. I would be able to reallocate some of my regular living funds towards the filters in CDN $s and use the U.S. $s for the other essentials. Many organic and/or non-toxic or less toxic items aren’t available in Canada, or are imported, and my daily expenses have skyrocketed with the dollar differences now, while my income has remained the same.
For more info on air purifiers, see this past post.
I have also been pondering my washer, dryer, and blender issues, and have wondered if more air purifiers would allow me to survive the VOCs from new machines? I know source elimination is best, then ventilation, but when neither are possible, could sufficient air filtration work? That would require a serious capacity new AirPura for the laundry room, and a small machine (Foust maybe) for the kitchen to sit beside the blender. Maybe I’d even need a box for the blender and purifier to go in to catch the VOCs before they spread? Also thinking ahead to when replacing this old computer becomes neccessary, as I will run into the same VOC issues. Without funding, I’d really need to win the lottery to be able to pay for clean air and safer survival essentials, but I haven’t been able to get out to buy lottery tickets in years!
Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?