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OREM, Utah -- Airline passengers literally put their sinus health in their own hands when boarding an airplane. With one in every five people getting a cold after an airline flight; the relative humidity of in-flight cabins falling somewhere below 20 percent; and the occasional cat and dog ride-along; many passengers are struggling to find "good" air at 35,000 feet. Xlear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products, is helping passengers breathe a little easier with the help of Xlear Nasal Wash, a patented all natural saline solution with xylitol.
Xlear Nasal Wash can be used before, during and after a flight to help wash, hydrate and moisturize the nasal passage. The saline and xylitol solution aids the body's natural cleansing process by washing out the bacteria that may cause illnesses, and the pollutants and allergens that may trigger allergic reactions.
"Many doctors agree that when face-to-face or sitting next to someone that has a cold, the best defense is a healthy nose and washing your hands," said Nathan Jones, president of Xlear, Inc. "Xlear Nasal Wash can help airline passengers, or anyone found in somewhat confined spaces, maintain a healthy nose. Studies conducted in a lab setting have shown that xylitol helps prevent specific bacteria from adhering to nasal tissue. Xlear Nasal Wash provides a simple, yet effective way to keep the nose moist in a dry, harsh climate and may reduce the number of potentially harmful bacteria and allergens in the nasal passage."
According to the Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft, more than 1.5 billion people fly every year. The air inside most aircrafts is a combination of outside and recirculating air. Although the air is filtered as it circulates through the cabin, the sheer number of travelers on board with their germs and odors, including people that are sick or sneezing, poses serious risks to passengers.
For small children, airline travel may also cause earaches. According to KidsHealth.org, "airplane air is dry and will thicken nasal mucous, making it harder for the Eustachian tube to open." Xlear Nasal Wash can help to thin out the nasal mucous and keep the nasal passage moist.
"The number of people that get sick after flying is four times higher than the national average," added Jones. "Xlear Nasal Wash comes in a small, convenient spray bottle that can be stowed in a purse or carrying-on bag. It is drug-free and non-addictive, so it is safe for everyone from children to adults. In addition, because xylitol has been in the human metabolic system and diet for millennia, there is little need to worry about addiction or developing resistance as is common with over prescribing antibiotics."
Xlear is available at many health and nutritional stores across the country.
Xylitol is a natural sugar derived from birch trees, common fruits and vegetables and has remarkable anti-bacterial qualities. When exposed to xylitol in a laboratory setting, certain specific bacteria lose their ability to adhere to sinus tissues, helping the body to more easily flush away the bacteria. Xylitol is approved in the United States as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes and is recognized by the World Health Organization as a safe and effective food additive.
Source: Xlear, Inc.