Every time we go in for my kid’s check ups I cringe. I usually put off the appointments as long as possible because I honestly hate being there. My kid usually has to be pretty sick, for me to go. But, our pediatrician called us to remind me that they hadn’t been in for their physicals in over a year and a half. The school would require this before the next semester started because they were due for their shots. The doctor’s office is a virtual germ fest. From the moment I walk in the door, the place is freezing cold too. The HVAC system is set very low to prevent the spread of germs but I don’t think it helps. We have to put our name in at the receptionist desk and sit down to wait our turn. I always tell my kids not to touch any of the toys or magazines because I know that they aren’t disinfected on a regular basis. The receptionist must have noticed my discomfort because she came over to talk to me. I explained my fears and she let me know that the office had recently installed a new air purification system to help combat just that issue. The HVAC company that installed it told the doctors the the filtration was powerful enough to eliminate germs, mold, mildew and many allergens that were normally in the air. I immediately breathed a sigh of relief, literally! I didn’t even know that this was available but I will now be looking into it for our home as well.