McKenzie County, North Dakota is known for its rolling grasslands, grazing cattle, and abundant wildlife along the upper Missouri River.
But since a 2009 oil production boom in and around Watford City, the capitol of McKenzie County, the local population has grown dramatically to support the exploding oil industry. Tractor-trailers and flatbed pickup trucks clog local roads and contribute to poor air quality typical of large industrial cities.
Soon after Charina Robinson and her family moved to Watford City, she realized that local dust and airborne particulates were triggering her children’s allergies and her own skin allergies, prompting a string of appointments for shots and medications.
“Moving to the center of an oilfield boom was making us sick…between the dust, chemicals and other pollutants from the gasoline- and diesel-powered trucks all around us, we knew we would have to get the best air purifier on the market,” says Charina.
After countless hours of research, she and her husband chose the IQAir HealthPro Plus – and the improvement was almost immediate.
“Since we bought the HealthPro Plus, my kids’ allergy symptoms have been reduced significantly. They haven’t taken a single over-the-counter allergy medicine in months,” says Charina. “And I have not needed to visit a doctor for my allergies either,” she adds.