The starts of spring is synonymous with seasonal allergies. Beginning in March, asthma and allergies symptoms flare up, including sneezing, itching, and stuffy noses. In the springtime alone, hay fever — an allergy to pollens, dust mites, molds, or animal hair — affects 30 to 60 million people in the United States. Allergens enter the home by means of household products,
If you are experiencing an increase in asthma and allergy triggers, you may have pollen, pet dander, dust mites, hair, and other irritants floating around your air. Summer is a particularly bad time for allergies from airborne pollen and mold spores. Grasses, such as bluegrass, bermuda, and orchard, and weeds, such as ragweed are among
The vast majority of living things operate on a level below everyday human awareness. The smaller something is, the more easily it is overlooked. Of course, this is probably a good thing. If we could see every microscopic, living thing, we may never feel comfortable again. For instance, your pillow is home to tens of
.Spring brings blooming flowers, warmer weather, and an abundance of life wherever you look. Unfortunately, springtime allergens and pollutants often make an appearance, ruining all the fun. Allergens are antigens (molecules that induce an immune response in the host), which kick in when the body detects a foreign invader. Allergens find their way into the home
For asthma and allergy sufferers, spring can be downright miserable—and possibly deadly. Ten people die a day from asthma. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 25 million Americans have asthma and around 50 million suffer from nasal allergies. Allergens and other irritants trigger asthma symptoms. It’s no wonder that May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
Shifting weather, extended daylight—all signs point to spring! There are many ways to improve your home each season. Spring brings renewed attention to indoor air quality. Pollen from fresh blooms is just one of the things to keep at bay, especially if you have asthma or respiratory concerns. Below is a list of common indoor