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How To Reduce Indoor Allergens for Better Health

July 10, 2012

There are 35 million US residents who struggle with seasonal allergies. However, there are many more who suffer from allergies year round. Symptoms range from sneezing, runny noses, itchy throats and eyes to skin rashes.

Fortunately, there are some simple and effective methods to help reduce allergy symptoms and minimize their negative impact on your health.

HEPA Filters

For starters, if you have allergies of any type you may consider using in a high quality HEPA air purifier. A HEPA air purifier is a beneficial way to help alleviate symptoms. This device effectively filters allergens and irritants down to .3 micron, including dust particles, pollen, soot, pet allergens and dander. These air purifiers also eliminate viruses, mold spores and bacteria and provide an overall healthier environment in which to live.

Other Indoor Air Health Tips

  • Wash your sheets and clothes frequently to remove pollen and other allergens that can find its way into your habitat on your clothing from the outdoors. We all know that clothes hung to dry outdoors on a pleasant spring day smell great, but they also trap all of the allergens within the fabric, so use your clothes dryer.
  • When you enter indoors for the day, take a shower or bath to wash off any allergens that may have collected on your body.
  • Shampoo your carpets on a regular basis and vacuum at least twice a week, more if you can.
  • If you can do without your carpet, by all means get rid of it. Wood or tile floors are easier to keep clean.
  • Do not wear your footwear in the house, as allergens make their way in on your shoes and take up residency in your carpets.
  • Get rid of drapes and window coverings that are made of fabric as they collect large amounts of dust. Less dust particles = less allergy symptoms.
  • On days when you know the pollen count or air pollution levels are very high, stay inside if at all possible with the windows shut and operate your HEPA air purifier on the higher speed.
  • If the pollen count or air pollution level is extremely high, you may want to consider wearing a face mask that will filter out airborne particles, at least around the house.

There is no ideal way to completely prevent seasonal allergies. However, by following these precautionary measures, your allergies can hopefully be reduced to a point in which they are tolerable. Above all, make certain to seek help from your physician who may suggest medication or other natural alternatives, or refer you to an allergy or pulmonary specialist.

About The Author: As mentioned in the article, using a HEPA air purifier helps to eliminate airborne pollutants and allergens from your indoor air. At Clean Air Plus, we sell the highest quality HEPA air purifier models for optimal filtration and a healthy indoor environment.

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