The average household has been shown to generate up to 40 pounds of dust per year! These contaminants can be harmful to health, especially for those who have asthma and/or Spring Allergies. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America names the “Worst Cities in the United States for Spring Allergies.” : Louisville, KY made it into the top 5 every year and was #1 in 2014.
There are other irritating, allergenic components we can fault about our locale—our vicinity to a streaming bowl and the bowl-like structure of the Ohio Valley, our brown haze evaluations, and the dampness that hangs over us in the hotter months– for example. The impacts of the environmental change likewise assume a part, as dust season in the spring and fall has extended up to a month over only a couple of years prior, and the climate is hotter earlier and later in the season.
The Foundation calculates rankings from examining the number of prescriptions filled for spring allergies and asthma medications, the quantity of allergists compared to population, as well the general level of pollen. Louisville will always be in the top 10 by this measure.
Some people think that moving to a different city will fix this problem. However, genetics also plays a factor, and those who move to other climes will usually develop environmental allergies in that area as well as time goes on.
Unfortunately, standard medical treatment such as prescription decongestants/inhalers, allergy shots and a healthy dose of prevention are the only proper defenses against spring allergies. So, the standard advice still applies. Don’t open your screen doors for air flow, as this brings pollens into the household.. Close your windows, decrease long periods being outdoors during high pollen times, and take a shower as soon as you come inside when you do. Also, keep up to date on your prescription medicines and shots. And no matter how itchy your face gets, try to keep your hands away.
Pollen season may be miserable for allergy and asthma sufferers, it’s true. But, the pollen seasons are usually short and herald a sunny, hospitable summer or a cooler, scenic fall. It’s time to enjoy. Just know your limits!
Because your rug is your homes biggest air filter, you may want to bring it in to have it cleaned. Pollen and dust get trapped in your rug and if you don’t have it cleaned regularly, you are more likely to feel the effects of indoor pollutants.
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