How to Beat Seasonal Allergies with an Air Purifier
Ah the warmer weather has arrived! The winter is over, the snow has gone away, it’s time to throw open your windows and – achoo!
Bless you. Plants are growing again and trees are creating pollen. Dust that was trapped under snow is now back in the air. While spring and summer are times of growth and renewal, they also can cause issues if your nose and lungs are sensitive to airborne substances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies each year.
Allergy seasons are getting worse
Climate researchers are linking longer and more severe allergy seasons to climate change. Rising global temperatures and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are leading to longer growing seasons for plants, particularly allergy-inducing plants like ragweed. As seasons get warmer, flowers and trees enter production mode more quickly, working to grow and breed. This process is what releases pollen into the air. In an NBC Philadephia news story, Leonard Bielory, a physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and professor and allergy specialist at the Rutgers University Center of Environmental Prediction, said said that “we’re seeing increases in both the number of people with allergies and what they’re allergic to. Should warming continue, then more people will be exposed to seasonal allergens with subsequent effects on public health.”
While you can keep your windows shut to cut down on pollen inhalation, these measures can feel against the spring spirit. You’ve emerged from a long winter spent hunkered down after all. It is a shame to not enjoy the gorgeous weather to its fullest.
Luckily, Lasko offers a product line that can help fight allergies, at least when you’re in your home.
The benefits of Lasko’s air filter technology
Lasko offers a line of air purifiers, each one utilizing advanced filtration technology, designed to remove 99% of airborne irritants from the air in your living space.
Lasko’s air purifiers force air through a series of fine mesh filters, which have been made specifically for airborne substances. Dust, pet hair, pollen and even smoke and cooking odors are all caught and removed. These filters are so effective at trapping these particles that many vacuums also use similar technology.
According to the Mayo Clinic, small particle air filtration systems are an effective part of an allergy-free home. The devices work so well that the respected medical site even advised keeping it active inside the bedroom, the location where we spend much of our down time.
Spring and summer are magical seasons and you’re right to want to spend them outside. However, if pollen levels should prove too much, you can always retreat indoors, confident that your Lasko air purifier has you covered.
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