Summer Allergies?

Summer Allergies?

(ARA) - During summer allergy season, many of us start thinking about the quality of the air we breathe outdoors. But are we considering indoor air quality as well? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air may be four to five times more polluted than outdoor air. And with Americans spending nearly 90 percent of our time inside, we often take indoor air quality for granted.

The average home has 72 trillion allergens floating in the air. "No matter how hard or how often you clean, those tiny little particles can get into your loved ones' lungs, triggering allergies, asthma and a variety of other respiratory ailments. Fortunately, an indoor air cleaner can be an effective part of the solution in making the air inside your home better for everyone, including allergy and asthma sufferers," says John Spengler, Ph.D., professor of environmental health and human habitation at Harvard's School of Public Health.

You can reduce allergy and asthma triggers in your home by repairing insulation and cracks to reduce dampness, using mold-proof shower curtains to discourage mold growth, covering your mattresses and pillows with allergen-proof covers, and washing bedding weekly in hot (130 degree) water to minimize dust mites.

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