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Avoid the Sneeze! How to Combat Fall Allergens

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Do you wheeze and sneeze your way through Fall? If so, then you are like millions of others who suffer from Fall allergies. Thankfully, there are ways to combat common Fall allergies so that you don’t have to rely on meds to get you through the day.

What are allergens?

Allergens are an airborne substance that causes allergic reactions in both humans and pets. Allergens also come in many different forms, which means it’s not always obvious how you should combat them. You may have noticed that allergies tend to run rampant during fall. In order to fight these fall allergies, you need to learn how to identify and purify the air around you.

Why are allergies worse in the Fall?

In order to combat fall allergies, you first need to understand why they are so prevalent during the autumn season. The air is polluted due to spores that come from trees and grass. They float around and can end up irritating a person’s throat, eyes, and nose once they come into contact. 

The reason allergens are more common during fall as opposed to the other seasons is because of the cool autumn air. On top of spores and mold, the dry cold air present during this season can be just as, if not more, irritating to people with respiratory issues. 

What are some common allergens?

There are many different types of allergens that you’ll encounter during the season. Below are two of the most common air pollutants and where they come from.

  • Pollen

Pollen is the most common allergen during Spring, Summer, and Fall. It comes from many different plants and is typically most prevalent during warm, windy days. Ragweed pollen is especially bad during the fall, peaking around mid-September.

  • Mold

Pollen may become less of a problem as fall progresses, however, mold becomes more of a problem once you reach those colder months. Mold thrives in moist environments and enters the air once the leaves start rotting.

How do you get rid of allergens?

The simplest way to combat fall allergies is to stay inside, however, that’s not a realistic way to spend your autumn season. Instead, you should work to protect yourself during the time you do spend outside. You should wear long sleeves, pants, and even sunglasses to keep the allergens off your skin. Whenever you’re indoors then you should turn on the air conditioner so you can increase the flow of air throughout your house. 

Investing in a HEPA filter, or air purification system is another sure way to get rid of allergens inside your home. Vacuuming and dusting regularly will also go a long way when it comes to keeping the pollutants out of your home. 

How Can Air Quality Assessors Help?

Mold, dust, and other pollutants lower your indoor air quality and weaken your immune system. If you notice that you have a problem with mold or mildew in your home, it is best to enlist the help of a professional. Contact AQA if you have any questions or concerns about mold in your home or business. With their combination of experience and knowledge, you can be assured that everything will be handled properly.

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