|With the blooms of spring and summer long gone, you might be wondering why you’re still suffering with the itchy eyes and runny noses often associated with hay fever. |
But the cooler seasons come with their own set of allergens that often bring out similar symptoms to those in the warmer months.
Indoor allergies, sometimes referred to as ‘House or home-fever’, are triggered by allergens such as dust mites, mould spores, chemicals from cleaning products and pet dander that are present in the home and can be just as annoying as hay fever.
Indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoors so it’s unsurprising that allergies rear their ugly head indoors during these colder months.
A global YouGov survey commissioned by Blueair found that 78% of people in the UK are worried most about dust in their homes which is more than any other country surveyed.
It’s no wonder studies have shown that allergic reactions to dust mites peak in autumn and that during this period people regularly experience an impact of their allergy on tiredness, sleep and professional activities, including having to take time off from work.
Whilst living with allergies can be incredibly frustrating, there are few things you can do to alleviate the symptoms of autumn allergies or ‘house fever’:
Open the window – your indoor air is up to five times more polluted than the air outside so natural ventilation is key.
Vacuum frequently – and regularly wash beddings and other textiles.
Reduce or remove carpets – which trap unhealthy particles such as dirt, fungi and dust mites.
Avoid unnecessary chemicals – use natural cleaning products instead. There are so many fantastic brands available today that are doing the environment and our homes a lot of good.
Wash new clothes before use – to reduce the amount of chemicals that are released into the air as they cling to the fabric during production.
Put an air purifier in the rooms where you spend most of your time.
Blueair is one of the world’s leading producers of air purification solutions and their highly awarded air purifiers are amongst the best in the world, and independent tests confirm that they significantly improve indoor air quality, removing allergy and asthma triggers and other airborne irritants and pollutants, ensuring the air in your home is as healthy and clean as possible.
Blueair’s air purifiers remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns in size including pet dander and PM2.5 (also known as fine particulate matter) such as dust.
As we spend more time indoors, viruses spread more easily so invest in Blueair to protect your health during these colder months.
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