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Ragweed Allergies and Air Purifiers

Ragweed is a flowering plant that comes from the sunflower family. Unfortunately, once this plant takes root in a given area, it is very difficult to completely rid the area of ragweed. Thus, it is considered an invasive plant species. Ragweed can be found in the temperate regions of North and South America, as well as other temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Why Are People Allergic to Ragweed? The flower of the ragweed plant typically blooms from early July until the weather gets colder. One ragweed plant can release as many as a billion pollen grains. Ragweed pollen grains are very small. At approximately 19-20 microns in diameter (or 1/25,000th of an inch), these grains are microscopic (humans can usually see no smaller than 40 microns). Goldenrod is often mistaken for ragweed, Read more [...]

Pollen Allergies and the Air Purifiers That Confound Them

Pollen are reproductive cells released into the environment by plants, grasses, trees and weeds. They are the corollary to human sperm, but in the plant world. Pollen is everywhere, is airborne and windborne, and is present in great quantity most especially in the spring and fall. Weeds typically release pollen in late summer and fall. Most people who have pollen allergies (75%) have allergies to the pollen from ragweed. Just one ragweed plant can release a billion pollen grains. In the United States, about 1 in 7 people suffer from pollen allergies. That’s about 36 million people! Is It Possible to Avoid Pollen? Unfortunately, you cannot avoid pollen. Even if an allergy sufferer decides to stay indoors, pollen infiltrates buildings. Pollen is microscopic in size, although some larger Read more [...]

Room Air Purifiers For Allergies

Clean Air Relief for Allergy Sufferers Forty to fifty million people in this country suffer from some type of allergy. Allergy sufferers are miserable all year long, even in the colder months when they spend most of their time indoors. The Environmental Protection Agency claims that some of the worst allergy triggers are present inside you home all year long. Many people spend their lives constantly searching for a way to find relief from their allergy symptoms. The way to get relief from your allergies is to reduce symptoms by learning about triggers and limiting your exposure to them. Some of the most common indoor allergy triggers include: Mold Pollen Cigarette smoke Dust mites Cockroaches Pets Allergies do more than irritate; they may also have a negative impact on Read more [...]

No Leak Air Purifier System Efficiency and Air Flow

Relief from Seasonal Allergies Depends On Air Purifier System Efficiency and Air Flow Spring is the most beautiful time of year; however, if you suffer from seasonal allergies it can also be the most miserable time of year. Seasonal allergy symptoms begin early in spring and can last well into the fall. The best way to get some relief is to reduce exposure to the things that trigger your allergies, which for many people is airborne pollen. A high quality air purifier will help you and your entire family to breathe easy all year long. Not all air purifier systems are created equal. As a matter of fact, most popular air cleaners do not even deliver ten percent of what they claim on paper. It is important to check the technology and features that are offered on any air purifier system before Read more [...]

Air Cleaners for Home Use to Beat Pollen

Allergists tell us that pollen is one of the worst culprits for nasal allergies, with ragweed topping the list of plants causing symptoms. Although the answer to what causes allergies will vary by the person, an immune system reaction to pollen is very common. About one in five people show some allergic reaction to pollen – many don’t realize it and assume their sniffles, runny eyes and clogged sinuses are the result of a cold. What is pollen? Pollen is a very small granule produced by plants on a seasonal basis. These particles are used by plants to fertilize others of their species. Although pollen can be moved between plants by bees, flies and other insects (even hummingbirds), when conditions are right, the granules will simply float on the air. They are small enough to travel miles Read more [...]