Do you want to minimize your pollen symtoms this year then LightAir air purifiers are one of the best choices on the market.
Pollen can find multiple ways into our homes. It can get stuck on our clothes when we are outside and we carry it home with us. It goes straight through our ventilation system and windows.
Pollen in itself is rather large and without the help of wind it will shortly land on a surface. If it is indoors you will probably vacuum or wipe the pollen away. However most pollen is crushed into finer pollen dust that can stay airborne for a long time and it is these pollen particles that we inhale and react to!
How can LightAir improve my allergy symptoms?
Lightair is very effective in catching fine particles from the air such as pollen dust. This means we effectively reduce the pollen concentration in the air and thereby provide a more allergy friendly environment to live and work in.
Lightair IonFlow air purifiers are specialists in removing the finest particles in the air, called ultra fine particles. These represent more than 90% of all particles in the air and mostly derive from combustion of vehicles and industry. It has been proven that these fine particles severely aggravate allergic reaction of for example pollen up to 100 times! It is thus of outmost importance to reduce the pollution particles in the air to let the body handle the allergic reaction as easy as possible.
What are the symptoms of pollen allergy?
It is actually a lot like a cold and you usually get the symptoms as soon as the plants start to bloom. Most common symptoms are:
- Watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Itchy throat
- Sore throat
- Hoarse voice
- Breathing difficulties
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What is pollen allergy?
Hay Fever, Pollen Allergy or Allergic Rhinitis is different words for the same thing namely getting an allergic reaction to pollen. Even though pollen doesn’t mean to hurt you it can be devastating and destroy long periods of the year. Unfortunately pollen is there to help plants reproduce so there is no way to stop it coming out.
When people who have a pollen allergy inhale pollen they get allergy symptoms. People can be allergic to different types of pollen. For instance, some are allergic to pollen from only beech trees; others are allergic to pollen from only certain kinds of grasses.
What is a pollen?
Pollen is plants way to reproduce and also considered an allergen. Pollen is as fine as 0.03 millimeter in diameter and is crushed into even finer powder making it easier to stay airborne and unfortunately inhaled by people. Enormous amounts of pollen that comes from trees, grasses, flowers and weeds are spread through the air during spring, summer and fall. Wind, birds and insects carry pollen from plant to plant to fertilize them. Pollen enters our homes and workplaces through ventilation system and open windows and doors. Pollen also gets stuck in our hair, on our clothes and furniture and textiles. It is basically everywhere once the plants are ready to let them go!
What can I do to avoid pollen?
- Toss your clothes in the washer and take a shower after you come home.
- Keep your windows closed and run the air conditioning.
- Take off your shoes right outside the door, before coming inside.
- Use a vacuum with double-bagging or HEPA filter. If cleaning stirs up your allergies, use an allergy mask.
- Always dry sheets in the dryer and hang clothes inside, never outside.
- Cut back on the carpets and drapes.
- If you have pets, never let them stay in your bed or on the sofa as they carry a lot of pollen in their fur.
- Install an air purifier, preferably in your bedroom.