According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. This number is likely much higher because some allergic reactions are so common and consistent that sufferers think they're "normal".
Common allergic reactions take on many forms—ranging from mild to severe—and can occur virtually anywhere in the body. They include:
Allergies are adverse immune system reactions to common substances that are harmless to most people. Many of these substances are found in your home's air, including:
In today's tighter, more energy-efficient homes, these allergens can build up, causing poor indoor air quality and making allergy sufferers miserable.
Of 10,000 American homes tested from across the country, 96% had at least one type of IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) problem. Pollutants included volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, radon, environmental tobacco smoke and biological such as pollen, dander, bacteria and fungus. -Air Advice State of Our Indoor Air Report, 2007
If you're wondering what to do for allergies, one of the ways to get relief is to improve your indoor air quality. Aprilaire can provide your family with whole-home indoor air quality solutions that help remove allergens, making your home healthier—and more comfortable.
One of the best solutions for most homes is one of our whole-home air purifiers, which can trap up to 99% of the airborne pollen, mold and spore-sized particles that can trigger allergic reactions. Our whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help you maintain the perfect level of moisture—one in which dust mites are unable to survive and allergy symptoms aren't aggravated.
And our whole-home ventilation solutions exchange air filled with allergens— from dust particles to pet dander—with clean, allergen-free outside air.