Many people stay indoors when pollen counts are high. Unfortunately, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the air inside our homes can be up to ten times more polluted than outdoor air. The AAFA says six out of 10 people are exposed to pollen trapped indoors.
Pollen is an aeroallergen (an allergen carried in the air), which can be produced by weeds, grasses and trees. Pollen triggers asthma and causes allergic rhinitis (AR)—also known as hay fever, outdoor allergies, seasonal allergies or nasal allergies.
Symptoms of AR include:
"There are an estimated 42.6 million Americans living with hay fever and/or asthma. Eighty-seven percent of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors." -American Lung Association
Aprilaire can provide your family with whole-home indoor air quality solutions that can help remove pollen, making your home healthier—and more comfortable.
For example, our whole-home air purifiers can trap up to 99% of airborne pollen as well as mold and spore-sized particles, which can also trigger allergic reactions.