They shouldn't have to suffer the effects of pollen in the comfort of their own homes as well.
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:
Violent sneezing, coughing or wheezing
Severe nasal or sinus congestion
Itchy nose and throat
Swollen, watery and itchy eyes
Dark circles under the eyes
"Eighty-seven percent of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors." -American Lung Association
For example, our whole-home air purifiers can trap up to 99% of airborne particles that pass through the system.