Top-5 Summer Allergens
Summer allergen #1: Pollen
- Six out of 10 people are exposed to pollen trapped indoors
Summer allergen #2: Dust mites
- An estimated 10% of the general population and 90% of people with allergic asthma are sensitive to dust mites.
Summer allergen #3: Pet Dander
- An estimated 10% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.
Summer Allergen #4: Mold
- Roughly 15 percent of Americans are allergic to mold. Moisture control is the most important strategy for reducing indoor allergens from mold growth.
Summer Allergen #5: Mildew
- Scientists have identified over 1,000 types of mold and mildew inside houses in the United States.
Prevent irritants from entering the house.
Take measures to reduce allergens by making sure dust, dirt and other pollutants are prevented from entering the house. Remove shoes before entering the household. Be sure to close and windows and doors during high pollen days. Do not allow smoking indoors.
Install a whole-home air purifier system.
Whole-home air purifier systems remove up to 98 percent of airborne allergens and contaminants down to one micron in size and are 40 times more efficient than a standard furnace filter. This system removes allergens such as dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, viruses, fungi, mold and other dangerous substances from the air throughout the entire home.
Maintain humidity levels at home.
Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help control allergens with the perfect level of moisture—one in which dust mites, mold and mildew are not likely to survive.