Why Are Rates of Allergy & Asthma So High In the United States?

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Why Are Rates of Allergy & Asthma So High In the United States?

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Want a life free of allergy and asthma symptoms? Head on down to the farm. According to recent news reports, studies have shown that Amish children have lower rates of asthma and allergies than the general population and even children from other rural settings. Amish live with unique house dust.

The general population does not encounter the same dust.

Rates of Allergy and Asthma Are Increasing

The protection is believed to be related to the hygiene hypothesis. As humans live increasingly clean lives, autoimmune and allergic diseases also increase. Are our immune systems bored? Or, maybe the primordial infectious agents that evolved with humans actually provided us some protection through a misunderstood symbiotic relationship!?

It’s all just (fascinating) speculation currently, but the recent news about the Amish lends some validity to the argument. The correlation certainly exists: some allergy rates have climbed more than 50 percent in just the last 20 years for the general U.S. population.

Before you quit dusting in order to cure your allergies or asthma, you should know that the exact correlation is unknown. Dairy cows may also play a role. So, unless you plan on pasturing cattle in the backyard, keeping your house free of dust and particulate is a better defense.

Add a Whole-House Purifier To Your Home

If you suffer from asthma and allergy symptoms; pollen, dust, and mold are the usual culprits. No matter how hard homeowners try, these invaders will always find their way inside the house. However, with a high-efficiency air purifier, the particles can be trapped and removed from the air before they enter your lungs and cause symptoms.

To get a whole-house air purifier installed in your home, contact a local Healthy Air Professional. Simply input your zip code, click HVAC, and then find a local dealer to help with your needs.