Outdoor Allergens Can Be An Even Bigger Problem Indoors!

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Scientific American recently reported that “sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses from seasonal allergies are poised to land more people in the emergency room as temperatures rise. In a study published online in GeoHealth, scientists reported that warmer winters resulting from climate change will lead to more intense pollen from oak trees, spelling more misery for allergy sufferers.” It is clear that this is caused by a rise in outdoor allergens.

Pollen isn’t just an outdoor allergen. It gets into your home through cracks and crevices, comes up from the crawlspace, and comes in the front door on shoes and paws!  And houses concentrate outdoor pollutants/allergens at 5x higher inside because once the particles in the air are sucked in the particles have a difficult time getting out.

To limit the number of allergens like pollen that get (and stay) in your home, there are a few things you can do:

Poor indoor air quality aggravates many types of allergies as well as asthma. Get your Hayward Score and learn how to make your home healthier (and more comfortable during allergy season and year-round!)

 

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Carl Grimes
Carl Grimes
Hayward Score Healthy Homes Director Carl Grimes has both the personal experience of how an unhealthy home created his own disabling health issues, plus professional experience in various industries working in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) field. Carl also wrote Starting Points for a Healthy Habitat in 1999, detailing possibilities of what could occur in a house to make its occupants sick, how to identify what was happening, and what to do about it.
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