Fall allergy season is upon us. Yet, despite the seasonal shift bringing welcomed activities like weekend football and trips to the cider mill, we’re also faced with maybe the biggest upswing of harmful airborne allergens all year. Thanks to a drastic increase in ragweed pollen, dust mites, hay fever and pet dander, Fall is one of those times of year when we have to take extra precaution to ensure we’re not falling victim to the various seasonal allergens swirling around our air. But, how can we take precautions against allergy trends we’re not aware of?
In recent months, extreme dry spells have been creating a drastic rise in wildfires, across the United States. As a result, the levels of wildfire smoke are higher than ever and continually rising. The smoke is most prominent in the West Coast, but has spread across many parts of the Midwest and South. According to NPR, health departments in numerous states are taking extra precautions to make sure their residents aren’t affected. Yet, officials are concerned preventative efforts could be ineffective. “It’s really bad,” says Janice Nolan, assistant vice president for national policy at the
With school starting across the country, many districts are updating their facilities to help students learn better than ever. The Mountain Valley Unified School District is taking it one step further, by purchasing 30 HEPA Air Purifiers to guarantee their students are breathing the healthiest air possible.
Anyone who’s been keeping up on air quality concerns in China will be interested to know that 75% of big Chinese cities still fail to meet air quality standards. Yet, according to Reuters and the Chinese environment ministry, that number is actually positive, signifying a relatively substantial increase in year over year air quality – which showed 90% of big Chinese cities didn’t meet air quality standards last year, suggesting a 15% year over year improvement.
No one wants to feel under the weather, especially when it’s beautiful outside. Unfortunately, airborne allergens don’t can’t care about what we want and in the summer months, they run rampant on our immune systems anyway. To help everyone susceptible to seasonal allergies get through this hot bed of sniffling and sneezing, we’ve provided the following ten tips to avoid summer allergies.