Spring is Coming... And So Are Allergies

Spring is Coming... And So Are Allergies

Despite the heavy snowstorm that hit Southern Ontario yesterday, we have to face the facts: Spring is coming, and so is the pollen and allergies associated with it.

Allergies can happen at any time of the year however there are more incidences of allergies once tree pollen is released into the air. Other common environmental allergens include grass, dust, pet dander, and mould. Once these triggers enter our system, our body's immune systems works hard to fight against it by releasing histamines, causing us to get itchy eyes and runny noses. 

During this tough (and annoying) time, it is important that we take precautions so that we can get rid of these allergens before they deal their big blow on our immune systems. One way is to eat a nutritional and balanced diet. Processed and sugary foods tend to weaken our systems while food rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon and avocado helps control inflammation when our bodies respond to these allergens.

Another way is to maintain a clean home environment. This means regularly washing your bedsheets, pillow cases, and clothes. Throwing out old items that collect dust or trap allergens also helps. Taking a shower before going to bed also washes out any pollen or dust that may be trapped in your hair. 

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Dust mites can be found in carpets, furniture, and even on skin


Having a good filtration system in your home is the best way to prevent allergies from occurring. HEPA filters can effectively remove small particulate matter that not only cause allergies but contribute to asthma. According to CDC, there are about 6.3 million children in the US who suffer from asthma. Having an efficient and reliable air filter in the home, workplace, or anywhere you're situated, greatly improves indoor air quality.

Ambience Data provides the tools to help you monitor indoor air quality to make sure you can take these precautions to maintain a happy and healthy environment. Currently serving laboratories, institutions, and warehouses, we can be reached at info@ambiencedata.com

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