Spring is just around the corner and we all are eager to see the bright green sprigs of new grass, colorful flowers popping their head and just breathe in the fresh air. However, spring is often accompanied by allergies which makes it difficult for some people to breathe properly.
When allergies strike, most people choose to stay at home to escape the ugly effects of allergens. However, your home may not be the safe haven you are looking forward to as it can harbor all sorts of indoor allergens. Regardless of how often you keep your home clean, there are few miscreants that contribute to poor indoor air quality. Moreover children and elderly are more likely to suffer because of poor indoor air quality.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an allergic reaction happens when your body’s natural defense system — the immune system — releases antibodies as it tries to fight off a substance it thinks is harmful.
For some people who have a sensitive immune system, pet dander can become harmful. Also, if you are exposed to poor air quality for a long time, you may even develop chronic issues such as asthma over a period of time.
However, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce allergens in your home.