Thursday, September 29, 2011

Still got the sniffles? Blame the wet summer and longer allergy seasons

Warm weather, lots of rain and a longer
season: Optimal allergy conditions.
An extremely wet summer, extreme weather events such as Hurricane Irene, and a longer-than-usual allergy season could mean that you need to keep your tissues handy for a while.

Allergy sufferers have had a tough time after pollen counts reached record-breaking highs in the summer months and mold counts shot up due to floods and humidity, leading to continual itching, sneezing, coughing and sniffling.

The first frost usually brings some relief, but this year it is expected to arrive much later than usual.

Experts have been saying for years now that warmer temperatures due to climate change create the perfect conditions for plants to produce more pollen.

Some tips for allergy sufferers:
  • Keep windows and doors closed to shut out allergens
  • Wear a mask and goggles when gardening or cleaning indoors
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about allergy shots, over-the-counter-medications and other tips
  • Use an air purifier with carbon + HEPA to breathe clean air

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