How can air purifiers help people with allergies?
How can air purifiers help people with allergies?
When spring approaches many people who suffer from seasonal allergies like hay fever, feel this is the cue to gear up with some antihistamines and other allergy relief products. For many sufferers, now starts the constant battle against the misery of sore, itchy eyes, a runny nose, sneezing and irritated skin.
Fine particulate matter including pollen is found within any household environment and even for people who don’t have a hay fever allergy, lack of a quality indoor atmosphere can be linked with respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis and other serious ailments. Bacteria that cause these conditions are commonly found in indoor air.
Scientists are now becoming increasingly aware of indoor air pollution from sources generated within the home such as cooking cleaning or even scented candles. These particles combine with pollen and other pollutants from outside to create a cocktail that is both harmful and invisible.
All of these issues have combined to bring about a real focus on the improvement of air quality within the home and one of the most popular devices for this is the air purifier.
Air purifiers usually consist of a compact and discrete white box that is placed in the corner of a particular room and uses internal fans to draw in dirty air and then filter out the pollutants including dust, pollen, bacteria and any other harmful particles. Many have a nighttime mode so they can operate quietly without disturbing sleep.
The filtration system is key to trapping the offensive particles and purchasers should look out for HEPA filters or High-Efficiency Particular Air filters which need to be changed on a regular basis. There are other types of air purifiers which operate differently, for instance, electrostatic air cleaners capture particles and use an ioniser to insert an electric charge which makes the particles heavier, they drop to the floor where they can be hoovered up.
How to relieve hay fever at home
Most hay fever sufferers have a raft of measures they put in place in the spring to ensure allergy relief from hay fever. Anti-allergy treatments and anti-histamines are the favoured route but if the air that you breathe could be somehow cleaner of the irritants in this first place, this would make so much more sense than accepting the inevitable and just trying to manage a seasonal allergy symptomatically.
There are some other steps you can take to improve air quality such as opening windows daily (which may seem a bit counter-intuitive if the pollen is on the rise but you don’t have to leave them open for long), reduce internal pollutants by using cooker hoods and ditching the fried foods, avoiding air fresheners and using creams to clean rather than spray products. But, whilst these measures will certainly help, you won’t be able to eliminate all of the pollutants and pollen particles within your home; an air purifier should be able to help you mopping up what’s left.
Hay fever can be worse indoors
Hay fever can get worse during periods spent indoors and the reason for this is that only a tiny amount of exposure to external pollens and other triggers is required to start a deluge of symptoms which may continue long after you have stayed inside for a long period.
Pollens from the environment attach to clothes and hair and are commonly brought back into the house. Further, other allergies can flare up whilst people are indoors. It is not unusual for people who suffer from hay fever or a pollen allergy to also struggle with other triggers such as house dust mites, mould and pet dander.
Air purifiers for allergies
It makes sense that air purifiers will offer significant benefits for allergies whatever the trigger is.
The Leitz TruSens range has a series of speciality filters one of which is specifically designed to remove allergens and viruses like the flu virus. The HEPA filter purifies indoor air and captures 99% of airborne viruses and allergens perfect for pollen sufferers and for those who may be especially vulnerable to respiratory viruses like flu.
The Leitz TruSens Z-2000 is ideal for medium-sized rooms and the numerical display gives an instant reading to define the current quality of the air. The Z-2000 can be combined with the speciality allergy and flu 3-in-1 HEPA filter to promote the cleanest possible environment for hay fever sufferers and to help preventing the transmission of airborne viruses.
Enjoy the maximum relief from hay fever and allergies and a cleaner air environment for all the family. The Leitz TruSens Z-2000 with speciality allergy and flu 3-in-1 HEPA filter can help relieve those persistent and uncomfortable hay fever symptoms however much time you spend indoors. Deal with the source of the problem which is the air that you breathe. A Leitz TruSens air purifier can help reduce the discomfort and misery of hayfever and reduce your reliance on allergy products that can only ever deal with the symptoms and not the cause.