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Cleanliness may be advancing allergies in Americans

Approximately 60 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies on an annual basis, but experts say that reactions are becoming more common in people of all ages, according to the Evansville Courier and Press.

Physicians believe that the increase in the number of allergy cases may be due in part to cleanliness. Because more people are making an effort to use hygienic products such as hand sanitizer, the immune system is being trained to attack foreign invaders. This includes pollen, which in turn results in allergic reactions.

"[Allergies] can start anytime in life," Anne McLaughlin, an allergist and immunologist for Deaconess Clinic Gateway Health Center, told the news source. "It's a lifetime problem."

Individuals who want to breathe easier in their household may want to consider purchasing an advanced air purifier such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This air purifier comes with a HyperHEPA filter that is designed to trap particles that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size. Homeowners can prevent pollen, smoke and pet dander from causing allergic reactions on a regular basis.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier covers up to 900 square feet. It is the ideal device for allergy and asthma sufferers alike who want relief from seasonal symptoms.

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