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Ragweed season may continue well into the fall

Ragweed and pollen may not only be allergy irritants known to spring, but autumn as well, according to new research.

A study conducted by Linda Ford and her colleagues concluded that ragweed season is stretching out into the fall, the Omaha World-Herald reports. For allergy sufferers, this means more sniffling and sneezing.

In the Omaha area, which was examined during a part of the study, the season became longer between 1995 and 2009. Ragweed was present for an average of 11 extra days, and the season was even longer in northern regions of the country.

Air purifiers can help homeowners find relief from their allergy symptoms indoors. Those who suffer from long periods of itchy eyes and runny noses may want to purchase the IQAir HealthPro Plus to get rid of allergens in the air.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter designed to catch small particles that can cause allergic reactions, such as dust and bacteria. Homeowners who find themselves constantly sneezing from pet dander and tobacco smoke can also benefit from the air purifier, which removes these particles within 900 square feet of the device.