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Dry weather causing pollen to linger for longer

People have already been suffering from spring allergies for months, but experts say there is little relief in sight - that is, until it rains a bit more. The dry weather across many regions of the country has allowed pollen and other allergens to stick, according to The Tribune in San Luis, California. Although it has helped some residents with their work, it has caused nothing but sneezing and misery for others.

"The ranchers and cows are very pleased with the amount of forage that the rains have produced, but unfortunately as the grasses dry and the wind blows, allergens spread and it can be quite uncomfortable," Sally Krenn, terrestrial biologist, told the news source.

There are a number of ways individuals can reduce sniffling and sneezing in their own homes. Keeping windows closed during windy days can prevent pollen and mold spores from entering the house. Air purifiers can also remove any irritants from the living space to reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter that can be beneficial for individuals with allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma. It can remove ultrafine particles from up to 900 square feet of space and make it wholly easier to breathe.

2 thoughts on “Dry weather causing pollen to linger for longer”

  • Is it just me, or are the allergy seasons getting worse? Everybody seems to have one or the other allergy.

  • Hi Chris,

    You are quite right. This year's allergy season appears to be worse nationwide. However, another variable to consider is the fact that as individuals get older, their resistance to allergies can actually decrease. A person who never had allergies as a child or young adult can suddenly begin experiencing symptoms when they hit 30 for example. That is why reaping the benefits of a high-end, professional grade air purifier can do wonders to minimize and abate those symptoms while ensuring that one is getting the truly clean and purifier air.