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Ragweed allergies beginning to affect more Americans

Many people who have been suffering from seasonal allergies might find comfort in knowing that they are not alone.

Research conducted by Quest Diagnostics has found that allergies are increasing among Americans, according to InForum. The study, which examined approximately 2 million people, is one of the largest to look into how allergies are continuing to evolve.

Research shows that ragweed season grew between 1995 and 2009. Individuals who live in the mountain states and Southwest region of the country are more likely to show symptoms of ragweed allergies.

More than 53 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 17 who were examined showed sensitivity to one or more allergens as well.

Individuals who suffer from seasonal allergies are advised to avoid going outdoors during the early morning hours when the pollen count is at its highest. Showering after outdoor activities can also prevent allergens from making their way indoors.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus can help allergy-sufferers as well. Its HyperHEPA filter can trap ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, ranging from pet dander to pollen. The IQAir HealthPro Plus can cover up to 900 square feet, making it easier for people with allergies to breathe.