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Fall allergy facts and figures

The number of Americans suffering from seasonal allergies is quickly increasing, and as fall approaches, many are looking for solutions and remedies to lessen their unbearable symptoms.

With 60 million people in the United States currently diagnosed with allergies or asthma, it's one of the country's most common diseases (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America). Though they're often overlooked as mere annoyances, allergies can have fatal consequences.

For the 40 million Americans suffering from indoor/outdoor allergies, a good air purifier can be a life-saver. Among other top brand products, FreshAir Pro offers the Austin Air HealthMate Plus Purifier. It removes 99.97 percent of airborne particles .3 microns or larger, and is particularly helpful to those with chemical sensitivities and dust allergies.

As fall approaches, keep in mind that 4 million workdays are missed each year in the United States due to hay fever, according to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. Do what you can to keep yourself healthy and productive this fall.