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Ragweed begins to thrive in Michigan after heavy rains

Although the worst of pollen season might be over, allergy sufferers still have another concern looming over the horizon: ragweed. This irritant is known to cause just as much misery to people as pollen, and it can be worsened by climate conditions on an annual basis.

Recently, Michigan went from drought-like conditions to being drenched with rain, according to In July, the region received almost seven inches of rain, which is almost four inches above the average. As a result, plants have been blooming and releasing those pesky spores that cause many allergy sufferers misery.

Each ragweed plant can produce up to 1 billion grains of allergens, making it one of the toughest plants to handle throughout the year. However, allergy sufferers are finding new ways to combat their systems as the seasons change.

An air purifier is one way that many individuals choose to fight allergy patients. A HEPA filter can remove allergens from the atmosphere, making it easier to breathe.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one system that many people turn to for relief. Its HyperHEPA filter can eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The IQAir HealthPro Plus may also reduce the chances of airborne illnesses by removing bacteria from the air.