While it may be safe to say harsh winters are behind us, the refreshing spring air is accompanied with its downside: allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., leaving more than 50 million Americans affected every year. With spring in full bloom, we’ll soon be greeting beautiful colors and not so welcomed allergens.
Spring typically begins in March but can arrive as early as February in some parts of the country. This season brings with it the irritants of both pollen and mold. Although the much-anticipated warm wind feels incredible, it carries both tree and plant pollen from their original homes right into our airways. And those cozy rainy spring days? They bring much needed moisture to new life sprouting but also can leave you breathing allergy inducing mold. Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis, can leave you feeling miserable. According to the Mayo Clinic, an efficient step in fighting allergens and their side effects from inside your home is with an air purifier.
Although you can’t eliminate allergens entirely, the use of an air purifier can significantly reduce unpleasant side effects. Specifically, an air purifier with a HEPA filter. Winix True HEPA Filters capture 99.99%* of airborne allergens down to 0.003 microns in size. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only HEPA filters will capture the most penetrating particle size. Fortunately, every Winix air purifier contains a True HEPA filter.
The use of a Winix True HEPA air purifier not only removes spring allergens from the air, but several other allergy inducing contaminants. These other contaminants include dust, pet dander, and smoke. With a range of allergens being trapped inside of your air purifier, you’re left feeling better, breathing easier and leaving sneezing, stuffy noses, and headaches behind.
*Based on independent laboratory tests conducted on inanimate particles as small as 0.003 microns.