Uh oh, it’s autumn…
Fall allergy symptoms and their causes
Each seasonal change brings its own challenges, but few seasons bring pumpkin spice pollution nearly as much as autumn…
Actually, we’re just kidding, pumpkin spice is quite lovely and, for most people, harmless. If you’re on the bandwagon of hating pumpkin spice out of some personal petty grudge, we cannot help you.
Whether you’ve never had it (you’re inexperienced) or you have but think it tastes bad (you’re wrong), pumpkin spice will not hurt you. On the contrary, it is actually the world’s most delightful form of dust, despite what certain content creators may say. (If you have actual allergies from the ingredients in pumpkin spice, it might hurt you. Please be careful.)
But like most changing seasons, the start of fall does tend to bring its own unique allergens, making life for those allergy sufferers miserable. Many people really will have to deal with sneezing, sniffling, coughing, watery and itchy eyes, headaches, sore throats, or worse.
Ragweed in particular is an autumnal nuisance for many. From August through October, its pollen drifts out in full force across the nation. It’s the number one menace for millions of allergy sufferers. Others have to deal with particulates from sagebrush, goldenrod, pigweed, and more. The list of plants whose pollen rises as the summer cools off is long.
Also: pollen particulates mix with a generally higher amount of dust as seasonal warm, dry winds sweep various regions, exacerbating symptoms.
In addition to pollen and dust, autumn brings mold, as well — from outside, cooler temperatures and moisture changes do what they do in nature, but also from inside spaces. You don’t have to be asthmatic or allergic to mold to suffer breathing difficulties, uncomfortable sneezing fits, coughing, headaches, or even rashes or hives. Mold spores are something that nobody should breathe in.
How to tackle fall allergy symptoms
We can’t speak much to allergy medication; that is not our area of expertise. However, we can speak at length about indoor air quality.
If you run an office and you notice your staff having these kinds of symptoms, consider improving the indoor air quality of your space. Indoor air quality affects everyone in the room.
While you cannot stop the pollen from flying or the pumpkin spice from flowing, you absolutely can improve your indoor air.
The same advice we give for safety applies to comfort and productivity as well: Improve your HVAC filtration as much as your system can handle and add portable HEPA filtration units to capture dust, pollen, smoke particulates, etc.
With our Pure Breeze HEPA Air Purifier, you can scrub the air of:
- Other small particulates
…Oh, and also airborne viruses that travel on aerosols. Our Pure Breeze can help mitigate that back-to-school flu as well.
So tackle those symptoms (an appropriately aggressive phrase, because autumn is also football season). Talk to Vaniman about the Pure Breeze Portable HEPA Air Purifier and start breathing better!