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Combating Pollen Allergies Inside Your Home

  • April 16, 2019
  • Written by: TruSens

A pollen plant.

Have you been sneezing a lot lately? Are your eyes extra watery? Do you feel a constant tickle in your throat? Even if you don’t typically deal with allergies, you may have been experiencing symptoms, as we are amid one of the worst allergy seasons to date. And if you feel like your allergies are getting worse each year, it’s not just your imagination.

Pollen Allergies

One of the most common allergens in the world is pollen. Of the more than 67 million Americans suffering from allergies, more than 80% deal with a pollen allergy. This season the pollen count has reached an all-time high. Due to the warming climate and rising carbon dioxide levels in the air, plants are tricked into thinking it’s time to bloom extra early, therefore making their growing season longer than usual.

Pollen is made up of male gametes from seed plants and it is easily transferable. The seeds can catch on to your clothes, you’ll find it on your pets, all over your vehicles, and even if you don’t see it—it’s everywhere.

 Pollen on Car

Combating Allergy Symptoms

One step you can take to combat allergy symptoms, outside of taking medicine or limiting your time outdoors, is to use an air purifier in your home. While allergens typically stem from outdoor sources, they can very easily invade your home, leaving you with no escape. An air purifier can bring relief and provide a long-term solution to combating indoor allergens.

How Air Purifiers Help

In-home air purifiers help to eliminate odors and pollutants, so that the air you’re breathing inside your home is cleaner. Breathing air that’s of poor quality may have negative effects on your health and these small particles can trigger allergy symptoms.

Change in Ragweed Pollen Season, 1995-2015Changes in the ragweed pollen season between 1995 and 2015 | Environmental Protection Agency

Pollen is one of the particles that an air purifier can reduce from the air inside your home. The average size of pollen is about 25 microns; however, it can be as large as 200 microns and as small as 2.5 microns. Most air purifiers can capture at least the average size of a pollen particle; however, many cannot detect the in-home air quality.

Why TruSens?

The TruSens air purifier is designed to capture pollen particles larger than 0.3 microns. It can detect in-home air quality and makes the necessary adjustments to ensure you’re breathing cleaner air.

TruSens Air Purifier with Sensor Pod

All TruSens air purifiers with a SensorPod monitor the air quality and send data back to the purifier. TruSens reacts to that data and responds accordingly to clean the air. The purifier’s technology will provide you with a real-time reading of the air quality by giving it a poor, moderate, or good rating. The HEPA filter and 360-degree DuPont™ filtration system will collect and eliminate various air pollutants from the room.

TruSens allows you to take control of the air you breathe and minimize allergens in your indoor space during this pesky allergy season.