- Nearly 20% of the United States population suffers from some form of allergy.
- The annual cost of allergies is $14.4 billion based on a combination of doctor visits and medication.
- Allergies are the fifth-leading cause of chronic disease and a major cause of work absenteeism.
- There are no cures for allergies, but allergies can be managed with proper prevention and treatment.
Friday, May 8, 2015
After one of the worst winters in memory, nearly everyone in the Central and Eastern portions of the United States was anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. Although once spring finally arrived, a new wave of complaints started. Allergy season was arriving with a vengeance and people began calling it the “pollen tsunami!”
The scientific explanation for the “pollen tsunami” is that winter lasted so long and provided extra hydration that trees and flowers are now making up for lost time by cranking up on pollen production. Additionally, a federal report from the National Climate Assessment indicated that a shift in weather patterns is leading to earlier and longer pollen seasons. Bring on the Kleenex and decongestants!
If you don’t suffer from pollen related allergies, this probably sounds like much ado about nothing, but here are some sobering statistics from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:
Tips for Tackling Spring Allergies
Keeping it Clean
Filter it Out:
Clearing the Air:
Protect Your Family’s Health and Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
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