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Allergies? It's time to look at your indoor air quality!

Do you ever miss the days when a morning breath of fresh air used to energize you? Now, sometimes it might leave you sniffling and itchy-eyed. 

For the people who suffer with allergies, the surprising factor can be air pollution. This seemingly unrelated issue can worsen allergies, turning even outdoor walks into a struggle. But there's hope! A breath of fresh air, in the form of plant-powered solutions, we uBreathe are waiting to transform your experience!

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What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.

Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution.

Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide. They originate from various sources, including:

  • Industrial emissions: Factories, power plants, and other industrial facilities release harmful chemicals like nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides.

  • Vehicle exhaust: Cars, trucks, and buses contribute significantly to air pollution by releasing particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides.

  • Wildfires and agricultural burning: These events release smoke and particulate matter into the air, impacting air quality.

Indoor Air Quality Can Massively Impact Your Allergies

While outdoor air pollution is a major concern, we often overlook the dangers lurking inside our homes and offices.  Indoor pollutants can include:

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs):  Building materials, furniture, paints, and cleaning products emit VOCs, some of which can irritate the respiratory system.

  • Dust mites and pet dander:  These microscopic allergens are a common trigger for allergies and asthma.

  • Mold spores:  Mold growth in damp environments releases spores that can trigger respiratory problems.

The Link Between Air Pollution and Allergies:

Air pollution can worsen the allergies in the following ways:

  • Increased inflammation:  Pollutants irritate the airways, making them more open to allergic reactions.

  • Pollen transport: Air pollution can act as a carrier, transporting pollen further and increasing exposure for allergy sufferers.

  • Allergen production:  Studies suggest air pollution can increase pollen production in some plants, worsening allergy symptoms.

Factors causing allergies
Factors causing allergies

Combating Allergens and Pollutants: Strategies for Cleaner Air

Some steps can be taken to reduce exposure to air pollution and ease its effects on allergies:

  • Invest in air filtration: High-quality plant based air purifiers like uBreathe, equipped with reduced HEPA filters can effectively capture dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and other airborne allergens indoor.

  • Minimize indoor sources:  Opt for low-VOC paints and cleaning products. Regularly vacuum carpets and wash bedding in hot water to reduce dust mites. Address any moisture issues to prevent mold growth.

  • Embrace the power of plants:  Certain houseplants, like snake plants and peace lilies, are known for their air-purifying properties, helping to remove some pollutants.

uBreathe Plant Based Air Purifiers
uBreathe Plant Based Air Purifiers

Don't settle for a life of sniffles and itchy eyes! Take control of your indoor air quality and create a haven of clean air for yourself and your loved ones. Explore air purification solutions, like uBreathe's plant-based air purifiers, to breathe easier with natural filtration methods. Visit our website to discover how uBreathe can help you breathe happy and healthy.


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