Air Pollution Risk – Allergies

Allergy Relief – (2 minutes: 53 seconds)

  • “In most asthmatic patients under the age of thirty the cause of their condition is from allergies. Common allergens that trigger asthma are pollen, molds, dander from animals, and dust mites.  All of these types of allergens are inhaled.”  - Mayo Clinic
  • “Cigarette smoke contains a number of toxic chemicals and irritants.  People with allergies may be more sensitive to cigarette smoke than others and research studies indicate that smoking may aggravate allergies. Smoking does not just harm smokers but also those around them. Research has shown that children and spouses of smokers tend to have more respiratory infections and asthma than those of non-smokers. In addition, exposure to secondhand smoke can increase the risk of allergic complications such as sinusitis and bronchitis.”  - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • “Keep in mind that you can sneeze with and without your pet being present. Although an animal may be out of sight, their allergens are not.  This is because pet allergens are carried on very small particles. As a result pet allergens can remain circulating in the air and remain on carpets and furniture for weeks and months after a pet is gone.”  - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • “Allergic reactions to airborne allergens exacerbate asthma symptoms and exposure to allergens may reduce receptiveness to and effectiveness of asthma medications - American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine