When you hear seasonal allergies, you probably think back to Spring when your eyes were itchy and you couldn't stop sneezing. Unfortunately Fall doesn't just bring pumpkin spiced lattes, but also fall allergens that can cause the same symptoms you just got over. We can thank ragweed, mold, dust mites and pets for this one.
If your allergies flare up in the late summer and early fall, there's a good chance it's because of ragweed. According to WebMD, the weed releases up to 1 billion grains of pollen into the air, affecting 1 in every 5 people. While the weed is more prominent in the East and Midwest, ragweed is everywhere and hard to avoid.
Mold & Mildew
Mold and mildew thrive in damp areas, making fallen leaves and compost piles the perfect spot to grow in the Fall. Wind and indoor air causes their spores to spread easily, typically thriving in basements, bathrooms and kitchens.
Dust mites are tiny bugs that can't be seen with the human eye. They hide in mattresses and furniture and feed off human skin cells shed naturally around the home. It's estimated that up to 10 million dust mites can live in a single mattress! We're cringing too.
Pet Hair & Dander
As much as we love our furry friends, we don't love the runny nose and itchy eyes that they can cause. Dogs and cats have unique proteins in their saliva, sweat and skin that can trigger allergic reactions in people. When saliva or sweat dries on your pet's fur, they form a coating of dander which eventually cracks and falls onto carpet and furniture - triggering those allergy symptoms.
Fall Allergy Relief
All of these particles get trapped inside your home and can trigger allergy symptoms like runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing. The right air purifier can help relieve your fall allergy symptoms.
Unlike many air purifiers, all Hunter air purifiers use True HEPA filters to remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. This includes the pollen, mold spores, dust mite debris and pet dander we mentioned. True HEPA filtration is the highest standard of air filtration according to the United States Department of Energy.