Spring allergies can take over your life – learn how air purification solutions can help 

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For some of us, spring is not just a wonderful time of the year. With spring come runny nose, sneezing, sniffling, red eyes, itching and fatigue - and many people struggle with getting proper sleep. Pollen from trees, grass and weeds are released into the air and can in some cases be transported miles away. If you are already afflicted with, for example, asthma, the airborne particles can aggravate the problems as the smallest of these particles can make the allergy or infection worse. But, fortunately, there is help to be found, and not only at the pharmacy. There are plenty of home remedies that can keep allergies at bay and air purification solutions that can improve indoor air quality. 

Restitution is important 

Being able to enjoy spring and nature is good, and outdoor activities are good for overall health. But, those with asthma and allergies need a place to find the energy needed to be active outdoors. An indoor air purifier can be of great help for those suffering from allergies as it can help in removing harmful dust and particles from the air. This will improve the recovery and provide balanced healthy well-being indoors. Camfil’s City Air Purifier range is ECARF certified, which means they are allergy-friendly and can help protect you from potential allergy triggers. A combination of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and molecular filters removes allergens and environmental toxins, which is ideal for people with allergies and anyone who wants to improve the overall indoor environment. Better cleaning and filtration – much better indoor air quality. 

Indoor air - more polluted than you think 

Did you know that indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air? We spend close to 90% of our lives indoors(1), and one may think that when you are indoors, you are safe from pollen. Unfortunately, this is not true. Because along with hot weather follows open windows and doors. This makes the indoor environment full of dust and allergens, a fact that few people reflect upon. Apart from pollutants coming from outside, there are harmful chemicals released from cleaning products, carpets, furniture and even from wall paint that are dangerous to the indoor environment. We love our pets, but we probably don't think we may have allergic reactions to their fur and hair. Without the help of restitution, the combination of air outside and air inside can make the beautiful spring the most troublesome time of the year for many.  

Even though air purification solutions are not the silver bullet to stop the effect of allergies, many studies have shown that particulate matter or bad indoor air quality can lead to infections and allergies. Air filtration and purification can help reduce the effect of harmful dust, particles, pollution, gases, and odours. 

Health and Well-being 

Camfil aligns its strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and one of the goals concerns with "Good Health and Well-being". Our core business is built on a foundation of high indoor air quality that provides good health and well-being. 

Camfil's high-efficiency air filters remove harmful particles and contaminants in ventilation air both at home and at work. Our solutions range from simple air purifiers (City air purifiers) to dust, fume and mist collectors for advanced industrial solutions, to make the indoor environment protected, healthy and clean for good well-being. Please contact us if you want information about our solutions or find a solution to your concerns about our product finder

Here are some numbers to illustrate the impact of allergies: 

  • More than 150 million(2) Europeans suffer from chronic allergic diseases and the current prediction is that by 2025, half of the entire EU population will be affected.  
  • Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost above $18 billion. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. (3) 

HOW CAMFIL AIR FILTRATION SOLUTIONS CAN HELP WITH SPRING ALLERGIES

For those of us susceptible to airborne allergens or suffering from a condition exacerbated by poor air quality, creating a clean, pollution-free environment once we’re indoors will alleviate some of the discomforts. 


Sources: 

(1) European Union - ECA report n ° 23 Ventilation, Good Indoor Air Quality and Rational Use of Energy 

(2) EAACI, 2016 

(3) American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology