Allergies spark when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance that is unlikely to cause a reaction in most people. Those who suffer from allergies may associate these allergens as strictly outdoor sources, however, many of these allergens that affect your health are those allergens found in your home or indoor environments. Unfortunately, many homes harbor a vast number of allergens that can elicit the unwanted and dreaded allergy symptoms. Your home can actually trap allergens inside and thus create somewhat of a breeding ground for allergens to grow.
Dust mites, dander, mold, & cockroaches are a few different major allergens commonly present in indoor environments. Every allergen source can have a different effect upon those suffering from allergies.
- Dust Mites are a common indoor allergen that is commonly found in most homes, especially in beds, bedding, upholstered furniture, or any cloth material. Often times, when allergy sufferers blame their symptoms on dust, the real culprit is dust mites. Dust mites shed waste particles and fragments of dust mites that have died which are commonly found in household dust.
- Pet Dander comes from your loved furry friends in your home. Many people, unfortunately, suffer from a pet dander allergy – sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and asthma-like symptoms. An old wise tale associated with pet dander is that the actual dog hair is the cause of the allergy, but in reality, the hair is not the problem it’s the pet’s saliva, dander, and even their urine that affects a person with an allergy.
- Molds, a scary but real allergen that can be found in homes, especially where moisture is present. Molds can trigger hay fever and asthma symptoms as they can produce spores which float in your air and can become easily ingested through inhalation. Identifying mold growth in your home is the first step to reducing mold in your home. Once you recognize mold, you can begin taking steps to mitigate the source and clear your home of any allergens released from the mold.
- Cockroaches are a source of allergens that many of us hope to avoid at all costs. Urban areas and warmer climates are almost sure to have cockroaches. Cockroaches like moist places where food is readily available. When cockroaches die, their bodies become dried and break apart, as their body becomes part of house dust.
Indoor allergies symptoms can be difficult to deal with, therefore having a treatment plan in place to help relieve the symptoms will help to improve the overall quality of life. The EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System is a versatile, effective air purification system that utilizes a two-stage filtration process for both noxious odors and allergens. The first stage is the patented EnviroKlenz Air Cartridge with our earth mineral technology for VOC and noxious odor elimination. The second stage is a hospital-grade HEPA filter for particulate and allergen removal. HEPA filters will work to capture any particulate matter larger than 0.3 microns in size.