Pollen in the home is a common indoor allergen (particle that triggers allergy symptoms). Trees, weeds, plants and grasses release tiny reproductive particles each spring, fall, and summer. These particles are commonly known as pollen, and are carried into the home by the wind. Pollen in the home enters people’s bodies through the mouth and nose, and in many people (1 in 7) it triggers allergic rhinitis, or hay fever.
Ragweed is a very common producer of pollen. A single plant can produce 1,000,000 granules of pollen per day which the wind can then carry for miles. Samples of ragweed pollen have been collected 2 miles up in the air, and 400 miles out to sea, so virtually no matter where you live, pollen in the home is a potential indoor air quality problem.
Because pollen is pretty much everywhere, it is very difficult to avoid. Even if you stay inside the majority of the time, you can still be exposed because pollen will find its way into your home.
Pollen in the home is difficult to get rid of, but it is possible to control the levels. However, two very effective means to control pollen levels are source removal and installing proper filtration.
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