Allergies and the Indoor Environment

Runny nose, itchy eyes, find out whats causing your symptoms

Runny nose, itchy eyes, find out whats causing your symptoms

It has been reported that more than 50 million Americans deal with allergies. Some others experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience persistent, year-round allergic reactions.

According to recent studies:

Number of individuals in the U.S. who have either allergy or asthma signs: one in 5.

Portion of the U.S. population that tests positive to several irritants: 55 %.

Rank of allergies among other leading chronic conditions in the United States: 5th.

One quote of the yearly expense of allergies to the health care system and companies in the U.S.: $7.9 billion.

Number of work days lost each year as an outcome of allergens: 4 million.

Probabilities that a child with one allergic parent will establish allergies: 33 %.

Probabilities that a youngster with two allergic moms and dads will establish allergies: 70 %.

Degree by which levels of indoor contamination in U.S. houses go beyond levels of outside contamination: two to 100 times, depending upon aspects such as whether the homeowners smoke.

Portion of U.S. families with several pets: 39 %.

Percentage of U.S. households with several felines: 36 %.

Portion of individuals in the U.S. that have asthma: 7.7 %.

Increase in the occurrence of asthma in U.S. children under age 5 in between 1980 and 1994: 160 %.

Count of yearly ER visits in the United States caused by asthma: 1.8 million in 2004.

Percentage of individuals hospitalized for asthma (children): About 44 %.

Amount of deaths each year in the U.S. from asthma: About 4,000.

Perhaps the most typical symptom of persistent allergies is rhinitis (hay fever). This swelling of the nasal membranes causes a scratchy, runny nose, congestion and sneezing. This is among the most typical persistent conditions in the United States affecting millions

The most common airborne triggers of asthma are;
Dust Mites
Pet Dander
Bugs & Rodents
VOCs and Formaldehyde
Smoke & Particulates

If you have symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, itchy throat, it could be due to elements indoors.

Get allergen or mold testing, and determine the cause of your symptoms.

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