A huge set of aeroallergens – pollen of various plants and mushroom spores – is waiting for us outside. Pollen-sensitive persons encounter such problems as nasal congestion, sneezing, or itchy eyes. There are several ways to control the strength of impact. This depends not only on the measures taken in living premises but also on the person’s lifestyle, habits or intensity of being outdoors. One can avoid the unpleasant contact with plant pollen allergens when there is a lot of pollen in the air by limiting outdoor activities. Another none the less reliable way is to wear a protective mask that withholds part of allergens and prevents them from getting into the respiratory tract.
There are various possibilities to protect your home from pollen too. In most cases, the protection is installed in vents or windows to allow ventilation of premises during flowering and this way reduce the amount of other allergens or improve air quality at home. For example, vents with pollen protection have special changeable filters that withhold airborne pollen and allow fresh air into the building. Modern vents can be chosen and ordered with a filtration system that withholds both pollen and outdoor dust. You can also choose windows with anti-allergic air vents. This type of air vents is produced using the anti-allergy screen, certified by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF), which withholds pollen and helps to protect home from unwanted allergens from outside. Screens certified by this foundation (efficiency from 90%) can be mounted in windows too.
Another important preventive measure is the Pollen Diary. It was created by scientists to help persons who are sensitive to pollen allergens of various plants to monitor their physical condition. The diary is handy because one’s allergy symptoms can be linked to the amount of airborne pollen on any desired day. By filling in the Pollen Diary, you will receive both information about the amount of pollen and the personalized forecast of allergy symptoms. The Pollen Diary can be also useful while travelling across Europe to find out the impact of pollen on health in the country in which you are staying at that time. The benefit is evident as continuous monitoring of one’s physical condition enables you to adjust your daily or even weekly plans and this way avoid unpleasant sensations.