Your Anti-Allergy Attack Plan

Ah, spring: the return of fresh breezes, blue skies, full trees and the sniffles and sneezes that signal the start of allergy season. But for all the pollen aloft outside, you might be surprised to learn that the air quality inside your home can be up to 5 times worse. That's why we've put together this simple 3-step Anti-Allergy Attack Plan to help your family clean house, breathe easier and enjoy spring.

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Step 3: Clear the Air

When the fastidious folks at NASA studied home air quality, they found that it was 5 times worse than the air outside, which is why the air in your home is your final allergy-proofing frontier.

Purchase an air purifier with a HEPA filter.

For a cheaper alternative, fill your home with air-filtering plants. Plants such as fichus, snake plants and gerbera daisies can clean your air by removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other indoor air pollutants. Ask your local plant store for other suggestions.

Change the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems and units 4 times per year.

 

There, you're done. Wasn't that easy? Take a deep breath. Don't you feel better?

To take a quiz that will help you assess your indoor-allergy risk, click here.