Hello and Welcome to Bestallergysolutions.com
Thank you for visiting. The goal of this website is to provide clear, unbiased information on the steps you can take in your home to reduce the incidence or severity of allergy symptoms. We are not promoting allergy medications but rather providing the information you need to know to improve the air quality inside your home. The information provided is well researched and and is intended to dispel some of the myths and misinformation that surrounds us.
Clean air is essential to good health and this is especially true when it comes to indoor air.
It is estimated that North Americans spend close to 90% of our time indoors. With the advent of energy conservation and the trend towards tighter, draught free homes, the concentration of indoor air pollution can far exceed outdoor levels.
For those people who suffer from allergies its important to know what allergies are, what triggers them and what you can do about them.
The definition of an allergy is: An abnormal reaction to one or more substances or environmental conditions that are typically harmless to most other people. Doctors often refer to allergy attacks as hypersensitivity or oversensitivity.
Whatever the definition, one thing is certain and that is allergies are of major concern for those people who suffer from them. Symptoms can range from minor to much more severe. In some case they can be debilitating or even life threatening. Allergies are estimated to affect approximately one fifth of the population of the Western world. It is perhaps the most common reason for people to visit their Doctor and to the delight of the pharmaceutical industry, allergy sufferers spend nearly $500 million in the United States on an overwhelming array of over the counter medications in search of some form of relief.
Some people experience allergy attacks when exposed to a single item, others are effected by multiple substances. Allergens that can trigger an attack can include pollens, weeds, grasses, house dust, molds, animal dander, insects, foods, drugs, chemicals, perfumes and many other common compounds. A person who has become sensitized to a particular allergen has probably developed this sensitivity over a period of time. The number of times they have been exposed before becoming sensitized can also vary dramatically. Once an individual has become sensitized,,however, allergy symptoms will most likely develop on exposure to even trace amounts of the offending substance.