Allergies

Allergy explosion: air pollution to blame

Allergy explosion: air pollution to blame

What influences the explosion of allergies?

The runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat, incessant sneezing… all this might seem like a cold at first, but in reality, these are the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal cavity due to an over-sensitization and over-reaction of the body to an allergen, such as pollen.

There are two types of rhinitis:

  • Persistent rhinitis lasts all year round
  • Seasonal rhinitis only occurs when pollen is in bloom, i.e. when it is released into the air

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The causes of allergies are mostly genetic. However, their increase is linked to our urban environment, in which our immune defenses are weakened by contact with dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, etc. Faced with allergens, our immune system does not always know how to adapt.

Moreover, allergists confirm that outdoor and indoor air pollution favors the appearance of symptoms and contributes to the increase in the pollen emission period. Like pollen, outdoor pollutants can enter homes through the ventilation system and by infiltration.

Air pollution and global warming aggravate the toxicity of pollen for several reasons. Firstly, certain pollutants weaken the surface of pollen grains and make them emit powerful allergens. In addition, global warming intensifies the effects of pollen, which evolve and increase in quantity. Finally, sensitivity to pollen is increased during pollution peaks: the fine particles inhaled irritate the respiratory tract and make it easier for pollen to reach our bodies. This is why even in cities with little greenery, the urban population is sensitive to respiratory allergies when spring arrives

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Expert advice

“Naturopathy provides many answers to allergies. It is important to avoid exposure to allergens: for example, carpets, which are dust mite nests, should be avoided. Asthmatics and allergy sufferers know that coughing fits most often occur at night. That's why you have to make more effort in your bedroom. I myself am allergic and I have noticed that by putting a TEQOYA ionizer in my bedroom I sleep better and, above all, I no longer have a coughing fit at night.”

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Marie Laure Nageleisen,
Naturopath and Integrative Health Nutritionist
nutritionsanteintegrative.com

Expert advice

“Naturopathy provides many answers to allergies. It is important to avoid exposure to allergens: for example, carpets, which are dust mite nests, should be avoided. Asthmatics and allergy sufferers know that coughing fits most often occur at night. That's why you have to make more effort in your bedroom. I myself am allergic and I have noticed that by putting a TEQOYA ionizer in my bedroom I sleep better and, above all, I no longer have a coughing fit at night.”

Find here the full interview on video.

How can we fight against allergic rhinitis?

To better fight against allergic attacks and thus better enjoy the beautiful days:

  • Get yourself diagnosed to identify the allergen to which you are sensitive
  • Monitor pollution and pollen peaks (applications exist to help you anticipate them)
  • During these peaks, avoid physical exertion and outdoor sports
  • Air the house briefly in the morning and evening, and keep the windows closed the rest of the time
  • Change your clothes and wash your hair more often as pollen clings to fibers and clothes
  • Clean your house very regularly to avoid dust
  • And what if you equipped your bedroom with a TEQOYA air ionizer, which is as effective against 99% of allergens as it is against ultrafine particles and bacteria? Then, yes you will sleep better and limit coughing fits during the night! 😌🌿

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Sources :
ANSES. Impacts sanitaires et coûts associés à l’ambroisie à feuilles d’armoise en France (2020)
Swiss Medical Forum. Pollution atmosphérique, climat et allergies (2019)

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