EPA Warns: Indoor Allergens Can Be Dangerous

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that our homes are the most allergic environments in the nation! In a report prepared jointly by the EPA’s Consumer Product Safety Commission and The American Lung Association, researchers explain that dangerously high levels of allergy-causing contaminants are present in many homes, offices, classrooms and even medical offices.

What Causes the Problem?

Although the complex causes of indoor allergies and asthma are somewhat mysterious, experts know that both can be cumulative. In other words, years of exposure to high concentrations of indoor contaminants will eventually lead to an allergic reaction in even mildly susceptible people.

We also know that most indoor contaminants come from household pets and invisibly small dust mites. The animals and insects themselves are not the problem. The real culprits are their “biological residuals” – animal fur, saliva, dander, feathers, urine and solid waste. It’s these microscopic protein allergens that actually provoke asthma and allergy in over 100 million Americans.

Often the problem manifests with cold-like symptoms: puffy-red eyes that burn and tear, runny nose, sneezing and coughing, and upper respiratory congestion. Sometimes the contaminants also cause itchy skin, hives and rashes, pronounced exhaustion, shortness of breath, pet allergy headaches, and even debilitating joint pain.

  • Because they’re so small and lightweight, these contaminants float through the air, and constantly invading indoor areas.
  • Because they’re sticky, they cling to clothing, upholstery, pillows and bed sheets, towels, carpeting, and other fabric surfaces. From there, they are inhaled by people and absorbed through human skin pores.

Allergens Can Never Be Eliminated

No matter how much cleaning you do, protein allergens will immediately begin to return. So don’t bother trying to eliminate them completely. A more realistic goal is to minimize the allergen count in your home because, for most sufferers, it’s the over-abundance of contaminants that triggers symptoms.

In addition, experts warn that youngsters living around very high levels of protein allergens are 5 times more likely to develop childhood asthma. As you develop your defense strategy, keep the following 3 tips in mind:

  • Rely on Easy Air Organic Allergy Relief Combo Pack. Made entirely without toxic chemicals, this 2-formula system is powerful yet all-natural. Used together, its Organic Allergy Relief Spray and Organic Allergy Relief Laundry Rinse instantly destroy protein allergens at a molecular level. Both formulas are available without prescription and cause no side effects. They have been clinically tested and work immediately upon contact. They’re organic, biodegradable and safe to use even around babies and pets. Benefits last up to 4 weeks.
  • Shampoo pets often. Bathing your dog will lower the level of surrounding dog allergens by as much as 84%. In cats, a weekly bath at your neighborhood groomer will reduce airborne cat allergens by nearly 50%.
  • Neuter your cats to prevent cat allergies. Cat allergen (Fel d1) is controlled by hormones and non-neutered males produce the most. Multiple studies also show that neutering sharply lowers Fel-d1 levels in female cats, too.