Close to 60 million Americans suffer from allergies, the fifth leading cause of chronic disease in United States (That is one in five people!) What most people do not realize is that the most common allergens come from inside the home. Not ironic to say the least, is that the percentage of the lives Americans spend indoors is estimated to be about 90%, and the degree by which levels of indoor pollution in U.S. homes exceed levels of outdoor pollution is two to 100 times!
An allergy is defined as intolerable reactions or unusually high sensitivity to substances that do not bother most people. Abnormal reactions are usually in the form of asthma, hay fever, eczema, hives and chronic stuffy nose (allergic rhinitis). Common symptoms include sneezing, itching, and skin rashes.Take a Tour