Allergies vary by the time of the year.
- In the spring, tree pollen is the
predominate cause of airborne allergic reactions.
- Late spring to early summer, grass pollen
can make us miserable.
- In the late summer to early fall,
pollen and other weed pollen is
- Mold spores can bother us through most of the year.
the button above to popup the Pollen Count and Four-Day Pollen Forecast
for your ZIP code.
Purifying Negative ions help remove allergy- causing particles
from the air in the room. They do this by causing allergens such as pollen,
mold spores, dust, and pet dander floating in the air (which have either
neutral or a positive charge) to be attracted to and stick to each other, forming 'clumps' (because
opposite charges attract). These clumps of particulates then become heavy enough so that gravity can
simply pull them down to the floor, where they can be vacuumed up, rather than staying in suspension
where they can be breathed in and cause allergic reactions. (They do not directly "cure" allergies,
hay fever, or sinus problems.)
Negative ionization of the air does a superb job of eliminating
most tiny particles that float in the air. They are normally suspended in the air (even when
the air in the room seems calm) just by the normal convective air currents. You've seen dust floating
in a beam of sunlight shining in the window, haven't you? Well, when an ionizer is in operation in the
room, you see very little (if any) of that.
It's really something to see. That is the
reason they can help people with allergies: they help remove dust, pollen,
mold spores, and other allergens from the
Because there is no fan (like in filter-type air filters or room
air purifiers), the dust on floors and tables is not stirred up, and so the
air in a room with a negative ionizer in use can become exceedingly free of dust, pollen, mold
spores, and other allergens.
And, the air does not have to pass through a filter or fan to be cleaned; the air
throughout the room is purified.
Besides the pop-up pollen count, find out
what's bothering your allergies now at http://www.aaaai.org. They also have a nice e-mail
can subscribe to.