The springtime is a beautiful season, meant for getting outside and enjoying the Valley’s blooming flowers and temperate weather, along with the serenading birds. Unfortunately, almost 20 million U.S. adults may associate this season with discomfort as they struggle with seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
What is allergic rhinitis? Also known as hay fever, this condition occurs when allergens enter your body through your respiratory system, causing your immune system to respond to the perceived threat by releasing allergy symptom inducing chemicals (CDC). Symptoms may include but are not limited to sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, watery eyes, itching mouth, and scratchy throat. These common symptoms may make it increasingly difficult for some to distinguish allergies from COVID.
Regular cleaning and disinfecting – using disinfection products like EPA-registered Decon7 – of your living or working environment is essential for reducing common allergens and preventing coronavirus spread. Doing this is one of the best ways to manage your allergies so you can continue to enjoy all that spring has to offer without discomfort.
What are Allergens?
Allergens are substances such as dust, pollen, dust, and pet dander that your immune system perceives as a threat and responds by attacking. There are many types that can be either seasonal or year-round. However, the most common cause of seasonal allergies and the most vital to manage during the springtime is pollen. Pollen is an airborne allergen that can trigger allergic reactions when flowering plants, trees, grasses, and weeds disperse tiny seeds.
The combination of warmer weather and blooming flowers contributes to a high pollen count throughout the Valley this year. You can find the pollen count for your area by using online resources such as the National Allergy Map on pollen.com. In addition to replacing air filters at the recommended frequency, preferably with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, applying disinfection products as a fog can reduce the presence of these allergens in all indoor living or working environments.
Disinfection Products for Allergen Reduction
Decon7 (D7) disinfection products capitalize on the natural cleaning power of hydrogen peroxide to clean, disinfect, and sanitize frequently touched surfaces. However, the product’s unique formulation is not the only thing that sets it apart from the competition, as it’s also registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and can be found on the agency’s List N. In addition, it can be applied to nonporous surfaces as a foam, fog, or spray, using the correct equipment.
D7 has also demonstrated a 99.9999% log kill rate.
Tact Clean proudly offers Decon7 in volumes up to 520 gallons for commercial, industrial, and municipal applications. More limited quantities are also available for small businesses and residential use. We also offer advanced disinfection equipment to promote healthy public and private spaces for your patrons and guests. For more information on product benefits or pricing, or to purchase these products, contact us today at (480) 353-6393.
“Allergies and Hay Fever.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Allergens and Pollen.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Seasonal Allergies at a Glance.” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), March 2019.
“Pollen Allergy: What is a Pollen Allergy.” Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), February 2022.