What to know about spring allergy season

For some, spring allergies progress as symptoms that began during winter months and persist into the next season. For others, it’s a sharper contrast. March through May are typically the most severe times of the year for those with allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or ‘hay fever’.   Due to the large variety of plant species that can cau...
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Should a mask be worn to prevent illness?

In the wake of recent global health news, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself from viral illnesses, and if you can and/or should do so by using a mask.   Our filters block 99.9% of particulates down to .1 micron – a rate that is known to be effective toward most airborne pathogens like influenza and SARS, especially in the form of ...
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Do I have to worry about allergies in winter?

At first glance, you may not think of winter as being a top seasonal contender for common allergies. After all, cooler temps have withered many pollen producers, lawns require less cutting, leaves are no longer falling…so what allergens could be stirring?   However, during the winter months you may experience symptoms like sneezing or watery ey...
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