Are California Residents’ Itchy Eyes & Runny Noses due to Spring Allergies or Indoor Pollutants?
California is enjoying beautiful spring weather and people are taking advantage of the pleasant temperatures with all types of outdoor activities. During this time of year, trees, plants and weeds also recognize the changing weather and begin to bloom. This burst of flowers is a welcome sign to many, but for millions of people it also means the beginning of sneezing, coughing and watery eyes.
These seasonal allergies are often caused by pollen and mold spores that are released into the air. When people who are allergic to these substances come into contact with them, their immune system releases antibodies that attack the allergens. Histamines are released into the body and trigger the allergic reactions so common to many people.
These air quality contaminants can be a concern to both people enjoying the outdoor weather and even those indoors as the allergens can often enter homes and buildings through open doors and windows, on people’s clothes, and through a building’s HVAC system where they can accumulate.
“For some people, these same airborne allergens can even trigger an asthma attack,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility. “For anyone who experiences allergy symptoms all year long, they should also consider possible indoor allergens that they may be exposed to on a regular basis. Common indoor allergens include mold, dust mites, pet dander, and insect and rodent allergens. At LA Testing, we offer test kits, sampling supplies and environmental laboratory testing services to identify allergens that are frequently found in people’s homes, schools and places of business. Knowing what is present in the air we breathe is the first step in taking corrective actions to minimize exposure and alleviate allergy symptoms.”
To obtain an easy-to-use Allergen Test Kit please visit www.EMSLTestKits.com. LA Testing has also sponsored an educational video about spring allergens, pollen and mold that can be seen at: http://youtu.be/qfKxjfK-f_0.
To learn more indoor allergen testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Garden Grove, San Leandro and San Diego.
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