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Allergy Friendly Blinds For Hay Fever

Most of us look forward to the warmer weather, longer days and greener scenery of the spring and summer seasons, but these months also see an increase in pollen, which is bad news for hay fever sufferers. That’s around one in four of us suffering from bouts of sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes due to a pollen allergy.

The problem is that pollen is hard to avoid during hay fever season. Even staying inside at home might not protect you from symptoms, as it’s all too easy for airborne allergens to drift through your windows. Wondering how to stop hay fever from disrupting your home? Our anti allergy Pollergen™ blinds could be the effective solution you’re looking for.



What Are Anti Allergy Blinds For Hay Fever?


How can blinds function as a hay fever treatment? Well, anti allergy blinds are specially designed to catch and neutralise the pollen that enters through your windows, acting as a kind of pollen filter for the home.

Anti allergy blinds operate just the same as your standard set of blinds, being available in both vertical and roller designs as well as in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. They’re also just as easy to measure and fit yourself. 


How Do Anti Allergy Blinds Reduce Pollen In Your Home?


Pollen is a naturally tacky substance and tends to stick to any surface it comes into contact with. This is partly what makes it so hard to keep away from, as it clings to clothes, furniture and even pets. Anti allergy blinds are specifically designed to increase the capture rate of this pollen, snaring it before it can disperse elsewhere in the home.

Once captured, the blind’s specialist formulation denatures up to 50% of the pollen. Denaturing essentially means that it kills the active element of the pollen - the part that induces an allergic response - rendering it harmless to hay fever sufferers. 




Are Anti Allergy Blinds Effective Against Pollen?


Yes, anti allergy blinds are effective against pollen, according to independent testing by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, the same institute trusted by the BBC to produce pollen count reports. They found that Pollergen™ treated fabric shows over 50% reduction in grass pollen allergen when compared to a fabric that hasn’t been treated with Pollergen™,  demonstrating that they are the best blinds for allergy sufferers. 

These anti allergy blinds have also earned a seal of approval from the British Allergy Foundation for their ability to reduce the symptoms of hay fever.


How Do You Clean Pollen From Anti Allergy Blinds?


Since anti allergy blinds are designed to catch pollen, you might be wondering how you should clean it off. The first thing to say is that, due to the neutralising process mentioned above, cleaning off the pollen shouldn’t cause any hay fever symptoms. 

To remove the built up pollen, simply wipe the affected areas with a clean and damp cloth. The active forumulation in Pollergen™ blinds continuously migrates to the surface of the fabric, so washing and wiping the blind won’t affect the protection it gives.



Improving Your Quality of Life During The Pollen Months


Home should be a place of rest, so the last thing we want is for our hay fever symptoms to follow us indoors. Allergy friendly blinds can make a real difference to your quality of life by relieving your day to day symptoms. They’re particularly helpful when installed in a bedroom, with the closed blinds protecting you from high pollen counts during the morning and evening and helping you to get a restful sleep at night. They also make a great choice for a nursery or a children’s room to protect infants and children from allergens.

Of course, even when it’s no longer hay fever season, your anti allergy blinds still function as practical and stylish window furnishings all year round.


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