Pollen is a problem from outdoors to our office, cars and of course, our homes. Pollen is a substance comprising pollen grains which is produced by the anthers of seed-bearing plants. While the flowers are beautiful to our eyes, this pollen found inside our homes may trigger miserable allergies symptoms, making it difficult to enjoy time at home. That’s why we often ask “Do air purifiers remove pollen?”
Well, air purifiers are one of the best ways to combat these pollen allergies symptoms and other associated conditions.
Note: If you need answer for common question of air purifier, please read our air purifier FAQs.
The most common sources of pollen
Pollen is the male microgametophytes (one of the two alternating phase of life cycle of plants) of seed plants. Pollen is primarily dispersed by insects or wing.
Wind-pollinated pollen is called anemophilous, while insect-pollinated pollen is called entimophilous.
While the insect-pollinated pollen has high nutritional value (source: Wikipedia), wind-pollinated pollen can cause allergen suffering to many who are pollen-sensitive. It is carried by wind rather than by insects, and is much lower nutritional value.
Such plants can produce large quantities of lightweight pollen, which can be carried for great distances thanks to the wind dispersal. The outcome is people inhale the pollen, and get a nasal allergy.
Nasal allergies to pollen is called pollinosis, and allergy specifically to grass pollen is called hay fever.
Pollen may seem relatively harmless, but it can be harmful to your respiratory system. Lungs are the body’s natural defense mechanism, as they remove pollen particles from the respiratory system. However, when exposed to high levels of pollen, people could easily suffer from allergies.
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How to remove pollen with air purifiers in your home
First thing first, running an air purifier is the best way to clean the pollen. With these air filter types, air purifiers can easily capture even the tiniest particles (for 99.97% of down to 0.3 microns airborne pollutant particles). Here is the list of the best air purifiers. Check it out!
Most air purifiers in Breathe Quality will come with a True HEPA filter, like this Rabbit Air MinusA2, can guarantee to defeat not only pollen, but also any allergen factors like mold, fungi, pet dander, dust…
Also, pollen can be found anywhere in your home. Finding an efficient way to eliminate this pollen can be a challenge. The best method to remove pollen is using an air purifier. And along with using an air purifier for pollen, these tips may help create an effective solution in your home.
1. Use dry cleaning fabric
Dry cleaning fabric is also one of the best way to clean your furniture out of pollen. Liquid fabric softener can also be used to achieve the same results.
2. Soak in the cold water
For people with airborne pollen in their clothes, they can rinse the stained area with cold water, running the water through the back of the fabric. If the stain remains, soak the clothing in cold water for 30 minutes.
3. Apply stain remover
Another method to remove pollen stain is applying a laundry stain remover (stick, spray, or gel). Washing the garment in the hot water is recommended. Hot water will help remove the stain better, but be careful when you apply too hot water to your clothes, it may be damaged or faded.