How do pollution and climate change increase the number of allergy sufferers? 

Allergies and climate change

According to the Head of the Allergy Service of the University Hospital Río Hortega in Valladolid, Alicia Armentia, climate change and pollution are increasing the allergic population. She indicates that one of the leading causes of the increase of allergic people is pollen. Due to climate mitigation, different species now pollinate all year round, not only in the spring months.

Likewise, pollution and climate change have generated an increase in pollen’s allergenic power and created more allergies. One of Alicia’s most recent interviews even mentioned that the number of people allergic to the most allergenic pollens has doubled in the last decade. It is projected that by 2050 half of the world’s population will suffer from some allergy. 

Currently, these numbers of allergy sufferers are increasing. According to statistics from the General Directorate of Public Health, an increase of 100,000 allergy sufferers was reported in León and Castilla after the pandemic.

AIR8 Air Purifiers 

The pollution in indoor spaces, such as homes and workplaces, is also partly responsible for some of our allergies. Therefore, it is essential to find a way to create cleaner air in the spaces where we live. 

An air purifier is an excellent ally for those who suffer from allergies due to its medical-grade technology and HEPA filter that capture fine particles down to 0.001 microns. In addition, they capture PM2.5 and PM10 particles, pathogens, and viruses, as well as dust, hair, animal dander, nitrogen dioxide concentrations, etc. This generates great benefits, such as reducing allergies, flu, and asthma, among others.