Spring Cleaning

While we enjoy wonderful weather year round, there is no doubt spring has sprung here in Northeast Florida. It is the perfect outdoor weather to put on your gardening gloves and tackle outdoor home repairs unless you suffer from allergies. Before you shut the windows and bar the door in an effort to keep allergens outside you may be interested to know the Environmental Protection Agency has named indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than air outside. "Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a host of health issues such as headaches dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, fatigue, heart disease and chronic respiratory disease," says Megan Leick, spokesperson for Aprilaire. "For individuals that suffer from asthma or allergies, air particulates such as pollen, dust and dust mites are known triggers for asthma attacks and allergic reactions."

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