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Infographic: 7 Allergens in your home that you didn’t know about

Contributed by on October 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

With the pollen season nearly gone, many allergy sufferers are ready to put away the medication and begin to breath freely again. While they may be looking to take it easy after a long allergy season, the winter weather can be just as bad for those with allergies due to the lack of protection consumers take inside their homes.

Airborne irritants such as pet dander, mildew and mold can be present all year round, and make their way into the house, where they can last through the season on carpets or couches that have gone without a proper cleaning. Some doctors say allergy sufferers have a higher risk for exposure during this season and advise that Americans who experience constant cold symptoms in the winter take extra precautions against their seasonal allergies.

As the following graphic shows, there may be more than one reason to seek out allergy-friendly products before the first snowfall.