Pollen is the key asthma and allergy trigger in the garden. If you are sensitive, avoid spending time outdoors on high pollen count days, on windy days and just before or during thunderstorms throughout pollen season.

If you know what pollens you are allergic to, you may be able to take some steps to reduce your exposure.

Also consider whether you can help stop allergens outside from causing problems inside. Look for products with air-purifying filters that target your family’s triggers, such as pollen and pollution. Don’t forget the cabin air filters in your car.

Some people are sensitive to the effects of chlorine in pools and spas. Fortunately, there are now options that avoid chlorine and bromine, but still keep pools and spas clean.


If you aren’t sure what your triggers are, our handy guide can help point you in the right direction.

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