Imagine for a second you are backpacking through a national park in California and you notice in the distance a wildfire, it’s scary to think about right? As a backpacker myself I completely understand the fear that they bring to people, I have witnessed first hand the danger and devastation wildfires cause as they destroy nearly everything in its path. We see the hard working emergency services to help evacuate people away from fires and advise people to leave to ensure everyone’s safety. However the fires are not the only danger to think about, we also need to think about the harmful pollution and poor air quality they produce and the health concerns they cause.
There is a very real concern of the environmental impact that wildfires have and the huge effect on the atmosphere. Studies show how these concerns and impact our health is something to take seriously. According to some experts, wildfires cause high levels of pollution and air quality issues, traveling as far as 3000 miles away from where the wildfire was located. The experts highlight are a number of risks associated with wildfires:
Illness From Toxic Smoke - With every wildfire there is risk of inhaling harmful smoke. Anyone who breathes in this smoke can potentially become very ill and may turn into an emergency.
Contact With Harmful Chemicals - Wildfires create chemicals in the air called Volatile Organic Compounds, these chemicals are extremely bad for your health and if they are breathed in, they can cause lasting lung damage.
Inhaling Unhealthy Particles - Wildfires blow ultra fine soot and ash particles into the air that can travel deep into the lungs. This can be extremely harmful for vulnerable groups including elderly, children and pregnant women. They can also cause underlying health problems, such as asthma.
Death Can’t Be Ruled Out - Although the number of deaths is low, death is still a potential risk to consider. According to the World Health Organization, volcanic activity and wildfire have caused nearly 2400 deaths from 1998 to 2017.
With harmful and potentially dangerous smoke, dust and debris going into the air it is only natural to be concerned about the very harmful air that we are being exposed to and how it affects our health. Studies from the United States Environmental Protection Agency show that harmful particle pollution represents the main component of wildfire smoke and is the principal public health threat. So you might be want to know what is found in the particle pollution, here are a list particles that can be found in wildfire smoke:
Luckily for us, we have enough information about the air quality where we live on the air quality index (AQI). Just like other types of pollution, this can be a good indicator for how safe the air around you is or when you might need to be prepared to combat the harmful wildfire pollution.
How To Stay Protected
The most effective ways to protect yourself would be to make sure you stay indoors as often as you can to avoid too much exposure to the outdoor air and to make sure your indoor air quality is properly purified with all the harmful materials removed. Purifying indoor air can be done effectively and affordably with an air purifier with Hepa Filter Technology. Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro have NanoGuard Technology, specialized true hepa filter capable of filtering 99.99% dust, and smoke, taking away the invisible and harmful debris caused by a wildfire.
What Makes Jya Stand Out?
The Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro doesn’t just filter out air, it proactively provides vital information about the air in the room with its vital air detection system that checks 5 major air quality data stats. This of course is vital to allow you to proactively adjust the settings when it is most important to eliminate harmful materials from a wildfire that may arrive in your home when you least expect it. This leads to another important feature with automatic mode, with this Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro are able to provide smart purification by using built-it-sensors adjust the running speed. With these necessary features to keep you protected, you can be rest assured that the indoor air you breathe will be safe regardless of wildfire pollution. Check out more great information about both the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro by checking their product pages.
Nail salons are a great place to go to glam up, unwind and get pampered. If you're a nail salon or hair salon owner, your top priority is to aways to create an unforgettable experience for your customer, however it requires a lot of cosmetics and chemicals. Just one question, have you thought about what is in those cosmetics? There are many chemicals in cosmetics, however those chemicals have the potential to be harmful creating fumes in the air. That is why it is extremely important to consider the indoor air of your salon.
When we took a deeper look at cosmetics in hair salons and nail salons, we found some alarming things. There are alot of substances that can become potential air quality threats that can cause many issues. Studies show that harmful chemicals found in many of these products can create fumes that gather up in the air that are harmful to breathe. Although it can be an unpleasant experience for customers to breathe in the chemicals, it is the salon owners who are more prone to air borne risks from breathing them in as they are in the salon for extended periods of time. These chemicals may not be harmful in the small doses exposed to customers however they have connections to longer term health issues for those who have prolonged exposure to them. Here is a list of some to look out for, where they are usually found and what health concerns they have:
Ammonium Persulfate - this is typically found in hair bleach and it can cause coughing, shortness of breath and irritation to skin, eyes and nose with a potential long term health risk of asthma.
Methyl Methacrylate - found in artificial nails, the dusk from filing can cause health problems like breathing problems, chest tightness and irritation to eyes, nose and throat as well as long term risks like loss of smell and asthma.
Formaldehyde - found in nail hardener and also can be created through chemical reactions with other substances, it can cause breathing problems, coughing, wheezing skin rashes and irritation to eyes, nose and throat as well as more serious long term health risks like cancer and dermatitis.
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds - usually found in disinfectants and cleaners, it’s properties can cause dizziness and irritation to skin, eyes and throat with a long term health risk of asthma.
Acetone - this is found in nail polish remover and hair spray and is able to cause dizziness and irritation to skin, eyes and throat however there is a risk that these symptoms get worse and more permanent.
Although these health concerns are worth pointing out, there are ways that we can minimize the risk they can cause with simple and easy precautions to create a better and safer salon environment, here are some tips:
Store And Dispose Of Cosmetics Carefully - Making sure that nothing is left out can be a great way to make sure chemicals do not evaporate in the air. Simple things like closing bottles tightly when they are not being used prevents spills and fumes is important and as for disposing of used and chemical soaked products, using metal trash cans with tight, self-closing lid while also following instructions for safely disposal is the best option.
Use Less Hazardous Cosmetics And Stay Well Protected - Whenever possible, using products that are least hazardous while only using the amount of product you need and not keeping extra products at workstations is always best. You can give yourself extra protection by wearing a mask, gloves and goggles, not only to protect against chemicals but also viruses like covid 19.
Purify Indoor Salon Air - Making sure you keep purified air is an extremely important way to prevent these chemicals going into the air in the first place to keep indoor air quality at a safe level. Ventilating the room to remove chemicals in the air is the best way to lower the level of chemicals in the hair salon or nail salon.
What Type Of Air Purifier Would Be Suitable?
We highly recommend an air purifier with Hepa Filter Technology, able to directly filter out particles and fumes of chemicals affecting the air quality and providing powerful deodorization of chemicals in the air. Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro uses hepa filters with NanoGuard Technology that is able to filter 99.99% of harmful substances in the air from cosmetics and airisoles.They feature vital air detection system, checking 5 major air quality data stats for accurate information about the room's air quality and thanks to built-it-sensors it can use automatic mode by adjusting it’s running speed when it detects an air quality change and effectively adapting to its surroundings. Thanks to these features you can work safely with the knowledge that you have an added layer of protection for your health and give yourself and your customers a refreshing experience that can leave them breathing easy.You don’t need to endure long days being exposed to airisoles and chemicals when you have a reliable air purifier from Jya. Check out what both the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro have to offer by visiting our product page.
Pregnancy can be a very exciting time for us mothers to be, counting down the days when we are able to hold our baby for the first time but it can also be a worry time for us too. It’s only natural for mothers to stress about whether they are doing the right thing and that the precious thing growing inside of us is staying healthy with our habits. We are becoming very conscious about our diet, environment, sleep cycle and even air quality to make sure that we both stay healthy. External factors are something we consider to ensure that our body and mind stays healthy and allow for a successful and joyful pregnancy.
A close colleague made the decision to not come to our work to ensure they stay well protected in a comfortable, familiar and safe environment. A big concern of hers was the air during a busy commute around the work space around a densely populated city center as well as unknown chemicals that might be used in and around the office could lead to developing pregnancy issues. It got me thinking about similar types of concerns and how many of it is valid. Let’s take a deeper look into this to find out.
According to studies, there may be things that need to be looked out for, with experts that have made connections between poor air quality and a number of significant issues with pregnancy, including:
Smaller Infants At Birth.
In addition to pregnancy issues, babies who have been more exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution are also more likely to have long timer health issues that include:
Other Lung Problems
This may all sound scary when you first hear about it and you may be concerned about the air quality levels around you and might not know how to find out. Luckily for us we have been constantly updating data to inform us about the air quality in our local areas, the data can be found on the air quality index (AQI) and it measures the air quality of your area from 1-300 with good being 1-50 and very unhealthy being 201-300. This can be a good indicator for how safe the air around you is and can inform you if you need to take extra precautions when levels are higher than usual. With good levels (1-50) you can be rest assured that you can go about your normal life with little worries, moderate levels (51-100) is when you are advised to take minor precautions by going outside slightly less, anything above unhealthy (101 or higher) typically affects sensitive groups, including pregnant women and more precautions are advised. However, what do you do if you are unlucky enough to live somewhere with an unhealthy AQI number? Well, there are a number of things that you can do according to some experts:
Check The Latest AQI - By regularly monitoring AQI, you can stay informed on when air quality is at a healthy level and avoid times when it is not healthy.
Stay Indoors - During times when air quality is bad, staying unexposed is the best option. Your skin absorbs 60% of everything you come in contact with, including the air.
Get Plants - Plants are nature's answer to neutralizing the air around us. The right plants can absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, scientifically proven to help.
Buy An Air Purifier - Air purifying a room is a highly recommended way to ensure that the indoor air is at a safe level, experts say it's not only safe but has great health benefits.
What Type Of Air Purifier Would Be Suitable?
The recommended type of air purifier to use would be HEPA Filter Technology as these directly filter out particle pollution by taking away invisible yet harmful debris such as dust, fumes, bacteria, and mold. Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro are truly great options with their true HEPA filter specialized NanoGuard™ Technology capable of filtering 99.99% of pollen allergies, dust, and smoke as well as help with combating airborne mold and bacteria.
On top of its impressive filtering ability, they also have a vital air detection system that checks 5 major air quality data stats and are displayed clearly on an OLED touch screen, making it easier than ever to toggle through stats and change to different modes so that purification is optimized to the current condition of the air. They can very easily be switched to automatic mode to create smart purification with its built-it-sensors to adjust the running speed dynamically and provide the best results.
Create Pure Air For Your Future Family
There are many health concerns that have us worried as future parents. Giving ourselves less burden of worry during this time and removing concerns about air quality can allow us to be more relaxed and reassured during our pregnancy and parenthood. You can check out what both the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro have to offer by checking our product page.
One of my biggest pleasures is to unwind and give my muscles a burn to revitalize my body and mind after a week of hard work in the office. The feeling of fresh, well-organized space to wake my body up and soul feels like a dream but I do have to say, workouts drastically improve when the room is filled with clean and pure air to breathe. While producing fresh and clean air outdoors, most gyms need to be indoors to keep their specialized equipment well protected from the weather, however, indoor spaces are prone to decreasing air quality because it becomes trapped in one place.
Although it is more difficult to maintain, indoor air quality is extremely important. Even if you only have plans to use the gym for short fitness sessions, gyms can be very crowded spaces that are prone to collecting harmful things like mold and other pollutants. When you are doing a workout, you are breathing the air around you far heavier, and more often that includes the harmful materials that gather in the trapped air. In an article by Medical New Bulletin, it was reported that “since mouth breathing is common during intense exercise, the particle-filtering function of the nasal cavity is bypassed resulting in an additional health risk”. With this in mind, it is easy to see why it is so important to make sure the air quality of the space is regularly and properly cleaned.
There is also evidence that the better quality of air, the better performance you will have during your workout. I have been in many gyms and some have extremely unpleasant musky odors giving a bad experience, always leading me to just switch gyms after only a few weeks just to avoid enduring it. So what exactly is the solution? The answer is a lot more simple than you might think.
So What Should I Do To Improve The Air Of My Gym?
It is relatively easy and inexpensive to improve the air quality of a gym. Simply buying an air purifier that you can plug in and place in the corner of the room, helps drastically in reducing the amount of unpleasant things in the air. We recommend using an air purifier with a HEPA filter as this help to reduce the amount of pollutants and odors in the air.
The Jya Fjord and Fjord Pro are highly recommended because their true HEPA filter specialized NanoGuard™ Technology, offering aerospace-grade level filtration efficiency. They are also great for larger spaces that have a lot of equipment gyms making them the ideal choice for all fitness enthusiasts. The Jya Fjord Pro is able to impressively refresh the air for a 38 ㎡ to 66 ㎡ room, making it the choice you will never go back from once it becomes a part of your fitness lifestyle.
Give Your Gym A Fresh New Upgrade!
With so many harmful things affecting the indoor air quality of your gym, there is no better time to try the Jya air purifier for yourself and give your gym a much-deserved upgrade. Find out more for yourself by checking out our product page.
Seasonal allergies are becoming more and more common, likely due to increased exposure to outdoor plant allergens. Today, an estimated 30% of the entire world’s population suffers from unpleasant airborne allergy symptoms, and unfortunately, they don’t necessarily go away at the end of Spring.
What are Summer Allergies?
While it’s true that visible pollen coating cars and sidewalks are generally a Springtime phenomenon, outdoor plants actually continue to pollinate throughout the Summer. Different plants pollinate at different times of the year, however, so your allergies may worsen during specific seasons. Here are the outdoor allergens that are most common during the Summer:
Grass: the most common source of Summer allergies, various types of grass are found across the globe and produce pollen almost exclusively during the Summer months.
Ragweed: commonly considered an undesirable weed, Ragweed is a flowering plant and one of the worst offenders for Summer pollen production
Other weeds: lamb’s quarter, sagebrush, tumbleweed, and pigweed are other common plants that release pollen from June through November
Perennial plants: including things like Mugwort and Nettle, these flowering plants are a problem for allergy sufferers in the late Summer and early Fall.
Mold: In addition to pollen, airborne mold spores (another common outdoor allergen) tend to peak in the Summertime.
People also tend to spend more time outdoors this time of year, further exacerbating Summer allergy symptoms.
What are the symptoms?
Seasonal allergy symptoms are often similar to those of a common cold, leading many people to confuse the two. Generally speaking, if your symptoms last longer than two weeks, you are likely suffering from allergies. Seasonal allergies also generally do not cause a fever, while the common cold sometimes does. However, you should always speak to your doctor if you are concerned about any medical symptoms. Common Summer allergy symptoms include:
Stuffy or runny nose
Itchy eyes, nose, or throat
How do I minimize Summer allergy symptoms?
While it’s impossible to completely eliminate the negative effects of Summer allergies, there are powerful steps you can take to minimize symptoms.
Keep windows and doors closed to prevent pollen from freely entering your home. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on the pollen count and try to avoid extended outdoor activities on severe days.
Wear a face-covering outdoors
If possible, wearing a simple cotton mask or similar protective covering has been shown to lower the amount of pollen that enters the respiratory system.
Shower after going outdoors
While outdoors, pollen will settle in your hair, on your skin, and on your clothes, triggering allergy symptoms throughout the day. It’s a good idea to shower after exposure (and before bed) to minimize contact.
Get a household air purifier
No matter how clean you keep your home, pollen will get inside during the Spring and Summer months. The right air purifier with proper HEPA technology, like the Jya Fjord Series, will remove almost all of the pollen from your indoor air.
Jya Fjord Series Air Purifiers
Ideal for fighting Summer allergies, our most advanced allergy air purifiers, the Jya Fjord Series, feature our exclusive NanoGuard™ Filtration system that captures up to 99.99% of pollen particles (and other particles as small as 1 micron in size). An automated cleaning mode, multi-stage filtration, and clever smart home features make it easier than ever to say “no” to indoor allergy symptoms.
And, for a limited time, you can save up to €69 on your own Jya Fjord series air purifier, thanks to our exclusive Summer Deal! There’s no better time to invest in fresh, clean, pollen-free air for you and your family.
We know, it sounds a little strange. When stocking up your art studio with supplies, things like paintbrushes, pencils, and paper probably top the shopping list. But there is one important tool that every studio needs, overlooked by many artists: an air purifier.
Why every art studio needs an air purifier
Whether you’re a painter, a sketch artist, or a sculptor, traditional art mediums pollute the indoor air you breathe with VOC fumes and fine particulate matter, which can be damaging to respiratory health.
Fumes and VOCs
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced from chemicals that are commonly found in paints, solvents, varnishes, resins, sculpting materials, inks, and dyes. As these materials dry, VOCs like formaldehyde, acetone, turpentine, and toluene disperse into the air. According to the EPA, VOCs are harmful to human health, and exposure can cause respiratory irritation, headaches, nausea, and even damage to the liver, kidneys and the central nervous system.
Particulates from dry media
This type of airborne contamination results from small particles entering the air, and many forms of traditional art produce this particulate matter. For example, dry pastels and charcoal pencils leave a “dust” behind that will become airborne if agitated. The sanding or carving of wood, plaster, stone, or other common art mediums release particles into the air as well. Along with contaminating your workspace, increased concentrations of airborne particulates have been linked to an array of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
In addition to health concerns, air purifiers can protect your work as well. Other contaminants already found in your indoor air, like dust and pet dander, can settle on projects and create flaws in the final product. Keeping your air clean and free of particles is a win/win for any artist.
What technology to look for
We recommend a multi-stage air purifier to efficiently clean your air of both particulates and dangerous VOCs. Our newest air purifiers, the Jya Fjord Series, feature our exclusive NanoGuard™ technology that filters up to 99.99% of particulates as small as 1 micron in size, while an advanced activated charcoal layer captures and neutralizes harmful VOCs. No matter what medium you work in, the Jya Fjord series is the ideal purifier for any art studio.
A design that artists can appreciate
The Jya Fjord Series was made for artists, by artists. Starting with the most premium materials, Jya focuses on pairing the latest technology with an elegant, minimalistic, Scandinavian-inspired design. The gently-rounded form factor features a dark metallic body with sleek golden accents, setting Jya apart from other air purifiers available on the market today. As a result of Jya’s unique design language and clever features that make life easier, the Jya Fjord Series has won several international design awards, including Red Dot, iF Design, Good Design, Idea Design, and more.
The Jya Fjord Series air purifiers aren’t just incredibly effective at making your workspace cleaner, safer, and more comfortable, they also enhance the look and feel of any art studio.
As the weather warms up and you start spending more time outside enjoying your favorite Summertime activities, it’s easy to forget about the importance of your home’s indoor air quality. While it makes sense to associate this time of year with fresh air, the reality is that the Summer actually presents some very specific challenges when it comes to keeping the air you breathe at home safe, clean, and clear of irritants and allergens.
Many people mistakenly believe that allergies and pollen counts peak in the Spring, but as many allergy-sufferers already know, the Summer can lead to even more severe allergy symptoms. Many plants, grasses, and flowers bloom in the Summer months, releasing pollen and triggering unpleasant allergy symptoms. In particular, grass and mold allergies tend to peak this time of year. Our newest air purifiers, the Jya Fjord Series, filter up to 99.99% of particulates as small as 1 micron in size (including pollen), making them ideal for fighting Summer allergy symptoms.
In addition to outdoor allergens, there are other airborne pollutants that are common in the warmer months. For instance, general outdoor air quality tends to degrade in the Summer, as smog, industrial pollution, and smoke from charcoal grills and wildfires become more of a concern. As outdoor air quality gets worse, your indoor air quality will be negatively affected as well. The Jya Fjord Series makes it easy to manage indoor air quality, as advanced environmental sensors actively monitor PM particulates and TVOCs and automatically adjust the whisper-quiet fan for superior air purification.
When it comes to indoor air quality, a large amount of airborne contaminants are actually produced inside your home. Common airborne allergens and irritants like dust, pet dander, mold, and chemical fumes are found in households year round, regardless of the season. Indoor air quality can actually be worse in the summer months, as air conditioners and HVAC systems can spread dangerous particulates throughout your home. For this reason, it’s recommended to use an air purifier year-round.
Special Summer deals
We want to help make it easier for you and your family to breathe easy this Summer with a premium, professional-grade HEPA air purifier, so we’re celebrating the season with exclusive bundles and deals on our Jya Fjord Series! Save up to €69 when you upgrade to the Jya Fjord or Jya Fjord Pro, today. There’s never been a better time to improve your indoor air quality with Jya.
While millions of people are still working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more are now heading back into the office to work side-by-side with their coworkers. Whether you have a home workspace or commute to a central office, indoor air quality is now a more important consideration than ever before. HEPA air purifiers provide a simple, easy, and cost-effective way to keep the air in your office clean and safe to breathe.
If you are an employer, employee, or a small business owner, here are just some of the benefits of adding an air purifier to your current office setup:
Poor indoor air quality is linked to lowered employee productivity, for a variety of reasons. One study from Harvard University found that higher amounts of fine particulate matter in indoor air decreased performance in mental aptitude tests. Additionally, contaminated office air can cause allergy symptoms and airborne illnesses, like the common cold, further lowering workplace productivity.
A high-performance air purifier keeps the air clean and conditioned, increasing overall workplace productivity. The Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro both feature our exclusive NanoGuard™ Filtration technology (equivalent to the latest HEPA H13 standard), capturing up to 99.99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size–in minutes.
Protection against disease
While not completely understood, Sick Building Syndrome (or SBS) is a term used to describe a series of negative health and comfort symptoms experienced by people who spend a lot of time inside office buildings. Air purification and proper ventilation have been shown to minimize these symptoms. Other common airborne illnesses can also result from close working environments. A recent CDC study found that HEPA air purifiers reduce COVID-19 spread indoors by up to 41%, and due to these findings, the CDC recommends that air purifiers be used in all office settings.
Proper ventilation does more than just create a more pleasant working environment–it also further helps protect against disease transmission. The same CDC study found that simple strategies to improve ventilation lowered COVID-19 spread by over 30%.
The Jya Fjord Series features advanced environmental sensors that actively monitor PM particulates, TVOCs, and humidity in real-time, automatically adjusting the whisper-quiet fan for proper ventilation and air purification.
Industrial-grade air purification solutions can be expensive and time-consuming to install, whereas our Jya Fjord Series air purifiers are light, portable, and easy to implement in any office environment. And for a limited time, you can save up to €69 with our Filter Bundles. There’s no better time to improve the comfort and safety of your office by adding a proper HEPA air purifier.
When you think of seasonal allergies and hay fever, you probably associate the unpleasant symptoms with common allergy triggers like pollen, dust, and pets. However, there is a “hidden” allergen prevalent in homes around the world, year round: mold. Airborne mold spores can cause similar respiratory problems like itching eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, and the source of this problem might be right inside your own home.
What are the risks of mold?
Some mold spores are mycotoxins and potentially dangerous, as some studies suggest that long-term exposure to mold can negatively affect mood and overall health. In the short-term, mold allergies present similar symptoms as other airborne allergies, like nasal congestion, eye and throat irritation, coughing and wheezing, and runny nose. Mold spores can also exacerbate asthma symptoms. It’s best to minimize exposure, whether or not you have a mold allergy.
What causes indoor mold?
It’s first important to understand that mold spores are everywhere. Various types of mold are prevalent outdoors, year round, and these mold colonies release spores (mold seeds, essentially) into the air. For that reason, both indoor and outdoor air will usually contain some mold spores when sampled. This only becomes a problem if mold is allowed to grow indoors, which dramatically increases the amount of indoor mold spores in the air you breathe.
How do I control mold in my home?
Mold proliferates where there is water and humidity, which is why mold and mildew is often found in bathrooms, basements, and around windows. So, the key to preventing mold growth in your home is to minimize dampness and humidity.
Keeping your indoor humidity below 45% will prevent most mold from growing inside your home. Depending on your local climate, a dehumidifier might be needed to keep humidity at safe levels. The Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro air purifiers monitor humidity in real time, so you’ll always know if humidity levels get too high.
Keep bathrooms as dry as possible
If your bathroom has an exhaust fan, be sure to keep it running while showering or bathing to remove excess humidity. Quickly repair any plumbing leaks or dripping water issues to prevent mold growth. If you find any visible mold or mildew in your bathroom, be proactive about scrubbing it clean before the problem gets worse.
Due to condensation, some poorly-insulated windows will drip water inside during the winter, when the outdoor temperature is colder than the indoor temperature. The best solution is to repair or replace these windows, but if that’s not possible, be sure to manually dry your windows and windowsills regularly to prevent mold growth.
How do I minimize my exposure to indoor mold?
Following the tips above will help prevent an overgrowth of mold, but as previously mentioned, mold spores are everywhere. No amount of cleaning or humidity management will completely rid your home of mold and mold spores. For this reason, the most powerful way to minimize your exposure is to use an effective air purifier that captures and traps mold spores inside your home.
We recommend our latest air purifiers, the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro, to effectively fight airborne mold spores and minimize allergy symptoms. Our exclusive NanoGuard™ Filtration technology (equivalent to the latest HEPA H13 standard) captures up to 99.99% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size, including dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and of course, mold spores. Smart environmental sensors monitor humidity, TVOCs, and PM particles in real time, so you can rest easy knowing that your household air is clean and safe to breathe.
People usually associate Springtime allergies with the great outdoors, and for good reason. This time of year, many common trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds begin to release pollen into the air, and this airborne pollen is the main cause of unpleasant seasonal allergy symptoms. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the active pollen count and stay indoors as much as possible when the risk is higher.
Unfortunately, as allergy sufferers know all too well, hiding indoors won’t completely solve the problem. In fact, indoor allergies can often be even more severe than outdoor allergies.
Why are my allergies worse indoors?
It may come as a surprise, but many people who suffer from seasonal allergies actually report increased symptoms when indoors as opposed to outdoors. While pollen is produced outdoors, it will work its way inside and accumulate and settle in the home. Other common allergens, like dust, pet dander, and mold, also occur indoors and can exacerbate symptoms.
Common allergy-causing scenarios at home
With the weather warming up, it may seem like the perfect time to head outdoors to work on your fitness, but it’s important to keep an eye on the current pollen count. If outdoor pollen saturation is high, consider exercising indoors. When exercising at home:
Keep your windows closed
Resist the urge to open windows in your home to let in the fresh Spring air, especially if the pollen count is high. This is one of the main ways pollen enters the home, dramatically increasing your indoor contact with pollen particulates and other common springtime allergens.
Use a household air purifier
Keeping your home clean goes a long way to minimize pollen and dust in the home, but some dust and pollen will always be prevalent in the air. The right air purifier with proper HEPA technology can remove almost all of the pollen from the air you and your family breathe, which is the single most effective method for avoiding indoor pollen exposure.
Be sure to choose the right air purifier to properly filter pollen out of the air you breathe. We recommend our Jya Fjord series air purifiers, featuring our exclusive NanoGuard™ Filtration that captures up to 99.97% of pollutants as small as 0.1 microns in size. Other air purifiers with lower grades of HEPA technology can miss these particles completely.
No matter how hard you try, some pollen will inevitably enter your home. Stay on top of cleaning to minimize your indoor exposure to pollen, especially during the Spring months.
Use protective gear when cleaning
Try wearing gloves and a protective face mask when cleaning to prevent these allergens from entering your respiratory system. Also consider wearing eye protection if you suffer from watery, itchy eyes when exposed to pollen or dust.
Clean from top to bottom (literally)
Whether you are dusting, sweeping, or vacuuming, some pollen and dust will get agitated and become airborne when cleaning your home. Clean high areas first, then move down to lower areas. Clean the floors last to make sure you aren’t just moving dust and pollen around.
Keep your air purifier running 24/7
Proactively cleaning your indoor air will prevent you from breathing in common allergens (and will also minimize the amount of pollen that settles in your home). Our Jya Fjord series air purifiers make it easy to automate your clean-air routine. Advanced environmental sensors actively monitor PM particulates, TVOCs, and humidity in real-time and adjust fan speeds, automatically. So, you can just turn it on and forget about it.
Allergy symptoms at nighttime can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest, but there are some simple steps you can take to fight allergies in the bedroom and wake up feeling refreshed.
Shower before bedtime
Pollen (and other airborne allergens) can get trapped in your hair or on your clothes during the day, especially if you’ve cleaned your home. This will exacerbate allergies at night while you sleep. It’s best to rinse off before bed to minimize nighttime allergy symptoms.
Use an air purifier in the bedroom
If you don’t have a dedicated air purifier for your bedroom, bring one with you when it’s time to hit the hay. With the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro, it’s easy to move rooms, thanks to hidden Omni-directional wheels that glide effortlessly over any flooring surface. It’s easy to control settings from bed, too, with compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.