Mask for Allergies – Outdoor Mask wearing: How Mask can help keeps pollens, dust & mites at bay!

Achoo! Warming climate is bad news for your allergies and asthma - Why you should keep mask on to help alleviate your allergies.

24 million suffer from seasonable allergies in the US.

The combination of extreme hot weather and strong winds mixed with the annual allergy pollutants makes for a challenging season for people who have mild to severe allergies.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you may be looking forward to using your masks less and less often now that the CDC has said fully vaccinated Americans can go without masks in many situations. But if you have allergies to dust or pollen, it might be worth keeping mask around.

Pollen particles vary in size, with some wind-borne tree and grass pollens as small as 10 to 20 microns. To give a sense of scale, KN95, KF94, N95 masks get their name because they filter out the minimum 94-95% of particles are 2.5 microns in size (tested to surpass this and filters 99.9%) . Since pollen is significantly larger than the droplets and particulates masks filter out, that means those masks are useful barriers against pollen and similar allergens as well. 

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