The much-awaited monsoon season has finally arrived, marking a respite from the overbearing summer heat. Despite the common belief that rain cleanses the air, the truth is that the monsoon season can have adverse effects on indoor air quality and trigger allergies. So, while we celebrate the rains, it’s important to take precautions and ensure good air quality inside for a clean and healthy home.
House dust mites and mold allergies: House dust mites, the most common allergen, tend to thrive in the increased humidity of this season, particularly where humidity levels are around 70 per cent and temperatures rise above 25 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the elevated relative humidity indoors creates favourable conditions for mold growth.
Managing monsoon allergies involves taking proactive steps to reduce exposure to allergens and alleviate symptoms. Here are some expert tips from Muzaffar Izamuddin, Design Manager, RDD Environmental Care, Dyson to help you manage monsoon allergies:
Keep indoor spaces clean: Regularly clean your home to minimise dust, mold, and other allergens. Vacuum carpets, sweep floors, and dust surfaces frequently. Use a damp cloth when dusting to prevent allergens from becoming airborne.