Does Mechanical Ventilation Prevent Allergies?
Almost one in three people in the UK suffer from some kind of allergy. While Hay fever is one of the most common complaints, affecting 20% of the population.
Other types of allergic rhinitis, where the cause might be cigarette smoke, dust particles, or other household chemicals affect almost the same number of people, and can cause misery throughout the year, rather than just during the summer months.
Airborne allergens such as pollen, dust mite waste, mould spores, and volatile organic chemicals from cleaning products and household fragrances can irritate the airways of a sufferer, and cause streaming eyes, runny noses, and difficulty breathing.
Depending on the severity of the allergies, quite small quantities of the allergen in the air can be sufficient to cause an attack. The question is, does mechanical ventilation prevent allergies? Let’s find out!