While some people are allergic to food or pets, when we say “allergies” it’s most often referring to the snuffling, itching, and sneezing triggered by exposure to plant pollen. The springtime might bring vivid flowers, green leaves, and growing shoots, but that comes along with
Humans aren’t the only mammals that suffer from allergies—our feline friends can be plagued by many of the same allergy triggers that affect us. When you have an allergic reaction, your immune system interprets a foreign substance as a threat and goes into attack mode.
It’s not just your imagination, seasonal allergies are getting worse each year. They are getting worse outdoors as a result of climate change and increased carbon dioxide, which make for more pollen at unpredictable times. They are getting worse indoors because sealing off spaces to
Cooking can be one of the biggest indoor air quality hazards when proper precautions are not taken. Different cooking methods come along with different degrees of risk. Most of us are aware that burning natural gas to cook indoors will always have a bigger negative
When you spend time among the trees, hearing twigs snap beneath your feet and birds calling out to each other from above, it does something to your brain. Walking in nature is refreshing and reinvigorating in ways that other exercise and leisure activities just aren’t.
From October when the Halloween candy starts to show up through December when we show love with large and dense meals, a healthy relationship with food during the holidays can sometimes be challenging. The stressful holiday season is possibly the worst time for our diets
Even though it’s really scary, air pollution Halloween costumes are rare due to the tendency for pollution to be invisible. This Halloween, Molekule set up a house of horrors haunted with pollutants to spread the word about the silent but violent threats lurking around your
When you think about the air quality in your home, you’re probably more focused on indoor air pollution than moisture content. However, the amount of water in the air, also known as relative humidity, can impact your health and home just as much (or more)
Allergy triggers are substances in our environment that cause an allergic reaction. Though some of the symptoms overlap, an allergic reaction is a very specific event in your body and is different from an infection, intolerance, or poisoning.
Everyone’s immune system is a little different depending
Seasonal allergies affect up to 30% of the global population, making allergy symptoms extremely common among adults and children. A seasonal allergy develops when your immune system overreacts to something in your environment, whether it's burning bush in the fall or grass pollen in the