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ALLERGIES

What are the causes for Allergies?

Allergies refer to the immune system’s hypersensitivity to typically harmless substances in the environment, which usually result in symptoms that include red eyes, scratchy throat, sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, shortness of breath, or even inflammation of the sinuses.  The most common are dust mite allergies, pollen allergies, mold allergies, pet dander allergies, and cockroach allergies. 

Allergy attacks are triggered by the microscopic allergens that invade the body thru inhalation or dermal/eye contact. Their invasion is misinterpreted by the immune system as a disease and triggers a chemical release that results in a severe allergic reaction.   

This chemical release by our immune system results in a wide variety of symptoms – from itching, runny nose, and sneezing to general fatigue and inflammation of soft tissues.  Asthma is a higher level of activity by the immune system to combat these allergens.  Numerous recent studies even demonstrate a link between the rise in the rates of depression coinciding with the increase in the amount of Allergens are present within the indoor environment. 

What are the types of Allergens that cause Allergies, including Asthma?

There are multiple types of Bio-Allergens, but the most abundant, which make up more than 98% of those found within indoor environments, are Dust Mite Allergens, Mold & Fungi Allergens, Pollen, and Pet Dander Allergens.  All belong to the family of Bio-Allergens.

Dust Mite Allergens – the most common type of all indoor allergens.
Dust Mites are tiny insects that belong to the arachnid family and are closely related to spiders and ticks. They are small, only about 0.3 millimeters long, and can be found in virtually every home, as in your bed, couch, carpet, and upholstery.

These tiny creatures feed on the dead skin cells that humans shed daily.  The ability of Dust Mites to survive and adapt to any indoor environment makes this allergen very “hard to defeat.”   

Dust Mites consume a large quantity of food relative to their body’s weight and consequently generate a large amount of fecal matter that contains various types of proteins, endotoxin, and enzymes. These are the primary triggers of allergies, including Asthma. Dust Mite sensitivity is estimated to be responsible for 4 out of 5 cases of Asthma. 

Mold & Fungi Endotoxin, Mycotoxins, and Spores:
These are all well-known as a cause of severe illnesses, including Asthma.
Mold and Fungi are naturally found in nature and multiply and propagate in high-moisture environments.  Their eradication is challenging, and attempting to destroy them by applying harsh chemicals is notoriously harmful to people and the environment. Culturable Fungi and Endotoxin were present in New Orleans homes years after the floods caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita subsided. Even in average moisture levels, Mold and Fungi grow and propagate within the indoor microbiome.  In addition to being a primary source of disease generation, Mold and Fungi is a notorious sources of foul odor that is considerable discomfort.

Pollen:
Pollen is the fine powder generated by plants for their reproduction.  Since it is light and easily airborne, pollen is transported great distances and reaches the indoors during the seasons when plants are most active.  When microscopic pollen particles enter our body, we respond by the generation of chemicals called Histamines, which cause allergic rhinitis (Hay Fever).
Once released by the plant, Pollen may stay potent for weeks or even months.
In addition to being an allergic trigger, Pollen is a known source of symptoms such as lack of concentration, fatigue, and even depression.

Pets Allergy (Dander):
Mammals with fur and birds shed microscopic hair, skin, and feather particles.
To a more significant extent, dogs and cats release tiny droplets of proteins that originate in their urine and saliva into the air, where they all become airborne bio-allergens.

Pet allergens may linger in the air for a longer time than other allergens due to their microscopic size. However, they are also notoriously known for their ability to stick to all kinds of objects, such as toys, bedding, fabrics, and carpets.  Vacuuming and conventional cleaning methods typically increase the spread of these allergens even further.  Pet dander is one of the longer-lasting allergens that can linger for months after the pet has left that area. 

How Enviro-Biotics assist in the overall reduction of these allergens?

Enviro-Biotics is a natural and safe solution for elimination of these bio-allergens while creating a healthier, cleaner and more pleasantly balanced indoor environment.   

Here’s how it works:  Enviro-Biotics produce enzymes which break down the active protein of Dust Mites fecal matter, Pet Dander, Mold Spores, and Pollen and utilize the resulting peptides obtained as a food source. Enviro-Biotics multiple strains of beneficial bacteria are known to be excellent protease producers.

The presence of Mold and Fungi are reduced as Enviro-Biotics limits their access to nutrients (food), by naturally competing and outnumbered them, consequently, Enviro-Biotics inhibits and prevents the growth of pathogenic Mold and Fungi of all kinds (Penicillium, Fusarium, Stachybotrys (known as “Black Mold”), Aspergillus and Cladosporium which are the most abundant kinds ) creating an inhibition of growth zone wherever it is applied.    

 

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