About 50 million Americans experience some type of allergies, with about half (24 million) with “seasonal” allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Seasonal allergies , Sometimes referred to as “hay fever,” “outdoor allergies” or “seasonal allergic rhinitis” – opposed to food, skin or drug-related allergies – symptoms occur when trees, grass and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air (to fertilize other plants). Those symptoms range from sneezing and itchy eyes to hives and rashes to congestion and sinus pressure. This is because the body views any foreign substance or allergens as harmful and attacks it.
COVID has also made things confusing for allergy sufferers: Is that runny nose or cough because you are having an allergy attack or because you contracted the virus? Adding insult to injury, some experts believe the intense heat across the globe, as well as shorter seasons, is contributing to prolonged allergy seasons and worsening symptoms, as reported in the The Indianapolis Star. The iRobot Roomba j7+ ($799.99), for example, is especially good for allergy sufferers because not only does it roam around your home to autonomously clean your carpet, tile and hardwood floors, but it will navigate itself back to the base to charge up and empty its own dust bin so you don’t have to deal with that
Called the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal, the enclosed bags inside capture and trap 99% of pollen and mold, says the company, which only need to be replaced every 60 days or so. Plus, its iRobot Genius 3.0 platform gets smarter with each use as it gets to know your home layout, clean where it’s most needed and can also start automatically when you leave home and stop when you return. As with other models, this Wi-Fi-enabled robot can also be started (or scheduled) with the companion app, via your voice (with support for Google Home and Alexa devices) or by simply pressing the button on top of the unit. It can also recognize and avoid obstacles like power cords and pet waste, which could make a messy situation even less fun to clean up. If it’s unsure of an obstacle, the Roomba j7+ sends a photo of it to your iRobot Home app, so you can instruct the robot on what to do.
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