allergy danger: your car

March 26, 2007 3:19am CST
Your wheels can make you wheeze. Car air vents are allergen magnets. Research shows that even people who dont own pets have cat and dog dander in their cars-it sticks to our clothing. How to quell auto-induced allergies:- 1. Keep it dry:- Moisture collects in the AC unit, which could lead to mould. Turn the AC off a few minutes before you stop the car, leaving the fan on, vents open, to dry it out. 2. Keep it clean:- The biggest irritants are dust and pollen. The solution:Vaccum and wipe the inside of your car weekly. 3. Keep it sealed:- Roll up windows and set the vent to "recirculate" at peak allergy times-morning and night.
2 responses
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Yes I did notice this when it was stuck to my clothing, again you have put very valuable information and I appreciate your time to help me and other with this problem. So I shall have to keep this information in my folder.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
26 Mar 07
This is a good one to share since we tend to take our cars for granted I think. Those with allergies are most affected by this and I am glad that you shared this as it may end up helping someone have a bit better summer season and make it easier for them to breath. Thanks for sharing this.