Why there’s such a boom abut Allergies, because any allergy is the ‘fourth chronic disease’ worldwide

According to WHO, the allergy is the fourth chronic disease worldwide. One-third of French suffer and the numbers continue to rise. What explains this explosion? Advances in diagnosis are not enough to explain everything.


Our homes are now too heated. Better insulated, they are more confined. . A disastrous equation because it promotes the development of mites, cockroaches and mold, great enemies of respiratory allergies   In addition, more and more families adopt pets: a focus on two has one. And then, you say? But there is a catch: the cat hairs are particularly allergenic.


Limit ambient to 18 or 19 ° C, for mites reproduce rapidly if the temperature is between 20 and 30 ° C.

Ventilate your home twice a day at least pendant10 minutes.

Fight against moisture: for information, the humidity should not exceed 60%. Limit green plants and aquariums, especially in the rooms.

Avoid having a cat if your child is allergic. Or, at least, do not let them in the rooms.

Air pollution is a key element to explain the runaway allergic phenomena. Its irritating effect on the respiratory system aggravates allergies. Other pollution: one related to the increase in our environment of toxic substances furniture (glue, formaldehyde …) and maintenance products, in high doses, become allergens.

Even more amazing, pollution reinforces the allergenicity of pollens by altering their chemical structure. A significant phenomenon when one considers that, according to the national network of monitoring Aerobiological (RNSA), allergic reactions to pollens affect 10-20% of the population.

Besides the problem of pollution, these pollen allergies have increased over the past 20 years because of global warming. Some plants, hitherto absent in the north of France, are now able to grow there: French pollen landscape changes, increasing the sensitivity of some people who were not previously faced these pollens.


National Network Aerobiological monitoring and adopt some simple tips knowingly.

During pollen, do not dry your clothes in the air, not ventilate your home that early morning, wash your hair every night, roll car windows closed, wear a mask when you garden or mow your lawn …

Limit as much as possible contact with the very irritating cleaning products: back to natural products (vinegar for example) and prefer the first ecological materials for furniture and furnishings of your interior.


Hygiene has increased life expectancy … It is an undeniable fact. But excess hygiene and avoidance of allergens do not appear however desirable. Moreover, we found that children living in rural areas are less prone to allergies as they are more exposed to allergens.

Several studies have shown that this attitude, combined with the use of vaccines and antibiotics, destabilized our immune system. Freed from infections, he began to struggle disproportionately against pollen, dust mites and other allergens.


Do not take antibiotics only when necessary and when prescribed by your doctor.

Do not use care products too aggressive for your skin, they might make it more fragile and more responsive.

Keep a clean disinfect without anything-goes inside.


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