Allergy to the steering wheel, risks and how to shield the vehicle


The ventilation of the passenger compartment, cleaning of the filters and maintenance of the upholstery are recommendations to reduce the effects of allergies while driving during this summer season

It is estimated that about 16 million people in Spain suffer from some form of allergy and 14 million of them are allergic to pollen, which are responsible for the itchy nose and eyes that are so characteristic of these dates. And it’s a major problem, as the increase in pollution and the misuse of antibiotics increase the severity of some allergic conditions, leading to significant episodes of asthma and respiratory distress in those affected.

Because it is a closed space, our
vehicle can become an important point of attention dispersion of particles that are harmful to our health. That’s why Oscaro gives us a series of tips that will help us fight a handlebar allergy and drive more comfortably this spring:

Change cabin filter: The cabin air filter is responsible for retaining a large amount of dirt that enters the interior of the vehicle. When allergy season approaches, it is recommended that this filter be replaced or cleaned thoroughly so that it can more easily trap the particles that sneak in. There are two types, a simple pollen filter and an activated carbon filter. The latter is more recommended, as it allows a greater number of particles to be retained.

Technology to recirculate the air: There are certain automotive technology products that can help us reduce the effects of allergies by cleaning and purifying the air. Ionizers are a clear example of this, as they can help you breathe better and maintain a healthier interior atmosphere thanks to the air circulation they generate, trapping dust and reducing harmful gases and bacteria that your car may contain.

Driving with the windows up: If we travel with our car during allergy season, we must do so with the windows rolled up to prevent dust and pollen from entering the vehicle interior. Driving with the windows down can cause an allergic attack and we will endanger our driving. In addition, it does not hurt to replace the door seals when they are worn out, because we will prevent the air from entering the interior and thus the particles that cause us the dreaded allergy.

Clean the car more often: It never hurts to clean the car, but allergy sufferers should do it more often on spring days. Cleaning the car with a microfibre cloth removes dirt and prevents the spread of particles that are harmful to our health. We have to pay special attention to both the upholstery and the seats, usually the places where these microorganisms accumulate the most.

Avoid peak times for allergies: There are certain times of the day when we should avoid driving whenever possible. Dusk and dawn are the times of day when there is usually more pollen in the environment, which can trigger an allergic attack while driving. If we cannot avoid these peak hours, we will be extra careful when lowering the windows so that the particles that cause allergies cannot enter the interior of the passenger compartment.

Source: La Verdad


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