Where IS the Perfect Place to Live with Mold Allergies?
Mold allergy sufferers may spend their lives in search of the â€œperfect climate.â€ There are criteria when selecting a home based on environmental conditions, but unfortunately there is no true, universal answer.
Since there are so many types of people and so many varieties of mold, not to mention the fluctuating climate of any area throughout the seasons, it is virtually impossible to name one spot as the Utopia of all allergy victims.
That said, there is still some amount of hope. Allergy sufferers should always check the mold and pollen count of each season in any area before moving. They may be moving into a war zone.
It is good to be prepared for what lies ahead, especially if this enables them to choose a different new home.
Large Cities :
Large cities, such as Charleston, SC, and Houston, TX seem to be worse for those fleeing allergies. Charleston and Houston were number one and two of the top twenty-five cities in the US in 2001, according to a study released by Flonase.
It may be the pollution or the population, but no matter the reason, those who are subjected to allergies have found living in large cities to be miserable.
Warm, windy conditions are also distressing. Mold thrives on warmth, and travels by way of the breeze.
Those violently allergic to mold should stay away from this type of climate at all cost. Even those who are less allergic than others should avoid this.
Humidity, too, can be a moldâ€™s friend and allergy victimâ€™s enemy. Areas that are often moist promote mold growth, creating an environment unfriendly to most.
Those that live near water, such as the coast, and suffer from mold allergies, ought to consider moving inland. Those that are thinking about moving to the coast: donâ€™t.
Coupled with heat and wind, this is a nightmare.
Almost all molds are dormant in the winterâ€“but not all. A region that freezes more frequently or for longer periods of time than most would be ideal for allergies.
However, the Northwest United States is still uncomfortable for anyone bothered by mold. The fact remains that not many people long to spend their lives in a cold, arid location.
Some people do eventually find their own version of Utopia, and still more donâ€™t. There is no right answer.
All anyone can do is keep a clean, dry home, and do their best to avoid situations that may cause an allergic attack.
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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team