Tips to minimize exposure to outdoor allergens

  • Keep windows closed at night and use air conditioning, which cleans, cools and dries the air.
  • Minimize outdoor activities early in the morning, between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., when pollen is most prevalent.
  • Keep car windows closed while driving.
  • Minimize your time outdoors when the pollen count is high.
  • Do not rake leaves or allow children to jump in piles of leaves if they are allergic to mold.
  • Do not hang bedding or clothing outside to dry since that can trap the outdoor pollen.
  • Change clothes after playing or working outside and shower before climbing into your bed. This will help keep pollen out of your house–especially the bedrooms.