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Have a Holly Jolly Non-Allergy Holiday Season!

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Christmas tree 2_8719_20091014The holiday season is filled with exciting events; decorating your house, decorating your Christmas tree, shopping, sledding, etc. but when you begin sniffling and sneezing will you think it is a common cold or allergies?

According to author Leonard Konis: “Winter and Christmas allergies are equally or worse than other seasonal allergies”. 

Most people don’t think of their Christmas trees as being the main culprit for their holiday sniffles.  So, we have provided a few helpful tips for those holiday allergy sufferers:

Before decorating an artificial tree:

  • Clean the tree with a wet wash cloth
  • Use a cleaning solution

Before decorating a live tree:

  • Look for  mold on the bark (which can be harmful to anyone who has asthma)
  • There can also be pollen stuck to tree SAP, or resin, so you may want to spray your tree down before bringing it indoors.
  • You can sometimes spray commercial fungicides on your tree but the chemicals may also cause allergic reactions to some people.

An Alternative:

Organic Christmas Trees:

Organically grown Christmas trees are not exposed to any chemical fertilizer, insecticides or pesticides, which make organic trees the best option for those of you who suffer from Christmas tree allergies.

Benefits of buying an Organic Christmas tree: 

According to an article from Artificial Trees,

  • You’ll protect your family from pesticide residues
  • Protect Christmas tree workers from pesticide poisoning on the job
  • You’ll support local growers who respect their workers and the environment

To find an organic tree in your area, visit: http://www.artificialtrees.com/findinganorganictree.php

Sources:

http://www.helium.com/items/100743-allergies-associated-with-winter-and-christmas

http://www.artificialtrees.com/benefitsoforganicchristmastrees.php

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