Breathe Easy with Pollergen, a New Hayfever Defence

in Blinds, Commercial, Domestic

Late Spring/ Early Summer is a beautiful time of year; the sun comes out (at last!) and plants bloom to life again. Sunny mornings are just so lovely; as the sun peeks through our windows, it’s too enticing not to let the brightness flood into the room.

For most, Spring and Summer are a glorious time of year, but for hay fever sufferers the season’s weather can have its downside. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, a fine powder from plants. Symptoms include itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, headache and tiredness; it can also exacerbate asthma. Both children and adults are susceptible to it and the impact on concentration and efficiency can be significant.

Hay fever is usually worse between March and September when the weather is warmer or windy, this is when the pollen count is at its highest. One of its peaks can be around exam time and studies have indicated that it can have a detrimental effect on a student’s performance.

The good news is that there are numerous ways to reduce the effects of hay fever including improving the home environment. Using anti-allergen fabrics that reduce the circulation of harmful pollen is one such example. Louvolite is a leading supplier of quality window blind products and this year they have introduced a new and unique treatment called Pollergen that can help with hay fever relief by acting as a barrier against pollen. A deployed blind made with Pollergen-treated fabric can significantly reduce the amount of active pollen entering the home.

Louvolite says:

“Independent testing by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research unit has concluded that a Pollergen-treated fabric shows over 50% reduction in grass pollen allergen when compared to an untreated control fabric.”

The great thing about Pollergen is that it is a coating, making it is very versatile to use, so you needn’t worry that your choice of fabric may be limited. The range available to you remains impressive and varied.

The treated fabric is suitable for made to measure roller blinds, vertical blinds and pleated blinds for both the home and office. Pollergen’s versatility makes its benefits far ranging.

Hayfever alleviation with Pollergen coated blinds

Pollergen coated vertical blinds to help alleviate hayfever

It can even be used on glow-in-the-dark fabrics like the wonderful starry ‘Night Night’ design to add fun to a child or teenager’s room (a good way to relax after a hard night’s revision!).

Glow in the dark fabric

Night Night Glow fabric from Louvolite – glows in the dark for 30 minutes

Or you may prefer to go with a cool contemporary look like the stylish Ayana fabric in Pistachio, an elegant design that looks beautiful all year round.

Ayana fabric design on made to measure roller blind

Pollergen coated Ayana design fabric on made to measure roller blinds

There are many other fabric designs to choose from – to suit all tastes – here are just a few:

Pollergen treated for hayfever relief Highland Ochre fabric design

Pollergen treated for hayfever relief Highland Ochre fabric design

Farrah Sapphire fabric treated with Pollergen

Farrah Sapphire fabric treated with Pollergen

Whatever your taste, there are plenty of great designs to choose from to complement the mood of your room(s). All-in-all, Pollergen treated fabric blinds will be a fantastic addition to your home or office, whatever the weather!

Made To Measure From Norwich Sunblinds

These treated fabrics are available from Norwich Sunblinds for our made to measure blinds. We are located on St Benedicts Street in the heart of the city. Drop by to view the wide choice of fabrics and blinds available or book a free consultation appointment online. We offer a full service; we will visit you to measure up and advise on the best options for your needs. The blinds are made in Attleborough to your bespoke requirements and will be fitted for you.

All blinds come with a 5-year guarantee.

Farrah Citrine Pollergen-treated fabric

Farrah Citrine design fabric treated with Pollergen for made to measure roller blinds