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VIDEO: Nasal Allergy Experts Offer Free Advice for Back to School Sneezin'
Date:9/8/2009

ATLANTA and BRIDGEWATER, N.J. Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- From cubbies and carpets to class pets and pollen, as parents prepare for this year's back to school they should also prepare for the upcoming fall allergy season. To help children with nasal allergies ease into the new school year, the My Xperts(TM) program, created by UCB and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC., is offering new tips from a team of indoor and outdoor nasal allergy experts to help parents prepare for fall allergy season in and out of the classroom.

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It is estimated that an average of 10,000 American children miss school each day because of nasal allergies, causing two million lost school days each year. And when in school, children with nasal allergies often have trouble concentrating or even staying awake because of their symptoms.

Jeff May, certified indoor air quality professional and author of My House Is Killing Me! and Jeff May's Healthy Home Tips, says this does not have to be the case and that there are several ways to help manage children's exposure to allergens at school.

Based on his indoor environmental investigations of thousands of schools, homes, and offices, May advises, "There are common places in the classroom where allergens hide, and with a little advance work, you can help minimize your child's exposure to common allergens in the classroom."

May offers these important steps to help minimize the exposure to allergens in the classroom and home:

  • Especially on high pollen days, keep the windows closed. Open windows allow pollen and other airborne allergens to drift into the classroom. A clean air conditioner can help to cool and cle
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