Can artificial grass help with asthma?

According to Asthma UK, “There are 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK, which means asthma affects one in every 11 people and one in five households.” This statistic means it’s very likely that you know someone with asthma, or even that you suffer from the condition yourself. If this is the case, you’ll already know just how serious asthma can be and how much it can affect sufferers.

On May 1st, the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is celebrating World Asthma Day. A fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and encourage people to think a little more about the health of their airways, the day will see events taking place around the world. As well as helping to educate children, parents, doctors and other health professionals about the condition, GINA hopes to drive research and create a brighter future for those with asthma.

In order to do our part to promote World Asthma Day, we’re taking a closer look at how artificial grass can help to ease the condition. Keep reading to find out more.

Asthma triggers

Although different things trigger asthma for different people, pollen is a common irritant and often causes asthma attacks. Grass pollen in particular can cause people with asthma to experience breathing difficulties. Grass pollen is most prevalent in June, July and August, making the summer a very difficult time for those who suffer from asthma. For those with severe asthma, the amount of pollen in the air at certain times of the year can make leaving the house impossible.

Replacing your lawn with artificial grass

Path through artificial grassIf you or someone in your family has asthma that’s triggered by grass pollen, replacing your lawn with an artificial surface can help to reduce the frequency of your attacks. Artificial grass doesn’t release any of the pollen that a natural lawn does, allowing you to enjoy your outside space without fear of suffering an attack. Although you can’t control the levels of pollen in the air, keeping your garden and the immediate area around your home clear of this common irritant is a good way to keep your asthma attacks to a minimum.

Installation

If you use a professional company to carry out the work, removing your existing lawn and replacing it with artificial grass will be easy. The installation can be done in just a few days, with proper drainage and underlay put in to ensure the surface stays looking great. Once your new lawn is in place, you’ll be able to enjoy your outside area throughout the summer and really make the most of your garden. Replacing your natural lawn with artificial grass can make a big difference to the regularity of your asthma attacks throughout the summer months. To find out more about the benefits of artificial grass, take a look around our site today.

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