As the snow begins to melt and the icicles drip to reveal branches of the tree again, the scene gradually turns into an airborne nightmare of pollen and particulate matter, gusting about the spring air. For those with allergies, this is the worst time of the year.

Luckily, PollenTEC is here to the rescue. It has partnered with a European textile company to produce screens that are designed to block allergens from entering your home while letting in fresh air, so you don’t have to shut all the windows and doors on a windy day.

The European Center for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) has tested the screen on several tree allergens, which are the most prominent triggers for allergies, and their findings verified that 100 percent of grass pollens, 99.71 percent of birch pollens, 93.1 percent of stinging nettle-pollen and 90.9 percent of ragweed pollen were filtered through PollenTec screens. So, if you’re anticipating another nose-sniffling, poofy-eyed season, PollenTEC might be able to help.

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