Preservatives are nothing to sneeze at

A wet spring has made for ideal allergen-creating conditions — the growth of ragweed and an increase in mold. According to a Quest Diagnostics study, sensitization to common ragweed has grown 15% nationally since 2000, while mold grew 12%.

Awareness around preservatives found in nasal allergy sprays also is on the rise, suggested Similasan product manager Jessica Bellows. Similasan recently launched its Nasal Allergy Relief preservative-free nasal mist. Many popular preservatives used in allergy sprays, such as benzalkonium chloride and phenylcarbinol, can exacerbate allergy symptoms.


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