In late spring, you’ll often see white fluff floating on the wind, which people tend to blame for seasonal allergies. However, this fluff isn’t, in fact, pollen, but rather the seeds from poplar trees.

Indeed, poplars produce a white cellulose cotton-like fluff that is absolutely hypoallergenic and has the simple role of allowing the popular seeds to be transported far and wide on the wind. However, pollen from other plant species or fine dust from traffic, which are responsible for allergies, can adhere to the surface of the fluff balls. 

Therefore, while the fluff does not cause allergies in itself, it can be annoying if inhaled and can cause irritation in case of contact with eyes. Rain is the only thing that gets rid of these fluff balls, since, when they get wet, they naturally fall out of the air.

Due to the nuisance that these poplar seeds can cause, other tree species are becoming more popular for green areas and city streets, even though poplars are one of the best species for absorbing the carbon dioxide that is responsible for climate change, because they grow quickly and, therefore, can collect a lot of carbon in a very short time. 

The choice is, therefore, difficult. Do we reduce the number of poplars in order to bring relief to allergy sufferers, or keep them and improve the quality of air in our cities? Unfortunately, it’s not up to ordinary citizens to decide. However, we can decide to breathe healthier air in our own indoor environments, and, at the same time, bring relief to allergy sufferers. The solution is JoyBion, the latest generation ionizer, which uses controlled bipolar ionization technology to emit a perfect balance of positive and negative ions that purifies air and eliminates the allergens it holds.

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