About late summer, pollen and anti-allergenic tables made of natural stone
What do Vincent van Gogh and Ludwig van Beethoven have in common? That's right, they both suffered from hay fever. Today we invite you to join us as we look through the colorful kaleidoscope of mid- and late summer. While many people can enjoy this season of sunshine and mild evenings holistically, it often poses a challenge for many allergy sufferers and, above all, runny noses.
Late summer is a time of harvest and change as nature prepares for the upcoming fall. The fireworks of flowers that tirelessly release pollen into the environment keep our nature diverse and beautiful. However, for people who suffer from hay fever, this colorful dance can become torture. Itchy eyes, a runny nose and endless sneezing fits are not uncommon in spring and summer.
But what is the connection between a pollen allergy and tables?
The connection between furniture and allergies
You may now be wondering what the connection is between furniture and allergies.
Let me assure you that the compound isn’t just made out of thin air – unlike the pesky pollen. The materials and pieces of furniture that we have in our living spaces actually play a significant role when it comes to defying allergens and creating a pleasant indoor climate. With the “wrong” pieces of furniture, our living space can become a veritable breeding ground for pollen and allergens.
But before we go into this in more detail, we would like to take a brief excursion into biology: What is a pollen allergy or hay fever? And where does she come from?
Biology excursion – pollen count & hay fever
Pollen, or colloquially known as “flower pollen,” are tiny, light particles that can be transported over long distances by the wind. When people with hay fever inhale this pollen, their immune system reacts hypersensitively to the actually harmless particles. But why does such pollen actually fly through the air?
The pollen count is a means of reproduction for plants. Plants are sessile organisms, meaning they are stationary and cannot actively move to reproduce. Therefore, they have developed mechanisms such as pollen flow to ensure their survival by spreading pollen over long distances to pollinate other plants of the same species. After all, the bees don't always have time.
With an allergy, such as hay fever, our immune system is misdirected. Instead of recognizing the pollen as a harmless substance, our body reacts as if it poses a threat to us and fights the organisms. Our immune system does this by producing antibodies that release histamine in response to the pollen. Histamine, in turn, is a chemical that is responsible for the symptoms of hay fever, such as itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing fits and occasionally even difficulty breathing. You thought hay fever only happened in spring?
Although spring is the main time for hay fever, as a variety of plants, such as birches, oaks, hazelnuts and beeches, as well as various herbs, bloom and release their pollen into the air at this time of year, mid and late summer are also important for allergy sufferers . Because: Pollen also flies in late summer.
In late summer, grass pollen is the main cause of hay fever symptoms. Some types of grass only bloom in late summer, typically from July to September. These include, for example, various types of timothy grass, bluegrass and other grasses.
These late summer grass pollens can trigger allergic reactions in people suffering from hay fever. Late summer can therefore be a stressful time for some people, especially if they are allergic to grass pollen.
But now back to the topic: Traditional wooden or upholstered furniture can become a real reservoir for pollen, dust mites and other allergens. The pollen settles in the cracks and furrows of these furniture and textiles and forms an ideal storage place for the allergy-causing particles. This makes our sanctuary, our home, a place of discomfort for allergy sufferers during pollen season.
And this is exactly where the versatile beauty and practical use of comes from Natural stone tables in the game. Because: The artistic pieces of jewelry made of marble, quartzite or other types of natural stone not only bring timeless elegance and robust longevity to our rooms, but they are also true all-rounders in the fight against allergies. But why? Natural stones are naturally an anti-allergenic material. Their resistance to mold, pollen and bacteria, as well as the absence of harmful chemicals and additives, make natural stones an allergy-friendly choice for interior design.
Marble tables etc. are anti-allergenic
Natural stones naturally have properties that make them allergy-friendly. Their smooth and non-porous surface gives pollen no chance to settle. This means less dust and allergens on the table surface and therefore less strain on our respiratory tract. This is a real blessing for allergy sufferers, as you can sit relaxed at a table and enjoy your time without constantly being plagued by hay fever attacks.
Another advantage of tables made of natural stone is that they are easy to clean. A damp cloth is enough to remove pollen and dust particles quickly and easily. Unlike other materials, such as textiles and wood, which can wear out over time, have grooves and pores, or be damaged by cleaning products, natural stones retain their flawless and easy-care beauty with proper care over many years.
But it's not just those suffering from hay fever who benefit from the natural, hypoallergenic properties of marble tables. People with house dust allergies, animal hair allergies or sensitive respiratory tracts can also benefit from the allergy-friendliness of natural stone tables.
Conclusion: tables made of marble & natural stone for allergy sufferers
Late summer may be a bit of a (nose) grueling time for those of us suffering from hay fever, but with tables made of natural stone we have the opportunity to create a quiet oasis in which we can briefly and carefree escape the dance of pollen.
If you also want to transform your home into an allergy-friendly refuge, I can only recommend this extraordinary pieces of furniture to be considered. The beauty of natural stones can not only enhance the aesthetics of your rooms, but also your well-being.
With this in mind, I wish you a colorful late summer that is free of annoying allergy symptoms and full of harmonious hours in nature - or at home at your wonderful natural stone table!
PS: Ours too Unique pieces made from sustainable glass ceramics are anti-allergenic and ideal for allergy sufferers.