Ever wonder why your allergies might seem worse than normal? Click through the slideshow to find out what habits can amplify symptoms.
2. End alcohol and other impairments.
Impairment is a contributing factor in far too many transportation accidents across all modes, with alcohol impairment as a leading cause of highway crashes.
"We want to continue to see states adopt per se BAC limits of 0.05 percent or below, as well as broaden their use of other effective countermeasures, like ignition interlock devices and high-visibility enforcement," the agency stated.
Impairment in transportation is not limited to just alcohol; it also includes impairment by other drugs—legal or illicit.
The agency called for a national drug testing standard for passenger vehicles and stronger screening and toxicology testing in commercial transportation.
Making Your Bed
Dust mites love to put down roots in bedding and mattresses. At night, your body sweat keeps these mites alive, according to AFC physicians.
Each time you make your bed in the morning, you're tucking in those bugs. So, airing out your sheets actually can make it harder for allergens and mites to stay alive, the company suggests.
Wearing Contact Lenses
Pollen and other allergens can become trapped underneath contact lenses. So, those who already are experiencing seasonal allergies can make symptoms worse, AFC says.
Fruits and Vegetables
Believe it or not, eating certain fruits and vegetables can make intensify symptoms.
Researchers attribute this to the proteins found in certain foods. Specifically, bananas, melons and tomatoes could cause a greater reaction, AFC warns.
Using a Dishwasher
Lastly, dishwashers could keep children from building up an immunity to some allergies.
This is because dishwashers are so efficient at killing bacteria, according to the company.