Know someone who suffers from allergies? Plants make great presents.
Almost half of the UK population suffers from an allergy of one sort or another,
according to recent research. Each year the number of sufferers increases by about five per cent. The most common allergy is to pollen
, followed by house dust mites
, pets, mould
and various foodstuffs.
People with allergies obviously try very hard not to expose themselves to the substances that affect them. It seems that the more they come into contact with problematic allergens, the worse their reaction seems to feel.
Sweet cats and dogs. But not so fine if you suffer from a pet allergy.
But there's one group of gifts that might actually help to improve the lives of many of these people.