Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just provide low-maintenance cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your Beltsville home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 1 out of 5 people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the leading chronic diseases. The estimated cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is approaching $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost because of allergies, such as hay fever. Over 90% of our life is spent indoors. Given the fact that we are a country of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution exceeds outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Pella’s between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and messes, but they still deliver the protection from light that you desire with an easy-to-operate lever. Learn more about our exclusive between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Beltsville showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction soon after adding these blinds to your room. Schedule Now! 1 - Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa. Improved home health for allergy sufferers.