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Allergy-Proofing Your Home

Reduce Dust Mites, Dander, Mold and Pollen

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LOVEMYHUMMUS
Nicely comprehensive. Thank you. Report
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Great, thanks! Report
Following these tips will definitely help two in my family! Report
STEAMCLEANER
Hi Leanne, thanks for posting these great tips. Some people may wonder whats the point of cleaning the house, "it looks clean so il leave it at that" kind of approach. I look forward to reading more, and getting some more great information regarding cleaning :) All the best! Report
These are great if you already have allergies. No one in my family has ever had any type of allergies though. I think it's because we spend a lot of time outdoors and have always had furry animals.

Allergies are minimal / nonexistent in countries that are less developed because they're around dust, dirt, pollen, animals, etc from birth. I was grateful to be raised in a family culture of going outside (even in the very yellow, thick pollen of Virginia) and having furry pets in the house. Just something to consider if you don't already have allergies and have babies or allergy-free kids. Exposure to allergens early can really help keep them away...at least in our experience. Report
MARKBOWEN
Very useful information. It is very necessary to maintain a dust free environment at home. Moreover, periodic maintenance of air conditioning is very essential as filters should be changed twice a year. Clean filters give a fresh and cool air in the environment. Hire heating and air conditioning contractor for complete check of the system.
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Interesting article BUT I love my cats and there is NO WAY in hell I am going to keep them away from me. Report
MEDICALMAN
I have been in the medical supply industry for many years and this article was very informative. I will pass this information on to our customers! Thanks for the information! Report
You can also try Tencel sheets. They're made from eucalyptus fiber, which repels dust mites, who don't like to live on them.

If you have to have carpets and rugs, and you don't want to vacuum everyday, consider getting a Roomba or other brand of vacuum robot. You can find them on craigslist and ebay for cheap. They are good for everyday vacuuming, even if you still need to use a more powerful vacuum once or twice a month.

Also, whatever kind of floors you have, don't wear your shoes in the house. It spreads pollen and mold spores everywhere you step. Report
This was really good. Got the same info from my allergist. I found another thing that helps. After returning from outside wash your eyebrows, eyelashes, inside your nose and around your mouth. This has helped reduce the number of episodes of allergy setbacks. I hope that this helps someone. Report
PUGGLEMONKEY
Some good tips but banish my four hairy children (dogs) from my bedroom? No way. Report
Thanks to all for the good information. Report
Great article. Saved it. Report

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