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Sneezing and sniffling indoors and out? Take these measures inside your home to reduce your exposure to allergens
While pollen is one of the leading causes of seasonal allergies, irritants inside the home may be just as much to blame. People with pollen allergies can develop sensitivities to other allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and mould spores.
The first step in treating allergies is to avoid what you are allergic to. Here are some effective ways of reducing exposure to allergens inside your home.
Dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergies in the home. They are microscopic bugs that feed off human skin, therefore found in great abundance where we live.
Dust mites live in mattresses, pillows, beddings and carpets. Some measures to minimize the problem of dust mites include:
Keep the humidity in your house below 50%; dust mites don’t like to live in a place with low humidity. Ideal humidity is 30% – 40%. Humidity is measured by a hygrometer which can be obtained from hardware stores.
Precautions should be taken during a home remodelling project to reduce allergens caused by dust particles spreading throughout the rest of the home:
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