Potted plants, rugs, books, and more – Beware of the allergy inducers inside your home.

Are you tired of sneezing and having an itchy nose
and throat inside of your home? There may be
hidden allergy inducers throughout your home that
are triggering you to react. Below are a list of
“ allergy hotspots” that may be causing you to
acquire an allergic reaction to something inside
your home:
Potted Plants
Triggers such as mold, dust, and pet dander lurk
around every corner — often in unexpected
places. Mold spores can grow in the pots and spread
to the floor. To minimize this, remove dead leaves,
use saucers, and avoid over-watering.
Pet Hangouts
Your pet’s fur is not the source of your allergic
reaction. The real source are proteins found in your
pet’s saliva, urine, and dander — dead skin cells
that become airborne and settle on carpets,
furniture, and bedding. Pet hair can still be to blame
because it can collect dander and other allergens
like dust and pollen.
Carpets and Rugs
As they accumulate dust, carpet and area rugs
become a feeding ground for microscopic dust
mites. To reduce this problem, use a vacuum with a
HEPA filter. Or consider removing the carpeting
altogether. Keep indoor humidity below 55% and
use vents in bathrooms.
Books
Book dust harbors dust mites, mold spores, and tiny
critters called booklice. If you acquire an allergic
reaction to your books, try vacuuming their surfaces
regularly or storing the books in a closed container.
Decreasing the indoor humidity and removing mold
as a food source will also help curb the number of
booklice.
Stuffed Furniture
Upholstered furniture provides a cozy refuge for
dust mites. Vacuum furniture fabric regularly.
Leather, vinyl, or other smooth surfaces can lessen
allergies. Furniture stored in damp areas, such as
basements, may grow mold spores, shown here.
Use a dehumidifier in damp rooms to reduce
moisture.
– Techyville

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6 thoughts on “Potted plants, rugs, books, and more – Beware of the allergy inducers inside your home.

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