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6 Simple Ways to Reduce Home Allergens

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1. Make the Investment in an Air Purifier

Air purifiers come in many shapes and sizes, but they all work by removing the most common allergy triggers like dander, pollen, and dust mites. Change the filter in your air purifier according to the directions and you can eliminate the contaminants that make you miserable.

2. Use a Vacuum Cleaner with a HEPA Filter.

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance. HEPA filters can capture up to 99.97 percent of particles as tiny as 0.3 microns (True HEPA) or 99 percent of particles that are 2 microns or larger (HEPA).

3. Wash Your Bedding with a Mite Control Product

The average person spends between a quarter to a third of her life in bed. And mattresses are the favorite breeding ground for the infamous dust mite, a potent allergen. Keeping your bedding free of dust mites and their waste products is one of the most effective ways of limiting allergens in your home (and in your lungs). Occasional use of a dust mite laundry product, such as De-Mite Laundry Additive, removes dust mites from bedding without having to use the hot water cycle.

4. Make Parts of Your Home Inaccessible to Pets

Not having pets is simply not an option for many people, allergies notwithstanding. But if your beloved pets cause allergic reactions, there is still hope. Consider limiting them from your sleeping zones. Yes, it’s comforting to sleep with pets, but not if they make you suffer. Keeping the space in which you spend such a large amount of time free from allergens can make the time you do spend with your pets more comfortable and enjoyable.

5. Change Your Filters

Does it have a filter? Routinely change it and use a HEPA filter where possible. This includes your vacuum cleaner, car air filters, HVAC system, and air purifier.

6. Clean with Anti-Allergen Solutions

Some cleaning products can actually make your allergy symptoms worse. Use products that are safe for allergy sufferers to reduce irritating your airways. A wide variety of products exists for cleaning everything from hard surfaces to window treatments, upholstery, and carpets. Read the label and opt for anti-allergen solutions as often as possible.

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