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Dust Mites, Allergies and Asthma

Posted on June 20, 2013
by Wendy Stackhouse

Paul Cochrane at the Indoor Air Quality Network recently posted this video about dust mites and their contributions to allergy and asthma attacks.

Did you know…there can be as many as 100 dust mites in 1 gram of household dust?

If you have a dust allergy, it’s probably the dust mites that are the culprits.

What can you do about dust mites?

The video had some great advice:

Launder your bedding once a week

Replace feather pillows with synthetic

Vacuum with a well-filtered machine

But if you need to kill all the dust mites, not just clean them up, heat treatment is an effective method of eliminating dust mites from your indoor environment. Check out the information at Alliance Environmental Group about heat and dust mites!

Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for AirTek Indoor Air Solutions and our sister company Alliance Environmental Group. We welcome your comments! For more news and tips or to ask questions of our experts, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For updates on environmental services like mold remediation, lead removal and pest control including bed bugs, Like us at Alliance Environmental on Facebook or follow Alliance on Twitter!

 

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