10 Ways to Curb Hidden Allergens at Home

10 Ways to Curb Hidden Allergens at Home Infographic

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Summary: 10 Ways to Curb Hidden Allergies at Home

  1. Avoid smoke particles; skip the wood-burning fireplace and don't smoke inside
  2. Keep pets out of the bedroom; limit dander in your sleeping area
  3. Take off your shoes; avoid tracking in allergens
  4. Avoid scenting your home; room sprays, scented candles and oils can trigger allergies
  5. When buying furniture, avoid cloth material and look for easy-to-clean surfaces
  6. Wash bed linens and curtains to reduce allergens in the air
  7. Humidity levels matter; too much moisture increases mold and dust mites
  8. Use HEPA filters in your vacuum and furnace
  9. Use solid flooring like tile, wood and linoleum; they are easiest to keep clean
  10. Use exhaust fans in kitchen and bathroom to lessen cooking fumes and moisture

 

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