It is not very hard to achieve a home with zero allergies. It is a question of simple and gradual changes to your lifestyle and how you decorate and maintain your home. You can also try out some available products to ensure that you and your family do not suffer from allergies. Here are a few tips to make your home more worry and allergy-free:
Reduce indoor allergens by dusting your home at least twice a week. Use a damp cloth to trap dust particles instead of spreading them further, carefully take down drapes and curtains, and wipe all the surfaces, even those not easily accessible such as blinds, curtains, and ceiling fans.
The moisture and naturally occurring humidity in your bathroom can facilitate mold growth. Keeping surfaces clean and dry while also staying informed on removing the mold once it has formed can prevent its spread, should it occur in your home.
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on the tiny flakes of human skin that your body naturally sheds. These flakes settle in the mattress, bedding, curtains, and upholstered furniture. Dust mites may cause many mild symptoms, e.g., sneezing, running nose, itchiness, and more severe ones like chest tightness and difficulty breathing. In some cases, those symptoms can become chronic.
Washing your bedding, for instance, in laundry detergents for sensitive skin at a temperature of at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit combined with hot drying for about 10–15 minutes and keeping humidity to under 50% can help eradicate dust mites in these fabrics.
Pet allergies can be frustrating if you live with or near a pet. You may want to consider treating your pet in one of the following ways. Bathing your pet can help keep your house cleaner by removing excessive dander, the dried skin that coats pets, and makes them attractive to some dust mites. Bathed pets shed less of this material than unclean animals and create less dust in our homes. To further limit exposure to dander, keep your bedroom free of pet hair by making it off-limits for your pet. Ask a family member or friend to clean your pet’s bedding regularly instead so that you can avoid direct contact with fresh animal fur.
You can help avoid the harmful effects of pollen in your home by doing a few simple things like removing shoes and changing into clean clothes after spending time outside. You should remove any shirt, jacket, or other clothing that might have come into contact with pollen. This means will help ensure that your home is free from unwanted pollen and keep you safe from potential health risks.
HEPA filters can capture 99.7% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns in size, including large particles like dead skin cells and large microbes such as fibers and bacteria. Because of this microscopic size, these particles can also penetrate your lungs.
Smoke is a complex mixture of gases and fine particles produced when solid materials burn. The most significant public health threat that comes from smoke is from fine particles that are also microscopic. These particles can penetrate deep into your lungs and make breathing problems more frequent. They irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and skin and can lead to aggravated heart and lung diseases because of their tiny nature, allowing them to invade those systems profoundly. If you insist on smoking, at the very least, do it outside.
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