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Allergen Avoidance

How to Allergy-Proof a Bedroom

 

The Bucket Theory - General Information about allergen avoidance Resource Center for Information Allergies
 
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Avoid heavy drapes - use shades or blinds and dust often Keep room temperature constant Dust mites can't live in non-porous furniture Use mite-proof encasings on bedding Monitor humidity often Use room air filters over incoming vents Wash bedding in hot water every 10 to 14 days Remove airborne allergens with a Ture HEPA Air Cleaner Dehumidify to 50% or less Use throw rugs instead of carpeting



1. Use bed bug covers and mite-proof encasings on all bedding, including pillows, mattress, box springs, and comforters. Click to see helpful products!


2. Wash all bedding that can not be encased in hot water (140° F) every 10 to 14 days. This rinses away allergens and the hot water kills mites. OR consider using a special laundry product designed for allergy sufferers that can be used in all water temperatures to take care of the problem. Click to see helpful products!


3. Use filters over incoming vents in the bedroom or consider a whole house furnace filter to reduce dust throughout your home or apartment. Click to see helpful products!


4. Use throw rugs instead of wall-to-wall carpeting or treat carpeting with an anti-dust mite spray or powder. You may want to consider using high efficiency vacuum bags or purchasing a True HEPA Vacuum Cleaner to greatly reduce emmissions. Click to see helpful products!


5. Wood, leather, vinyl or rattan furniture is best because dust mites can't live on the surface and cleaning is easy.


6. Keep humidity levels at 50% or less by using a room air conditioner or dehumidifier. Click to see helpful products!

7. Check humidity often and monitor levels as dust mites and mold spore thrive in a humid environment. Click to see helpful products!


8. Avoid cloth drapes as these can collect allergens - use shades or blinds and dust often. Also, remove other dust catchers like books and stuffed animals. Click to see helpful products!


9. Remove airborne allergens with a high-powered True HEPA Room Air Cleaner. Be sure to get a unit powerful enough to handle your room size. Click to see helpful products!






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