Allergy-proof your home


Your home should be a haven away from allergy triggers. And fortunately, it can be. There are plenty of things you can do inside your home to reduce allergen levels, from cleaning and vacuuming regularly to keeping humidity levels low. Here’s an overview of 10 simple steps to take starting today.

1. Keep your home cool and dry.
You should keep your home cool and dry to decrease mold and dust mite growth and roach intrusions. After an 18-month study, Larry G. Arlian, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences and director of the microbiology and immunology graduate program at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, found that levels of mites and other allergens dropped significantly in homes where the relative humidity was kept below 50 percent.


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