Tips and Tools: Dust and mite allergies

To avoid dust and mite allergens (the substances that cause allergy symptoms):

  • Use window blinds or curtains that can be washed frequently.
  • Wash bed linens in hot water and dry on the hottest setting.
  • Eliminate carpeting or choose low pile carpet.
  • Put plastic covers on pillows, mattresses and box springs.
  • Do not use a feather- or down-filled pillow.
  • Vacuum floors and clean surfaces weekly.
  • Avoid clutter; keep small items such as books and CDs inside cabinets, boxes or drawers.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) filter to collect dust and dust mites.

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