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Control Allergens in Your Home
While many associate asthma and allergy attacks with the blooming of flowers and plants in the spring and summer, your home may be the source of just as many triggers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the most common causes of asthma attacks are indoor allergens such as secondhand smoke, dust mites, mold, cockroaches and other pests, and even household pets.
Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of attacks. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recommends vacuuming your home at least once each week to reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens in your space.
To avoid other allergens in your home:
- Keep excess moisture to a minimum to limit mold growth.
- Cover food and properly dispose of kitchen waste to reduce the threat of invasive pests.
- Keep doors and windows closed to prevent pollen and other allergens from entering your home.
- Use air purifiers to limit dust and other pollutant particles in your indoor air.
- Install air filters in residential heating and air systems to further reduce indoor allergens.
By following these steps and seeking treatment from qualified allergy and asthma specialists, everyone can breathe more easily and be comfortable at home throughout the year.
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