April showers bring May flowers and with them comes seasonal allergies. Those affected by allergies know that when the weather warms up and there is more rainfall, the outdoor environment changes. Plants begin to grow and generate pollen which is bad news for someone with pollen allergies. Allergy sufferers understand that the outdoor environment may cause symptoms to flare up, but what if you suffer from allergic symptoms inside of your house? This begs the question, am I allergic to my house? This blog post will discuss allergen sources inside of a home.
The number of allergens inside a home can be a major concern for those who suffer from allergies. If you have allergies, you want to be comfortable while indoors and not be bothered by a runny nose, watery eyes, or sneezing fits.
A few weeks ago, I blogged about some of the components of house dust. This week, as promised, I will discuss the presence of house dust’s most famous contaminant: dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic arachnids, which means they are in the same family as spiders. They do not bite like bed bugs, but
House dust can contain many different particles and contaminants. The type of dust and the composition can vary depending on climate, region, the number of occupants, and the activities performed in the space. Researchers estimate that one-third of dust originates from indoor sources such as fabric fibers, human skin cells, animal fur, decomposing insects, food