Home Allergies: Relief From Indoor Allergy Triggers

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Your home is your castle — except when you’re allergic to it. A recent nationwide survey found that over half of all Americans test positive for at least some allergens, and many of these are indoor allergies such as dust, mold, and pet dander.

How can you dehumidifiers in areas that tend to accumulate moisture (like the basement), but be sure to empty them regularly and keep them clean or they will become another source of mold and mildew.

You can also guard your home from allergens tracked in from outside using a tracking mat — not a cute welcome mat, but a good-sized rubberized mat like you’d see in commercial buildings.

“Studies have shown that many of the particles that are brought into the house are on your shoes,” says Sublett.

It may be impossible to completely allergy-proof your home, but if you follow these tips you may find yourself breathing easier.