Improve Indoor Air Quality: Control Allergens

Allergy and asthma begin at home. Many people with allergies stay indoors when pollen and mold are at high. Better air quality in your home, office, school, and the car can reduce allergy and asthma exposure.

The main sources of indoor allergens are:

  • Pets
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Soft furniture
  • Stuffed toys
  • Bedding
  • Damp areas
  • Indoor plants
  • Mattresses
  • Pillows and bedding you did not wash in hot water

Air cleaning devices might help, too. But the best way to improve your indoor air quality is to get rid of all of the sources of allergens and irritants inside your home. Take these following measures to avoid and reduce your contact with these harmful allergens.

Steps to Take Control Indoor Allergens:
Control dust on your carpet, curtains, etc.
Vacuum weekly, once or two times
Prevent pet on your bedroom or in the living room
Keep your doors and windows close to prevent pollens to get inside
Reduce moisture on your kitchen, bathroom, and other areas where there is water.
Do not leave food or garbage uncovered so that you control the number of cockroaches in your home.

Air conditioners also help outdoor allergens. Turn your air conditioner on recirculate mode. These can help reduce outdoor allergens to enter your home like pollen and mold.