What Is House Dust
what really is in the dust on the dresser on
on that fan blade.
Rather than a
single substance, house dust is a varied
mixture of potentially allergenic materials.
The particles seen floating in that shaft of
sunlight may contain fibers from different
types of fabrics; cotton lint, feathers, and
other stuffing materials; bacteria; mold and
fungus spores (especially in damp areas);
food particles; bits of plants and insects;
and other allergens peculiar to an
individual home. You see dust is just not
Dust also may
contain microscopic mites. Dust mites being
the most common. These mites live in
bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets
and every time we sit walk or move around
some become airborne. Ordinarily, they would
thrive in summer and die in winter. However,
in a warm, humid house, they continue to
thrive even in the coldest months.
They produce a great deal of waste.
products, which are proteins, actually
provoke the allergic reaction. House dust
mite allergy is the major year-round allergy
in the world, though ragweed is more
prevalent in the United States.
What's in your dust?
Wishing you the best of health
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