How Does Dust Cause Allergies?

Dust is one of the most common allergens

Dust mostly contains mites - the primary cause of dust-related allergies - in addition to other common allergens, such as animal dander, pollen and mould.

Dust mites: unwanted dead or alive

Dust mite excrement is actually the source of dust allergies. What does this mean to you? Essentially, dust mites, dead or alive, can cause allergic reactions.

Where do house dust mites settle? Wherever their food source, microscopic particles of dead skin, is likely to collect.

Common dust mite hiding places

You only have to take a tour of your home to discover the most common hiding places for dust mites:

  • Softly upholstered couches and chairs
  • Blankets
  • Bed linens
  • Carpets
  • Stuffed animals and other dust-collecting toys
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