The Clean Indoor Air Alliance
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How Healthy or Hazardous is
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No one enjoys dusting and cleaning, especially when it seems like that's all you're
doing. But dust is more than an unsightly thing that covers your furniture and ceiling
fans. Dust contains microscopic spider-looking creatures called dust mites.
Dust mites flourish in homes. They eat the dead skin flakes that are shed by humans
and pets, and they love dark, damp spots to hide and breed. With each person shedding
up to 700,000 skin scales a day and the air ducts in your home acting as the perfect
hiding spot, dust mites can overtake your home.
Dusting and dry mopping cannot rid your home of dust mites. It only scatters them.
Many vacuums cannot eliminate these devilish creatures. Instead, they constantly
resurface in your home and are one of the main triggers for asthma and allergy attacks.
Does it seem like you're spending more time dusting and cleaning your home than
actually living in it?
If so, it is most likely symptomatic of poor indoor air quality. But there are ways
to make the interior of your home a cleaner and more maintenance-free place to live.
Several thousand dust mites can be found in a pinch of dust.