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8 common Irritants

Pet dander  Dust mites

Fireplace smoke  Aerosol products

Pollen  Moisture

 

Irritants and Allergies Caused by Pet Dander

We love our pets like children and they love us also. They have dry skin referred to as pet dander and they spread it all over the house when they shake, even when they wag their tails.Pet Dander

Pet dander can cause respiratory problems in people that have a sensitivity to it which can Lead to a lot of sneezing coughing and trouble breathing.  Austin Air clears the air of this dander and will make it easier to breathe so you can enjoy your furry children.

It is becoming that time of year when we crank up the fireplaces and wood stoves for heat and enjoyment! The smoke and ashes from these home comforts can also be an irritant and effect our breathing and the indoor air quality of our homes.

Microscopic dust mites thrive in pillows, mattresses, carpeting and upholstered furniture. They easily become airborne when anyone vacuums, walks on a carpet or disturbs bedding.

Wash bedding weekly in hot water (140 degrees F) and use zippered barrier devices on mattresses and pillows as well, Courtney advises.

Dust mites and other allergens are thrown into the air during vacuuming; to avoid this, use a vacuum cleaner with an HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. The same goes for air conditioners, Courtney says.

Home Danger #4: Aerosol products
When products such as cleaning solutions, cosmetics or air fresheners are emitted from pressurized spray canisters, the irritating chemicals become airborne and are inhaled.

Also avoid using scented candles, air fresheners and any other products containing synthetic fragrances. Instead, use natural sources of pleasant odors, such as lemons, eucalyptus or potpourri, Dr. Mahler suggests.

If irritating odors linger in your home, install ventilation fans or open the windows.


When products such as cleaning solutions, cosmetics or air fresheners are emitted from pressurized spray canisters, the irritating chemicals become airborne and are inhaled.

Also avoid using scented candles, air fresheners and any other products containing synthetic fragrances. Instead, use natural sources of pleasant odors, such as lemons, eucalyptus or potpourri, Dr. Mahler suggests.

If irritating odors linger in your home, install ventilation fans or open the windows.

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