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Indoor Allergins: Dust Mites

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Indoor Allergins: Dust Mites

There are countless potential allergens in your home, and studies have shown that indoor air quality can be significantly worse than the great outdoors, depending on the area you live in and the condition of your home or office. One of the top offenders is dust mites.

These “adorable” cousins of the spider are most often found in the bedroom, and thrive on dead skin cells. It is the mites waste that is the main culprit, and a single dust mite may produce as much as 200 times its body weight in waste. Most important to remember is that the dust mite is made of 80 percent water. Without moisture, the mite cannot survive. Control the moisture, and you can control the mite and at least some of your allergy issues.

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1:51AM PDT on May 5, 2013

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2:26AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

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1:01PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thank you.

7:45AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

good tips

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11:04AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

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9:25AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

good to know

4:05PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

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