Ban These 7 Allergens from Your Home

Battle wheezing, sneezing and rashes by eliminating mold, dust mites and more
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Pet allergens

It’s not your furball’s fur that’s making you sneeze. It’s your cat’s or dog’s dander (dead skin cells), saliva and urine. Pet allergens can linger on clothes, furniture and other surfaces for months. The best way to avoid an allergic reaction to a pet is to avoid the pet. But if you can’t live without Fluffy, consider banning her from certain rooms (the bedroom is an important one). Regular scrupulous cleaning is also a must. Use a HEPA filter vacuum on carpets, sofas, chairs and your pet’s bed. Floors are best covered with throw rugs that you can wash in hot water.

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