Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You Don't Have To Be A Victim Of Allergies!

  • Turn on the climate control: A desire temperature for your home should be 70F during the day and 65F at night. Humidity should never get higher then 40 to 50 percent. A dehumidifier can be used to cool the air.
  • Wash your bed linens in hot water every week: Washing your laundry in cold water has no adverse affect on dust mites. Using hot water in your wash is the best way to wash them out before they get to you.
  • Go after mold in its hiding places: Bleach mixed with water will instantly kill mold. Make sure to use 1/2 to 1 cup of bleach per gallon of water and leave it on long enough to work about 30 minutes. Mold will hide in places like bathrooms, basements, leaky windows, water vaporizers, humidifiers and hot-air systems. So make sure that you use the mixture in these places.
  • Wash your hands: Allergy sufferers can reduce eye symptoms just by washing their hands after handling pets, food and other problems
  • Empty drip pans: Frost-free refrigerators and freezers are another mold hot spot. You can clean them with a 10% chlorine bleach. It does not hurt to add a chlorine tablet in each pan as well.
  • Don't let pets in the bedroom: According to the Academy of Allergy and Immunology you can cut back on the exposure to pet allergens by not allowing pets in the bedroom.
  • Wear a mask: If you mow your own lawn be sure to wear a mouth and nose mask to reduce the exposure to particles.

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