Allergen Removal A Critical Part Of Improving Indoor Air Quality

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Allergen Removal A Critical Part Of Improving Indoor Air Quality

Outdoor pollution, such as smoke and particles, can enter facilities through open windows and ventilation systems. Other pollutants originate indoors, including allergens such as mold, dust mites, and pet dander.   

Carpet can increase our exposure to air pollutants by acting as a reservoir of allergens. Simply walking over or vacuuming carpet can suspend allergens into the air, where they are inhaled. Allergens that remain on the carpet are often pushed to the bottom of the carpet pile by foot traffic, where they stick to the fibers and are difficult to remove. 

Reducing indoor pollutant levels is essential for creating a healthier indoor environment. Pollution-reducing strategies include a combination of ventilation, pollution source control, and pollutant removal. Regularly cleaning the carpet will reduce the level of allergens and other pollutants in the indoor environment. 

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What is an allergen? 

An allergen is a usually harmless substance that is capable of triggering an immune response in sensitive individuals. For example, if you have an allergy to animal dander, your immune system identifies the animal dander as an invader and responds by releasing chemicals that can cause symptoms in the nose, throat, eyes, ears, and skin. Allergy symptoms can range from sneezing, watery eyes, and itchy skin to more serious symptoms, such as difficulty in breathing and swelling in the throat that can occur in a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. 

 

Why is it important to avoid allergy triggers? 

Asthma and allergies have been increasing since the early 1980s. More than 25 million Americans experience asthma and over 50 million suffer from allergies every year; health experts predict these figures will rise. Avoiding triggers is not only essential in the management of asthma and allergies, it will also create a healthier indoor environment that benefits everyone. Avoiding triggers may also help to prevent sensitization and minimize the development and severity of the respiratory disease. 

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Consider common indoor allergy triggers 

The most common indoor allergy triggers are mold spores, dust mites, and pet dander. Mold grows in damp or moist environments, including on carpet and other building materials. Mold releases spores that are invisible to the naked eye and can float through the air. Disturbing a mold source can send spores into the air, triggering allergies and other respiratory issues.

Dust mites are very small creatures that can live in carpet and other textile furnishings indoors, where they feed mainly on human skin flakes. Accumulation of food and moisture in carpet can provide an ideal habitat for dust mites. People can be allergic to dust mites and to their droppings, which become airborne when disturbed. 

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