More Details on Removing Dust in Your Home


In addition to the above guidelines, if you are caring for a child who is dust-sensitive:
  • Keep toys that will accumulate dust out of the child's bedroom
  • Avoid stuffed toys
  • Use only washable toys of wood, rubber, metal, or plastic
  • Store toys in a closed toy box or chest.


If you or your child is allergic to furry pets, especially cats, the best way to avoid allergic reactions is to ?nd them another home.
If you are like most people who are attached to their pets, getting rid of the pet is usually not a desirable option. There are ways, however, to help lower the levels of animal allergens in the air, which may reduce allergic reactions:
  • Bathe your cat weekly and brush it more frequently (ideally, a non-allergic person should do this)
  • Keep cats out of your bedroom
  • Remove carpets and soft furnishings, which collect animal allergens
  • Use a vacuum cleaner and room air cleaners with HEPA ?lters
  • Wear a facemask while cleaning the house and cat.

Dust Prevention: Summary

Although these steps may seem difficult at first, experience plus habit will make them easier. The results -- better breathing, fewer medicines, and greater freedom from allergy and asthma attacks -- will be well worth your effort.
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