Allergen Avoidance in the Home – Part 1: Where do the Allergens Come From?

Allergen Avoidance in the Home – Part 1: Where do the Allergens Come From?

The development of an allergy and asthma management plan is an important step in controlling exposure to allergens. A significant part of this type of a plan is controlling exposure in the home, where people can spend anywhere from 50-90% of their time. But what kind of steps can be taken, and what kind of products should be used, or avoided?

Products that should be considered are made up broadly of:

  1. products that may contribute allergens
  2. products that may remove allergens.

Over the next two articles I will give some key information that will allow you to determine which products should matter to you, and how you should determine this.

We’ll start with products that can introduce or retain allergens or irritant particles into your living environment. These include:

  • Bedding
    • Pillows
    • Duvets
    • Mattresses
  • Paints/Adhesives
  • Floor coverings
  • Toys
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