Keep Your Home Clean and Green

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Keep Your Home Clean and Green: Reducing DustWhat four letter word do housekeepers all have in common? Dust. Although house dust is comprised of harmless particles of natural materials like skin, hair, pollen, insect parts, plant matter, paper and other natural fibers-it can also be contaminated by a wide variety of pollutants like heavy metals, pesticides, hydrocarbons, synthetic chemicals and other toxins. Here are some tips for keeping your home as dust-free and healthy as possible.


Dust Reducing Tips:

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I like the part about the plants detoxifying a home. I am going to get more of them, one for each room. I love plants anyway and clutter does make the brain dusty, what an excellent way to put it!


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I am currently receiving allergy shots to build up and maintain a resistance to dust mites. I started the process with the doctor advised mattress and pillow encases. Cleaning once a week with a mask on, then leaving for at least four hours if I could not have someone clean for me. I was told the vacuum with the HEPA filters was also at the top of the list as well as a dehumidifier for the region of the US I reside in. Along the way I've added a HEPA purifier. I'm in the maintenance portion of the allergy injections now and I can't believe how well I feel and can breathe. Since I always felt bad I didn't know I could feel better until I was tested for allergies.

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