Creat a healthy home environment to prevent asthma 

Maggie Winner By Maggie Winner, 31st Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Most people with asthma are quite sensitive to the allergens such as dust mites, animal dander, mold spores and pollen, etc. If one of your family members is asthma patient, this article can be quite useful for you, because it can teach you how to create a healthy home environment for your loved ones.

Asthma prevention

Tip No.1 Keep bathrooms and other damp areas clean and dry.

When your living environment is clean and dry, the bacteria and allergens get less opportunity to grow or develop. Each day, you should use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to effectively remove dust mites.

Sometimes if some floor or water damage happens, you should try to fix it within 24 to 48 hours. For removing minor amounts of mold, you should use the soap and water, not the bleach, which may add another chemical allergen to your home environment.

During the summer, you can use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from damp rooms, especially basement. If possible, you should choose wood floor instead of carpet, which holds dust mites.

Tip No.2 Keep the indoor air fresh.

If you are a smoker, please quite it for your loved one or make sure that you do it outside. Besides when you use some chemical products to do some cleaning at home, remember to open the windows widely or run a fan to guarantee the adequate ventilation inside home.

If your kitchen is approach to your living room, please make sure that there is adequate kitchen ventilation. You are always recommended to install a stove-top exhaust fan that can vent outside.

Don’t idle your car for any length of time inside an attached garage.

Tip No.3 Keep the chemicals out of your home.

Don’t store any paints, solvents or varnishes in the home.

If you need to repaint your home, remember to choose low-VOC or no-VOC interior paints.

If you buy furniture made from particleboard of MDF, make sure to coat and seal all of the exposed edges to prevent off-gassing.

Tip No.4 Wash bedding and stuffed toys often in hot water.

Hot water is the best agent for killing and removing the bacteria and allergens stained on the cloth. Besides, some chemical detergent products can also be allergen to your family patient. Therefore, when you wash the stuff at home, you should not overload the detergent.


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author avatar Ptrikha
18th Mar 2013 (#)

Good tips for prevention of Asthma at home.

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