Tips to Combat Allergies and Asthma05/01/2016
May is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. That’s why the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates every May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. Asthma affects 24 million Americans while more than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, mold, trees, pets and more. We’ve collected some terrific tips to help reduce asthma and allergy triggers.
- Washing sheets once a week in 130-degree hot water to kill dust mites and their eggs, and use bleach when washing to kill mold.
- Keep all hard and soft surfaces wiped and vacuumed weekly to reduce house dust overall.
- Minimize activities in the early morning – between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. – when pollen is typically released.
- Use Libman sponges and cloths to wipe up moisture in order to avoid mold growth in refrigerators and showers.
- Clothing left outside will pick up pollen and mold. Use the clothes dryer instead.
- Shower after spending time outside– pollen can also collect on your hair and skin, aggravating symptoms.
- Keep windows closed at all times to prevent pollen from drifting into your home. Instead, cool your home with air conditioning, which also cleans and dries the air.
- Use a wet mop like the Libman Gator Mop® or Wonder® Mop to capture dust and prevent spreading it on hard-surfaced floors. _______________________________________________________________________
Help to Ease Asthma and Allergy Symptoms by Using These Libman Cleaning Products
Flexible Microfiber Duster (#94)
All-Purpose Sponge (#1076)
Gator Mop® (#3020)
Vent Brush (#93)
Everyday Dusting Cloths (#329)
Large Precision Angle® Broom with Dustpan (#248)