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Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites

What are dust allergens?

Dust allergens are substances found in dust, and may include:

  • fabric fibers
  • lint
  • feathers
  • stuffing materials
  • animal protein (dander, saliva, urine, body oils)
  • bacteria
  • mold and fungus spores
  • food particles
  • plants
  • insects and their waste

What is a dust mite allergen?

Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses. The mites and their waste products thrive in:

  • dust
  • bedding
  • upholstered furniture
  • carpets
  • air

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