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DUST MITE: MAJOR HOUSEHOLD ALLERGEN




Dust Mites Are A Major Household Allergen


Dust mites are a major household allergen. They feed on human skin flakes. People shed approximately 28 grams of skin every week, so it’s no surprise that dust mites are commonly found places where skin flakes accumulate such as mattresses, blankets, pillows, couches, cushions, and stuffed toys.
 
Dust mites themselves do not induce allergic reactions; rather, dust mite excrement is accountable for observed allergenic responses. Dust mite excrement contains a highly active protein allergen which can induce asthma and other allergic reactions. What’s worse, dust mite excrement is microscopic and can become airborne and inhalable when conducting regular, daily activities.
 
Climate and household conditions in Taiwan provide an ideal environment for dust mites to reproduce. If your family members happen to be more susceptible to allergies, regular dust mite elimination should be considered a top priority.


How to Eliminate Dust Mite

Regularly vacuum skin flakes and dust mite excrement off of mattresses, blankets, pillows, and couches.