Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites
What are dust allergens?
Dust allergens are substances found in dust, and may include:
- fabric fibers
- stuffing materials
- animal protein (dander, saliva, urine, body oils)
- mold and fungus spores
- food particles
- 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:
- upholstered furniture
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