Allergy Hotspots in your home

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Allergy Hotspots in your home
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Sun, 01-09-2011 - 4:57am

Who Knew? Allergy Hot Spots Inside the House
Your houseplants, bathmat and scented candles may be causing a reaction

http://www.ivillage.com/allergy-hot-spots-inside-h​ouse/4-b-310996

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Registered: 04-24-2000
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 8:38pm

Sadly, I knew about

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 5:00am
I think we all know the obvious,, pet hair/dander, dust mites, scented candels.. etc.. the one I never gave a thought to is allergies from the washing machine. (Will bleach that out today as suggested). Also, I laundered the bath mat,, the one by the shower door (not the rugs, they get done regularly)
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Registered: 02-25-2000
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 3:00pm

Geez, don't you wonder how we make it through life sometimes?! LOL!!

A bit of overkill, but some truth also. I'm not going to lose any sleep over whether there is Shelby dander in my bathmat and will continue washing as often as I always have and I won't become enslaved to the dry cleaners with my coats.

It's good to know these things; but one does not have to get carried away with them..I don't anyway.

I've always known I have a sensitivity to perfume, cologne, after shave and candle scents that are floral and heavy, so I keep away. I wish people would stop wearing these scents! Lightly scented body lotions do not cause the headaches, migraines or asthma attacks like perfumes do.

For those who have heavy duty allergies, though, it would be good to do all of these things and more.

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