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Asthma triggers include pet dander, pollen, mold, cold air, cigarette smoke, exercise, and respiratory infections like colds, among others.
While bacteria and viruses can cause pink eye, the allergic form of the condition comes about when your body overreacts to an allergen like pollen, dust mites, mold, or animal dander.
Changing the filters in your house more often (every two weeks or so) can reduce the amount of dander in the house to manageable levels.
Some of the biggest allergens are dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen, and cockroach droppings, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Washable filters — while more expensive than disposable models — are reusable for several years and provide excellent protection against dirt, dander and other airborne irritants.
To be safe, choose a vac that's both sealed and has a HEPA filter, which traps 99.97% of dust, dander, pollen, and mold spores in the machine.
There’s evidence negative ions combat allergies by neutralizing things such as pollen, mold spores, dust and pet dander.
Dust mites, mold, and pet dander (skin particles and dried saliva that some animals shed) are some of the most common asthma triggers.
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Did You Know?
How did "dander" acquire its "temper" sense? Etymologists have come up with a few possibilities, but nothing is known for sure. Some experts have proposed, tongue-in-cheek, that the meaning stems from the image of an angry person tearing out his or her hair by the fistful, scattering dandruff in the process. Some think it may come from a West Indian word dander, which refers to a kind of ferment and suggests "rising" anger (in English, "ferment" can mean either "an agent capable of causing fermentation" or "a state of unrest or excitement"). Yet another proposed possibility is that the anger sense was imported to America by early Dutch colonists and is from their phrase op donderen, meaning "to burst into a sudden rage."
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