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Instead of plants, Long Gillespie says that year-round allergies are typically triggered by insects (like dust mites and cockroaches) and animals (cats and dogs).
Common allergens include the following: pollens (from grasses, trees and weeds), mold spores, dust mites insects and other miscellaneous proteins that may also come from human skin or natural fibers, for example.
Mold, tobacco smoke, pet dander, dust mites and cockroaches and their droppings can also trigger asthma attacks.
The Environmental Protection Agency publishes a booklet to help school officials manage asthma, which can be triggered by mold as well as roaches, dust mites, and other factors.
The cover is woven specially to keep out dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens.
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DUST MITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dust mite for English Language Learners
: a very small creature that lives in the dust in your house and that can cause an allergic reaction
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