Dust mites can be found in everything from bedding and furniture to soft toys and clothes. To help reduce exposure, focus on regularly washing sheets and pillowcases in water hotter than 55 degrees and cover mattresses, quilts and pillows with mite-resistant cases or products made with anti-microbial treatment.
Mould can also get into bedrooms, making itself at home anywhere there is low air flow or excess moisture, such as built-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms. High levels of indoor humidity create ideal conditions for mould to thrive so try to keep bedrooms dry and well ventilated by opening windows regularly and leaving wardrobe doors ajar.
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Furniture, curtains and flooring can harbour all sorts of triggers, from dust mites to pet dander. Look for products that are easy to clean or have antimicrobial properties.
A clean, hygienic environment is important for good health, but try choosing sensitive cleaning products.