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How can cleaning the air help allergy-proof your home?

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Install a fan-based HEPA air purifier in your most-used living areas to collect dust before it settles. When you look for furnace and air-conditioning filters, chose a MERV (minimum efficiency value rating) of 8-12. Change or wash permanent filters every month.

From: Does Your Partner Have Allergies? WebMD Medical Reference

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Jennifer Derebery, MD, allergist, House Clinic, Los Angeles.

Paul Ratner, MD, allergist; medical director, Sylvana Research, San Antonio.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Dust Allergy.”

National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences: “Cigarette Smoke.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Jennifer Derebery, MD, allergist, House Clinic, Los Angeles.

Paul Ratner, MD, allergist; medical director, Sylvana Research, San Antonio.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Dust Allergy.”

National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences: “Cigarette Smoke.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

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