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Why is carpet a problem if you have allergies?

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It’s easier to keep linoleum, hardwood, or tile dust-free than it is to remove all the dust from carpets.

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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