Spring cleaning may be a lot of work, but it’s worth it … For the health benefits alone! Learn more:
Dust and dirt
You probably already know that breathing in lots of dust and dirt from your home isn’t very good for you. But do you know the details? Well, over 50 million Americans have allergies of some kind, and a prevalent one is being allergic to dust. An allergic reaction to dust means that your immune system overreacts, making antibodies attack any dust inhaled. To get rid of a few harmless specks of dust, your body sneezes, makes you itch, makes you get watery eyes or a runny nose … The list goes on!
But don’t be mad at your immune system. As you know, your immune system’s job is to protect the body and keep microbes out. This is great when you’re talking about bacteria and viruses, but not so much when you’re talking about an army of antibodies being created to react against dust or pollen.
Other common home contaminants
Keep in mind: dusting your home, vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, sweeping and mopping, and changing bed sheets often is good for getting rid of more than dust. It also gets rid of dust mites, pollen grains, pet dander, and even gross little things you may not have thought about, like cockroach parts and poop (ew!!), which many people are allergic to.
What to do if cleaning doesn’t help
But what if you’ve spring cleaned your little heart out — gotten rid of all the dust hiding in carpets, bedding, furniture, and more — and you’re still noticing your sneezing gets worse when you go home for the day?
You could just chalk it up to spring allergies and white-knuckle through the rest of the season.
Or, you could try the Air Scrubber by Captura™! Fully endorsed by Linda Cobb, the “Queen of Clean,” a whole-home indoor air purifier. It uses germicidal light wave technology to generate hydrogen and water molecules. These molecules neutralize everything from pollen, dust, and smoke, to 99% of bacteria and viruses!