Sickness Prevention

Spring cleaning may actually be good for your health

After a long and frigid winter, spring is finally here, which for many can include a major house cleaning. However, spring cleaning may actually be good for your health and may even help dramatically with sickness prevention. Indoor allergens, such as dust mites, pet dander and mold, that accumulate on floors, shelves and under furniture during the winter can trigger both allergy and asthma complications for millions of people.

A recent survey published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that at least six major allergens were detectable in over 50 percent of homes. Allergens can be carried in the air and found on nearly every surface around the house, and with the warmer temperatures triggering blooming plant life, outdoor allergies are ramping up as well, according to Everyday Health.

One of the most effective ways to prevent spring allergy attacks is to get rid of the allergy triggers found throughout the home that may aggravate reactions, especially in the bedroom, My Fox Chicago reports.

A thorough cleaning session both inside and outside of your home is a great way to get rid of pet hair, dust and mold. It is an effective step in being proactive about sickness prevention, for if left untreated, potential health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory ailments, may occur.

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