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And the Winner of Our National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tips Contest Is…
Congratulations to the winner of our National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tips Contest, Saundra B. from Centuria, WI! Her prize is a Dyson Pure Cool Link™ purifier, which is Certified asthma & allergy friendly™.
Saundra’s tip is to opt for washable curtains instead of frilly, decorative ones that can harbor allergens. She also recommends getting rid of slatted shades and using easy to clean pull downs.
While many people submitted amazing and unique tips for cleaning during the spring allergy season, Saundra provided a simple tip that is easy to do with little extra work and is not often discussed despite its importance.
For those who are allergic to dust mite allergen, it is important to remember that curtains and fans can harbor dust. Opening and closing curtains can mobilize those dust particles, and using washable curtains or vinyl pulldown shades—which can be easily cleaned—can help reduce dust allergen in the room.
Don’t forget about some of the other great tips submitted, including:
- Using a zippered encasement on mattresses and pillows,
- Vacuuming once or more a week,
- Washing bedding in 130 °F water, and
- Power washing around the home.
Thank you to everyone who provided great tips for the spring allergy season. For more asthma & allergy friendly™ Certified products like the Dyson Pure Cool Link™ purifier, visit www.aafa.org/certified.
Congratulations again to Saundra B.!