The EPA has consistently ranked indoor air pollutants among the top 5 environmental risks to public health.
Bio-pollutants include dog- and cat dander, dust mites, and cockroach allergens. These indoor pollutants act as triggers for asthma and other respiratory ailments. Children are the most at risk, as their lungs are developing. In addition to having your carpet cleaned, you may want to look into having your upholstery and mattress cleaned regularly. This can significantly reduce your allergic reactions to items in your home.
The number 1 indoor allergen source is the Common House Dust Mite. Dust Mites are microscopic arachnids, and are invisible to the human eye. Dust Mites feed on tiny flakes of human skin cells. We each shed about 2 Pounds of skin per year. That is why it is so important to have your upholstery and mattress properly cleaned to reduce the risk of these allergens.
The true problem lies with the protein found in the fecal matter from the Dust Mites called “Der pl”… This fecal matter is lighter than air and becomes airborne when we disturb it by fluffing pillows, tossing and turning in our beds at night, and plopping down on our furniture. The airborne particles are inhaled and then break down the protective mucous lining in the eyes, nose lungs, and skin. The National Institute of Environmental Health states that 46% of North American homes have bedding and furniture with enough Dust Mite Allergens to cause allergies.