Venetian blinds are a great choice for those with indoor allergies

May 21 2010

Venetian blinds are a great choice for those with indoor allergies
Venetian blinds are a great choice for those with indoor allergies
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and while many people take precautions to fend off outdoor allergies, few consider the amount of allergens in their home. Reducing indoor allergens may be as simple as pulling up a rug and putting in new Venetian blinds.

According to the American Academy of Allergy and Asthma Immunology, over 50 percent of homes have at least six detectable allergens present. Some may think that simply cleaning their homes often will eliminate allergens but experts suggest that may not be enough.

"You can be a great housekeeper and you will have them (allergens). It has nothing to do with the cleanliness of your house," Dr Steven Cohen of Allergic Diseases S.C. in West Allis, Wisconsin, told M Magazine.

Homeowners who suffer from indoor allergies may want to reconsider their floor coverings and window treatments. The Huffington Post suggests that area rugs and carpeting should be removed in favor of hard flooring, as rugs are "dust catchers."

Installing Venetian blinds, which are less likely to trap dust, is another great way to reduce allergens. Luckily, because Venetian blinds are available in a wide range of aesthetics, the room's decor won't have to be compromised by allergy prevention.
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