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Dust Mites

What is a dust mite allergen?

Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and schools. The mites and their waste products thrive in the following:

Dust mites thrive in warm, humid conditions and feed on the shed scales of human skin. The waste products of the dust mite are what produce allergic reactions and asthma. The best way to prevent dust mites is to limit your child's exposure. Be sure to pay special attention to the bedroom, especially the mattress and pillows. Ways to decrease dust mite exposure include the following:

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