A house with a lot of dust is just not as comfortable as a home should be. You want to be enjoying the comfort of your home, instead of having to frequently run outside to breathe freely.
Having dust in your home can be very bad for your health. There won’t be a home that is totally dust free, but you should always try to reduce the amount of dust in your home.
The amount of effects that dust can have on your health is usually determined by the amount of time you have been exposed to dust, and how much dust you are exposed to.
Not all dust is of the same quality though. Some types are very dangerous, while some are not so dangerous. But you still don’t want dust on your lungs. However, the toxicity of dust depends on the size and type of dust particle you are exposed to.
What Happens If You Breathe In A Lot Of Dust
Your lungs have defense mechanisms that will protect them by removing dust particles from the respiratory system. But if you breathe in a lot of dust, some dust particles will be coughed up in mucus or swallowed. While some may escape and reach the inner part of your lungs.
Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in house dust. You want to avoid having these in your house, as they can make you ill. You’ll need a microscope to see them, but they are related to ticks and spiders.
House dust mites cause allergic reactions which include postnasal drip, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy/watery/red eyes, swollen/dark colored skin under eyes, wheezing etc. Dust mites can even contribute to asthma.
In order to get rid of dust mites, you’ll need to control and reduce the amount of dust in your home.
Always use a wet cloth when dusting. A dry cloth will only stirr up the dust in your home, and move the particles from one place to another.
Make dusting your home easier by making your own dusting tools. Ceilings can be hard to reach, so wrap a broom with an old rag, and use it to dust your ceilings. Make sure to use a dusting spray or dampen the rag first.
If you have non- washable bedding or linen in your home, freeze them overnight to eliminate any dust mites present.
If possible, avoid using large carpets and rugs. These hold onto dust very well, and provide a place for dust mites to live.
Cleaning isn’t always fun, but you’ll need to get into the habit of dusting your house frequently. The process can be quick and easy if you are using the right tools.
It is going to be an impossible task to have a completely dust- free home. But reducing the amount of dust in your home is definitely possible with these practical tips.