Dirt’s Little Secrets
Did you know making your bed is a BAD thing? Find out why, and learn more fascinating facts about dust mites and other household allergens. Did you know…?
Dry clothing indoors
If you put your washing out on the line, then your clothes will be covered in pollen.
Dust mites eat our dead skin flakes
- Dust mites eat our dead skin flakes and we lose up to 28 grams of skin cells a week, the equivalent of a small bag of chips.
Don’t make your bed
(Really!) It keeps the bed warm and keeps the humidity in, which the dust mites like.
more than a million bacteria
- One gram of house dust can contain more than a million bacteria and hundreds of thousands of mold spores.
Make sure your vacuum doesn’t leak the dust it collects
Look for one with the Asthma Society of Canada certification mark or a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter, or you could be re-depositing allergens, like these skin flakes, all over your home.