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Carpets trap dander, dust mites, mold and generally make your allergies go from bad to worse. Learn about carpeting and allergies with help from an expert from the Arizona Natural Health Center in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dr. Laurinda Kwan from the Arizona Natural Health Center. If you have allergies carpets may not be the ideal flooring for you. They trap dander, dust mites, mold, and moisture in the carpets and carpet pads. If possible remove wall to wall carpeting and install hard flooring. If you must have carpets use low pile instead of high pile carpeting and vacuum weekly with a vacuum equipped with a hepa filter. Have carpets shampooed frequently by a company that uses environmentally friendly products. Remove carpeting from the bathroom. This is a prime spot for mold to grow. And have air ducts cleaned by a reputable company. Cutting down on airborne particles will decrease what lands and becomes buried in the carpets. Lastly, take off your shoes before walking on the carpet to prevent bringing in pet dander and outdoor allergens. If you find that even with these helpful tips your allergies are still affecting your quality of life, do some research. Talk with a doctor that specializes in allergies. There are both effective natural and conventional treatments available. I'm Dr. Laurinda Kwan from the Arizona Natural Health Center talking to you today about carpets and allergies.

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