Pillows and upholstery can carry bacteria, allergens and tiny insects such as dust mites, bed bugs and fleas. Here’s how to minimize germs in your home’s comfiest places.
While you may associate allergies with just a month or two out of the year, they an actually stretch out much longer.
Think your house is free of the eight most common allergens: cat, dog, cockroach, mouse, rat, mold and two types of dust mites? There’s a 99 percent chance you’re wrong. Allergist Sandra Hong, MD, explains.