Check your washer and dryer and dryer as a source of al­ler­gens

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Do you ever find your­self sneez­ing, cough­ing and wheez­ing when the tem­per­a­ture drops? While many peo­ple look for­ward to a break from hot sum­mer tem­per­a­tures, the sea­sonal changes cre­ate breath­ing is­sues for many oth­ers. Air­borne par­ti­cles can trig­ger symp­toms such as cough­ing, wheez­ing and tight­ness in the chest. Known as “al­ler­gens” and “ir­ri­tants,” th­ese par­ti­cles ex­ist both out­side and inside your home. Here are a few tips to help you prep your liv­ing space this sea­son from Va­lerie Malone, brand mar­ket­ing man­ager of Home Ap­pli­ances at LG Canada:

Shut your win­dows. The first step is to keep your win­dows closed. This will keep mois­ture lev­els be­tween 40 and 50 per cent, which will limit dust mites and mold. Keep it clean. It is im­por­tant to keep on top of your vac­u­um­ing and dust­ing as there are many al­ler­gens that are al­ready trapped inside your home, from pet dan­der to dust mites. To re­move th­ese ir­ri­tants, LG sug­gests their new line of wash­ing ma­chines with Steam Tech­nol­ogy. Cer­ti­fied by the Asthma So­ci­ety of Canada, th­ese wash­ers re­move over 95 per cent of common house­hold al­ler­gens. From fur-coated dog beds and dusty drapes to your favourite silk blouse, th­ese wash­ers can han­dle any­thing you throw in it and will have you breath­ing eas­ier in the com­fort of your own home. Wash your linens once per week. You spend a lot of time in bed and your sheets are a hot spot for al­ler­gens. Wash­ing your linens reg­u­larly helps re­duce the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of dust. Del­i­cate bed­ding? No prob­lem. This washer with Steam Tech­nol­ogy is en­ergy ef­fi­cient and will not harm the fi­bres. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.asthma.ca and www. lg.com.

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