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Reducing Exposure to House Dust Mites. Use bedding encasements Wash bed linens weekly Avoid down fillings Limit stuffed animals to those that can be washed Reduce humidity level (between 30% and 50% relative humidity per EPR-3).

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Reducing Exposure to House Dust Mites

Use bedding encasements

Wash bed linens weekly

Avoid down fillings

Limit stuffed animals to those that can be washed

Reduce humidity level (between 30% and 50% relative humidity per EPR-3)

Source: “What You and Your Family Can Do About Asthma” by the Global Initiative For Asthma Created and funded by NIH/NHLBI, 1995


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