We all love our pets. They may need a lot of care, but they are intimate partners who will never leave us. In many American families, pets are the core. From dogs and cats to gerbils and rabbits, you can see furry friends everywhere. Even better, having pets can improve mood and mental health. The benefits seem endless! Sadly, there are some disadvantages.
Pets with hair are harmful to health. It can be troublesome for dogs or cats to fall off during cleaning, but that hair has a greater impact on air quality. Pet dander is very small skin fragments, any pet with fur will fall off. If someone is allergic to animals, pet dander is the cause of the reaction.
This pet dander can float in the air, waiting to be inhaled and trigger a reaction. However, it can also be placed in carpets, furniture, and clothing. When this fabric moves around, pet dander will re-enter the air and once again have the opportunity to trigger an allergic reaction. This is why managing pet dander is essential to maintaining high levels of air quality to ensure health. This is especially true if your child is particularly vulnerable to these allergens.
The impact of pets on air quality and health
Pet dander is too small to affect air quality. Since dander is very light, it can stay in the air for a long time. In fact, pet dander stays in the air longer than dust mites! Besides, pet skin fragments are jagged at the edges, which is very suitable for sticking to the fabric of the entire house. These two characteristics make it easy to spread and have the greatest impact on your health.
If someone is allergic to a certain animal, pet dander is especially troublesome. Pet allergies have multiple symptoms, including inflammation of the eyes and throat, sneezing and runny nose, difficulty breathing, and coughing. In more severe cases, individuals may also develop severe rashes or eczema due to dandruff.
If you already have a pet you like, knowing their impact on air quality can help you figure out how to best address this impact. Remember, this only applies to pets with fur or feathers!
Cats and dogs are one of the most allergic animals, and cats have a slightly worse impact on air quality than dogs. Next are rabbits, hamsters, and other small animals. Although these small rodents pose a threat to the most allergic rodents, the fact that they are mainly kept in cages limits the spread of pet dander and helps maintain high air quality. At the bottom are birds, because the frequency of feather shedding is much lower than that of complete fur.
Please always keep in mind that no pet is completely free of dander, which means that if you have a severe allergy, you should avoid it.
Manage air quality
The best way to limit the impact of pet dander on air quality is to regularly remove it from your home. Vacuuming with various accessories will enable you to clean furniture, floors, and carpets regularly. Depending on the extent of the pet's fall, you may need to do it daily or infrequently once a week.
You should also consider which parts of the house your pet can enter. Although it is important to maintain a high level of air quality throughout the family, it is more important to maintain the good air quality in the bedroom to ensure high-quality sleep. Therefore, it is best to let the pet sleep in another room instead of a bed.
Besides, high-quality air purification equipment will help you better manage the overall air quality of your home! Most air purification equipment is equipped with an air filter to remove pet dander from the air and help you catch what you missed during cleaning.
Alorair manufactures the Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber specifically for cleaning the air. This equipment not only removes pet dander from the air but also removes impurities such as dust and smoke. Ensure your health and keep the air in your home as clean as possible.
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