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5 Health Conditions Triggered By Dirty Ducts

Did you know the average person in the U.S. spends 90% of their time indoors? It’s true—with our reliance on technology for business, education, and entertainment, much of our lives are lived within the confines of a building. Unfortunately, indoor air is notoriously dirty—up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air, according to some experts. Poor indoor air quality can trigger health issues in sensitive individuals, so if you’ve been suffering from unexplained symptoms, the air you breathe may be to blame. At Dust Doctors, providing healthy indoor air quality is our number one concern. Today, we’re here to discuss five common health conditions frequently triggered by dirty ducts.

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4 Household Items That Can Wreck Your Indoor Air Quality

Most people never think twice about their indoor air quality—but that’s a dangerous mistake. According to a report published by the CDC, “walking into a modern building can sometimes be compared to placing your head inside a plastic bag that is filled with toxic fumes.” Yikes.

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Health Issues: Are Your Dirty Ducts Making You Sick?

We generally think of fall and winter as cold and flu season, primarily due to cooler outdoor temperatures. Certainly, the frigid weather is to blame for our wintertime ailments, right? While winter weather indeed contributes to cold- and flu-like symptoms, it's not the only culprit. You may be surprised to learn that the cleanliness—or lack thereof—of your ductwork plays an integral role in your family’s health. Curious to learn how your ductwork is related to that runny nose you seem to have all winter long? The experts at Dust Doctors explain below.

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Think Your Home is Dust Free? Think Again

The team at Dust Doctors located in the Twin Cities Metro can remove the dust in your home to improve the indoor air quality.

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Relieve Allergy Symptoms with Duct and Vent Cleaning

Homeowners in the Twin Cities Metro can improve their health and relieve allergy symptoms by having Dust Doctors complete duct cleaning and vent cleaning.

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Indoor Air Quality: More Than Dusting

Everyone hears about outside environmental concerns. But, the fact of the matter is that indoor air quality is worse than anything people face when they walk out their doors on a daily basis. The news does not get better when going indoors for work or school. An everyday person spends the majority of their time indoors and faces hidden dangerous pollutants.

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Skin Issues That Can Be Caused By Dust

Dust is unsightly, but is it dangerous? In addition to lung issues, dust can also cause skin-related issues. This can lead to itching, redness, soreness, and cracked skin. Here are a few issues that can occur.

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How Dust Can Lead to Household Pests

Dust doesn't just hurt your air quality. It can also introduce pests into your home. If you have dust accumulating in the corners of your house, you could also have bugs already there as well. Here's how dust can potentially attract pests, as well as what you can do to avoid it.

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Are Dust Mites Dangerous?

Dust mites. They sound terrible, but are they actually dangerous? Many people are terrified of any kind of mite within their home, but the truth is that mites are absolutely everywhere. There are even mites on your body right now. Here's what you need to know.

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Which Allergens Are Hiding In Your Vents?

Whether it’s tree pollen in April or ragweed in August, allergens around the Twin Cities area are a year-round aggravation. Allergy sufferers often seek refuge from these sneeze-causing, eye-watering menaces indoors. However, sometimes it seems like relief never comes. If you experience allergy symptoms inside your home, one culprit could be your own ventilation system.

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