Particles from Nature
All particles come from somewhere. The most common allergy markers are biological; things like pollen, grasses, insect parts and waste, animal and human dander.
Pollen and grasses are seasonal. They enter our windows in doors, windows, on our skin and clothing, and on our pets. Most of these particles are microscopic; then deteriorate quickly to and go into furniture stuffing and carpeting. By just walking through a carpeted room will move particles into the breathing zone.
Insect parts and waste come primarily from dust mites living in carpet, and upholstered furniture. It’s the waste from dust mites that most people to which most people are allergic. If you do suffer from allergies, you may want to consider removing carpeting as it acts
Cat dander is next to impossible to remove without replacing the carpeting. We have worked for clients that purchased a home that had existing carpeting. That person was highly allergic to cat dander. Once the carpet was identified as the source and removed, the new owner was comfortable in the new home with no more allergies.
Two people can be in the same room with biological dust and show no symptoms whatsoever, while the other can’t stop sneezing, sniffling, coughing, etc.
Man-made particles include fiberglass, starch particles, synthetic fibers, soot, and cellulose. Now nano particles from manufacturing also present environmental issues.
If fiberglass is touched it will irritate the skin. Fiberglass is considered a non-repairable particle. Simply put, this means you can breathe it in but it’s too small to breathe out. Fiberglass is usually contained inside walls, attics, and insulating ducts systems. Fiberglass may become airborne through the heating system in the ducting system is not maintained. We recommend using HEPA only HVAC filters and not the pink fiberglass filters.
There are ongoing health studies on fiberglass particles. There is a PEL (Permissible Exposure Level) for fiberglass for workers in
Most of these particles can be removed from your breathable home air by using a