Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites

What are dust allergens?
Dust allergens are substances found in dust, and may include:

  • fabric fibers

  • lint

  • feathers

  • stuffing materials

  • animal protein (dander, saliva, urine, body oils)

  • bacteria

  • mold and fungus spores

  • food particles

  • plants

  • insects and their waste

What is a dust mite allergen?
Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses. The mites and their waste products thrive in:

  • dust

  • bedding

  • upholstered furniture

  • carpets

  • air