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The EPA's Asthma Home Environment and Allergy Friendly Flooring

By FAF Staff Writer, (367 words) Posted in Health Issues on June 20, 2009
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Asthma Home Environment Checklist to help home care providers educate asthma patients on protecting their homes from allergens and other irritants, which includes those found on floors. Whether you are a home care provider or simply someone looking for tips on allergy friendly flooring, you will find tons of great tips from the EPA's Asthma Home Environment Checklist in this blog.

When applied to flooring, the EPA's Asthma Home Environment Checklist can help you address common allergy triggers including, but not limited to:

  • Dust mites – Dust mite droppings and body parts can be found in carpet, upholstery, and other material items. These tiny insects are too small to be seen by the human eye.
  • Mold – Mold can grow on just about any wet or damp surface including flooring in areas that experience water or moisture (bathrooms, basements, kitchens, etc.).
  • Animals – Cats, dogs, and other warm–blooded pets can leave behind animal dander (skin flakes), and also salivate or urinate on flooring, all of which can irritate one's allergies.

By following the procedures below taken from EPA's Asthma Home Environment Checklist, you can minimize, or possibly eliminate these allergy triggers from your flooring.

  • Carpet and Rugs – If the home has carpet or area rugs it should be vacuumed regularly with a vacuum that has a high efficiency filter such as a HEPA filter. If the person vacuuming is the one with allergies, he or she should wear a dust mask and have someone else change the vacuum bag or empty the dust canister when needed, though it is best for this person to avoid vacuuming altogether. Throw rugs can often be washed in a washing machine with hot water to eliminate allergens.
  • Hard Surface Flooring – Hard surface floors such as hardwood, laminate, bamboo, vinyl, ceramic tile, stone, and linoleum should be mopped regularly. Avoid allowing flooring to become overly wet as many floors can absorb moisture which can create a breeding ground for mold.

For more tips on how to make you or your patient's home allergy friendly, including not only tips on flooring but tips on just about anything used in the interior of the home, visit the EPA Asthma Home Environment Checklist.

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Comments (24)

allergist posted on: July 29, 2009

It's very difficult for as especially to those who have an allergy to avoid allergies.

-Kaylee

ariel posted on: September 1, 2010

asthma....
still trying to find info about SAFE flooring..
harmful things etc.
what is good flooring to use..
i cannot afford hardwood.
i am very Odor sensitive. extremetly and allergic to dust too

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I am 80 yrs old and since moving into condo my asthma has worsened. I kept the former owner's carpeting because it was put in new just before I bought. I am assuming that the flooring underneath is concrete and other residents said it was in terrible shape when they installed new flooring. I believe I should replace and repair my flooring. What is best to install?

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