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Como Prevenir los Acaros del Polvo en tu Casa

Los ácaros del polvo son uno de los desencadenantes más comunes de alergia y asma que se encuentran en el hogar. Pero hay algunos pasos simples que puede tomar para reducir su exposición en el hogar, y la mejor parte es que no necesitará comprar pesticidas o equipos costosos.

 


How to Prevent Dust mites in your Home

Dust mites are one of the most common allergy and asthma triggers found in the home. But there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your exposure at home, and the best part is you won’t need to purchase pesticides or costly equipment.


Green Cleaning before Disinfecting!

There is a step before disinfecting that many might skip.  You might think, “to save some time, why not just spray the counters down with a bleach solution and wipe away any dirt and grime at the same time?”  But to effectively disinfect a surface, it must be properly cleaned first. Switching to green-cleaning (before disinfection!) will improve your home's air quality, remove harsh chemicals from your environment and help you stay safe at home.


Healthy Homes
Coalition of West Michigan

Our mission is to prioritize children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions, beginning in Grand Rapids’ hardest hit neighborhoods. We achieve that mission through direct services, community organizing, and continuous collaboration.

The Issues:

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Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic health problem in children.  It affects 9.6% of children nationally and is the leading cause of visits to the emergency room and missed school days.

Rates of asthma continue to increase. Children, females, African-Americans, the poor, and urban dwellers and disproportionately affected. Asthma is a life-long condition but can be managed by monitoring and controlling environmental triggers.  The Healthy Homes Coalition helps families assess their homes for common asthma triggers and can connect families with resources to make their homes asthma-safe.