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Vacuuming to control allergies

Vacuuming can greatly help control allergies. It can also make them worse! Vacuuming is great for getting rid of dust and contaminants as long as they stay in the vacuum bag and don't escape from the machine's exhaust mechanism and back into the air. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter or a double bag to keep the particles trapped inside the vacuum. …

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