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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Spring is in the air...and so are millions of pollen spores and other allergens. And you don't have to be outdoors to aggravate your allergies. Dust mites, dander and mold inside your home can trigger a reaction.
If you're trying to eliminate indoor allergies, the best place to start is the bedroom. You spend about 80 percent of your time there, says Angel Waldron of the Asthma and Allergy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Spring is in the air...and so are millions of pollen spores and other allergens. And you don't have to be outdoors to aggravate your allergies. Dust mites, dander and mold inside your home can trigger a reaction.

If you're trying to eliminate indoor allergies, the best place to start is the bedroom. You spend about 80 percent of your time there, says Angel Waldron of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

There can be up to two million dust mites that live in your bed. The bedroom is the perfect haven for dust mites. They live in pillows, mattresses, bed springs, blankets, and comforters. Dust mites are invisible and they feast on dead skin. These mites are the number one indoor allergen and their population peaks in July and August.

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