The Ultimate Carpet Allergy Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Do you suffer from allergies to dust mites, pet dander, mold or pollen? Did you know that your wall-to-wall carpet might be your worst enemy? Take our quiz and learn how you can beat those dusty carpets at their allergy-triggering game.

Allergens stimulate allergic reactions. Which of the following are common allergens often found in carpet?

Carpet attracts allergens like dust mites, pet dander and mold spores that trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people.

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Carpets may contain ______ times more allergens than other floor coverings.

Carpets in your home may harbor 100 times more allergens than hard floors such as parquet and vinyl flooring.

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Medical professionals recommend what action to help reduce allergic reactions to allergens in your home?

Though carpet companies defend their product, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America agrees that wall-to-wall carpeting aggravates allergies to airborne substances.

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Who is most adversely affected by allergens trapped in your carpets?

Infants and children are more adversely affected by allergens found in carpets, and they spend a lot of their time close to the ground.

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Dust mites are a common cause of year round allergies. How many Americans are allergic to them?

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that more than 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites.

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Which surprising product of the dust mite is the actual allergen?

The dust mite's waste is the actual allergen and it produces as much as 200 times its body weight in waste every day.

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Besides in your carpet, where might dust mites hide?

Dust mites like warm, humid environments such as mattresses and bedding.

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What percentage of people are allergic to their household pet?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, dogs and cats cause allergies in 15 to 30 percent of allergy-sensitive people.

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Pet dander (dead skin) is the most common pet allergen. Which of the following are also allergy triggers?

Pet saliva and urine can trigger allergic reactions as can the dust, fleas and pollen trapped in pet hair.

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Mold is a common allergy trigger. What type of environment promotes the growth and spread of mold?

A leak in your ceiling or a wet carpet can cause mold to develop. Mold spores then disperse through the air.

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Which type of carpet is least likely to harbor allergens?

A tightly woven carpet with short fibers is least likely to harbor allergens and is easier to clean.

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If you have allergies, how often should you vacuum your carpet and rugs?

Vacuuming thoroughly once or twice a week is the best way to remove allergens from your carpet and rugs.

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A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is specially designed to remove _______particles from your carpet.

A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter removes over 99 percent of airborne particles from your carpet.

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If you have allergies, how often should you steam or dry clean your carpet and rugs?

Steam or dry cleaning your carpets every six months can help keep your allergies at bay. Be sure it dries thoroughly to prevent mold.

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Which organization offers a quality seal of approval for rating a vacuum cleaner's ability to remove allergens?

The Carpet and Rug Institute of America offers its Seal of Approval to vacuum cleaners that demonstrate the ability to remove allergens, particles and contaminants from the air.

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