Dust contains accumulation of household debris, particles of paint, skin scales, hairs, earth and so on. But, as far as allergy is concerned, the most important component of dust is the house dust mite. Dust mites are tiny little creatures which live in the bedding and furniture feeding on molds, and on human or animal skin scales or feathers. Dust mites grow fast in the damp, warm conditions of mattresses, and are especially abundant when the whole house is damp or situated near water.
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