Protecting Children with Allergies from Dust

Protecting Children with Allergies from Dust

Shannon Potenzo

Children with allergies to dust mites suffer from the negative effects of dust and should try to avoid it. Parents and guardians should work to protect children with allergies from dust, so they can live more healthfully. In this blog, we discuss some of the common locations children encounter dust, some of the symptoms of a dust mite allergy, and what your kids can do to help the family fight the war on dust! Remember, the Dust Bender is the best tool you can have to effectively remove dust from any area.

Where Children Encounter Dust

Let's discuss some of the common locations that your children might encounter dust. Traditionally, dust hides in places including your carpets/rugs, your electronics, your furniture, and many more. This is important to keep in mind, but when it comes to your children this might change. Children have a variety of different toys and items that could potentially be holding large amounts of dust. For example, many children have stuffed animals and take them to various locations including outside. That said, children's toys can be a great place for dust and dust mites to hide. Just like your carpet, it's safest to clean toys and wash stuffed animals every few months. Your children might be reluctant to you cleaning their precious toys, but it could help prevent symptoms of their dust allergy.

Children’s Allergy Symptoms

Let's jump into some of the symptoms of a dust allergy that could be prevalent in your children. Usually, when people run into dust, they begin to experience very normal allergy symptoms that they could interpret as another type of allergy. These symptoms include sneezing, itching, watering eyes, runny nose, and even a shortness of breath. These symptoms could develop into more serious issues, such as an asthma attack if not treated properly. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, increased air pollution (including dust) can increase asthma attacks up to 40%. Believing this, it’s the responsible choice to protect your children from dust and its negative effects.

Get Children Involved

Lastly, it's a great idea to include the whole family in the knowledge of dust and in the activity of cleaning. Giving your children the knowledge that dust is bad for their health will help them better avoid it while playing wherever they go. Also, including the children in your cleaning routines will help them better understand how to clean, where to clean, and why it’s important. There are also great ways to make cleaning fun for kids! Another fun way to clean is with the Dust Bender! With our colorful, fun, and easy to use product, any child can easily remove dust from the home, become a dust bender, and bend dust!


Overall, children experience the same negative effects of dust as adults. With more locations to hide, like their stuffed animals, your child’s room or playroom could be potentially more harmful than the rest of the house. It’s also important to watch out for developing dust allergies in your children. As discussed, dust allergies can develop into further symptoms, more than just a runny nose. Lastly, children can be a great addition to the home cleaning crew. Starting them early will help develop their overall knowledge of cleaning and how to avoid dust. Make cleaning fun for your kids and get them a Dust Bender. They, too, can bend dust!