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There are 15 different species of dust mites which are found in 99% of all households. 15,000 can be found in one single speck of dust. Over 2 million can be found in one double bed. As a matter of fact, up to 25% of the weight of a 6 year old pillow consists of stuff that was never there when you purchased your pillow. The bedroom always has the highest concentration of dust mites and allergens.

Dust mites live on the scales of skin that are shed by both humans and animals. The average adult sheds 1.5 grams of skin per day.

(Enough to feed 1 million dust mites)

Dust mites live for roughly 2 months, but produce over 200 times their body weight in waste (Feces).

Over time, both dust mites and waste breakdown, become airborne, and we breathe them.....

I think I'll pass on the Carpet..
 
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