The Asthma Center

Furniture

Furniture that has been exposed to moisture, food, or soiling from humans or pets may harbor insects, mold, dust mites, or other allergens. Bringing a used piece of furniture into your home or moving a piece of furniture from a previously humid area such as the basement may bring a new source of allergens into your living quarters. Each time you sit on an upholstered piece of furniture you aerosolize some of its contents, provoking your allergy symptoms.