The Ultimate Indoor Allergies Quiz
by Staff
Your warm and comfy home is inviting to thousands of unwanted guests, such as dust mites, mold spores and chemical irritants. These unwanted guests can greatly exacerbate your allergy symptoms. Take this quiz to learn about indoor allergens and how to prevent these unwanted guests from taking over your home.

What a percentage of American beds have high enough dust mite counts to trigger allergy symptoms?

  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 45 percent

What should you do to prevent dust mite buildup in your bed?

  • Wash your sheets often.
  • Cover your mattress with a mite-proof cover.
  • both of the above

What other things in your bedroom may exacerbate to your allergy symptoms?

  • your clothes
  • your carpet
  • both of the above

What useful household appliance may be contributing to your allergy symptoms?

  • lamp
  • humidifier
  • heater

What harmful gas is generally found in higher quantities in your basement?

  • radon
  • carbon monoxide
  • both of the above

How do cockroaches exacerbate allergy symptoms?

  • Cockroach droppings trigger asthma and allergies.
  • Cockroach urine triggers asthma and allergies.
  • Cockroach pheromones trigger asthma and allergies.

How do you keep cockroaches from becoming unwanted guests in your home?

  • Keep your house free of food smells and crumbs.
  • Keep your house dry.
  • both of the above

How many dust mites would you find in a typical bed mattress?

  • 500 to 1,000 dust mites
  • 1,000 to 10,000 dust mites
  • 10,000 to 100,000 dust mites

To decrease dust mites in your home, you should:

  • Keep your windows closed.
  • Regularly air out your home.
  • Use a humidifier.

How often should you clean your bedroom to decrease allergies related to dust mites?

  • once a day
  • twice a week
  • once a week

What natural product kills dust mites?

  • olive oil
  • lemon water
  • eucalyptus oil

What should you add to your room to decrease the occurrence of dust mites?

  • lamps
  • plants
  • drapes

What type of bed does not house high quantities of dust mites?

  • a natural latex mattress
  • an air mattress
  • both of the above

Where are you likely to find indoor mold?

  • inside air conditioners, garbage containers and refrigerators
  • in attics, basements and garages
  • both of the above

How do you reduce indoor mold?

  • Dust frequently.
  • Clean with bleach.
  • both of the above

Mold is more likely to grow in below-ground rooms in your home, such as your basement. What is recommended for these rooms to prevent mold growth?

  • Keep these rooms well lit.
  • Use a mold-inhibiting paint.
  • both of the above

What percentage humidity should your home be maintained at to reduce mold growth?

  • 0 to 40 percent humidity
  • 0 to 50 percent humidity
  • 0 to 60 percent humidity

What is a major concern regarding office spaces and airborne allergies?

  • Office spaces are typically air-tight.
  • Office spaces tend to be dusty and not regularly cleaned.
  • both of the above

What type of rag should you use to trap dust mites?

  • a dry, clingy cloth
  • a damp cloth
  • either of the above

What should you do after you finish cleaning your home?

  • Spray your home with water to decrease airborne allergens.
  • Take a shower.
  • both of the above