Whether you like it or not, Harmattan is here again. It is an extremely cold, dry and very dusty season and it is very safe to say that it is the least favourite season of most Nigerians. During this season, our homes are always dusty no matter how often we clean it; dust is a baggage which comes with the season.
Asides making our homes rather dirty, the dust also causes some health hazards that adversely affect human health. Among the health hazards we may encounter are those that cause and contribute to respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, asthma, dry cough, catarrh, sore throat etc. All of these disease are caused by mostly dust allergens.
The sad news is that it is almost inevitable to have dust in our homes during this period, however the dust can be controlled if not probably totally eliminated. How can this be done?
First and foremost, dirt and dust can be carried in from outside on shoes or blown in through windows and doors. Second, there are indoor sources of dust, particularly dust mites, but not to worry, these measures will help to reduce the dust in your home.
All these dust particles contribute to dust problems, so taking precautions against them can also help reduce exposure.