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i get itchy eyes and runny nose when i go to my basement that has carpet. what can i do to prevent this?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Mold/dust issues: These are classic reactions to ether mol wet or dry, mildew, and/or dust. Check the carpet especially under for hidden problems and the humidity.
Answered on Dec 13, 2012

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