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Date:4/28/2008

In Time for Spring, SC Johnson Shares New Findings and Tips for

Allergy-Proofing Your Home

RACINE, Wis., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sneezing, sniffling, coughing and wheezing -- spring allergy season has arrived. With asthma and allergies striking one in four Americans, now is the time to start dodging those allergy triggers lurking around your home.(1) Now, just in time for warmer weather, SC Johnson reveals research that shows dusting with Pledge(R) Furniture Polish and a cloth removes up to 84 percent of allergens from dust mites and pet dander found in dust.

Dust often includes triggers such as pet dander, dust mites, cockroach droppings, molds, and pollen. In fact, it's estimated that up to 72 trillion allergens make their way into the home each day.(2) In recent studies, Pledge(R) Furniture Polish was proven more effective than dry dusting to pick up the allergens in dust without sending them into the air.

"House dust is one of the most prevalent -- and unavoidable -- allergy triggers in any home," said Dr. William E. Berger, author of Allergies and Asthma for Dummies. "Allergy-proofing inside your home is one of the most beneficial ways to reduce allergy symptoms since you can't control the allergens outside your home."

Dr. Berger offers tips to help allergy-proof your home to help reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses.

Clean Home, Clear Head

Go from room to room and identify spaces that can be breeding grounds for allergens:

-- Beds - Wash all bed linens in hot water (at least 130 degrees) every

two weeks. Only use pillows, blankets, quilts, and bedspreads made of

synthetic materials. Avoid down (feather) filled comforters and

pillows.

-- Climate control - Don't locate your bedroom in a humid area such as the

basement. Likewise, use an air conditioner or dehumidifier to keep the

humidity in your home below 50 percent.

-- Carpets and drapes - Pet dander is more easily collected in carpeting

and thick rugs. To help make allergy-proofing easier, choose bare

floors over carpeting where you can use cleaning products to pick-up

and remove allergens from pet dander.

-- Decorations and furnishings - Use furniture made of wood, vinyl,

plastic, and leather throughout your home instead of furniture made

from upholstery. Use products to clean that are proven to remove

allergens, such as Pledge(R) Furniture Polish which removes allergens

from dust mites and pet dander found in dust.

-- Ventilation - Use HEPA air cleaners to keep the indoor air throughout

your home as pure as possible. Cover heating vents with special vent

filters to clean the air before it enters your rooms.

How Pledge Fights Allergens

Pledge(R) Furniture Polish features Allergen Trappers(TM) to help families keep their homes cleaner and healthier. This unique formula:

-- Traps and removes dust and dust mites, pet dander and pollen found in

dust

-- Attracts and picks up dust so you don't shift it from place to place

-- Contains gentle cleansing conditioners that remove dust, fingerprints,

smudges and dirt Helps protect against water spills, stains and

everyday wear

-- Leaves no residue buildup behind

For more information, visit http://www.pledge.com/allergens. SC Johnson offers additional advice to help families take care of their homes at http://www.cleanhomejournal.com.

SC Johnson is a family-owned and -managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE(R), GLADE(R), OFF! (R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN(R), BAYGON(R), BRISE(R), ECHO(R), KABIKILLER(R), KLEAR(R), and MR. MUSCLE(R). The 122-year old company, with more than $7.5 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries.

(1) CDC Fast Facts A-Z. Vital Health Statistics, 2003.

(2) National Institute of Health

CONTACT

Jenny Taylor

262-260-4402

jataylor@scj.com

Karen Cason

312-552-1171

karen.cason@edelman.com

WEB ADDRESS

http://www.scjohnson.com

http://www.cleanhomejournal.com

http://www.pledge.com


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