Are you going to bed with this every night?
Research in Australia and worldwide has shown that up to 85% of people with asthma have an allergy to the house dust mite. This allergy can play an important role in the development of asthma and in the severity of asthma symptoms. Allergic rhintis and eczema have also been shown to be triggered by the house dust mite and the allergens that it produces.
The most common house dust mite in Australia is the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. These mites are microscopic; so small in fact that 50 of them can fit on the head of a pin. Dust mites live on a diet of skin scales which we, and our pets, shed daily. They are found in every home, in the dust that accumulates in our bedding and carpets. Dust mites can produce up to 50 faecal pellets a day and it is these droppings that people become most allergic to.Fact: Up to 2,000,000 mites can live in a mattress and 200,000 mites can live in a square metre of your carpet.
Dust Mite Allergy Symptoms
When dust is disturbed, for example when we roll over in bed at night, fine particles of the dust mite and their droppings are breathed in, triggering an allergic response.Common dust mite allergy symptoms include:
- Coughing, especially in bed time.
- Wheezing or a tight chest when dust has been disturbed.
- Sneezing or sinus symptoms related to sleeping.
If you suffer from allergies and are sensitive to dry cleaning solvents, Atlas can help you.
Our new “Aqua Safe” Washing Machine enables us to wet clean most garments and household items using Bio Degradable Soaps. Very little mechanical action is involved thus minimising the possibilities of shrinkage.
Garments will be clean and smelling fresh.
Our Aqua Safe machine will clean the following household items:
- Sleeping Bags
- Sheep Skins
- Car Seat Covers
- Floor Mats (Depending on Weave)