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Dust Mites

Dust Mites

November 22, 2013

Have you been wheezing, coughing, experiencing a tightness of chest, red skin rashes, itchy skin, small raised blisters, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing or have itchy, watery eyes? There is a high chance that these symptoms are caused by dust mite allergies.

Recent studies show that house dust mites are the single greatest cause of asthmatic attack. This microscopic creature can be found mainly in our homes where we spend 50% of our time. They live in carpets, fabric upholstered furniture, curtains and most of all in our beds. The higher the level of exposure to this creature (its waste and dead body particles) the higher the chance that an individual may demonstrate allergy symptoms and asthma.

55% of house dust is made up of dust mites and their debris. Dust mites are able to multiply in great numbers and each month they can lay up to 50 eggs. Tens of thousands of them sleep with you because your bed has high humidity (by your sweat) with an abundance of food (your skin particles). They are very tough and normal laundering cannot kill them plus they can resist the pull of even the most powerful vacuum cleaners.

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