mattress contains over 2 million
You cannot see them with the naked eye...but they are there! Dust mites
are tiny relatives of
ticks and spiders and
thrive in warm humid conditions. There favourite spot is your mattress,
your pillow, and your bedding, where they feed on dead skin cells and body
fluids you excrete while sleeping.
Mites Cause Major Health Problems
Many people blame pollen or pet dander for their asthma and allergy
problems, when in reality dust mites are recognized to be the main
cause for asthma, chronic Rhinitis (hay fever), and other allergies.
When dust mites grow, they shed their skin. The shedded skin and faeces are small enough to be easily
breathed in by humans, and are what cause the allergic reactions.
Besides asthma, rhinitis,
bronchitis, sinus, and other respiratory ailments, dust mites can be the
cause of other serious health problems such as fatigue, skin rashes, itchy
skin or eyes, "glue ear" (a condition which often causes hearing loss),
eczema, and chronic
any doubt, your mattress can be one
of the dirtiest pieces of furniture in
reasons for this unhygienic and allergy causing situation are numerous and
however, they do have one thing in common. In the last two decades manufacturers have
produced a relatively high quality product and can offer a long-term
guarantee of up to 15 years. As a result, the use of the mattress is
normally long-term, often 20 years or more.
old is Your mattress?
today are seldom aired. They are heavy and
cumbersome and people
are generally too busy to deal with this cleaning problem. With the room
temperature and humidity
(airtight double glazing & central heating)
being constant the mattress becomes an ideal environment for dust mites,
bacteria, viruses and fungal spores.
It is well
documented and acknowledged internationally, that the presence of
in homes is
directly responsible for numerous respiratory illnesses and even skin diseases.
One of these ailments,
is increasing at an alarming rate among
children worldwide and is causing widespread concern. Many studies have been
undertaken to eradicate mites, from bedding in particular. Even new mattresses
can become contaminated within 6 months.
Asthma numbers continue to rise...
million people in the UK
suffer from asthma.
There are 18,000 first or new episodes
of asthma presented each week to GPs.
Respiratory disease now
kills more people than coronary heart disease, that's 1 in 4 people
in the UK.
On average 1,500 people
die from asthma each year in the UK. This equates to four people per day,
or one person every six hours.
There are four times as
many people with asthma in the UK than with diabetes.
One in eight children
has asthma and this figure has increased six-fold in the last 25 years.
people with asthma
(that's 4.3 million in the UK )
are sensitive to house dust mites
Asthma help line at:
third of our life spent in bed...
Men, women, and children, spend many years on mattresses that contain millions of dust mites,
and are often soiled & stained, and therefore
vulnerable to what causes allergic reactions. It is
wrong to believe that a
mattress protector or bed sheet will completely protect against
dust mites. The problem consists of micro particles (1 to 20 microns).
A mattress protector does provide some help and protection against these minute particles but
in reality act more like a fishing net trying to catch sand.
You'll be amazed at what
out of just one mattress!
Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!...
Mattress Cleaning and Sanitation Service
answer to dust mite, microscopic organisms,
control...and protection from future contamination.
(Part of our 'In-Home Allergen Control