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October 21, 2013

Vacuum Cleaners – Old vs New

A new study suggests that bacteria, mould and dust found in older vacuum cleaners can pose health risks if they are not handled with caution. The study focused on several vacuum models and the dirt they retain, concluding that they can contain bacteria which can greatly affect your health. The…
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April 18, 2013

Getting Rid Of Dust Mites

Getting Rid of Dust Mites in Autumn As the leaves change colour and fall, the dust mite population in your home could well be rising. Research from Sydney’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research shows that dust mite levels can increase 2-3 times during late autumn, compared with summer levels. According…
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January 14, 2013

Its Hypoallergenic

Its Hypoallergenic This Consumer Myth Can Actually Be Making You Sick... In Australia and the USA, the cosmetic industry is largely self regulated. This can mean no regulation or very minimal. Therefore, when I see the term hypoallergenic on a label, I question what it really means. As a consumer,…
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November 21, 2012

The Advantages of Allergy Testing at Home

Allergy Testing at Home For allergy sufferers, skin prick tests may be as unappealing as allergy symptoms – uncomfortable, irritating and even painful. A home allergy test, however, is an inexpensive and more pleasant way of determining what it is in your environment that may trigger these unpleasant reactions. By…
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October 19, 2012

Here’s a Quick Way to Avoid Dust Mites

Avoid Dust Mites Some interesting facts and some tips about the control and numbers of the dust mite... Researchers from Insect and Research Development, United Kingdom, discovered that leaving the doona on the bed during the day can make a big difference, because it keeps moisture in the sheets and…