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 mattress. It’s best to leave the covers off, aerating as well as drying the bed. The kids will love this one, an excuse for a messy bedroom!

The researchers also found, staying in bed longer raises the temperature of the mattress enough to make the mites uncomfortable, despite the extra moisture produced by a sleeping body. And simply raising the bedroom temperature from 16°C to 18°C can cut mite numbers by a factor of ten.

Climate change could also have an important impact. The English based team calculates that a typical London bed could have 80 times more mites by 2050 if the world’s warming increases humidity levels as predicted.

Around the corner in Spain, kids fighting over who sleeps in the top bunk may always be the winner. Tarragona University Hospital research shows that the allergy provoking dust mite allergens fall from the top mattress onto the surface of the bottom mattress. The study, 47 pairs of brothers and sisters who slept on bunks, found significantly more cases of asthma among those who slept on the bottom mattress.

Towards healthier living Carol Parr ♥

As a result of working with me, women and their families thrive, work places and their personnel prosper, mouldy and chemical / electrical sensitive occupants heal. They’re healthier, they’re alert, they’re happier, more relaxed, more productive, and enjoying life.

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By returning indoor spaces to more natural conditions, we strengthen you and your family and your personnel’s mind, body and spirit. It’s nice that it also sustains our planet’s ecology, you’d agree.

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Carol Parr

Author Carol Parr

Carol Parr is a Building Biologist and Healthy Home Wizard. She has worked with asthma and allergy sufferers in their homes and work places for over twenty years, specialising in mould, dust mites, chemicals, EMFs and WiFi. When she’s not turning unhealthy rooms into healthier, relaxing and productive spaces, she’s most likely frightening her husband and their children with numerous “let’s see what this does when …” projects.

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