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What Are Dust Mites? Dust mites are insect-like pests which are microscopic. They are known to generate most of the allergens that trigger allergic reactions in people House dust mites thrive in high humidity environments which moistens their major food source: human skin scales. Did you know -It is the droppings of the dust mites which trigger the asthmatic problem! They excrete a range of highly allergenic proteins that have been identified both as a causal mechanism in the development of asthma, and as irritants likely to trigger and exacerbate asthmatic symptoms. Dust mites are microscopic and that means you...

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Radiators circulate dust particles that contain allergens that are potent triggers for allergic reactions when in use. It is now recognised that radiators influence air movement in our airtight homes by heat convection which increases exposure levels of allergens. Poor indoor air quality is now becoming a concern for the government – APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group), and the NHS for the wellbeing of the nation and the increasing financial burden and impact of the health care sector.   Cost of Treatment for Asthma When calculating asthma costs and its impact on a larger scale it is important to consider both...

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Is it now becoming evident that central heating could be having an adverse effect on millions of vulnerable people’s health issues during the winter months? A quote from the Daily Mail explores this - “Cosy draught proof airtight homes maybe causing an epidemic or respiratory infections and heart disease according to research. Studies show that the risk is highest in homes built in the past 20 years due to stringent green building regulations which is aimed at cutting fuel use by fitting impermeable glazing and insulation which have created airtight homes! Older properties could be at risk too” Central heating...

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Dust is made of fine particles of solid matter. It generally consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil, dust lifted by the wind, volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibres, paper fibres, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment. What Are Dust Mites And Where Do Dust Mites Come From? Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that live in abundance in people’s...

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