Dust mites and your health
Don’t spend tonight sleeping on a mattress infested with dust mites
We spend years on a mattress that is contaminated with dust mite excrement, dead skin flakes, bacteria and mould spores which is ultimately dangerous to our health and the health of our family. It is a scientific fact that exposure to the allergen Guanine found in dust mite excrement is directly responsible for numerous allergic reactions. Asthma is increasing at an alarming rate amongst children and is one of the ailments triggered by the chemical Guanine.
Guanine can cause lifelong allergies.
All mattresses are subject to dust mite infestation. Up to 1 million in the average double mattress. They thrive in an environment that offers perfect conditions for existence. Nice and warm for 8 hours, all the dead skin flakes they can eat, they excrete almost twice their body weight a day. Their microscopic droppings contain guanine which is highly allergic to many people; in fact 80% of asthmatics react to the dust mite.
How do you come in contact with dust mites?
Dust mites are microscopic, when we move on the mattress it acts like a bellows and puffs up particles containing Guanine found in dust mite excrement. These particles easily pass through protectors and bedding to land on our face and skin and we breathe it in. This is a major trigger for a host of allergic reactions
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When you come in contact with the dust mite allergen Guanine, you can develop all kinds of allergy related symptoms. You may have recognised some of these symptoms.
Dust mites – The Enemy
No matter how clean your home is you will be sharing your bed with millions of dust mites greedily feeding on your dead skin. The mattress is without doubt the dirtiest item we come in close contact with for 1/3rd of our lives.
Even protective bedding has little effect on reducing allergic reactions when they are the only measure taken.
The dust mite produces 200 times its body weight in excrement during the course of its lifetime. This excrement at first adheres to the fibres in the fabric as small mucous coated balls. Later it decomposes to a fine powder like dust. This mite excrement contains guanine, which can cause an allergic reaction and serious health issues in humans.
- There can be up to a million dust mites in one double mattress.
- Dust mite droppings contain powerful enzymes, which when breathed in breaks down the protective lining of our lungs, nasal passages and eyes.
- Australian research has revealed that 80% of people with asthma are allergic to the house dust mite.
- Allergy to dust mites is the 6th most serious sickness in the world (World Health Organisation, 1995).
- 25% of all allergies are due to dust mites.
- Lifespan of 60 – 150 days, during which time the female lays 300 eggs.
- The dust mite population is high around coastal areas of Australia.
- 90% of dust mites are located in the mattress as that is where their food source of dead skin exists.
- Dust mites are microscopic, 300 will fit on a match head. How you contribute to the problem.
When you sleep, you produce sweat each night and shed about a gram of skin each day which lodges in your mattress and attracts dust mites. All mattresses are subject to dust mite infestation.
In less than 6 months a new mattress will become infested with dust mites. Dust mites – The MattressKleen Solution
Very quickly (6 months) a new mattress will become home to a host of horrors. The scientifically proven system of cleaning and sanitising a mattress is natural, dry and non toxic. Dust mites, their excrement and dead skin flakes are effectively removed by a high powered vacuum unit, simultaneously a UVC (germicide) light can kill virus, bacteria, mould spores and anything else that might be residing in the mattress.
The service is completed with a non-toxic sanitising spray that can kill dust mite, mould spores, virus and bacteria – and also neutralises odour. The bed can be made within minutes of the clean being completed. Importantly our system is dry and non toxic and a real bonus where there have been smokers.
The mattress is sanitised whilst it remains in its normal position and the process leaves your mattress fresh and hygienic. If you have a child or pet that has soiled the mattress we can eliminate any bacteria and mould that may have formed and deodorise with our special urine stain and odour treatment. Even a new mattress can quickly become one of the dirtiest items in the home and a health risk.
“Dust mites are a major cause of respiratory and skin allergies. We host millions of these in our bedding along with infections and moulds. In the Australian climate mould causes huge problems. The complete cleaning system provided by MattressKleen is the safe and effective way of dealing with these problems”.
Pauline Rose: Complimentary & Environmental Medicine. Sydney