Allergies are a common irritant for lots of us, with Allergy UK reporting that a staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy at some point in their lives, almost half (48%) of sufferers have more than one allergy (Allery UK - Mintel, 2010) - hay fever caused by pollen, pets and food just to name a few.
It’s no surprise there are lots of products out there claiming to be our saviour against this sometimes debilitating condition, such as tablets, room diffusers and injections. Whilst you might ah-choose to stay inside, here at Safeclean we know that you may not be safe from pesky pollen and irritants even inside your own home.
One of the main causes of a reaction is the presence of dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic creatures approximately one quarter to one third of a millimetre long. They are in fact not insects but arthropods, so in the same class of animal as spiders. They thrive in warm areas and enjoy conditions very similar to the ones we also enjoy at home.
Did you know there are over 30,000 dust mites in the average family sofa? Dust mites thrive off dead skin cells, which we shed on a daily basis without us knowing, so it creates the perfect environment for them to live in. The remains and waste products of these teeny beings are what cause allergic reactions to us.
Freaked out yet? Don’t worry; there is a way to protect you and your family.
Here at Safeclean, our highly trained technicians are able to be able to deal with the source of the issue, using proven formulas to dramatically reduce the effects of allergens in the home. Why not take a look at our postcode finder
to find your local Safeclean business near you, or explore our service page on Allergy Treatment.
For more information on allergies in general, check out the Allergy UK website www.allergyuk.org
. This week (29 April - 3 May 2019) is their annual Allergy Awareness Week, aiming to raise the awareness of the effects of low air quality and how that affects the allergens around us. Take a look at their hashtag #allergyawarenessweek
to see their latest updates.