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Asthma and allergy incidence high in the UAE

Gulf News – Dubai August 6, 2015 http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/asthma-and-allergy-incidence-high-in-the-uae-1.1562616 The incidence of asthma and allergies is quite high especially during summers according to pulmonologists from Dubai Health Authority. Over 14 per cent people in the UAE suffer from asthma and Rashid Hospital alone attends to 1,500 asthma patients annually of which at least 500 are cases […]

Thousands of microbes found in house dust

By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News 26 August 2015 The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes, a study suggests. Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the United States. They discovered that the types of bacteria and fungi […]

More children in UAE suffering from asthma than ever before

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/more-children-in-uae-suffering-from-asthma-than-ever-before DUBAI // More children are suffering from allergies and chronic asthma – and escaping indoors may not be enough to avoid the symptoms. Emiratis are 4.2 times more likely than expatriates to suffer from asthma, and women 1.8 times more likely than men. In 2011, there were 139,092 reported cases of asthma attacks. There […]

A Dubai-based company The Healthy Home is taking on the dust and bugs

http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/house-home/a-dubai-based-company-the-healthy-home-is-taking-on-the-dust-and-bugs#full It doesn’t bear thinking about, but at any given time, there are about two million dust mites living in your bed, feeding on you as you snooze. Then there are the bed bugs, bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses also taking refuge between your sheets, not to mention under your carpets, on your sofa and […]

إطلاق شركة ’ذي هيلثي هوم‘ التي توفّر طرق علاجيّة تعدّ الأولى من نوعها في مجال تعزيز جودة البيئة الداخليّة

   دبي، 25 يونيو 2013 إطلاق شركة ’ذي هيلثي هوم‘ التي توفّر طرق علاجيّة تعدّ الأولى من نوعها في مجال تعزيز جودة البيئة الداخليّة تأسست شركة ’ذي هيلثي هوم ميدل إيست‘ (The Healthy Home Middle East) برؤية خاصّة بتعزيز جودة البيئة الداخليّة هي الشركة الوحيدة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط التي توفّر لفراشك التعقيم الكامل تستخدم […]

Protect your child against fatigue and allergies

Dubai, UAE, 10 September 2013 – Grab your back packs as it’s time to get back to school and back to your regular routine. For some, the summer holidays may have provided the ideal time for some do-it-yourself at home chores but for the majority, the hotter months were spent abroad. Locked up homes hold […]

Indoor Environment Quality is linked to your health

  Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2013 – During summer UAE residents find themselves complaining about various illnesses prone to the hotter months like severe headaches, lethargy and sinusitis. The go to diagnosis is the increased usage of the air conditioning which in reality only forms part of the hidden truth. The problem lies within the […]


Facts

  • An average person spends ONE THIRD of his or her life in bed

  • Over 50% of all allergic asthmatics are sensitive to house dust mites - "Asthma Society of Canada"

  • 40% of UAE asthmatics are children - "World Health Organization"

  • One in eight adults in the UAE is asthmatic - "Emirates Respiratory Society"

  • Indoor air pollution can be up to 100 times worse than outdoor pollution - "US Environment Protection Agency (EPA)"

  • Dust mite excrement contains the chemical Guanine which is the second leading allergen source of all allergies and asthmas

  • Dust mites excrete twice their body weight per day

  • A gram (about a half teaspoon) of dust contains as many as 1,000 dust mites and 250,000 allergenic dust mite fecal pellets

  • If you often wake up with congestion, a runny nose, watery eyes, itching, or sneezing, then you are probably allergic to dust mites

  • Dust mite populations increase rapidly. Each egg-laying female can increase the population by 25 or 30 new mites per week

  • Dust mites "poop" about 20 times a day in the mattress

  • The weight of the average mattress doubles after ten years due to dust mite infestation, and the weight of the average pillow increases 10% each year

  • It is recommended that the mattress be sanitized at least twice a year, or every three months in case of any allergy sufferer in the household

  • Dust mite populations peak during hot and humid environment