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 […]
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 […]
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