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Home monitoring system for house dust mite allergens. Effective and economic relief for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Asthma, eczema and rhinitis are increasingly common conditions. In many cases, symptoms are caused by an allergy to house dust mite allergens. Research has shown that over 85% of asthmatic children are sensitive to these particular triggers. Exposure of children in early years of life to allergens increases their chances of developing allergies. Establishing an allergy-friendly home is important, and this can be done through careful management of common allergens.

House Dust Mites are invisible to the naked eye, being only 0.3mm long. They are most commonly found around the home in bedding, carpets, soft furnishing and upholstery. They require food (usually skin flakes in house dust), warmth and moisture for growth. They do not mind whether the house is clean or untidy. They eat skin flakes and produce droppings loaded with allergens. It is these allergens that cause and trigger allergies.

Dust mite allergen levels vary from house to house. Moisture and temperature affect where the dust mites can grow and factors such as high humidity can create local areas of high dust mite infestation in soft furnishings, bedding and carpets. The appropriate treatment method will depend upon where you find high allergen levels in your home. Until now there has not been an easy and reliable method to find the problem area and check if the treatment has worked.

Mite-Alert is a cost effective monitoring system specifically designed for dust mite allergens in your home or work environment. The monitoring kit allows you to quickly and easily test a variety of sites for house dust mite allergen levels. Once ‘hot spots’ are identified you can effectively remove the allergens to give you and your family a safe and healthy indoor environment.

The house dust mite allergy monitoring system helps you identify areas of concern with your home or work environment. Having identified areas of concern the kits also advise on what steps to take to achieve an allergy friendly home effectively and economically.

Where to use

Mite-Alert can be used to test throughout the home, on sofas, beds, carpets and soft furnishings. Full information is provided with each kit on how to deal with indoor allergens.