TITLE

Reduce dust mites -- don't make your bed

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that scientists in Great Britain have finally found a way of reducing dust mites in beds, an unmade bed. Research by Stephen Pretlove, of Kingston University's School of Architecture found that simply not making a bed allows the moisture level in the mattress and sheets to fail sufficiently for the mites to dehydrate and die. The average British bed contains 1-10 million dust mites, helping to trigger asthma and allergies. About 700 million pound is spent every year treating mite-induced illnesses.
ACCESSION #
15841040

 

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