Dust Mite Allergies
Dust mites are microscopic, eight-legged creatures that are 0.3mm in length (7,000 can fit on a fingernail) and are invisible to the naked eye. It is the dust mite feces that causes the development and aggravation of allergies. A dust mite will produce 200 times its own body weight in feces during its short lifetime! Mattresses contain 60% of the dust mites found in the home. Given that we spend up to one-third of our lives in the bedroom and are exposed to this highly potent allergen for long periods of time, the bedroom is the number one treatment priority.
15% of the U.S. population is allergic to pets and other animals. Many people are unaware that they suffer from pet allergies. Symptoms include watery and itching eyes, hives, sneezing, coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing. Between 75% and 90% of families with pet allergies do not take their physician's advice and remove their pets from the home.
"Exposure to allergens produced by house dust mites-found in nearly every indoor environment-can lead to asthma in children who are predisposed to developing the disease."
Institute of Medicine
"The Allergy Relief Treatment formulation was effective in reducing the concentration of Der p 1 (dust mite allergen) in pooled house dust samples by 90%."
Dust Mite Allergen Denaturation:
A Trial of Allergy Relief Treatment
Richard Thorogood, MI Bio., Auckland
University School of Medicine
"(Allergy Relief Treatment) was shown to have denaturing effects on Fel d 1 (Cat), Can f 1 (Dog), Der p 1 (Dust Mites), and Der f 1 (Dust Mites) in dust samples containing these allergens."
P. Brock Williams, Ph.D. Director of Research
IBT Reference Laboratory Lenexa, KS