Friday, November 25, 2011

Allergies at home keep rising

Allergies are on the rise, study shows.
The numbers of allergies in the home are staggering.

A recent UK study involving 1,600 participants asked about allergies and the associated symptoms people felt:

  • 58 percent said they had an allergy to dust mites
  • 45 percent had an allergy to household pets
  • 31 percent had an allergy to mold
  • 30 percent said they had an allergy to chemicals found in everyday cleaning products

Millions of people seek medical help to control their allergies and while the home used to be seen as a safe haven, now it has become a source for indoor air pollutants and allergens as well.

Symptoms of household allergies include sneezing, congestion, headaches and others similar to a cold.

Many people report the strongest symptoms when in the bedroom – mattresses and pillows house millions of dust mites, so this does not come as a surprise.

Source: The Co-operative Magazine

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