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Dust Mite Proof Bedding
Dust mites and their excrement can induce allergic reactions. UK Astex uses an enclosed zipper design to effectively block nearly 99% of allergens and alleviate asthma, eczema and nasal allergies caused by dust mites.
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Made in Britain
Allergy UK Approved
Up to HK$400
Dust Mites & Allergies
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Dust mites are tiny creatures that are difficult to see with the naked eye, only about 100-600 microns in size (about 0.1-0.6 mm). The life cycle of dust mites is about 70 days, and they mainly feed on dander from the human body. An average adult sheds skin every day enough to raise 1 million dust mites.
Meet the Little Creatures
The excrement of dust mites contains a specific protein and is one of the most common allergens. Once in contact, our immune system will automatically generate a response to these proteins, producing IgE antibodies and together with our body's defence cells, which then releases anti-inflammatory substances (such as histamine). This reaction causes the typical responses such as itching, sneezing, coughing and wheezing.
The suitable temperature for dust mites to breed is 20-25°C, with the humidity at 70-80%. The inherent climate of Hong Kong is warm and humid just right for dust mites. Mixed with our body temperature and sweat makes mattresses and pillows the ideal habitat for dust mites; the one place where we spend most of our time.