Thursday, April 17, 2008

More Bad News for Asthma, Sinusitis Sufferers

Studies have shown that expensive precautions against dust mites and allergens, such as mattress covers, high-powered vacuum and specialist cleaners, air filters, and the like, are basically worthless against allergens in the home.

36 trials tested these, and other methods, including combinations, and found that even thought mite reduction did occur in just under 20% of the tests, it was not significant enough to be effective against sinusitis, asthma, or related conditions. In all, these costly methods simply did not do enough to be effective.

The only thing the panel could recommend was washing linens in hot water and throwing out things like plush toy animals and similar objects. These precautions tended to help as much as 90% of sufferers.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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