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Are House Dust Mites Causing You Health Problems?

By Ruth MacEachern

Product Manager

Jul 04, 2012

It is not something you really sit down and think about but good indoor air quality is vital to a healthy home, and in some cases, a lifeline for the occupant’s wellbeing. Poor indoor air quality can lead to numerous allergies in particular, asthma and dust mite related allergies.

The household dust mite is a known trigger for asthma and allergies. High levels of humidity, caused by poor ventilation, provides the perfect environment for the dust mite population to thrive, and this small creature, invisible to the naked eye, can really get up your nose!  As revolting as it sounds, the microscopic droppings from these little critters (along with their rotting carcases) can create havoc in the airways of an asthma sufferer as they inconspicuously breathe them in.

And it does not end there!

Other dust mite allergy symptoms include infantile eczema, sneezing, itching and a runny nose. It is important for sufferers of asthma and allergies to be in control of their symptoms and they can do this by avoiding the things that set them off. Now that may sound simple but in reality it can be a daily challenge, especially when it comes to the air in your home.... or is it?

Households with asthma and allergy sufferers will be pleased to know that there is a product that can improve the air quality inside the home manufactured right here in the UK.

Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) units work by delivering fresh, filtered and clean air into the home. This method dilutes high levels of humidity and harmful household contaminates (including house dust mites), creating a healthy all year round living environment. As well as improving the air inside your home, PIV units can eliminate condensation and mould, saving you money in the process by helping to make your home more energy efficient.