You spend about a third of your time laying on your mattress. Do you remember the last time you
gave your bed a deep, thorough cleaning? Chances are good that you routinely clean other
furnishings more often even though you probably use them far less.
Why do so few of us even think about the cleanliness of our mattress. Probably because those
Freshly washed sheets and other bedding give us the impression that our bed is fresh and clean. The
truth is that there’s a lot going underneath that bedding that we may not be aware of.
So, what are these indoor pollutants that can negatively affect our health? Bio-pollutants include
dog- and cat- dander and dust mites can negatively affect our health. These indoor pollutants act as
triggers for asthma and other respiratory ailments. Over 12 million Brits suffer from allergies due to
these pollutants. Children are the most at risk, as their lungs are still in the developmental stage.
There is a growing amount of scientific data that reveals better environmental hygiene improves
health. The Environmental Protection Agency has consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the
top five environmental risks to public health, and according to the American College of Allergy,
Asthma and Immunology, “50 percent of all illnesses are caused by or aggravated by polluted indoor
air.” If there’s only one room you can keep totally allergy-proof especially in the Spring, make it the
bedroom, That’s because a person spends at least six to eight hours a night there.
to effectively control dust mite allergens, the mattress should be regularly cleaned, about every 6
months for allergy sufferers. and all the bedding should be washed weekly at minimum.