Australia and New Zealand have a higher incidence of asthma and allergies than any other country in the world. Indoor air quality is a major contributing factor with bio pollution from dog and cat dander, plant pollens, mould and fungi, cockroach and dust mite allergens.
Dust mites are the number one source of indoor allergens; they love the temperature and humidity in Australia and can survive in dry climates from the moisture provided by the humans in their environment – GROSS! House dust mite allergy is very common and can be associated with asthma, eczema and hay fever.
Dust mites are a part of the arachnid family (that’s right spiders). The average mattress contains up to 2 million mites (we are surrounded). An old pillow can contain up to 20% of its weight in mites, their faecal matter and body parts.