The Invisible Enemy
This is a microscopic critter called a dust mite. He triggers allergies in most people with allergy problems.
Allergies are definitely on the increase. They are an unwanted response of the immune system. They result in inflam-mation in the eyes and nose (rhinitis), lungs (asthma) and skin (eczema) – and may contribute to migraine, hypo-activity and rheumatoid arthritis. It is estimated that the allergies affect some 40% of the population at some time.
The house dust mite excrement is one of the most widespread allergen triggers for asthma, eczema and allergic nasal mucous membrane inflammations. Further research revealed this trigger was a microscopic protein found in the excrement of the dust mite. The substance, now known as the allergen Der p1, is today recognized throughout the world as the major cause of the distressing symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, eczema and other dust sensitive conditions.
Those tiny creatures thrive in their millions in the warmth and humidity of carpets, mattresses, bedding, upholstery and furnishings of even the most scrupulously clean homes. They are too small to be seen without a microscope, feeding mainly on shedded human skin scales, fungi and bacteria. House dust mites are found in every household. Even with regular and thorough house cleaning, dust particles and human skin scales continuously accumulate.
Dust Mite Anti-Allergen has been specifically formulated to neutralize and render harmless the allergen Der p1 and Der p2, the proven root cause of more than 90% of all asthma/dust attacks in the home. Dust Mite Anti-Allergen was developed with the expert assistance of a leading ecologist and internationally recognized authority on house dust mites. Dust Mite Anti-Allergen is an unique remedial product containing powerful, yet non-toxic, natural ingredients formulated to de-nature dust mite and feline allergen, thereby bringing immediate and positive benefit to people with asthma, rhinitis, eczema or other related conditions.
The Medical Evidence
Studies by Dr. W.F. Green in Australia, originally published in the Lancet, demonstrated that when dust mite droppings are treated with the main active ingredient contained in Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, the allergens are physically changed, rendering them permanently harmless to people who display symptoms on exposure during normal domestic activities such as bed making or vacuum cleaning.
The Dust Mite Anti-Allergen action, known as de-naturing, has also been proven by Professor T.A.E. Platts-Mills, Head of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Virginia. Further trials by Dr. J. Maberly, a consultant physician and allergy expert at the Airedale Health Authority in Yorkshire, England demonstrated that the use of the active ingredient used in Dust Mite Anti-Allergen produced “significant changes in reactivity” and “markedly improved symptoms” in his asthma patients.
Research work on Dust Mite Anti-Allergen was conducted by dust mite research specialist, Richard Torogood, and supervised by entomologist Ruud Kleinpaste of the M.A.F. at Auckland University in 1992 and 1993. As a result of this research and further developments, Dust Mite Anti-Allergen was developed.
How Does Dust Mite Anti-Allergen Work?
It is an anti-allergen, water based solution containing extracts found in the bark of certain trees and plants. It works by instantly deactivating the allergen Der p1 and Der p2 in house dust mite and cockroach droppings by de-naturing and substantially reducing the 1gE antibody. As a result they are no longer “recognized” by the bodies immune system and they do not bond with the antibodies sent to destroy them. This bonding process is the cause of the body’s allergic response (the allergy attack). In effect, an over-reaction of the immune system producing the distress symptoms that, in extreme cases, can pose a threat to life.
Products in the Household Environment
The home furnishings most likely to be effected are mattresses, carpets, carpet underlay, upholstered fabrics, linen and wall and window treatments. The occupants of the house are the proven source of food for the dust mite and wherever we spend most time in the home will be the greatest affected area. The house dust mite lives for approximately 4 months. In this time, it will produce about 200 times its own body weight in excrement and lay approximately 300 eggs, making the concentration of allergens in areas we most fre-quent. These then in turn are the areas which require the most attention with Dust Mite Anti-Allergen.
As the dust mite excrement dries, breaks away and becomes airborne, vacuuming with conventional cleaners using conventional filters can do more harm than good by blowing out up to 40% of the dust they collect into the surrounding atmosphere. This can cause even more distress to the people with asthma or other dust related allergy problems.
Even the simple, everyday act of sitting on a mattress or armchair forces air out like a bellows, sending millions of mite droppings (the principle souse of the allergen Der p1) into the air. Absorbed either by inhalation or skin contact, this invisible allergen cloud poses a most serious threat to the dust sensitive members of the family. This is why they often feel worse after making the bed, or suffer nightly discomfort lying in bed or on rising when they throw back the covers.
As it is perfectly natural for humans to shed skin scales, the dust mite has an important role to play in everyday life. The eradication of the dust mite is not the object, because total eradication of mites is impossible; therefore, eliminating the allergen is the initial priority. The prevention of the high concentration of allergens caused by the dust mite excrement is where Dust Mite Anti-Allergen operates, minimizing this effect in the mattresses and associated household furnishings.
This information provided by: Aaron Groseclose, President, MasterBlend, Inc.
What you’ll get with our Anti-Allergen Cleaning
- Your carpet, mattress, and upholstery will be pre-treated with an all-natural cleaner to break down soils and allergens.
- Cleaning with hot water over 180 degrees which can kill living dust mites.
- Dust mite dander and excrement will be extracted into a holding tank in our van with our high filtered extraction system.
- Fast drying with the aid of turbo dryers to assure no mold grows in your textiles.
- Last, the Anti-Allergen Dust Mite Treatment will be applied to neutralize allergens for up to the next 6 months.