Like with the case of dustmites, it is the ‘sealing’ from the modernisation process that has contributed to the increase in the levels of chemical residues originating from cookers, cleaning agents, airfeshners, fabric conditioners and cigarette smoke.
Couple this with the chemicals from man made materials and poor ventilation and it can be understood why cases of asthma have doubled in the last ten years.
This increase in concentrations of chemical residues has had a knock on effect on the body’s immune system. The body’s system has become sensitized to normally harmless products, resulting in a range of disorders from asthma and other respiratory disorders, to skin irritation, nausea, coughing and headaches.
What can you do? – Where possible the best precaution is to avoid these situations or use of chemical agents. In practice this may be very difficult to do. An alternative to the above, if unavoidable, is to wear the Respro® Allergy™mask which can effectively filter out these particulates and chemicals. (The Respro® Allergy™mask is only fitted with a particulate filter as standard)
The British Allergy Foundation suggest along with other measures, that face masks (like those worn by cyclists) are effective for trapping spores before they are breathed in.
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