Do you or your children suffer from asthma? Indoor pollutants such as dust mites, molds, and cleaning chemicals cause more asthma attacks per year than outdoor pollutants. Since 90% of Americans spend their time indoors it's no wonder asthma attacks are on the rise.
The incidence of asthma among adult females in the US was much higher than adult males. Studies today show women who work outside the home are less likely to develop asthma than those women who stay at home.
What triggers your asthma?
Cleaning chemicals trigger asthma because of the toxic substances used in making the solutions. Have you ever sprayed a cleaning solution in your shower and had to leave the room because you could not breathe? Switch to cleaning with steam. Steam contains no harmful toxins so you can clean your shower as often as you like without worrying about asphyxiating yourself.
Another trigger is dust mites.
Dust mites feed on our dead skin cells and are too small to be seen, but can be found in almost every home. They live in mattresses and bedding materials, carpets, upholstered furniture, stuffed toys and curtains. Their refusal and dead carcasses are a major irritant to asthma sufferers. It's why your asthma feels worse at night lying in bed. Cleaning with steam kills 98% of those dust mites and removes them from your fibers.
Most steam cleaners heat up to 298 ', what organism can withstand that kind of heat? When you steam, these little bugs are gone within 2 seconds. Google House Dust Mites by Barbara Ogg, Ph.D., Extension Educator, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Educational Resource Guide # 13, March 27, 2001 to learn more about these little creatures.
Last but not least mold can trigger your asthma.
Mold is a fungus that grows where it's damp. All molds need water to survive. Mold spores can be extremely harmful to your asthma condition. Mold spores attach themselves to your bronchial tubes causing them to flare up. Some experts recommend killing these mold spores using a mild disinfectant. If you read the small print on some of those disinfectants it tells you the surface you are trying to disinfect needs to be wet with the solution for 5-10 minutes. Betcha did not know that.
In 2001 Dr. Richard A. Robison, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Brigham Young University performed lab tests to see how quickly microorganisms die when exposed to steam. He discovered steam cleaning sanitizes and kills mold spores on contact within 2 seconds. That's faster than any chemical disinfectant available on the market today. If you are concerned about exposing your asthma sufferers to mold in your home try a steam cleaner today and get rid of the mold for good. (To learn more about mold spores Google it.)