As carpet cleaning experts, Clean Earth Restorations keeps our ears to the ground regarding news and studies about indoor air quality and health. Recently we perused PubMed and found some interesting studies regarding childhood asthma readmissions to the hospital and the best method to rid your carpet of dust mites.
One study looked at indoor environment factors that are known to exacerbate asthma in children and the factors’ correlation to hospital readmissions. The study found that air quality in a child’s bedroom plays an important role in increasing risk of asthma hospital readmissions, and higher readmission rates were specifically related to the presence of carpet and synthetic blankets. The study also found that readmission rates were higher in homes that frequently vacuumed using bagged cleaners. Read the full abstract for more information.
The other study compared methods for removal of dust mites, dust mite allergens, and mold — all factors thought to trigger allergies or asthma symptoms in both children and adults. The study found that steam-vapor treatment was the best at reducing dust mite populations. For more information, go to the full text of the article.
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