Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Protect-A-Bed Range Approved by Sensitive Choice

News release 15 November 2012

Protect-A-Bed Range Approved by Sensitive Choice® as a Better Choice for People with Asthma And Allergies

Protect-A-Bed’s® mattress encasings and protectors, quilt protectors, pillow protectors, bed linen (sheets), infant mattress protector range and Allergy Relief Fabric Treatment spray have all been approved by the Asthma Foundation and the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® Program.

The range was reviewed by an expert panel including specialists in allergy and respiratory medicine and was found to be a better choice for the more than 600,000 New Zealanders suffering from asthma and many more with allergies.

Adam Trumble from the National Asthma Council Australia said, “The Protect-A-Bed® range has the potential to improve the health and quality of life for those suffering from asthma and allergies. The protectors create a barrier and reduce exposure to dust mites and mould, which are common allergy and asthma triggers.“

Each night the typical person sleeps with around 100,000 to one million house dust mites. Only 5% of mites are alive but their waste –as well as remaining dead mites –contain a series of proteins that are a major cause of allergic reactions and can trigger asthma symptoms.

In addition, mattresses and pillows can also breed mould and mildew, which are often amongst the most common triggers of asthma.

Protect-A-Bed Co-founder and Managing Director, David Kaplan said the company was delighted to be recognised for the role it plays in asthma and allergy care and urged people with asthma and allergies to look at their bed hygiene to see if improvements could help to lessen their symptoms and improve their control.

“We spend a third of our life in bed so doing something as simple as creating a healthier sleeping environment could really make a difference to the health and well being of you and your family.”

To create a hygienic bed environment follow these simple steps:

1. Use a damp or electrostatic cloth to dust hard surfaces (including floors) - this dramatically reduces the dust in the air while cleaning

2. Vacuum regularly but ask someone who is not allergic to do it, as this increases allergens in the air for up to 20 minutes

3. Invest in quality dust mite proof and waterproof mattress and pillow protectors

4. Remove soft toys from bedrooms, or wash weekly in water hotter than 55°C

5. Air fabrics in direct sunlight to reduce humidity and dehydrate dust mites

6. Reduce indoor humidity by using dehumidifiers/air conditioners and exhaust fans

7. Cover mattresses, quilts and pillows with breathable yet waterproof bedding protectors such as Protect•A•Bed®

8. Use hypoallergenic bedding such as Protect-A-Bed® Elite Mattress, Quilt and Pillow Protectors

9. Wash sheets and pillow cases weekly in hot water (above 55°C ) to kill dust mites and remove allergens from fabric

10. Alternatively, if washing in cold water, use a commercial product containing essential oils such as tea tree or eucalyptus oil, formulated to kill dust mites.

11 . Domestic redesign reduces the available habitat for dust mites and involves the selection of low allergy carpets or vinyl, tiles or timber flooring

For more advice on bed hygiene visit www.protectabed.co.nz Protect•A•Bed®.

Products are available from Harvey Norman, Bedpost and all leading bedding retailers.

-ends-


About the Sensitive Choice® Program : The Sensitive Choice Program was developed to help those suffering from asthma and allergies make informed choices about the products and services they and their families use. Approved products are recognized using the Sensitive Choice® blue butterfly symbol and may be better choices for people with asthma and allergies. For further information on the Sensitive Choice Program www.sensitivechoice.com.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news