«Expert» cards Dust mites Why have dust mites become a real scourge? Because for more than 20 years, our modern living conditions have allowed dust mites (Dermatophagoids Pteronyssinus) to multi- ply in our bedrooms. This tendency increases year after year. What kind of danger do they present? They are microscopic (thus invisible) and produce a great number of excrements that are highly aller- genic dust. Who is threatened? Mainly children, teenagers and the elderly. However, any person may become allergic to dust-mites. How does the allergy appear? The allergy may appear chronically at any moment in your life and cause asthma among other things. The symptoms are mainly respiratory disorders: chronic rhinitis ans asthma but also conjunctivitis or eczema. Every year, a lot of people die from an asthma attack. It is absolutely necessary to take the dangers that represent dust-mites for your health for granted and apply the appropriate treatments. «Expert» cards Dust mites Say NO to dust mites! To get rid of dust mites, you have to take care of your bedding regularly, hoover your carpets once a year, air your bedroom everyday if possible and avoid to overheat the room (18°C maximum). But this is not enough… To avoid the infection of your bedding articles and upholsteries, ask your 5àSec shop to apply a MICROSTOP® dust mite repellent treatment to your duvets, blankets, bedspreads, curtains… at least twice a year. This will prevent all reinfection until the new treatment. 5àSec drycleaner’s are run by independent companies. MICROSTOP® anti-dust mites is a treatment certified for more than 5 years by independent laboratories. In addition to the long-term protection it offers (systematic dustmites removal) , the treatment is safe for your health. For more information please contact MICROSTOP®.