Dust Mite and Humidity

Dust mite allergens have been proven to be an important trigger for people suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases.  Mites need humid conditions to thrive and unfortunately most homes in the UK are sufficiently humid for the mites to do well.

The average bed could be home to up to 1.5  million house dust mites.


House dust mites are linked to asthma.


A new study suggests that Failing to make your bed in the morning may actually help keep you healthy. How?. This is How.

A Kingston University study discovered the bugs cannot survive in the warm, dry conditions found in an unmade bed.

The warm and damp conditions created in an occupied bed are ideal for the mites, but they are less likely to survive when this condition changes.

Researcher Dr Stepehn Pretlove said: “We know that mites can only survive by taking in water from the atmosphere using small glands on the outside of their bodies”.


Therefore it seems that a solution to get rid of dust mites would be cutting down the humidity level in the atmosphere.

Then, maybe if We try to  combine the scenarios of not making our bed, with the presence of an air purifier or a dehumidifier in our home, the population of dust mites in the house should considerably decrease and the health of the people living in that house improve.

Let’s all give it a try!.


The Airconcern Team.

Filed under: Articles | Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by Evelyn Dzekpedzi

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