Buying anti allergy bedding can be a hit and miss affair. Read through our buyers guide. Then go to the product pages for details on each product, get the full specifications for each range and the supporting research documentation, then simply make your choice - we know you will not be disappointed.
For general advice on living with atopic asthma, our Allergen Avoidance Advice Page has other ideas than can be followed to help protect the family against allergens.
Any Anti Allergy bedding that you buy should carry the Allergy UK Seal of Approval. Allergy UK is the only independent product review panel in the UK.
1 Allergy UK recommend Fully Encasing Covers as the best form of protection.
Astex "Pristine" mattress, duvet and pillow guards are fully encasing covers that meet all the criteria. Go to the Astex "Pristine" page for full details.
2 Treated covers offer an alternative to Encasements. There are two main types of treated covers: those that actually kill house dust mites such as Astex "Active" and those treated with an antimicrobial that kills mould and fungus's that may be associated with dust mite nutrients and therefore reduce a dust mite infestation, such as Amicor and Ultracare.
All treated covers have an active lifespan after which efficacy will become impaired. Initially less expensive than quality encasements, regular replacement may make them long term a similar price or a more expensive alternative to full encasements. Points that need to be checked are:
Astex "Active" anti allergy bedding has been tested by the London School of Tropical Medicine in a controlled domestic trial and are proven to work. For full details go the Astex "Active" page.
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