How do Astex PRISTINE® Encasements work?
House dust mites feed on shed human skin and bodily fluids and so by fully encasing your bedding this prevents their survival. Our Mattress, Duvet and Pillow Encasements use new patented fabric technology which creates an impenetrable barrier to allergy-causing particles produced by house dust mites, such as those responsible for asthma, eczema, rhinitis and perennial hay fever. The fibre in Astex PRISTINE® fabric has been tested by two independent US colleges of medicine and found to be an effective barrier to dust mites and their associated allergens. The zip closures are lined for extra protection.
The tightly woven PRISTINE® fabric used in our Encasements has a minute pore size of 5.9 microns which prevents 99% of all allergens from passing through.
Travel Liners are now available to reduce the risk of an allergy attack when away from home. Allergy symptoms can return if the bed you are staying in has not been protected from dust mite colonisation. Easy -to-fit elasticated Aster PRISTINE Travel Liners are effective for up to 6 weeks and so are suitable for business trips, weekends or holidays away.
In June 2017 a study was completed (by Clare S Murray of the University of Manchester – Department of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine) using Astex PRISTINE® Encasements for mite sensitised asthmatic children. Study conclusion: The risk of emergency hospital attendance was reduced by 45% by fitting Astex PRISTINE® Encasements to the mattress, pillow and duvet therefore we are able to conclude that allergic attacks overall were correspondingly reduced.
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