Asthma affecting the UAE
Dust, sandstorms and an over reliance on air-conditioning in the summer – the Middle East has to be an asthma sufferer’s nightmare. A whopping Dhs88 million is currently spent on asthma treatment annually in the UAE alone, and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 300 million people across the globe have the chronic disease.The 3 layered HEPA filter absorbs every kind of dust and micro particles.
Head of Emirates Respiratory Authority, Dr Bassam Mahboub, says more than 15 per cent of the UAE population suffer from the condition – with more children affected than adults.
Dr Bassam explains: “Most importantly, for sufferers, the indoor triggers can be avoided. The number one trigger at home is dust mites – they live in carpets, drapes, blankets, even the cells of skin. We recommend staying away from decorative fabrics that can house the dust mites; curtains, carpets, blankets. It’s also important to regularly change sheets and blankets – even the curtains”.
Also people without allergies should reduce the particulate matter as much as possible. These tiny dust particles are suspected to cause or increase health problems including asthma or cardio vascular sickness.
Allergy sufferers should definitely consider if their vacuum cleaner is able to decrease or eliminate allergy-causing particles. Only vacuum cleaners with a special filter-system and HEPA-filter are able to suck in these thin dust particles.
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