Are You Putting Your Family's Health At Risk?
If you think you or your children don't have an allergy, we suggest you
read this or contact the British Allergy Foundation.
Over 50% of children have some form of allergy! Unfortunately, for the
majority of children, the symptoms will not be diagnosed until they are
fully sensitised to that allergy - by which time it could be with them for life.
Asthma is one of the World's fastest growing illnesses & affects as many children in the Scottish Highlands as it does in inner cities.
Why is this? The carpet & upholstery cleaning industry in the UK has been regarded as a "Mrs Mop" industry, seen as the last resort to remove stains from years of wear & tear. Some people also think this is carried out by untrained people with low-tech equipment.
In America, Canada & Australia, it is acknowledged & widely known that specialist cleaning promotes good health. It is usual for homeowners in these countries to clean all their carpets on a regular basis.
There has been a major focus on the importance of healthy living in recent years. Smog & pollution which used to envelope our
cities a few decades ago has been removed & factories have strict laws governing the amount of pollution they can exhaust into the atmosphere.
All cars are also now monitored for their emissions & the road fund licence we pay is graded on the emission levels. Considering this,
it is bewildering that the one environment we spend the most of our time in is completely ungoverned & in many cases contains many
more times the pollution that factories are allowed to exhaust!
It is this environment which is experiencing increasing numbers of Asthma & Allergy sufferers each year, especially in our young children. Ironically, it's this environment - home - where we believe we are most safe.
Something needs to be done to improve our micro environments.
It's the change in our micro environment over the last couple of decades that have caused more health concerns than at any other
time in the past 150 years. Our micro environment is our indoor or built environment. It's our home, workplace, shops, pubs etc... the habitats where we spend the majority of our time. In fact we spend over 90% of our time indoors.
We spend an average of a third of our life in our bedroom - just think about all the time you spend breathing in the same contaminated, stale air.