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Carpet, upholstery & rug cleaning for health in Tavistock, Okehampton, Yelverton, Launceston, West Devon & East Cornwall.

Are You Putting Your Family's Health At Risk?

We'd like to think we or our children don't have any allergies, but in fact over 50% of children have some form of allergy.  Read on, or if you are concerned, you can contact Allergy UK for more information.

Unfortunately, for the majority of children, the symptoms will not be diagnosed until they have become fully sensitised to the allergy and by then, it could well be with them for life. 

 

The UK has some of the highest rates of allergic conditions in the world.  Over 20% of the UK population are affected by one or more allergic disorder.

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 & is usual for people in these countries to have their carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis.

There's 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 is largely a thing of the past & now factories have strict laws governing the amount of pollution they can exhaust.  

 

Cars are monitored for emissions in the MOT test & the road fund licence is graded on emission levels.  Considering this, it is bewildering

the one environment we spend the most time in is completely ungoverned & in some cases, can contain more pollution than 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 -  our homes - where we believe we are most safe.  

The change in our micro environment over the last 25 years or so has 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.  Amazingly, usually in excess of 90% of our time is spent indoors.

On average, we spend a third of our life in our bedrooms.  Staggering when we think about the time we spend breathing in the same contaminated, stale air.

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