Combat Germs as You Clean Your Clothes

Bacteria is everywhere. Even if you are using the so-called anti-bacterial elements, there is no assurance that you are far from those bacteria. The anti-bacterial substances that like so pas, lotions, toothpaste and more are only claiming that there is such thing as anti-bacterial. In reality, it is very impossible that you can eliminate them all because there are types of bacteria that are good for humans. However, if it has been infected, there is a tendency that a person will get sick.

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On the other hand, a person who kills all bacteria inside or outside his body will suffer from different diseases that may sometimes lead to tragic death. When you talk about cleaning your clothes, the next thing that you are going to think is laundry shop. Yes, it is true that you can save money and time in sending your clothes to laundry shops.

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However, it is very dangerous if you do so. Why? This is because most laundry shops use harmful chemicals like perchloroethylene or PERC in short when they are dry cleaning fabrics. Now, if you cannot avoid this, do not buy clothes with a tag that says, “Dry clean this fabric”. This is the only way you can get rid with the chemicals and reduce the risk of acquiring diseases. In this way, you still save money without harm to your health.

On the other hand, if you have bought already clothes with dry clean fabric, do not send it to laundry shops as this would only damage your clothes as well as put danger to your health.  Instead of sending it to laundry centers, use the old method of washing clothes – hand washing. It may be a little bit tiring but remember that it is for your own good and for everybody.

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Dust Mites Responsible for Allergies in Singapore

Singaporean scientists found the offender of runny noses in their houses- dust mites. Singapore Immunology Network (SIGN) and National University of Singapore (NUS) doctors and scientists conducted a research and had proven out that most Singaporeans are allergic to dust mites. In Singapore, there are 15 per cent adults are having asthma and 40 per cent of them are said to have been affected by allergic rhinitis, a form of inflammation in the upper respiratory tract.

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This kind of allergic reaction leads to runny nose, irritation in the eyes, frequent sneezing. Allergy, a scientific magazine has conducted a survey among Singaporeans. The study showed that a number of 8,000 respondents are majorly allergic to dust mites which have 80 per cent.

The remaining percentage is cause by minor allergens. In addition, people coming from other countries, most especially from areas which are not tropical, are considered not sensitive to dust mites but as they stay long in Singapore, there is an increase of number of people being receptive and allergic in house dust mites.

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Malaysian people and others coming from countries having the same type of weather have been seen to have the same allergic reactions with Singaporeans. Researches longed for cures, not just anti-allergy medicines or antihistaminic medications but also the move of the environmentalists to lessen if not to eradicate house dust mites which are affecting people’s health.

Professor Olaf Rotzschke, leader of the study, is proud to say that they have purely identified the grounds of allergies of Singaporeans instead of simply relying and looking on to information and research by other countries. As stated by Professor Wang De Yun, research associate from Otolaryngology department of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, “…knowing the cause is the major step in creating ways to improve the lives of asthma and allergic rhinitis patients.”

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