Recommendations for Coronavirus

1800 CLEANERS recommendations regarding the Coronavirus

Taking care of ourselves, our homes and our loved ones.

As Australia transcends into lockdown following the precedents set by many other countries around the world, it’s important to keep our cool and take good care of ourselves.

So how can we boost our immune system?

Before looking into the many ways we can boost our immune system, we need to firstly eliminate as best we can, those things that are harmful to our bodies, and which have a negative impact on our resilience in the face of microscopic viruses.

We spend most of our time in our homes and now we will be spending extended periods there. So the first step is to make our home as healthy as we can, and this means removing the dust, contaminants and impurities that have accumulated for many years.

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Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus - Dust Mite

How many little monsters are you going to bed with tonight? And how to protect yourself

I introduce you to the not so humble dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. Cute isn’t she?

In her prime she will stretch no longer than half a millimetre, but that doesn’t mean she can’t do serious damage to us Human Beings. And she’s a breeder; reproducing at a rate of 60 new little dust mites every month.

Dr Matt Colloff from the CSIRO’s entomology department says they cause “Allergic asthma, rhinitis, atopic dermatitis – a skin disease” and that “approximately 100 million people at a conservative estimate worldwide may suffer from those conditions due to dust mites”. I’m not sure where he gets those figures from but as a layman who visits dozens of Sydney homes every week dust mites appear to affect a very high proportion of the population. He goes on to say that “the coastal fringe of Australia provides perfect conditions for hundreds of thousands of millions of mites per mattress”. Eeew.

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How those things we can’t see can hurt us… and what to do about it

I want to invite you into the world of the microscopic. Where those things that we can’t normally see can be at once both beautiful and terrifying.

Take the humble dust particle for example. We don’t normally give dust much thought, perhaps because a particle of dust is imperceptible to the naked human eye. Except perhaps when it dances in front of a shaft of sunlight. Have you ever wondered why it floats?

Or how so much dust can accumulate on top of ceiling fans and high ledges? Or why it’s so difficult, well-nigh impossible, to get rid of fine particle dust? If we zoom right in, what precisely comprises a dust particle and how does it impact human health and wellbeing?

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