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6/1/2006
Health and Fitness Briefs
Atlanta INtown
 

achoo! ALLERGY Press - Atlanta Magazine

Just because the pollen and grass allergy season is winding down, don't think you can breathe without a wheeze or a worry. Dust mites know no season. The tiny arachnids (not insects) are related to spiders and ticks and, though they are not inhaled, their feces and body fragments cause allergy symptoms.

A release from Achoo! Allergy says that 80 percent of allergy sufferers are sensitive to dust mites, the most common cause of year-round allergy and asthma problems. The microscopic, monster-looking mites hang out in bedding—mattresses, box springs and pillows—feeding on dead skin cells.

Achoo! Allergy was founded six years ago by Cade McDonald, an allergy victim. The online and catalog company publishes Achoo! Review, a monthly newsletter that goes to more than 30,000 subscribers. The Atlanta company offers air filters, pillows, detergents and other cleaning supplies, flea fighters and nasal irrigators. Allergy Armor Allergy Relief Bedding is a new line: Pillow and mattress casings are made of high-quality, tightly woven microfiber that is protective but doesn't make that plastic sound other encasings can. 1-800-339-7123, www.achooallergy.com.
 


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