The Pure Zees Anti-Dust Mite Method is Healthier, Safer, and Better

November 28, 2018

millions of dust  mites in a baby mattress

We have been asked on occasions what is the difference between the Pure Zees Anti-dust mite baby mattress and others?

Answer! – We don’t use chemicals to deal with the issue. Chemicals do not solve the problem. The dust mite itself is not the allergen but rather the poo it leaves behind. The chemicals used may indeed kill the dust mite but have no effect on the fecal pellets they leave behind which become the allergen. Neither do the chemicals deal with the problem of the other most common allergens – pet dander, dust, pollen, nor the dust mite food which is dried skin flakes. The chemicals will also get diluted with wet accidents and they will lose their efficiency over time.

Besides all of that - the fact that more chemicals are being added to a baby mattress when there are already too many used in the first place e.g. flame retardants, should make you very concerned. If a chemical kills a microscopic dust mite, I would also ask what else microscopic can that chemical affect? Maybe something microscopically good and beneficial in our baby's body? I don't see the risk being worth it by using anti-dustmite chemicals especially when their is a perfectly effective and healthier way of doing it. 

The Pure Zees way – We use a non-chemical and safer permanent physical barrier method to prevent the dust mites getting into the mattress in the first place. The barrier is a wipeable surface that can be eradicated of the dust mite and its poo, along with the other allergens – pet dander, dust, pollen, and their food - the dried skin, when done as part of an easy peasy regular care regime. The real evidence that our way works is that we have the AAFA certification to say we are tested & proven to be better suited for those with asthma and allergy concerns, and a dust mite control test program is a big part of the certification.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Nursery Room

nasa viscoelastic foam or memory foam indentation is a serious issue for cot and cot bed baby mattresses
5 Reasons why Memory Foam Cot Mattresses are for Spacers

December 03, 2018

Memory foam may be incompatible with precautions laid down in the national safety standards for the construction of nursery cot bed mattresses and that there may be potential dangers from indentation and consequent restriction of breathing

View full article →

dust mite on baby mattress
Just 4% of Houses are Free of Dust Mite Allergens, a Significant Factor in Risk of Developing Asthma

November 23, 2018

How big an issue are allergens from the house dust mite? Well, one thing is for sure, they are widespread, being at detectable levels in practically every household - 96% of them to be more precise. And the other thing we know is that the higher the exposure to dust mite allergens, the greater the chance of developing asthma and the more severe the symptoms. This we know thanks to a few pieces of research.

View full article →

There are bad man made VOC's in baby mattresses
What are VOCs and why should new parents care?

November 18, 2018

VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds. These are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids. When this happens, the term often used is ‘off gassing’, a phrase you’ll probably see more often in the future. The word “volatile” means that chemicals present within the item can evaporate into the air at room temperature and the word “organic” means that chemicals within the item are carbon based. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short or long-term adverse health effects.

View full article →