The major advantage that our 100% cotton dust mite allergy quilt cover has over synthetic quilt covers is breathability and therefore, comfort. Exposure to dust mites is significantly reduced without using artificial membranes or chemicals, just by being very finely woven. All our cotton anti-allergy covers have an average pore size of 4.91 microns (one-millionth of a metre). Research (see links below) has proven that a pore size of less than 10 microns will block dust mites and other common household allergens*.
Our Very Finely Woven 100% Cotton Dust Mite Allergy Quilt Cover Lets Air Flow and Holds Allergens Away.
Quilts are difficult to wash, take a long time to dry and can lose their loft with frequent washing. If you have an allergic family member, you’ll know that you HAVE to wash; our quilt covers let you wash the cover, not overwash your doona. Our 100% Cotton dust mite allergy quilt cover allows air to circulate and perspiration to move away, but prevent dust mite allergens, most moulds, bed bugs & pet allergens contained in your doona from reaching allergic airways and skin.
- All-natural, crisp, breathable cotton.
- No synthetic membranes or anti-allergy chemical treatments.
- High permeability rating keeps you comfortable and allows night time perspiration to escape.
- Samphorisation (steam and pressure) is used to shrink the cotton, creating durable, mite-blocking pore size fabric lasting through frequent washing.
- Can be tumble dried (low setting).
- Heavy-gauge nylon zips won’t rust.
- Latex Allergies: Our dust mite quilt covers are latex free.
- Effective against bed bugs.
- Lifetime manufacturer warranty.
As a rhinitis (hay fever) sufferer, I personally road test the products available on the Allergy Australia website. I browse medical and scientific publications to ensure that only sound scientific research is behind the products that I make available on Allergy Australia.
I’ve used this dust mite allergy quilt cover personally and can report that it, in conjuction with mattress and pillow encasements, is effective in reducing the rhinitis symptoms that I normally endure overnight and upon rising, such as runny nose, inflamed eyes and congestion (wheeziness).
*Vaughan, J, T Mclaughlin, M Perzanowski, and T Plattsmills. “Evaluation Of Materials Used For Bedding Encasement: Effect Of Pore Size In Blocking Cat And Dust Mite Allergen.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 103.2 (1999): 227-231. Print.
Eggleston, P.A., Improving indoor environments: Reducing allergen exposures. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 122–126.