A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina received two patents for a new method to rid carpets, mattresses and other furniture of harmful allergens and pests that cause asthma.
The patents (Methods and Compositions for Eliminating Allergens and Allergen-Producing Organisms) are the work of Michael Matthews, Jian Zhang and Allan Quick and uses carbon dioxide (CO2) to “freeze clean” home fabrics. The process deactivates proteins found in pet dander and can remove smoke residue and other allergy-causing substances. The freezing process also kills dust mites embedded in carpets and mattresses, which feed off human skin particles and are a major cause of asthma.
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- Asthma and food allergies during childhood associated with increased risk of irritable bowel syndromeon October 12, 2020 at 6:42 am
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- Asthma and food allergies during childhood associated with increased risk of IBSon October 11, 2020 at 3:05 pm
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- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and IMPACT DC Partner on Bridging Health Disparities Gapon October 8, 2020 at 10:30 am
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- Risk of Severe COVID May Hinge on Type of Asthmaon October 7, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Some studies have suggested that people who have asthma caused by something other than allergies -- exercise, stress, air pollution, weather conditions -- might have an increased risk of severe ...
- Asthma patients less likely to die from virus; new test better at telling who is still infectiouson October 7, 2020 at 12:58 pm
Patients with asthma who become infected with the new coronavirus appear to have no higher risk of hospitalization or need for mechanical breathing assistance compared to COVID-19 patients without ...
- Experts: Asthma caused by allergies doesn't increase risk for severe COVID-19on October 7, 2020 at 9:47 am
People whose asthma is spurred on by allergies don't appear to have an increased risk of life-threatening illness if they contract COVID-19.
- Risk of severe COVID may depend on your type of asthma, experts sayon October 7, 2020 at 6:41 am
Everyone agrees about the good news—folks whose asthma is spurred on by allergies don't appear to have an increased risk of life-threatening illness if they contract COVID-19.
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