Study Shows Cleaning Reduces Carpet Allergens
Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 25, 2013 -- Airmid healthgroup, an Irish biomedical research organization specializing in aerobiology, has announced the results of a recent study in domestic allergen reduction in carpets and soft furnishings.
The study, according to an Airmid press release, demonstrated that a proprietary hot water extraction process used with a commercial truck-mounted cleaner delivered up to 97 percent allergen reduction.
The results will be presented at the 2013 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology annual meeting this week in San Antonio, Texas.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 50 million Americans – one in five – suffer from allergies and about 40 million have indoor/outdoor allergies as their primary allergy.
“Our goal at airmid is to identify and evaluate situations where indoor air quality is a concern, and then work with corporate household names to provide the best possible solution,” said Airmid CEO Bruce Mitchell.
The study was conducted in Dublin, Ohio for Stanley Steemer.
“What we’ve shown is that effective cleaning plays an important part in the maintenance of good air quality, regardless of whether a room has hard floors or carpeting,” Mitchell said.