Pillow talk ... fungal growth in pillows

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Pillow talk ... fungal growth in pillows

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Raymond Wand

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Posted: Dec 2, 2005 4:13 PM       Post Subject:
Fyi.

Scientists at Manchester University recently completed a study on fungal growth in different types of bedpillows. It seems ?natural? feather pillows will host fewer fungal spores over time compared with synthetic materials. This is a copy of the Press release at

http://www.aspergillus.man.ac.uk/homepagenew/fungipillowsfinal.pdf

and it was featured nationally in the UK and all over the world on TV and in newspapers (28000 links in Google)

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Larry Kage

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Posted: Dec 2, 2005 4:29 PM       Post Subject:
?the team studied samples from ten pillows with
between 1.5 and 20 years of regular use. icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif


?We know that pillows are inhabited by the house dust mite which eats fungi, and one theory is that the fungi are in turn using the house dust mites? faeces as a major source of nitrogen and nutrition (along with human skin scales). There could therefore be a ?miniature ecosystem? at work inside our pillows.?

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Marcel Cyr

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Posted: Dec 2, 2005 7:09 PM       Post Subject:
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Raymond;

My wife must have heard about this in her past life, because she buys new pillows every year. I always wondered why she did that when finally I would just be breaking in the new pillows.

Thanks for the info.

Marcel
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Caoimh?n P. Connell
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Posted: Dec 3, 2005 11:37 AM       Post Subject:

Please Note: This user is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with NACHI.
This was addressed elswhere on NACHI:

https://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=17548

Cheers,
Caoimh?n
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Raymond Wand

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Posted: Dec 3, 2005 12:40 PM       Post Subject:
Changing the mattress is a good idea too. I think they recommend every 5 years. I have heard vacuuming the mattress is a good idea too.

Sneeeeze...

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Patrick Bolliger

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Posted: Dec 5, 2005 7:47 PM       Post Subject:
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