15/04/2008 8:00 AM
Today, a countless number of people suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions. In fact, more than 12% of Australians suffer from asthma and 40% from allergies1. The benefits of HEPA filtration have been widely accepted from helping to reduce allergy and asthma triggers, with the need for a vacuum with a HEPA filter becoming increasingly important.
Each model in the Nilfisk range is equipped with a HEPA filter so efficient, it is more effective than the human lung. The high grade allergen filter is designed to capture 99.999% particles down to 0.3 micrometers including hair, pollen, bacteria and dust mites remains which are common sources of irritation for allergy and asthma sufferers.
In fact, the Nilfisk Extreme range with HEPA H14 filter and HEPA tight construction offers the highest level of filtration available on the consumer vacuum cleaner market. It was awarded the orange butterfly symbol by the French Allergy Foundation (AFPRAL) for its anti-house dust mite power.
Nilfisk will communicate the importance of HEPA filtration to visitors at the Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 2), on May 17 and 18. The expo is a lifestyle event designed to inform and educate people about the products and services available to adults and children affected by allergies and food intolerances.
Consumers can pick up a copy of the Nilfisk Active Allergy Avoidance brochure which includes simple steps to reduce the severity of symptoms including, airing rooms frequently, keeping ornaments to a minimum to reduce the number of surfaces that attract dust, dusting surfaces with a damp cloth rather than a feather duster and vacuuming mattresses regularly to reduce dust mites.