Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians suffer from allergies? According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, allergy is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in Australia.
Current figures from the Federal Government suggest that Australians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors. Here’s how to filter out the impurities in the air around you for a healthier home.
Itching, scratching, redness and bumps – rashes are unwelcome and unpleasant. Rashes can often disappear as quickly as they formed, leaving many people wondering exactly what caused them. Thankfully there are some typical traits and precursors for most types of rash.
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to substances in the environment. The most common allergens in the house are dust mites, pet allergens, cockroach droppings, pollen and mould. These allergens are harmless to most people, but in some, they cause itchy and watery eyes, sneezes, coughs, upset tummies and skin rashes.
Allergies are increasingly common in Australia. They range from pesky but mild problems like hay fever through to allergies that can have serious consequences including anaphylaxis. If you’re bothered by anything from pollen to peanuts, don’t feel like an outsider – you’re definitely not the only one!
Playing outdoors has huge benefits for children and Australian families should be encouraged to do more of it, not less! A report by Planet Ark observed that outdoor play has been credited with keeping up Vitamin D levels, lowering the risk of poor eyesight, reducing stress and depression, boosting self esteem and improving creativity.