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How to choose anti-dust mites cover ?

 

An anti-dust mites cover, of medical device grade, entirely encloses bedding elements (mattress, duvet, pillow…). Through their filtering properties, covers form a mechanical barrier impenetrable by dust mites allergens (dust mites droppings). Anti-dust mites covers lessen symptoms felt during the different phases of sleep, by avoiding direct contact with allergens for the allergic patient.

 

 

Choose a fully enclosing anti-dust mites cover

 

An anti-dust mites cover of medical grade entirely encloses bedding elements. Bedding protections, such as mattress protector or fitted sheets, opened underneath, don’t shield the patient from allergens.

 

All of Protec’Som anti-dust mites covers completely enclose bedding elements and close with a zip protected by a large flap. They are therefore completely impermeable to dust mites allergen.

 

 

Choose an anti-dust mites cover able to withstand numerous wash cycles

 

An anti-dust mites cover of medical grade must form a longstanding mechanical barrier against mites allergens. They must withstand numerous wash and dry cycles at 60°C. Some products, such as multi-layered propylene anti-dust mites covers, are often cheap however their effectiveness rapidly diminishes, usually before 10 wash cycles.

 

Filtration efficiency of Protec’Som anti-dust mites covers has been tested after 100 wash and dry cycles, for Texaal and 50 cycles for the Noxaalon range. Moreover, Protec’Som, according to the requirements of the ISO 13485 certified quality system, individually test each batch of textiles used in order to validate and ensure efficiency.

 

 

Choose an anti-dust mites cover manufactured to minimize allergens leaks

 

Beyond textile significance, forming a mechanical barrier against allergens, the manufacturing process is equally important. Indeed, with shorter zips, allergens leak are less likely.

 

Protec’Som covers opening is reduced to the minimum. This does not facilitate covers installation, especially for mattress covers, it however ensures efficiency. In order to provide a perfect seal, Protec’Som covers are closed by a zip protected by a large flap. Additionally, Noxaalon® specific assembling is patented.

 

 

Choose a chemical free anti-dust mites cover

 

Live dust mites are not allergenic : their products (cadavers et droppings) form fine particles that are allergenic. Therefore, chemical treatment of bedding elements only temporarily neutralizes mites growth in your bedding, but will have no effect on your symptoms. Chemical « anti-dust mites » covers are often made of ordinary textile treated with insecticide. Those covers do not filter and do not shield the patient from allergens.

 

Protec’Som anti-dust mites covers protect directly and efficiently against dust-mites allergy, by setting up a mechanical barrier against allergenic particles. They are chemical free and are certified OekoTex 100 class 1, ensuring contact safety for the most fragile skins, such as babies.

 

 

Choose a comfortable anti-dust mites cover

 

An anti-dust mites cover must be comfortable and made with a breathable textile : noiseless, no plastic lining to limit sweat retention. They must, through their comfort, encourage long term use.

 

Texaal and Noxaalon anti-dust mites covers are manufactured with breathable textiles that doesn’t sacrifice your comfort. Without polyurethane coating (plastification), noiseless and especially supple and soft (after a first wash and dry cycle for Noxaalon covers), Texaal® and Noxaalon® covers do not change your comfort while sleeping.

 

 

Most crucially… Choose anti-dust mites covers that are « medical grade » and demand the ISO 13485 certification

 

An anti-dust mites cover of medical grade is a medical device entirely and therefore must fulfill the requirements from the European directive 93/42/CEE.

The norm ISO 13485 is the international norm relating to medical devices. In particular, it ensures :

 

- proven utility to the medical device,

- respect of applicable standards,

- strict control of every process, from conception to manufacturing,

- transparency of information supplied to patients and healthcare professionals, annual control of the certification by an independent organism.

 

Protec’Som anti-dust mites covers are manufactured under ISO 13485 processes and meet the requirements from the European directive 93/42/CEE. The ISO 13485 certification is a reliable guide bringing confidence in the quality of your anti-dust mites covers.