Dust mites and mold
Dust mites (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) are widespread in all our homes, and represent one of the main causes of allergies. These microscopic parasites are fed mainly with the organic residues, such as flakes falling from human skin. It is therefore not surprising that they are plenty to find on your favorite foods in carpets, sofas, mattresses and sofas, and of course in mattresses and pillows.
Recent studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate inhibits the development of these parasites and is therefore useful for their suppression. One study also showed that the laying of soda on the carpet after one hour of operation reduce the level of dust mites by 79% after two hours were dust mites practically entirely removed!
Procedure for the use of baking soda is very simple, because after a certain time you can easily vacuum the carpet with a vacuum cleaner. Any grains of baking soda, remaining between fiber carpets act preventively and to prevent or slow down dust mites return. Research has also shown that increasing the dose of baking soda shorten the time needed to achieve the desired result, and what is especially important, baking soda not only reduces the number of dust mites, but also significantly reduces the amount of their eggs.
A similar effect has baking soda dissolved in the water. One of the research revealed a remarkable inhibitory effect by baking soda on the development of dust mites. As compared with the fabrics, which are soaked in water only, as in the fabrics, which are soaked in a solution of sodium bicarbonate and dried, after 6 weeks was measured up to 84% lower content of dust mites. This significant reduction is thanks to the dried particles (recrystallized) of baking soda, which remained in the fibers of the fabric.
Excessive humidity in some areas of our house represents fertile ground for the development of mold, which can also be the cause of many allergies. Sodium bicarbonate is also effective in combating mold, especially for the genus Aspergillus.
Recent findings about the effectiveness of baking soda in the fight against dust mites and mold are even more important for everyday use, as the dining sodium bicarbonate is completely natural mineral substance that does not irritate the skin and is not toxic for humans and not for pets.
Sprinkle baking soda over the surface (3 tablespoons of baking soda for every square meter of surface area), leave it on for 2 hours and then vacuum with a vacuum cleaner.