The accommodation and environment is an unknown and the student room may not be as at home. Therefore it is sensible to be aware of the potential triggers and select the right products that can help to make the transition as easy as possible.
Be aware that beds can harbour dust mites; bedrooms can be dusty and sometimes musty causing mould allergy to flare up.
Toiletries and laundry products can also create a problem for sensitive people. Choosing safer natural products is a worthwhile step.
All students use an array of electronic devices, which are an essential part of their lifestyle. It's impossible to get away from this fact whether we like it or not. Exposure to electrosmog can cause a range of symptoms including sleeplessness, heart palpitations, depression and muscle and joint pains. However, it is possible to minimise the effects by equipping them with products that help to harmonise the environment and provide personal protection.
Top tips for protection against a variety of allergens:
~ An airfree air purifier is a perfect solution for allergic students as it competently incinerates a variety of allergens (including mould spores, pollen and dust mite faeces) and helps to minimise the presence of viruses and bacteria. This is an important consideration with so many people living in close proximity. It sits on the floor (or a desk) and destroys all particles passing through it. The Airfree is silent and completely maintenance free. It is for use in one room and takes 14 - 21 days to reach its maximum effectiveness, though many people notice a difference in their symptoms straight away. From then on the level of microorganisms will have been reduced by 85% and are then kept to a minimum.
~ A dust mite allergy may flare up even if the university insist that students bring their own bedding. Symptoms include heavy breathing, wheezing (and coughing) and rhinitis. Mattresses can be several years old and from the age of 6 months will almost certainly be harbouring dust mites. These will continue to proliferate causing symptoms in allergic people. Covering the mattress, pillow and duvet in a dust mite proof barrier case ensures that the person in the bed is not exposed to the allergenic faeces produced by the dust mites. The material of the cases is very densely woven so that it is impenetrable to dust mites. Those already within the bedding cannot get out and any dust mites that may be present in the room cannot get in to the bedding. Or you can combine dust mite proof bedding (ie mattress case with a dust mite proof pillow and dust mite proof duvet – which do not need an extra cover).
~ If you need a solution to provide instant relief, the Anti Allergen/Mould Pack will deal with allergens in the air, on furnishings and in the laundry.
~ For sensitive students, both toiletries and laundry products can cause symptoms, including skin conditions, aggravating asthma or affecting those who are chemically sensitive.
~ Protection from electronic devices - Whether it's university, boarding school or regular school, students now use a variety of electronic devices. Why not help those close to you by providing a WaveWall protective case for their mobile and one for their laptop and iPad - check sizes carefully.
~ Harmonising products are another way of helping to combat electrosmog. Phi energyDOTs come in the form of smartDOTs for any electronic devices including mobile phones, tablets, laptops. They also come in the form of wearable harmonising DOTs. Green8 harmonising products are also available for mobile device protection and personal protection.
*Blog updated September 2018.
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