Synthetic bedding ‘can cause asthma’
Brand-new YORK: Are you prone to asthma? Then avoid synthetic bedding, for a Brand-new study has actually claimed that it can aggravate asthma more than feather products as it contains high levels of fungal cells.
An global group has actually found that synthetic bedding contains much higher levels of fungi related beta glucan than feather bedding, which are non-allergenic components from the cell walls of fungi that can account for up to 60 per cent of the weight of the cell.
“This study adds further strong evidence that feather bedding is better than synthetics if you have actually asthma. This is because beta glucan is pro-inflammatory and associated along with lung function changes including peak flow variability in kids.
“There have actually already been a number of global studies that show synthetic bedding is associated along with more asthma symptoms compared to feather bedding,” lead researcher Rob Siebers of Otago University said.
For their study, the researchers looked at 178 samples obtained from 35 floors, 35 mattresses, 35 duvets, 73 pillows. The total beta glucan levels of synthetic pillows were two to three times higher than from feather pillows.