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Asthma equipment of little use

16th April 2008

Experts say that people with asthma should not waste money on special mattress protectors and vacuum cleaners to tackle dust mites.

The Cochrane Collaboration research group reviewed 54 earlier studies, involving 3,002 people, to assess how well specialist equipment worked and found that they are of limited use. More than five million people receive treatment for asthma in the UK. Asthma UK said it felt the updated review confirmed previous evidence which suggested that dust prevention methods had little effect on reducing overall asthma symptoms.


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