Around four out of five Australians who have asthma also have allergies. Allergies tend to run in families, but family members may not have the same response. Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to substances (allergens) that are harmless to most people. The triggers can affect breathing, skin, eyes or the whole body. Common allergy triggers include dust mites, mould, pets, pollen and smoke.
Do you or a family member have asthma or allergies? This National Asthma Week, check out our Sensitive Choice approved products! The Sensitive Choice program identifies products and services that may benefit people with asthma and/or allergies. You’ll find the Sensitive Choice blue butterfly on hundreds of products, including bedding, building products, air purifiers and vacuum cleaners. The following are some of our newest products which are Sensitive Choice approved.