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Millions suffer 'home fever' as allergy epidemic begins to bite

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/11/2011

Kunal Dutta

They are the spider-like creatures eager for your warmth and a bed for the night. They remain invisible to the naked eye. And millions of them may already have taken up residence in your home.

Now the house dust mite is behind an unprecedented rise in household allergies, with at least 12 million Britons allergic to their own homes, according to new research.

Cases of perennial allergic rhinitis - known as "home fever" - have risen dramatically, with dust mites accounting for 58 per cent of all household allergies. The figure has risen by more than 10 per cent over the past year.

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"Millions suffer 'home fever' as allergy epidemic begins to bite", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/millions-suffer-home-fever-as-allergy-epidemic-begins-to-bite