0.000001g of allergen is all it takes

0.000001g of allergens is all it takes

Dead human skin cells. Dust mites and their feces. Pollen, pet dander, mold and bacteria. Lurking inside house dust is a cocktail of these unpleasant, microscopic particles. They’re called allergens, and just 0.000001g can be enough to trigger the coughing, sneezing and itching of an allergic reaction.

How dust causes allergic reactions

How dust causes allergic reactions

Some allergens are just 0.5 microns in size. That's 0.000197 inches. Or 200 times smaller than a human hair. This means they can easily enter the body through inhalation. When this happens, some people's immune systems overreact to the presence of the particles, producing antibodies to repel them. Subsequent physical reactions include itching eyes, a running nose, sneezing and coughing to combat the allergens.

Hidden allergens in your home

Where can allergens hide in your home?

Your home may look clean, but microscopic dust remains hidden in floor crevices or ground into carpet, rugs and soft furnishings. Within this dust are allergens, and inhaling even a small amount is enough to trigger an allergic reaction. A single gram of house dust can contain around 100,000 mold spores alone.

Thorough cleaning will keep allergens under control

Thorough vacuuming will help keep allergens under control

Removing the hidden dust can help reduce the number of allergens left in your home. Regular vacuuming is an effective way to keep house dust under control.

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How to remove dust mites

How to remove dust mites

Reduce their food supply – vacuum wood floors, mats and carpets to reduce the amount of skin cells and other organic matter.

Target areas where you sit and sleep – vacuum mattresses and sofas to suck up skin cells and dust mite feces.

Stop them breeding – air out your mattress to cool the temperature of the bed. This prevents dust mites from breeding as quickly.

How to reduce pollen in your home

How to reduce pollen in your home

Regularly vacuum floor surfaces – most pollen is actually found on the floor of your home and under furniture, not in the air.

Don’t let pollen in – outdoor clothing (like your coat) can bring pollen into the home, so keep it clean. And make sure windows and doors are closed during high pollen seasons.

How to remove pet hair

How to remove pet hair

Avoid a build up of allergens – your pet sheds every day, but vacuuming regularly ensures the hair and dander is trapped before it builds up.

Keep pets away from your bedroom – reducing how much pets are around areas where you spend a lot of time can reduce your contact with allergens.

How to remove mold spores

How to remove mold spores

The presence of mold spores is heightened during wet weather and harvesting seasons.

The spores are present in house dust as well as air borne.

Remove house dust and tackle damp areas on walls, ensuring they are free from mold.

Is your current vacuum making your allergies worse?

Your vacuum could be leaking allergens back into your home

Even if you clean regularly, vacuums that have poor dust pick-up leave more allergens behind in your home compared to Dyson DC651. And machines with poor filtration or leaky seals can end up blowing allergens straight back into the room.

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Poor pickup at the cleanerhead leaves dirt, dust and allergens on floor surfaces

Poor pickup at the cleaner head leaves more dirt, dust and allergens on floor surfaces compared to Dyson DC651

A poor pickup mechanism and ineffective brush bar leave behind more allergens such as dirt, dust, pollen and pet dander in carpets and crevices on hard floors compared to Dyson DC651.

HEPA filters don’t always mean clean air. Dust, dirt and allergens can pass straight through them

HEPA filters don’t always mean clean air. Dust, dirt and allergens can pass straight through them

A filter can be made using HEPA material, but if it’s not designed to cope with a vacuum’s airflow, allergens and bacteria can pass straight through and out into the room.

A filter on its own is simply not enough. Poor seals allow dirty air back into the home

A filter on its own is simply not enough. Poor seals allow dirty air back into the home

A filter can meet HEPA standards, but if it’s not properly sealed, dirty air can bypass the filter, dispersing dust and allergens into the home.

Air leaks in the machine allow dirty air to escape

Air leaks in the machine allow dirty air to escape

Poor seals throughout the machine result in dirty air leaking straight back out into the room.

Only Dyson has the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America accreditation across it’s entire range of upright and canister vacuums

Dyson’s entire range of upright and canister vacuums is the first to earn asthma & allergy friendlyTM Certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

To achieve the asthma and allergy friendly™ certification, Dyson vacuums undergo an independent program of rigorous tests. These tests cover the removal of allergen-containing test dust from carpets, the levels of airborne allergens during vacuuming, filtration integrity, cleaning performance when the bin is almost full, and the risk of allergen exposure during bin emptying. Dyson machines meet and exceed the strict criteria for all of these tests.

Dyson vacuums are engineered to remove allergens

Dyson vacuums are engineered to remove allergens

For a vacuum cleaner to be effective at removing allergens, it needs more than just HEPA filtration. Just as important are powerful suction, high dust removal at the cleaner head, the ability to capture particles down to 0.5 microns and hygienic bin emptying.

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Expelled air that's cleaner than the air you breathe

Expelled air that’s cleaner than the air you breathe

Dyson vacuums are engineered to be airtight, ensuring that the air that leaves them is cleaner than the air you breathe.

Patented cyclone technology

Patented cyclone technology

Dust and dirt are drawn into powerful cyclones where centrifugal forces of up to 100,000G extract allergens as small as mold spores and pollen from the airflow and fling them straight into a clear bin.

Effective floor tools

Effective floor tools

Dyson engineers have stripped back the design of the cleaner head so that the pick-up system has end to end coverage - meaning less allergens left in your home.

HEPA filtration

HEPA Filtration

The HEPA filter in a Dyson vacuum is an extra safeguard for allergy sufferers. It is airtight within the machine to ensure it has maximum effect. It traps microscopic particles that are 0.3 microns in size.

The only manufacturer with a dedicated microbiology lab

Sucks up more dust, dirt and allergens than any other vacuums across carpets and hard floors

Sucks up more dust, dirt and
...allergens than any other vacuum across carpets and hard floors1

And because it has a completely sealed system, only cleaned air is expelled back into your home. More microscopic dust locked in the bin, less allergens left in your home.

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Sucks up more dust, dirt and allergens than any other vacuums across carpets and hard floors

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Dyson tools -  also engineered to remove allergens

Dyson tools - also engineered to remove allergens

The Soft dusting brush attaches to your machine for vacuum-assisted dusting. It gently removes dust and allergens, which are then sucked into your vacuum.

Removes dust and allergens from upholstery

Removes dust and allergens from upholstery

The Mattress tool attaches to the wand or hose on your Dyson vacuum cleaner to remove dirt, allergens and dust mite feces from mattresses and upholstery.

Mattress Tool
Designed for awkward gaps

Designed for awkward gaps

The Flexi crevice tool extends and flexes to clean awkward gaps, such as between cabinets and behind radiators.

Flexi Crevice Tool

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America accredited vacuums

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