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Dust mite and allergies in NZ

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Asthma and allergies in NZ
• New Zealand has one of the highest asthma and allergy rates in the world
• One in four New Zealand children have asthma*
• One in six New Zealanders are affected by asthma*
• One in every 200 deaths is due to asthma*
• Asthma costs NZ $800M – $1 billion per annum – 50% of this cost is from 10% of patients – usually Maori and Pacific Island children from low socio-economic circumstances*
• 550,000 lost school days per year associated with asthma Household dust mites
Dust mites in NZ 
• House dust mites are microscopic creatures, less than half a millimetre long (typically 300 micro meters)
• They live in most human environments, thriving in warm moist places such as pillows, bedding and carpets.
• They feed mainly on flaked-off dead skin
• Their faeces, which are small and light (20-30 micrometers), get into the air easily and can provoke a strong allergic response when inhaled
• Household dust mites are the most common allergen and asthma trigger for NZ children
• NZ has the highest dust mite populations in their houses in the World.