Could Your Pillow Be Unhealthy? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/18/05

Could Your Pillow Be Unhealthy?

You may want to buy another pillow after you hear this. Researchers in England say the average bed pillow contains millions of fungal spores.

At the University of Manchester, they studied samples from 10 pillows, both feather and synthetic. Each had been used for at least a year and a half...some for as long as 20 years.

Scientists say the most common type of fungus found can contribute to serious problems in leukemia and bone marrow transplant patients. But they say a more common concern would be that the fungus in your pillow can make asthma and allergies much worse.

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