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Is your house is making you ill?

It's not just coughs and colds that have been making people poorly during the recent cold snap. More and more people are suffering from what's termed Toxic Home Syndrome.

In fact, recent research shows that over 15 million houses in the UK could be affected one way or the other. But is this scaremongering in the media, or do you need to take swift action?

Property Expert Louisa Fletcher is on hand to talk us through what we need to do to detox our homes and how to get rid of some of the nasties that could be making us ill.


  • Tesco Basics Single Rolled Pillow £2 (currently on offer for £1.50 until 18/02/15)

  • Tesco Soft Touch Anti-Allergy Pillow Twinpack £8 (currently on offer for £6 until 18/02/15)

  • Tesco Basics 10.5 Tog Duvet Double £7.50 (currently on offer for £5.63 until 18/02/15)

  • Tesco Soft Touch 10.5 Tog Anti-Allergy Duvet Double, £15 (currently on offer for £11.25 until 18/02/15)

  • Tesco Anti-Allergy Mattress Protector, Double £9.50 (currently on offer for £7.13 until 18/02/15)

  • Dustmite Repeller Controller - device uses electronic 'ultrasound waves' solution to eradicate dust mites. RRP £14.99, currently selling at £10.95, requires 3 pin socket.

  • Dust Mite Spray This kills dust mites and their eggs and eliminates unpleasant odours and bacteria. RRP £15.99, currently selling at £9.95 for 250ml, available from Robert Dyas or JD Harris

  • UV Light Bed Cleaner - This device eliminates dust mites by zapping them with UV light (UV is regularly used as a steriliser) and then hoovers them up,costs £59.99, currently selling for £39.99

We're ready to test for toxins!

Tea towels

  • PoundStretcher - 49p for one single tea towel - so for 7 you'd be looking at £3.43 in total

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