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Britex Carpet Care Solutions

Britex Carpet Care Solutions is an Australian owned business that searches opportunities to improves its products constantly. Today with over 1 million satisfied customers Britex has the best cleaning products ever. Britex developed a Do-It-Yourself Carpet Cleaning System that injects steaming hot water in combination with specially formulated cleaning solution deep in carpet fibres. The […]

Britex carpet cleaner hire

Britex carpet cleaner hire is simply the best and most cost effective Do-It-Yourself carpet cleaning system when you are serious about cleaning. Britex carpet cleaners inject steaming hot water in combination with a specially formulated cleaning solution deep into carpet fibres. The 1,800 watt powerful suction will leave your carpet clean and remove dust-mites, pet fur, […]

Air Clean Filters

AirClean Filters™ have a high efficiency V-pleat filter designed to trap pollutants that are over 10 times smaller when compared to traditional panel filters. By trapping these pollutants, not only does the filter keep the unit cleaner and running more efficiently, but it also helps to ensure the air around us stays cleaner. These high […]

Ultra Air

Ultra Air Pty Ltd is a leader in providing quality air conditioning and innovative products to the residential and commercial markets. With over 60years of combined industry experience and, not satisfied with the traditional washable filters we saw the need to introduce a better filter that would improve the air quality in which people live […]

Sensitive Choice at Home Show!

Come and chat to Sensitive Choice about asthma and allergy-aware products at the HIA Melbourne Home Show from Thursday 5th April to Sunday 8th April. Scan your pass to go into the draw to win some AMAZING Sensitive Choice approved products including: Bissell SpotClean Cleaner RRP $239 Karcher SC3 Steam Cleaner RRP $290 Jaspa Herrington […]

MELBOURNE HOME SHOW PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For entry into the “Sensitive Choice Melbourne Home Show Giveaway”    Information on how to enter and Prize details form part of these conditions. Entry into this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry. The Promoter is National Asthma Council Australia, Suite 104, Level 1, 153-161 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria […]

King Living

King Living has been designing and manufacturing award-winning furniture since 1977. The King Living furniture range includes the famous modular and flexible sofa collection, revolutionary mattresses, bedroom and dining collections as well as outdoor furniture. Every King Living furniture piece is designed in Australia by the in-house design team.   Approved Products KingGuard+ Visit the […]

KingGuard+

KingGuard+ is a fabric safeguard designed to protect and extend the life of your King Living furniture.  Approved by the National Asthma Council Australia and exclusive to King Living, the multi-purpose and non-toxic KingGuard+ solution shields your piece against common spills as well as improving the longevity of your King Living product by easing the […]

Heartridge Floors

At Heartridge, our aim is for you to live in comfort and style, by enjoying a beautiful floor that is produced with indoor air quality in mind. With the absence of any undesirable phthalates and a formaldehyde emission rating of E0, the lowest achievable result, Heartridge vinyl products can help minimise the risk of asthma […]

New Zealand Steel

New Zealand Steel is our country’s leading steel-making company Guided by innovative thinking and a focus on producing safe, sustainable products, New Zealand Steel is the country’s only domestic producer of quality steel. The company is a trusted supplier to major sectors of the New Zealand economy, including construction, manufacturing, infrastructure, packaging and agriculture. Visit […]

COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX®

New Zealand Steel’s new COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX® products make drier, healthier homes a reality for homeowners. COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX® is a unique anti-condensation fleece layer which is adhered to the underside of COLORSTEEL® pre-painted steel roofing.  The system works by absorbing accumulating water within the roof’s ceiling space, which then evaporates and ensures the roof stays drier. […]

Mediband

Sale: Mediband are currently offering a 5% discount to all friends of Sensitive Choice – simply use the promo code SENS at checkout. Click here to visit their website. Mediband are also sending 20% of your purchase back to Sensitive Choice.  Mediband is an emergency medical information service providing ready-to-wear and custom engraved identification alert […]

GRAPHENSTONE® – Free VOCs Emissions Mineral Paints, Renders and Primers

Graphenstone® Mineral Paints, Renders and Primers are lime based interior and exterior coatings containing graphene reinforcement. Graphenstone products applied to interior and exterior walls allow them to breathe and absorb CO2 due to its mineral base (limestone), as well as acting as a thermal and acoustic regulator. Graphenstone coatings are formulated with a high quality lime base. This purity […]

GRAPHENSTONE

Graphenstone are committed to developing natural, ecological and healthy coatings. They have developed a new line of natural paints and mortars using artisanal lime. A unique lime with a 100% natural and environmentally friendly production cycle. After generating new ecological, natural and sustainable coatings based in lime, they added graphene to the formula. The objective behind the […]

MindBodySpirit Festival Giveaway Terms & Conditions

1. Information on how to enter and Prize details form part of these conditions. Entry into this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry. 2. The Promoter is National Asthma Council Australia, Suite 104, Level 1, 153-161 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 (“Promoter”). 3. The Promotion will be open from […]

Miele bagless vacuum cleaners

Powerful cleaning performance: airflow exceeding 100 km/h ensures perfect capture of both coarse soiling and fine dust. Blizzard CX1 achieves an extremely high air throughput thanks to an efficient floor head, optimum airways and an innovative motor. Some bagless vacuum cleaners create plumes of fine dust in the air when they are emptied. Miele Blizzard […]

Hay fever? How to prepare your home this pollen season

26 September 2017 Media Release Spring has sprung and pollen is in the air. If you experience hay fever symptoms, like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or sneezing, it’s important to keep your home healthy by cutting down on allergens. Pollen season typically strikes South East Australia between 1 October and 31 December […]

Vorwerk Kobold VK200 Upright Vacuum

The Kobold VK200 in combination with the Kobold EB400 powerhead offers fully automatic floor detection. Ultrasonic Sensors detect all floor conditions and automatically adjusts the power to suit the floor setting. Outstanding cleaning results with low energy consumption, regardless of whether you are cleaning carpets, parquet or tiles. Ergonomic design with its easily adjustable telescopic […]

Gainsborough luxury topper

The Gainsborough Luxury Ball Fibre Mattress Topper features 500gsm ball fibre filling, providing superior comfort and support. Highly durable, this mattress topper features a deep fitted skirt (40cm). The cover is made from cotton sateen complete with satin piping. The following products are Sensitive Choice approved: Ball Fibre (polyester) Topper Sustans® Topper (Premium Microfibre) Smartfil […]

Gainsborough luxury quilts

  Gainsborough quilts help you regulate your body temperature for a peaceful night’s rest. There is a Gainsborough quilt for every season and user. With a range that includes non-allergenic, microfibre fillings, Sustans fibre/wool blends for maximum loft and warmth and straight Sustans fillings for loft without weight. Gainsborough quilts are available in all sizes […]

Gainsborough luxury pillows

Gainsborough understands the importance of sleep and wants you to love your bed.  Gainsborough offers a complete range of pillows, quilts, toppers and other bedding products. Enjoy softness, comfort and support from their extensive premium pillow range with something to suit every type of sleeper. The pillows come in a range of profiles and fibres […]

Gainsborough kids pillow

Gainsborough’s allergy free range has been designed to help you and your family enjoy a great night’s sleep. Their range of a pillows and quilts have been oeko-tex approved/tested against harmful substances and come with a 5 year warranty. The following product has been approved by Sensitive Choice: Gainsborough sustans pillow 350grams sustans blend fill with […]

Thunderstorm Asthma

By football grand final weekend, you should be taking your hay fever nasal spray, asthma preventer, or both – and don’t stop until New Year’s Day (most adults with asthma need to take a preventer all year, not just in springtime). What is thunderstorm asthma? Thunderstorm asthma is a potent mix of pollen and weather […]

Sleepyhead Flooring carpet underlays

Sleepyhead Flooring produce high quality carpet underlay and is made in New Zealand from recycled polyurethane foams.  Sleepyhead is respected and renowned for making premium mattresses and bases since 1935 and the same knowledge and dedication to innovation goes into the making of the Sleepyhead Flooring carpet underlay. Manufacturing  since 1996 Sleepyhead has 21 years experience in […]

Sleepyhead carpet underlay

Manufacturing since 1996, Sleepyhead Flooring produce high quality carpet underlay made in New Zealand from recycled polyurethane foams.  Sleepyhead is respected and renowned for making premium mattresses and bases since 1935 and the same knowledge and dedication to innovation goes into the making of the Sleepyhead Flooring carpet underlay. Sleepyhead Memory is a premium carpet underlay that […]

Healthy home video library

  To help you identify and tackle the hidden triggers in your home, we have put together a series of short Healthy Homes videos. These informative videos walk you through a typical family home and discuss the major trigger points for asthma and allergies, and provide practical ways in which you can make your home healthier! […]

Dusting

People with asthma and allergies often assume they are allergic to household dust. However, it is not usually the dust itself that triggers common allergies, it is in fact all the other little particles that are found in amongst the dust. Commonly these include: human skin cells animal dander insect waste, including from house dust […]

Pets

Dogs and cats are the most common cause of pet allergies. Furry little friends such as guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, mice and rats can also trigger asthma or allergies in some people. While many people think that the pet’s fur or hair is the problem, it isn’t the source – although it can carry the […]

Lounge room

Furniture, curtains and flooring can harbour all sorts of allergy triggers, from dust mites to pet dander. Look for products that are easy to clean or have anti-microbial properties. Good vacuum cleaners effectively lift dirt and emit clean air; look for one that has high quality (e.g. HEPA) filtration. Keep in mind that using the […]

Flooring

Carpet or no carpet? Timber or tiles? Vacuum or mop? Making decisions about the right flooring for your home can be tricky when your family has asthma or allergies. Some sources say people with asthma and allergies should replace carpet with hard flooring. But this is not necessarily the best option. Carpets can trap allergens […]

Indoor environment control

House dust mites and mould – two of Australia’s leading asthma and allergies triggers – thrive in humid conditions. A dry, well-ventilated home can help your family breathe easier. A relative humidity of around 30 to 50 percent is comfortable for most people. Air flow levels and temperature tend to be more of a personal […]

Dust and dusting

People with asthma and allergies often assume they are allergic to household dust. However, it is not usually the dust itself that triggers common allergies, it is in fact all the other little particles that are found in amongst the dust. Commonly these include: human skin cells animal dander insect waste, including from house dust […]

Promotion terms and conditions

For entry into the “Blue Butterfly Bundle Giveaway”  Information on how to enter and Prize details form part of these conditions. Entry into this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry. The Promoter is National Asthma Council Australia, Suite 104, Level 1, 153-161 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 (“Promoter”). The […]

Fujitsu General Heat Pump/Air Conditioner

Fujitsu has an extensive Heat Pump / Air Conditioning range of products to suit every space, anywhere in New Zealand. Their specialist technology delivers all the heating and cooling benefits of efficiency, effectiveness and quietness. In addition, they bring additional features and benefits on various models – such as Human Sensors for more savings, 7-day timers and […]

Fujitsu General

Fujitsu General are specialist Heat Pump manufacturers . As a result, research and innovation of Heat Pumps has been at the heart of the company’s ethos. Major expenditure on research and development, as well as unique testing facilities in Japan has enabled them to deliver more benefits, features and energy savings. Fujitsu provides an extensive range of […]

HoMedics Air Purifiers

HoMedics Air Purifiers have been designed to remove airborne contaminants from your home, creating cleaner, healthier, fresher air for you and your family. The following HoMedics products are approved by the Sensitive Choice program: AR120AU Electrostatic Air Cleaner PET02AU PetPlus Air Purifier AP15AU Air Purifier AP25AU Air Purifier HoMedics Electrostatic Air Cleaner The air cleaner has a […]

Ausclimate Winix air purifiers

Ausclimate’s range of WINIX air purifiers are an ideal solution for clean & healthy indoor air quality. Easy to use, “set & forget” features with the most advanced HEPA air filtration systems & PlasmaWave™ technology. These air purifiers feature a fully certified hospital-grade H13 True-HEPA filter. They will improve the air quality in your home or office by cleaning out airborne pollutants like mould spores, dust and dust mites, […]

ekoWorx surface cleaner

ekoWorx is a next-generation universal eco cleaning solution employing the science of green ionic chemistry. Their mission is to help eliminate the use of toxic chemicals used in cleaning products. ekoWorx is a surface cleaner suitable for a multitude of applications. It is formulated with ultra purified water and potassium hydroxide (diluted  to less than 0.3%) […]

Gainsborough kids quilts

Gainsborough’s allergy free range has been designed to help you and your family enjoy a great night’s sleep. Their range of a pillows and quilts have been oeko-tex approved/tested against harmful substances and come with a 5 year warranty. The following products have been approved by Sensitive Choice: Gainsborough sustans quilt 350gsm sustans fibre & Australian wool […]

Gainsborough

Gainsborough understands the importance of sleep and want you to love your bed. Since the early eighties, their family run company has been making quality bedding products to help provide you with a restful nights sleep. From quilts to toppers, underlays and pillows and blankets, they have a range for every type of sleeper. Gainsborough kids range […]

Miele vacuum cleaners

Miele vacuum cleaners offer an ideal combination of superior cleaning performance, unique user convenience, excellent hygiene standards and first-class quality. Due to the special air-tight casing seal, the HEPA 13 AirClean filter, multi-stage filtration system and specially designed HyClean 3D dustbags, Miele vacuum cleaners ensure that the finest dust particles, pollen, allergens and fungal spores […]

Miele

Miele has been an independent family-owned company since its establishment in 1899. The company focus is on manufacturing household appliances for the kitchen, the laundry room and for floor care. Miele offers products that set the standards for durability, performance, ease of use, energy efficiency, design and service. This corresponds to the guiding principle “Immer […]

ekoWorx

ekoWorx is the creation of two dads from Bondi Beach (NSW). The pair make for an unlikely duo with a mission to turn the cleaning products industry on its head, but change as the saying goes, often comes from unexpected places. Having spotted an innovative commercial cleaning system in Japan, they wondered if such a […]

Dyson Pure Link purifier

The Dyson Pure Link purifier automatically monitors, reacts and purifies the air in your home and then sends a report directly to your Dyson Link app. This means you can easily monitor your indoor air quality and see live, local air quality metrics – straight from your smartphone. Using Air Multiplier technology and a DC motor, […]

Rug Doctor carpet cleaning

Rug Doctor’s carpet cleaning machines combined with the unique vibrating brush, enables you to clean deep into your carpet fibres where grit and allergens hide. Rug Doctor’s machine is twice the vacuuming power of other machines, which enables it to remove the dirt and stains normal vacuuming leaves behind, giving carpets a deep clean, and […]

Vorwerk Kobold VR200 Robot Vacuum

The Vorwerk Kobold VR200 robot vacuum cleaner is an automatic cleaner from Vorwerk. It uses advanced robotic technology to clearly map out it’s surroundings, avoid obstacles and ensure total room cleaning. The VR200 robot is easily able to transition from a hard floor to a rug. It has a revolutionary stair-climbing tool built in that […]

Pollen – a trigger for hay fever

Plant pollen is well known as a trigger for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Up to four out of five people with asthma also have allergies like hay fever – either at certain times of the year or all year round. For these people, it’s helpful to know which pollens are the cause […]

Creating a healthy home

Creating a healthy home can help you and your family breathe cleaner, fresher air and hopefully reduce allergic reactions or allergy-related asthma episodes. First off, you need to know which allergic triggers affect you or your family. For help on how to identify triggers, see our page Know your triggers. And then you can take […]

Kitchen

A clean, hygienic environment is important for good health, but try not to over-sanitise the home with cleaning products. Cleaning can be a problem for people with asthma and allergies, so look for household cleaning products with fewer harsh chemicals and no fragrances. Also keep an eye out for mould. Once you have tackled any […]

Bathroom

Mould is the key asthma and allergy trigger to look out for in the bathroom. Once you have tackled any visible mould, help stop it coming back by ensuring good ventilation and sealing any leaks. Cleaning can be a problem for people with asthma and allergies, so look for household cleaning products with fewer harsh […]

Bedroom

Dust mites are one of the most common allergy triggers in the home. Unfortunately, they love snuggling into your bed as much as you do. A regular hot wash will kill the mites in bed linen; freezing soft toys overnight will also help. Mattresses, pillows and quilts can be harder to clean, so instead look […]

Garden

Pollen is the key asthma and allergy trigger in the garden. If you are sensitive, avoid spending time outdoors on high pollen count days, on windy days and just before or during thunderstorms throughout pollen season. If you know what pollens you are allergic to, you may be able to take some steps to reduce your exposure. […]

Laundry

Cleaning can be a problem for people with asthma and allergies, so look for household cleaning products with fewer harsh chemicals and no fragrances. Laundry powders and detergents for sensitive people are also available. Regular hot washing of bedding and clothes is good to get rid of dust mites and pet dander; the water needs […]

Living areas

The living areas of your home can harbour all sorts of allergy triggers, from dust mites to pet dander. Find out the best ways to tackle these allergens by clicking onto the areas below for more information.              

Building and renovating

Building and renovating gives you the chance to tackle asthma and allergy triggers at the source. Aim for a dry and well-ventilated house with good wall, floor and ceiling insulation. This will help target triggers such as dust mites, mould, chemicals like VOCs and temperature changes. When choosing products, look for anti-mould properties, impact on […]

HoMedics Australia

HoMedics is about creating a healthy home environment that helps you relax your body, de-stress, and simplify your life. Originally founded in 1987 by entrepreneurs, HoMedics has a full line of in-home wellness products that are uniquely designed to promote your well being; including: air filters, humidifiers, sleep aids, fitness monitors, and more. Over the […]

MacMed paediatric mattresses

Mattresses The MacMed Paediatric mattress is manufactured from the finest hospital grade foam that contours to the body effectively providing maximum pressure redistribution, skin integrity and patient comfort. This specialised non-allergenic mattress is treated with the internationally renowned Ultra Fresh anti-microbial system that is effective against dust mites, bacteria, mould and mildew. MacMed Healthcare was […]

Asthmaban

Asthmaban Carpets have been formulated to help people with asthma and allergies enjoy a healthier environment. The Asthmaban brand was developed by Carlisle Flooring (in conjunction with retailer Flooring Xtra) for the New Zealand market. Asthmaban are manufactured by Beaulieu of Australia.  They use innovative technologies and treatments to deter bacteria, mould, mildew, fungi and dust mites from growing […]

Asthmaban carpet

Asthmaban carpet is owned by Floorspace and made by Beaulieu Australia. Their carpets have been designed to help people with asthma and allergies enjoy a healthier environment. Their carpet is constructed using safe, tested and proven treatments that are permanent and are also friendly towards both children and pets. Ultra-Fresh combined with Odourban provide a carpet which controls dust mites, […]

Flooring options for people with asthma and allergies

Carpet or no carpet? Timber or tiles? Vacuum or mop? Making decisions about the right flooring for your home can be tricky when your family has asthma or allergies. Some sources say people with asthma and allergies should replace carpet with hard flooring. But this is not necessarily the best option. Carpets can trap allergens […]

Gyprock Ultra-Base 60 jointing cement

Gyprock Ultra-Base 60 is manufactured to meet the growing demand for asthma and allergy friendly building products. Gyprock Ultra-Base 60 is a premium, lightweight base coat used for the first and second coat in a three coat plasterboard jointing system to join wall and ceiling plasterboard products. In addition to the standard features of a jointing product, […]

Vorwerk Kobold VK150 Stickvac

The Vorwerk Kobold VK150 Stickvac is a premium vacuum cleaning system from the makers of Thermomix and is distributed by Godfreys. This model has been carefully designed by the Vorwerk engineering team in Germany for maximum cleaning effectiveness, while being incredibly user-friendly and lightweight. The Vorwerk K150 Stickvac accessory kit is included as standard: EB370 Electrobrush – Designed […]

Vorwerk Kobold

Vorwerk Kobold combine quality with tradition to provide their best for your family. Their vacuum cleaners have been very popular for several generations with one in every four households in Germany owning one. Since its invention in 1930, more than 80 million Kobolds have been sold. There are several reasons why the Vorwerk Kobold has been […]

Hoover allergy mattress vacuum

The Hoover Allergy Mattress Vacuum has been designed to effectively kill and remove dust mites, mould and bacteria from your mattress. This product has been approved for the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program and is available from Godfreys stores. It sanitises your mattress and bedding without using harsh chemicals. To remove deeply embedded dust and dirt, […]

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Pretty much every one has heard about VOCs, but what and where are they? There is no single definition for what constitutes a volatile organic compound (VOC), but it is safe to say that a VOC is a carbon-based organic compound that evaporates (or off-gases) at room temperature. VOCs are very common and may be […]

Jaspa Infinity pillows

Jaspa Infinity pillows with MicroPol™ fibres provide a luxurious soft and cuddly ‘down-like’ feel. Jaspa Infinity provides resilience and durability in a high quality and value for money range of pillows, quilts and toppers, providing the most luxurious sleep created from innovative performance features. Jaspa infinity pillows are covered with high quality gusseted cotton Japara and finished with […]

Jaspa Infinity mattress toppers

Jaspa Infinity mattress toppers with MicroPol™ fibres provide a luxurious soft and cuddly ‘down-like’ feel. Jaspa Infinity provides resilience and durability in a high quality and value for money range of pillows, quilts and toppers, providing the most luxurious sleep created from innovative performance features. Theses toppers are fully elasticised 35cm skirting to fit all types of beds, […]

Jaspa Infinity

Jaspa Infinity is the ultimate in luxury and sophistication using a brand new fibre blend called MicroPol™. It provides high resilience and high durability combined with an incredible ‘down-like’ feel. The Jaspa Infinity range includes pillows, quilts and toppers. Since beginning operations in 1991, Jaspa Herington has grown to become a leading manufacturer and supplier […]

Jaspa Black

Jaspa Black combines the latest technology and innovative performance features to a complete range of pillows, quilts and underlays. Since beginning operations in 1991, Jaspa Herington has grown to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality bedding products. They are an Australian company with most of their products made in Australia. Their brands, Jaspa, Jaspa Black, Jaspa […]

Sleepyhead quilts

Sleepyhead have a range of quilts to give you a warm and comfortable sleep that leaves you refreshed and revived. Quilts are not only there for warmth and comfort, but with the right choice your quilt can help keep your sleep area healthy and your body at the right temperature. Consider the fibres and fills of your quilt and pick […]

Sleepyhead pillows

A great sleep starts with the right pillow. Sleepyhead pillows are designed to have you waking refreshed and revived. The right pillow will work in unison with your mattress while supporting your head and neck to assist with spinal alignment. Sleepyhead pillows come in a a range of heights and feels to choose from so you can pick the best […]

Sleepyhead

Sleepyhead has consistently led the Australian bedding market in quality and value for 80 years by making regular, substantial investments in the latest production technology. The company has a strong commitment to the local production, using  locally sourced components in the products they manufacture so that they have full control over the quality of manufacture and the materials […]

Bambi Ecorenew pillows

Proudly Australian-made, these pure new age natural fibre pillows are super absorbent, soft and smooth, comfortable, easy care and earth friendly. Ecorenew Tencel® pillows and Ecorenew Ingeo™ pillows are both Sensitive Choice approved. Ecorenew products breathe naturally for freshness and comfort, are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial and are machine washable and stain resistant. The Tencel® botanic fibre provides […]

Bambi Tencel® Touch sheet sets

Bambi Tencel® Touch sheet sets are eco-friendly, and ultra-comfortable and naturally asthma and allergy-friendly. These innovative, super comfortable organic sheet sets include a flat sheet,  fitted sheet, and two standard pillowcases. Tencel® is an advanced botanical fabric made from eucalyptus fibre. One of the most environmentally responsible and eco-friendly materials on the planet, eucalyptus can be grown on marginal […]

Sleep Comfort sheet sets

These beautiful hotel-quality sheet sets will thrill the most discerning bed linen critics. The luxuriant sateen fabric is made with long single fibres giving increased strength and durability. The striking range of colours will compliment any bedroom. Sheet sets include a flat sheet,  fitted sheet, and two standard pillowcases. Silpure is a silver-based antibacterial treatment that has […]

Tontine mattress toppers

Tontine’s allergy-sensitive mattress toppers are manufactured with an anti-microbial treated fibre that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mould and dust mites.  The ‘I’m Allergy Sensitive’ mattress toppers have been designed to protect the mattress and provide comfort whilst you sleep. The additional fill weight adds a layer of softness for a cushioned sleeping experience. It’s covered in natural cotton and filled with premium […]

Tontine protectors

Tontine’s range of allergy-sensitive protectors is manufactured with an anti-microbial treated fibre that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mould and dust mites.  Finished in a lovely diamond stitched pattern, the ‘I’m Allergy Sensitive’ mattress protector is machine-washable and available in single, double, queen and king size. The fitted skirt will stretch to fit a mattress depth of 40 cm to ensure minimal movement […]

Tontine Doonas

Tontine’s range of allergy-sensitive Doonas is manufactured with an anti-microbial treated fibre that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mould and dust mites.  All Sensitive Choice approved Tontine allergy-sensitive Doonas are machine-washable. Sensitive Choice approved Tontine allergy-sensitive Doonas include: Anti-allergy Doona® ‘I’m Allergy Sensitive’ Doona® ‘I’m Allergy Sensitive’ Kids Doona® Made with anti-microbial-treated fibre encased in a beautiful cotton cover, Tontine allergy-sensitive Doonas are made at a medium […]

Car air filters update 2015

Major car companies need to improve driver and passenger air quality In 2013, National Asthma Council Australia looked at whether or not leading new car models sold in Australia had cabin air filters and, if so, what type. A surprising number of car models did not have optimal cabin air filtration. With almost two years […]

Gyprock® Sensitive plasterboard

Sensitive is part of Gyprock’s special purpose range of residential plasterboards and ideal for use throughout the homes of people with asthma and allergy. Gyprock Sensitive plasterboard’s core is treated with a powerful but gentle anti-fungal agent, which penetrates through the paper liner and paint coating. The core contains a wax emulsion to make it highly […]

Ausclimate NWT Dehumidifiers

Ausclimate’s range of NWT Dehumidifiers are an ideal solution to moisture control in your home year-round. Easy to use, low-cost and highly efficient, their quality-assured range is available on their website. Their range of dehumidifiers will reduce the moisture levels in your home, thereby protecting your property and valuables and most importantly, reducing your exposure to the serious health risks of mould and dust […]

ausclimate

ausclimate are a family owned Australian company providing dehumidifiers and air purifiers.   Ausclimate provide the Australian market with a top quality range of Dehumidifiers & Air-Purifiers for a dryer, cleaner & healthier indoor climate. They are a family-owned Australian company who pride themselves on best customer service, ongoing after-sales support and best overall value in the market. The company has joined forces […]

Aware Sensitive cleaning products

Aware Environmental’s vision is to be Australia’s most ethical maker of sustainable household consumer products and to continue producing Australian products that make it simple for people to live a greener lifestyle. Aware Sensitive laundry powder Low allergy, high performing concentrated powder that is formulated for those with sensitivity issues and does not contain irritants such […]

Aware Environmental

Aware Environmental Ltd is the Australian manufacturer of the Aware Sensitive range of laundry products. They have their own manufacturing facilities in Dandenong Victoria and are expanding their local production capabilities where others are closing and moving offshore. They also manufacture the environmentally responsible Orange Power and Actizyme range. All of their products are endorsed by Planet […]

Kärcher steam cleaners

Environmentally friendly, quick and convenient, Kärcher steam cleaners make it possible to clean hard floor surfaces, fittings and much more with little effort and without chemicals. The tried and tested Kärcher quality of these machines ensures that your floors, tiles and windows will shine. The following Kärcher steam cleaners are Sensitive Choice approved: SC1 Handheld Steam Cleaner […]

Dyson handstick and handheld vacuum cleaners

Dyson handstick and handheld vacuum cleaners capture more dirt, dust, and allergens using the most advanced cyclone technology. Dyson cyclones generate high centrifugal forces to separate particles from the airflow. They capture more microscopic dust than any other cyclone and remove particles as small as 0.5 microns – including pollen, mould spores, bacteria, and dust […]

Mould

Download Factsheet (PDF, 273KB) Exposure to indoor and outdoor areas that are damp and have mould can trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Mould is commonly found in bathrooms and fridges. It’s also found in places with little air circulation such as walk-in and built-in wardrobes, and in bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Common allergic triggers […]

Dust mites

House dust mites Everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask! What are house dust mites? House dust mites are arachnids (the same class of animal as spiders). They are very small creatures that live in household dust (often in bedding, furniture, fabrics, soft toys, clothing and carpets) feeding on dander (shed skin […]

Dyson humidifier

With Ultraviolet Cleanse™ technology, Air Multiplier™ technology and Intelligent Climate Control – Dyson’s AM10 humidifier is scientifically proven to hydrate dry air for a healthier home. Ultraviolet Cleanse technology uses a three-minute cycle to kill bacteria, ensuring that any mist projected is always 99.9% bacteria-free. When the water leaves the tanks it travels along a water […]

Philips air humidifier

The Philips air humidifier offers a three-stage advanced evaporation system with NanoCloud technology. Stage 1: the absorbent filter on the humidifier catches big particles such as human/pet hair and dust when drawing in the dry air. Stage 2: the advanced evaporation system with NanoCloud technology humidifies the air by adding water molecules to the air […]

Philips air purifiers

Mother’s Day cash back offer: The following Philips Air Purifier models are eligible for a cash back from 26th March to 27 May, 2018: Air Purifier Series 2000 (AC2887/70) Air Purifier PowerCube Series 6000 (AC6608/70) Air Purifier Series 3000 (AC3256/70) Download the fact sheet.      Get a better night’s sleep with the Philips air purifier. […]

Philips

Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified technology company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming […]

Indoor humidity levels

Figure. Approximation of optimal temperature and humidity ranges for people with respiratory issues   Indoor humidity levels in the home can play an important role in family health, particularly where asthma and/or allergies are present. Healthy humidity Relative humidity, expressed as a percent, measures the absolute humidity relative to the maximum amount of water vapour that […]

Beam central vacuum systems

Beam central vacuum systems are the only central vacuum system that has been independently tested and proven to remove 100% of contacted dust, dirt, mites and allergens from the home environment. Unlike portable vacuums that may re-circulate dust back into the air each time they are used. Beam central vacuum systems use Beam Airflow™ ducting to […]

Beam Industries

Beam Industries was the pioneer of domestic central vacuum systems commencing in 1957 in the USA and is now sold in over 52 countries around the world. As the flagship brand, it has always featured the latest advances in technology, and has always been recognized as the world leader for sales, innovation and performance. Established […]

Healthy living factsheets

Great tips and advice on living a full and active life with asthma. These resources are designed to help you and your family face the challenges of asthma head on, helping you to manage your asthma effectively so you can lead a normal, active life. These factsheets are available to read online or can be printed and […]

How to join

The Sensitive Choice® program assists the marketing of products which may benefit people with asthma and allergies. It is represented by a blue butterfly to help consumers easily identify products and services that may reduce asthma and allergy triggers. More than 2 million Australians have asthma and 7 million have allergies, making participation in the […]

FESS® Little Noses® saline drops and spray

FESS Little Noses saline drops and spray is a non-medicated saline solution which can be used as often as your baby needs. In order to breathe, babies must get rid of the mucus clogging their nasal passages. But because babies can’t blow their nose, they rely on you to provide the appropriate help.  Using FESS […]

Sauber Brilliance dry steam cleaners

The Sauber Brilliance SB-300 dry steam cleaner is designed and manufactured in Europe and distributed by Godfreys. It possesses many unique features  including the patented dry steam clean system that cleans and sanitises all surfaces without chemicals. Comes with a huge range of attachments includes to clean every surface in your home or business with […]

Overview

Living with asthma and allergies can be a challenge. To help make this a little easier we have put together some handy resources to help you and your family face these challenges head on. It’s all about knowing what to do. Whether you want tips on getting rid of house dust mites, using your inhaler […]

Odyssey

Odyssey roof ventilation products are made by CSR. CSR are the name behind some of the market’s most trusted and recognised brand names in providing building products for residential and commercial construction. Names that builders and generations of Australians have come to know and trust. They operate low cost manufacturing facilities and a strong distribution network to […]

Odyssey ventilation

Odyssey ventilation cools your home in the hot summer months, reduces mould, odours and condensation, and draws in warmer outside air in the cooler months. Odyssey intelligent hybrid ventilation is a smart, energy efficient, air exchange system for your home, designed to provide fast and effective relief from heat that builds up in the fabric of […]

Hoover allergy powerhead vacuum cleaner

Approved by the  Sensitive Choice program for it’s superior filtration, the Hoover Allergy is a dynamic cleaning machine. With a cleaning attachment for every situation, its multi-cyclonic bagless technology has been designed to maintain strong suction during cleaning, and the deep-cleaning powerhead glides across your carpet so easily it feels as though it is driving […]

FESS® Little Eyes® cleansing wipes

FESS Little Eyes cleansing wipes provide a gentle, convenient way to clean and refresh your baby’s eyelids and lashes. The soft, absorbent wipes have been specially designed to remove ocular secretions, scales, crusted matter and residue.  The unique embossed technology ensures every wipe is silky soft while remaining thick and strong enough to clean away crusted […]

Jaspa Black pillows

Jaspa Black combines the latest technology and innovative performance features to a complete range of pillows, quilts and underlays. Jaspa Black’s range of high quality value for money pillows can be found at retail outlets right across the country. Stockists include Harris Scarfe, Spotlight and a host of independent retailers both manchester specialists and bedding stores. […]

Jaspa Infinity quilts

Jaspa Infinity quilts with MicroPol™ fibres provide a luxurious soft and cuddly ‘down-like’ feel. Jaspa Infinity provides resilience and durability in a high quality and value for money range of pillows, quilts and toppers, providing the most luxurious sleep created from innovative performance features. Jaspa Infinity quilts are treated with Ultra-Fresh, an anti-microbial that keeps products fresh, hygienic and […]

Jaspa underlays

Low-allergy ExcelFoam® underlay which has been treated with Ultra-Fresh, ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers. Jaspa Herington take a holistic approach to the sleep problems faced by asthma and allergy sufferers. Jaspa products are available at a range of popular retailers including Big W, Harris Scarfe and Spotlight. Every product with the Jaspa Herington name is […]

Breathing easier indoors

It can be difficult to control what gasses and pollution you are exposed to outside, but we can have a much greater influence over our indoor environment. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are compounds that have a low boiling temperature which means they evaporate molecules at room temperature. Some VOCs occur naturally and not all are […]

Choosing a vacuum cleaner or other type of cleaner

A guide for people with asthma and allergies Most households have a vacuum cleaner, but many people don’t know what features they should look for, or whether they could also benefit from other cleaning devices. This fact sheet highlights some of the things people with asthma and allergies should consider. Cleaning machines should effectively remove […]

Poppits

Poppits pool and spa products are made by Waterco Limited. Established in 1981 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1989, Waterco manufactures and distributes a diverse range of products for the international swimming pool, spa and water treatment markets, including Poppits and Hydroxypure. Waterco is also the franchisor of Swimart, Australia and New Zealand’s largest […]

Herington

Herington combines the latest technology with luxury finishes and performance features to offer a complete range of bedding products. Herington is a premium brand offering high levels of fabrics and trims providing the user the ultimate in affordable luxury. It can be found nationally at David Jones and Harvey Norman as well as selected manchester […]

Hoover

Hoover vacuum cleaners are made by Godfreys, the floor care specialists since 1931. They offer their customers: Choice – with a large range of vacuum cleaners and floor care products to suit a wide range of cleaning needs. Value – the ability to offer the lowest prices with their “Lowest Price Promise”, their interest free packages and trade-in discounts. Service – […]

Wertheim

Wertheim vacuum cleaners are made by Godfreys, the floor care specialist since 1931. They offer their customers: Choice With a large range of vacuum cleaners and floor care products to suit a wide range of cleaning needs. Value The ability to offer the lowest prices with their “Lowest Price Promise”, their interest free packages and trade-in discounts. Service A large service […]

Sauber

Sauber is German for clean, and are here for one reason and that is to provide their customers with the highest-quality products without exception. The elite cleaning systems are designed and manufactured with the utmost care and attention. Sauber products are European in origin, and as such represent the highest quality in cleaning systems. They launched the […]

Gyprock ®

Gyprock products are made by CSR. CSR are the name behind some of the market’s most trusted and recognised brand names for providing building products for residential and commercial construction. Names that builders and generations of Australians have come to know and trust. Gyprock operate low cost manufacturing facilities and a strong distribution network to service customers across […]

Edmonds ®

Edmonds ventilation products are made by CSR. CSR are the name behind some of the market’s most trusted and recognised brand names for providing building products for residential and commercial construction. Names that builders and generations of Australians have come to know and trust. Edmonds operate low cost manufacturing facilities and a strong distribution network to service customers […]

Bradford Insulation

With over 80 years of insulation experience, world class manufacturing technologies, and the research and development expertise of CSR behind it, Bradford is a trusted name in commercial, residential and industrial insulation. CSR is continually researching and developing new manufacturing processes and products to meet the changing demands of the construction market – including products […]

Filta vacuum cleaner bags

 Filta’s Microfibre vacuum cleaner bags trap more household dust and allergy particles capturing up to 99.5% of household air pollutants as well as allowing for greater airflow, leading to a cleaner healthier experience when cleaning your home. Filta offers two brands for your convenience sold in great locations throughout New Zealand including The Warehouse, Countdown […]

Filta Cleaning Products

Filta Cleaning Products Ltd is a New Zealand owned company. Established in 1977, the company has grown favourably over the past years. It has earned an enviable reputation for quality, reliability and sound business practice within the New Zealand Cleaning market. As a consequence, their Vacuum Products are firmly positioned as the market leader in generic disposable […]

Gyprock® EC08™ Complete plasterboard

Gyprock EC08 Complete plasterboard is manufactured to meet the growing demand for asthma and allergy friendly building products. Gyprock EC08 Complete plasterboard is low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and manufactured with a mould inhibitor. It is a premium, commercial-grade and multi-function plasterboard designed to meet the highest standards. It is moisture resistant with a high level […]

Videos

Community service announcements It’s about breathing: A community service announcement from the National Asthma Council Australia (October 2014)   Community campaign: Asthma and allergy friendly products (March 2011) Healthy Homes TV Healthy Homes TV look at how air purifiers can help prevent asthma triggers. This episode features Homedics Brethe electrostatic air cleaner, an approved Sensitive Choice partner. (July 2016)   Healthy […]

Campaigns

Sensitive Choice exists to shine a light on asthma and allergy, and we are always working on new campaigns with our partners and stakeholders. Community service campaign Australians will find it easier to make an informed choice about products and services that may reduce the impact of their asthma and allergies in a new campaign […]

Privacy

Privacy Policy The National Asthma Council Australia respects and upholds your rights to privacy protection under the National Privacy Principles as well as other applicable laws protecting privacy in regulating how we collect, use, disclose and hold your personal information. We take reasonable steps to ensure that only authorised staff have access to your personal […]

Know your triggers

Are you allergic? Around two out of five Australians have allergies, including most people with asthma. Allergies tend to run in families but family members may not have the same response. Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to substances (allergens) that are harmless to most people. These triggers can affect: Breathing – asthma and hay […]

News & Media

Media enquiries All media enquiries about the Sensitive Choice® program should be directed to: The Reputation Group Lelde McCoy Mobile: 0417 362 768 Email: lm@thereputationgroup.com.au   Latest news Here you will find the latest news and updates including major announcements in the field of asthma health and management. 19 April 2018 Let your kids live well with asthma  and allergies […]

Healthy Living

Living with asthma and allergies can be a challenge. To help make this a little easier we have put together some handy resources to help you and your family face these challenges head on. It’s all about knowing what to do. Whether you want tips on getting rid of house dust mites, using your inhaler […]

Sign up for Asthma and Allergy News

Sign up to hear the latest news about allergy and asthma, product information and exclusive offers from our Sensitive Choice® partners, and lots of great tips for living an active and healthy life.

How-to video library

Our “How-To” instructional videos have been designed to show you how to correctly use your asthma or COPD inhaler (puffer) or your allergy nasal spray. In each short clip, an asthma & respiratory educator demonstrates the correct use of one device. Many people don’t realise they aren’t using their asthma or COPD inhaler properly. Although […]

Travel insurance

Download Factsheet Travel tips Whether for business or pleasure, thousands of Australians with asthma travel every year. People with asthma who travel interstate or overseas should consider taking out travel insurance, including cover for medical expenses. For people with asthma, including well-controlled asthma, their condition will often be described under travel insurance policies as ‘pre-existing […]

Healthy eating for asthma

Download Factsheet Why does your weight matter? Carrying a few extra kilos can make your asthma harder to manage – the more kilos, the harder it gets. Working towards your ideal bodyweight can help you get fewer symptoms and use less medication. Losing weight can also help you sleep better Inspired? Talk to your doctor […]

Food allergies

Download Factsheet Food and asthma Food is not a common trigger for asthma. In fact, foods, drinks and food chemicals affect fewer than 5% of people with asthma (fewer than 2% of adults and fewer than 5–6% of children). People with asthma should consume a varied and nutritious diet, including breads and cereals, fruits and […]

Bites & stings

Download Factsheet What is allergy? Allergy occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are usually harmless to most people. These substances are known as allergens. Examples of allergens include house dust mites, pollen, mould, and pet dander. What can trigger allergic reactions? We all find the itch of a […]

Asthma & sleepovers

Download Factsheet Is your child’s asthma under control? You must assess whether your child’s asthma is well controlled before considering allowing them to stay the night at a friend’s place, especially if they have never stayed there before. It is also important that they feel comfortable enough to ask for assistance if they start to […]

Asthma Buddy smartphone apps

Asthma Buddy is a take-anywhere reminder of your day-to-day asthma medications. This easy to use app can help you to recognise if your asthma is getting worse and tell you what to do in response. iPhone app available on App Store Android app available on Google Play   Asthma Buddy enables you to: Record your […]

Australian program

The Sensitive Choice program was formed by the National Asthma Council Australia in 2006 to help the significant proportion of the population with allergies and respiratory issues identify products that may be better suited to them, while also generating funds to further the important work of the National Asthma Council Australia. The program is of […]

Contract process

If a product is recommended for participation in the Sensitive Choice® program by the Product Advisory Panel, the National Asthma Council Australia may offer the applicant an opportunity to participate in the program by negotiating a Participation and Sponsorship Agreement with annual fees. The contract may be exclusive or non-exclusive, at the discretion of the […]

Panel review process

The National Asthma Council Australia has appointed an independent and voluntary panel of experts to form the Sensitive Choice® Product Advisory Panel, which advises the Council. The Product Advisory Panel members include: a respiratory physician an allergist a general practitioner a pharmacist an industrial chemist an engineer Information is also provided to the Panel on request, […]

Application Process

If a manufacturer of a product or a supplier of a service believes that their product has a benefit for people with asthma and allergies, they may apply to the National Asthma Council Australia to participate in the Sensitive Choice® program. Prospective applicants should contact the National Asthma Council Australia to discuss the Sensitive Choice® […]

Wattyl Interior Design i.d

Many interior paint products claim to be environmentally friendly or “green”. This generally means that they enhance the air quality of the room by not emitting quantities of toxic substances called VOCs (volatile organic compounds) during and after painting. This is true of low VOC white paint, however, as soon as tinters are added to achieve different shades then the VOC levels can increase dramatically.

Tontine pillows

Tontine’s range of allergy-sensitive pillows  is manufactured with an anti-microbial treated fibre that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mould and dust mites.  All Sensitive Choice approved Tontine allergy-sensitive pillows are machine-washable. Sensitive Choice approved Tontine pillows include: Anti-allergy pillow ‘I’m Allergy Sensitive’ pillow ‘I’m Your First’ pillow ‘I’m For Big Kids’ pillow Tontine allergy-sensitive pillows are available in a range of profiles, from […]

Taubmans Easycoat with Microban®

Taubmans Easycoat interior premium acrylic paint range includes walls, ceilings and preparation products. Microban® is an exclusive antibacterial protection technology that protects against the growth of bacteria such as E.coli, Salmonella and Golden Staph as well as mould, mildew and fungus on painted surfaces. It does not wash or wear off and lasts the life […]

Sensitive Choice pillow

The Sensitive Choice pillow is manufactured on behalf of the National Asthma Council Australia and Sensitive Choice by Jaspa. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Sensitive Choice pillow is paid to the National Asthma Council. Like all of Jaspa’s bedding products, the Sensitive Choice pillow is designed and manufactured to be asthma and allergy-friendly. The Sensitive Choice […]

Rinnai gas heaters

You deserve to be warm in your home. You should not need to pay the earth for this basic luxury. Our gas heaters exist to make people’s lives better through the efficient, safe and convenient use of heat. We will take the time to truly understand how to make your life more comfortable and will […]

Resene anti-mould interior paint

Resene Lustacryl Kitchen and Bathroom Resene Kitchen and Bathroom paint combines the durability and easy clean ability of waterborne enamel. With added anti-bacterial silver protection and MoulDefender which provides mould protection that minimises bacteria and mould growth. Anti-bacterial silver protection is internationally recognised as a safe and healthy method of deodorising and sanitising surfaces that come in […]

Protect-A-Bed® protectors

Protect·A·Bed® offers an extensive range of mattress protectors for the entire family and for all stages of life including babies, children and adult beds with different styles and materials tailored to suit almost every bed as well as additional health needs. All Protect·A·Bed® products include the Miracle Membrane® – a breathable, waterproof membrane that acts […]

Protect-A-Bed® encasements

Full encasements for your mattress or base provide superior protection against allergens.  All Protect·A·Bed® products include the Miracle Membrane® – a breathable, waterproof membrane that acts as a barrier between the sleeper and the mattress assisting several health concerns. Dust mite allergies and asthma Bed bugs Bedwetting/Incontinence Eczema and other skin disorders Sleep hygiene – stain and […]

Plush Breatheclear® furniture treatment

All Plush sofas come with Breatheclear® furniture treatment, developed to offer long-lasting protection against common asthma and allergy triggers, such as dust mites.  Breatheclear® furniture treatment is exclusive to Plush, is complimentary, and gives you ultimate peace of mind. Plush believes that quality and value go hand in hand and aim to provide customers with stylish products […]

Mafi timber flooring

Made exclusively in Austria, Mafi combine tradition with innovation to produce hand crafted, solid engineered timber flooring. Each board is made up of three layers of solid timber where the same species of timber is used on the top and bottom ensuring the boards remain perfectly balanced, preventing warping and cupping. The middle layer is […]

Kärcher water-filter vacuum cleaners

The Kärcher DS 5.800 water-filter vacuum cleaner vacuums all kinds of floors in the home with a constantly high suction power and excellent cleaning results. Thanks to its revolutionary water filter system, vacuuming is no longer accompanied by unpleasant smells, sneezing fits or clouds of dust from having to change filters. The dust-loaded air goes […]

Herington underlays and mattress toppers

Herington underlays and mattress toppers offer quality without compromise. Herington combines the latest technology with luxury finishes and performance features to offer a complete range of bedding products. Herington is a premium brand offering high levels of fabrics and trims providing the user the ultimate in affordable luxury. It can be found nationally at David […]

Herington quilts

Herington quilts offer quality without compromise. Herington combines the latest technology with luxury finishes and performance features to offer a complete range of bedding products. Herington is a premium brand offering high levels of fabrics and trims providing the user the ultimate in affordable luxury. It can be found nationally at David Jones and Harvey […]

Herington pillows

Herington combines the latest technology with luxury finishes and performance features to offer a complete range of pillows and other bedding products. Herington is a premium brand offering high levels of fabrics and trims providing the user the ultimate in affordable luxury. It can be found nationally at David Jones and Harvey Norman as well […]

Interface® carpet

Interface® carpet products are designed to meet your needs. When they introduced carpet tiles to the world in the ’70s, it was a square idea in a broadloom world. But it was also more flexible and created less waste. It was a breakthrough design platform that set the stage for a sustainable future. Key features: […]

InovaAir air purifiers

InovaAir air purifiers are manufactured from Australian-made powder coated steel. The steel finish is solvent-free, and no harmful chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. The result is an air purifier which produces nothing but pure, clean air free of harmful chemical residues. Each system utilises a series of filter stages to remove and purify […]

Hydroxypure chlorine-free sanitisation system

Hydroxypure’s chlorine-free sanitisation system is the most advanced breakthrough in swimming pool and spa sanitisation. The end result is a pool or spa  totally chlorine-free and fully enriched with oxygen. A chlorine-free sanitisation system is fantastic news for those looking for a healthy alternative to chlorine. With no odours or taste, it’s soft and gentle to the skin […]

HydroKleen air conditioner servicing

HydroKleen air conditioner servicing cleans and services air conditioners and heat pumps Australia-wide. Air conditioners need to be regularly cleaned and serviced as they can harbour a variety of organisms such as mould, mildew, fungi and bacteria which can make you and your family sick. HydroKleen offers comprehensive air conditioner servicing. They specialise in cleaning […]

HRV Next Generation Ventilation System

The HRV Next Generation Ventilation system is a set-and-forget device. It has been designed to keep your home dry, by constantly delivering filtered air into your home. Proper ventilation in a home can create a huge difference for asthma and allergy sufferers by reducing the triggers, such as mould, dust mites, allergens and pollen from […]

Wertheim vacuum cleaners

Wertheim vacuum cleaners stem from European origins, using global resources to fuse sleek design with superior performance. Sold exclusively through Godfreys stores, Wertheim cares about creating a cleaner and healthier home environment. Wertheim is “Rethinking Clean” and understands the importance of a vacuum cleaner that not only looks good, but provides you with precision cleanliness, and […]

Sauber™ vacuum cleaners

Because of their unique MediClean™ filtration system, Sauber™ vaccuum cleaners have been recognised by some of the world’s most prestigious asthma authorities. Sauber’s patented intelligent power control (IPC™) technology is designed to maintain powerful suction even as the dust bag fills up. The power will automatically adjust itself to ensure high-performance cleaning at all times, and also automatically determines the […]

Monster steam mops

Monster steam mops are your solution to fast, efficient cleaning of sealed floor, carpets and rugs. The steam mop is a revolutionary way of cleaning that has been adopted by a large number of families and professional businesses. The high pressure steam that is released by the mop is able to penetrate deep into the […]

Eurodecor board and worktops

Nikpol is shaping the future of sustainable interiors, proud to be the Australian distributors for Egger products. Egger has the lowest formaldehyde levels F**** (0.3mg/l), low VOCs it is the closest product to having real wood. Intelligent design, which is well thought out, in line with current trends and offering value without a compromise in […]

Edmonds® ventilation

The Edmonds range of home ventilation products work hand-in-hand with insulation and draught control, to create a more comfortable and energy efficient home. Effective ventilation is an important way to create a more comfortable, healthier and energy efficient home. Removing the heat in summer, controlling moisture & encouraging fresh air into your home will help […]

Monster steam cleaners

Monster products are made by Euroflex.  Their steam cleaners use a process of superheating. The high grade stainless steel boiler superheats the water in the boiler to a temperature of 130ºC and greater, to generate a dry steam vapour. The steam heat is used to soften and loosen dirt on surfaces while the steam pressure […]

Earthwise laundry products

Earthwise laundry products have been specifically developed for you, your family and the world around you. Earthwise’s products are naturally powerful, gentle for you and the environment with no compromise on quality of performance. Liquid Suitable for top loaders and hand washing, Earthwise Laundry Liquid is cost effective, as only a small amount is required to […]

Dyson full-size vacuum cleaners

Dyson vacuum cleaners capture more dirt, dust, and allergens using the most advanced cyclone technology. Dyson cyclones generate high centrifugal forces to separate particles from the airflow. They capture more microscopic dust than any other cyclone and remove particles as small as 0.5 microns – including pollen, mould spores, bacteria, and dust mite faeces. While […]

Dunlop Foams foam mattresses

Dunlop Foams produces a large variety of foam products for the whole family, including foam mattresses. Anything from travel overlays, pillows, mattresses and fold-out furniture, to nursery change pads and fun foams for kids. The foam is made with an anti-microbial that can stop nasty house dust mites and mould from living in your soft furnishings, […]

Dunlop Foams furniture

All Dunlop Foams furniture is made with an anti-microbial for a longer lasting freshness and a healthier home environment. Dunlop Foams produce a large variety of foam furniture for the whole family. Anything from travel overlays, pillows, mattresses and fold-out furniture, to nursery change pads and fun foams for kids. All of the foam is made with […]

Dunlop Foams chiropractic products

Dunlop Foams  chiropractic products set the benchmark for comfort, durability and pressure re-distribution, Our core range of chiropractic products are first choice for hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and aged care because they offer: Specifically developed hospital-grade foams Increased comfort Pressure point re-distribution 2-way stretch fabrics Welded seams on most models Weight bearing range from 150kg to […]

Dunlop Foams baby nursery products

Dunlop Foams produce a large variety of foam-filled baby nursery products. All of their foam is made with an anti-microbial that can stop nasty bugs from breeding in your soft furnishings, for a longer lasting freshness and a healthier home environment. Dunlop Foams foam is also widely used by bedding and furniture manufacturers, so next […]

Dunlop ComfortCHOICE underlay

Dunlop ComfortCHOICE underlay is a premium domestic carpet cushion range, formulated to make carpet feel richer, thicker, softer and more luxurious. It also makes a significant difference to the durability of carpet. In fact, a quality carpet cushion such as ComfortCHOICE can extend carpet life by up to 50%. Selecting and purchasing carpet for your […]

Sleep Comfort

The Sleep Comfort brand is owned by Aaxis. Aaxis is a global manufacturer of medical supplies and homeware products for an array of market sectors including: hospital, pharmacy and retail. Utilising Aaxis Pacific’s medical expertise, their Homewares Division specialises in bedding accessories that provide health benefits. The Aaxis Pacific Homewares Division currently incorporates product categories such […]

Dunlop Flooring

For over 45 years, Dunlop Flooring has led the Australian market in floor covering solutions. As Australia’s largest supplier of carpet underlay, Dunlop Flooring are renowned for their sustainable practises and stringently monitored manufacturing processes. Acquired by the UK-headquartered Victoria PLC, a substantial flooring group, Dunlop Flooring continue to ensure that they provide high quality […]

Dunlop Foams

Dunlop Foams are proudly part of The Comfort Group and commenced manufacture of prepolymer-based polyurethane foams in Australia and New Zealand in the 1960s, and has always been at the forefront of this technology and product innovation. Today, they are Australia’s largest polyurethane flexible slabstock foam producer and the only organisation in the industry with a […]

Dyson

In 1983, James Dyson invented the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner. The DC01 was the first vacuum cleaner to maintain 100% of suction 100% of the time. Today, their machines are sold in more than 65 countries around the world. Dyson engineers and scientists in Britain, Singapore, and Malaysia are dedicated to inventing and improving their machines. They […]

Monster

The Monster range of steam cleaners and steam mops is designed by Euroflex Italy, a leading global manufacturer of domestic steam appliances. Its range of household steam cleaners and steam mops have been engineered using the same principles as commercial steam cleaning equipment. This means that their steam cleaners deliver maximum cleaning performance and benefit to […]

HRV

HRV provide superior ventilation systems and superior service. Home ventilation is quickly becoming recognised as a fantastic addition to any home. This is particularly the case for families that experience asthma and allergies, excess moisture (rising damp) or the usual host of air quality issues. With a family of over 180,000 customers nationwide, HRV have Kiwis’ […]

HydroKleen

HydroKleen cleans and services air conditioners and heat pumps Australia wide. Air conditioners need to be regularly cleaned and serviced as they can harbour a variety of organisms such as mould, mildew, fungi, bacteria and human DNA, (skin cells), which can make you and your family sick. Your air conditioner is the best way to […]

InovaAir

InovaAir Australia Pty Ltd is the only Australian manufacturer of home and commercial air purifiers. They are an Australian owned company that for more than a decade has engineered and manufactured air purifiers for home, commercial and industrial use. Their purifiers are built in a modern factory on the New South Wales Central Coast. With a strong […]

Interface ®

Interface ® is the design leader in modular carpet tiles offering an infinite array of colours, textures and patterns for today’s demanding commercial environments such as schools, hotels and motels, health and aged care environments, retail spaces, multi-unit residential buildings and offices. A global company, with a local focus, Interface® has been manufacturing and supplying […]

Jaspa

Jaspa delivers value for money with great quality and performance features to a complete range of low allergy focused pillows, underlays, protectors, bathroom mats and throw rugs. Since beginning operations in 1991, Jaspa Herington has grown to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality bedding products. They are an Australian company with most of their products made […]

Kärcher Australia

Kärcher is a family-owned company that operates worldwide and is known for its high-pressure cleaners and window vacuum cleaners. In terms of quality and technology they are the world‘s leading provider of cleaning systems, cleaning products and services for recreation, household, trade and industry. Environment aspects also play a key role in the development of new products, […]

MacMed Healthcare

MacMed Healthcare was established in January 2000 and is a leading manufacturer and provider of superior pressure redistribution and skin integrity products. Their extensive range comprises of mattresses, chairs, cushions, wedges, foot stools, falls prevention and skin protection products. Manufactured from the finest hospital grade materials, all of their products are configured to exacting specifications, and rigorously […]

Mafi

For over 80 years, Mafi has been committed to improving the health and aesthetics of the indoor living space. Values ​​such as naturalness, environmental and resource efficiency are central to their philosophy and permeate the entire organisation from material procurement and production, to packaging and maintenance. This responsibility towards nature has led to a greater understanding […]

Nikpol

Nikpol are a leading Australian supplier of cabinet materials and hardware, decorative surfaces, appliances, drawer systems, doors and hinges. Established in 1978, they began their business selling timber kitchen doors under the unique vision of Nick Nikolakakis and his wife Poly. The first to stock solid timber doors in multiple sizes, their innovative approach saved weeks off […]

Plush

Plush specialises in hand crafted, high quality and incredibly comfortable sofas that last. With a wide range of designs, configurations, luxurious leathers and stylish fabric covers that are all backed by a 10 year total warranty. All of their sofas come with Breatheclear® furniture treatment, developed to offer long-lasting protection against common asthma and allergy triggers, […]

Protect-A-Bed®

Protect-A-Bed® has continued to set the pace in bedding protection products with constant development in a range of products for health concerns. This includes concerns around bedwetting, incontinence, eczema and other skin disorders, bed bugs, sleep hygiene, mothers-to-be, snorers and pets on beds. Protect-A-Bed® (Snugfit Australia Pty Ltd) is a proud Australian manufacturer of premium […]

Rinnai

Rinnai was established in 1920 and specialises in gas and oil appliances. With headquarters in Nagoya (Japan), they maintain a broad international presence through 15 subsidiaries and affiliates across the world. Since its establishment, as a comprehensive heat-energy appliance manufacturer, they have been providing various products under the keywords of “safety and assurance”, “comfort” and “environment-friendly” and contributing […]

Taubmans

One of the oldest paint brands in the market, Taubmans has been painting Australian homes for over 110 years. In 2007 PPG Industries acquired the Taubmans brand. Back in the early 1900s, George Taubman built the company on a foundation of technical superiority.  Their parent company, PPG, also have a long history of applying global technologies […]

Tontine

Tontine is Australia’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of bedding accessories, producing superior quality quilts, mattress protectors, and especially pillows. In fact, the brand manufactures almost half of all pillows sold in Australia each year. We truly value sleep and want to help Australians recognise the important role it plays in our lives – effecting our mind, […]

Hydroxypure

Hydroxypure products, the most advanced breakthrough in swimming pool and spa sanitisation are made by Waterco Limited. Established in 1981 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1989, Waterco manufactures and distributes a diverse range of products for the international swimming pool, spa and water treatment markets, including Poppits and Hydroxypure. Waterco is also the franchisor […]

Wattyl

Wattyl, part of the Valspar Group, is a paint and surface coatings business with manufacturing, sales and distribution operations in Australia and New Zealand. The company’s origins date back to 1915 where, in an Australian backyard, H.R. Walters developed a treatment for reviving French-polished furniture. This innovative product, known as ‘Crystal Veneer’, became an immediate success and […]

Dowell

Dowell has a history in the fabrication and supply of windows and doors to the Australian residential housing market dating back many generations and is now a leading supplier of aluminium windows and doors throughout Australia. They are proud to be a privately owned Australian company with 9 manufacturing locations across Australia, employing over 600 people. […]

Dowell Thermaline™ windows and doors

Dowell ThermaLine™ windows and doors are double glazed, thermally broken aluminium frames. Aluminium is a uniquely strong, lightweight, ductile, corrosion resistant material that can also be recycled. The thermal break technology in TheramLine™ is created using a highly engineered polyamide (plastic) strip that acts as a thermal barrier between the outer and inner aluminium components […]

De’Longhi AriaDry dehumidifiers

De’Longhi AriaDry dehumidifiers are designed to bring perfect harmony to any environment, alleviating the problem of excessive moisture in the air. Powerful, compact and multifunctional, AriaDry dehumidifiers prevent growth of mould and bacteria making your home a healthy and comfortable environment. The following AriaDry dehumidifiers have been approved by the Sensitive Choice program: AriaDry Slim dehumidifier 16L (DES […]

De’Longhi Australia

The DeLonghi Group is a leader in the household appliances industry in four different business sectors: Small Domestic Appliances (Coffee Machines, Breakfast Products, and Food Preparation); Major Kitchen Appliances; Cleaning; and Comfort (Heating, Cooling and Air Treatment). The company’s brands include DeLonghi, Kenwood, Braun and Ariete. They are the market leader in coffee machines, including both […]

Daikin split system air conditioners

Daikin split system air conditioners are ideal for air conditioning one room or a specific area of a home. Discreet wall-mounted and compact floor standing units are all part of the Daikin range. Daikin’s range of split system air conditioners are available in either ‘cooling only’ or ‘reverse cycle’ (heating and cooling) or for ultimate comfort […]

Daikin

Daikin’s focus is on bringing climate-controlled comfort to places where people live, work, meet and relax. As a world leader in air conditioning and the largest manufacturer of air conditioners in Japan, Daikin products can help control the temperature, airflow and air quality in a broad range of environments. From homes to high rises, from hospitals […]

Daikin air purifiers

The Daikin MC70L air purifier incorporates the world’s first titanium apatite photocatalytic filter. This advanced filter not only traps microscopic particles from the room and gets rid of unpleasant odours but also absorbs and removes bacteria and deactivates viruses. The advanced four stage filter system first removes dust particles, cigarette smoke, pet hair and pollen […]

Cli~Mate dehumidifiers

Cli~Mate supply dehumidifiers that are convenient, economical, stylish and that function effectively in a variety of climates and environments.  ‘Air Dryer’ dessicant dehumidifiers Classed as a dessicant dehumidifier, it is unique in its ability to extract the same amount of moisture as a standard dehumidifier over 20°C with the added benefit of effective operation at temperatures as low […]

Cli~Mate air purifiers

Cli~Mate air purifiers reduce the concentration of air contaminants – including dust, pollen, dander, mould spores and dust mite droppings as well as bacteria and odour – creating a cleaner and healthier home environment. Cli~Mate combine up to three filters in their air purifiers, including pre-filters to capture larger particles, H12 grade HEPA filters that remove 99.5% […]

Cli~mate

Cli~Mate was created with the vision of being recognised as the leading specialists in air treatment-type products. They endeavour to offer products that are convenient, economical, stylish and that function effectively in a variety of different climates and environments. They keep their brand tagline ‘improve your environment’ in mind when it comes to developing new products and improving our […]

Clean Planet commercial cleaning

Clean Planet is New Zealand’s first truly sustainable commercial cleaning company, with Sensitive Choice approval – no small feat! Providing a commercial cleaning alternative for people with asthma also provides relief for staff who have allergies and for the general cleanliness of your workplace. We don’t expect you to change cleaning for the environment, though […]

Clean Planet

Clean Planet is New Zealand’s first truly sustainable commercial cleaning company, with Sensitive Choice approval. Providing a commercial cleaning alternative for people with asthma also provides relief for staff who have allergies and for the general cleanliness of your workplace. They don’t expect you to change cleaning for the environment, but do hope you’ll change to […]

FESS® saline nasal spray

FESS saline nasal spray  is a non-medicated, saline solution that provides relief for mild to moderate nasal congestion due to colds and flu, hayfever, rhinitis and sinusitis. Your nose acts as the first line of defence for your body by filtering particles from the air. Regular use of non-medicated FESS® will also help keep your nose clear […]

Fess

FESS products are made by Care Pharmaceuticals (formerly known as Paedpharm). Established in Australia in 1986 to provide innovative over the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical solutions for parents and children. In the early years, their main focus was in paediatric pharmaceutical products however they have grown with advances in technology and changing consumer needs. This has led to an […]

Brease carpet

Brease carpet is made by Beaulieu Australia, whose products have been specifically engineered to be a better choice, not only for people with asthma and allergies but any consumer wanting to provide a healthier indoor environment for their family. Beaulieu Australia began operations as Sterling Carpet Mills in Queensland in 1973. In 1995, a leading US […]

Brease carpet

Brease carpet is an innovation in carpet technology. Treated to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould, mildrew and fungi, Brease carpet has been especially developed to be asthma and allergy friendly. Brease carpet is made of solution-dyed nylon and the fibres will not shed into the air. It has synthetic carpet backing that will not […]

Bradford insulation

Bradford is a trusted name in commercial, residential and industrial insulation. CSR is continually researching and developing new manufacturing processes and products to meet the changing demands of the construction market – including products that are more sensitive to the needs of asthma and allergy sufferers. More comfort, less Energy Whether you are building a […]

BISSELL® steam cleaners

BISSELL® steam cleaners and mops clean and sanitise your floors without the use of harsh chemicals.  BISSELL® steam cleaners and mops are a convenient and effective alternative to a traditional broom and mop, and are great for keeping up with everyday messes. They also have a washable, reusable microfiber pad on the foot which lifts […]

BISSELL® carpet shampooers

BISSELL® carpet shampooers for deep cleaning are a great way to refresh your home and to protect your carpet from wear and discoloration. Even the best traditional vacuum cleaners simply can’t reach the deep-down dirt at the base of your carpet fibers. Carpet shampooers work by spraying solution deep into your carpet, scrubbing it with rotating brushes and then extracting […]

BISSELL ®

BISSELL ® is a family owned company that has been a leader in the homecare business for over five generations. Started in the Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) in 1876, their innovative cleaning tools from carpet sweepers to vacuum cleaners, steam mops and deep cleaners, and a range of time-tested cleaning formulas are now found all over the world. BISSELL’s goal […]

Bambi

Bambi has the widest choice of bedding products in Australia with trusted brand names that have become Australia’s family favourites including quilts, underblankets, mattress toppers, pillows and protectors and a range for baby. They are an Australian family company, started over 30 years ago at home in Gosford and has since become one of the leading […]

Bambi Ecorenew quilts

Proudly Australian-made, these pure new age natural fibre quilts are super absorbent, soft and smooth, comfortable, easy care and earth friendly. Ecorenew Tencel® quilts and Ecorenew Ingeo™ quilts are both Sensitive Choice approved. Ecorenew products are extremely light and soft, giving you warmth without weight. They breathe naturally for freshness and comfort, are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial […]

Axxis ®

Axxis ® is a brand of New Zealand Steel Limited, the country’s sole producer of flat rolled steel products for the building, construction, manufacturing and agricultural industries. Over the years around 114 hectares of the industrial site and the greenbelt has been extensively planted with trees and grass. They use locally sourced iron sand to produce around […]

Axxis® steel

Made by New Zealand Steel, Axxis steel is galvanised, high-tensile steel specifically designed for New Zealand’s house-framing market. Axxis steel requires no additional preservative chemical treatments, does not support mould growth and does not give off poisonous gases or emit VOCs. Combine this with the fact that steel is 100% recyclable, does not absorb moisture […]

A.H. Beard mattresses

A.H. Beard mattresses approved by Sensitive Choice are made from quality foams and covers that have been treated to eliminate dust mites and prevent the growth of mould, mildew, fungus and bacteria. A.H. Beard utilises superior production methods and materials to produce the best possible comfort level and support whilst you sleep and has a wide range of […]

A.H. Beard

A.H. Beard is Australia’s premier manufacturer of quality, hand-crafted mattresses and bedding. The company has been manufacturing high quality sleep sets for over 100 years. They utilise superior production methods and materials to produce the best possible comfort level and support whilst you sleep. They have a wide range of brands and distribution throughout Australia, New Zealand and […]

Sleep Comfort mattress and pillow protectors

As well a providing protection against dust mites and the allergies they cause, Sleep Comfort mattress and pillow protectors are made from air permeable materials. This means they are breathable and are therefore suitable for people with asthma. Sleep Comfort mattress and pillow protectors can be washed at up to 70°C, which is above the temperature […]

Using our trade marks

The Sensitive Choice logos and the words Sensitive Choice are trade marks belonging to National Asthma Council Australia. These trade marks are licensed to partners to use in accordance with their licence agreement and the style guide. If you are selling or using Sensitive Choice approved products you may be permitted to use our trade […]

Join our program

The Sensitive Choice® program assists the marketing of products which may benefit people with asthma and allergies. It is represented by a blue butterfly to help consumers easily identify products and services that may reduce asthma and allergy triggers. More than 2 million Australians have asthma and 7 million have allergies, making participation in the […]

New Zealand program

The Sensitive Choice® butterfly can also be found in New Zealand. Through a partnership between the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and the National Asthma Council Australia, New Zealanders are able to identify products and services that could be better choices for people with asthma and allergies. If you live in New Zealand and want […]

Resene

Resene has been proudly 100% NZ owned and operated since 1946 and were named New Zealand’s Sustainable Business of the Year in 2010 and Most Trusted Paint Brand 2012. They specialise in quality paint, colour, wallpaper, curtains and providing professional advice to ensure a superb finish on your decorating projects. You can choose from thousands of […]

Earthwise

The Earthwise story began more than fifty years ago in clean, green and pristine New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud (and a lot of beautiful coastland, as well as native trees and wildlife). Long before most of us realised the importance of environmental considerations, entrepreneurial Earthwise founder, Tom Robinson created his first […]

Contact

The Sensitive Choice® program is an initiative of the National Asthma Council Australia. Sensitive Choice does not manufacture, buy or sell products. For details relating to products or services that have been approved by Sensitive Choice, such as where to buy, product specifications, servicing or complaints, please contact the distributor directly. Prospective partners If you […]

Manage

Living with asthma and allergies can be a challenge. To help make this a little easier we have put together some great resources to help you and your family face these challenges head on. Effective management of asthma and allergies is important and can make a world of difference to your everyday life. These resources […]

About

Our mission Sensitive Choice is a community service program created by the National Asthma Council Australia for all of us who want to breathe purer, cleaner, fresher air and reduce allergic reactions. The program is of particular value to the millions of Australians and New Zealanders with asthma and the one in three of us […]

Sensitive Choice

Sensitive Choice is a community service program that aims to educate people about the importance of managing their asthma and allergies. Developed by the National Asthma Council Australia over 10 years ago, our program also encourages companies to produce products and services that are more asthma and allergy aware. Through a partnership between the Asthma […]

Influenza (the flu)

What is Influenza? Influenza, commonly known as ‘the flu’, is an illness caused when an influenza virus infects the respiratory tract – your nose and lungs. Influenza infection usually has different symptoms and causes a more severe illness than the common cold. It may be a life-threatening infection in certain people. Flu is a common […]

Soaring heat increases the need for climate and air-quality control

With temperatures soaring during the hottest months of the year, Australians use all sorts of techniques to find respite from the heat. Choosing the right products is particularly important to those with asthma and allergies, as some air conditioners and dehumidifiers can benefit these conditions, whereas others can actually exacerbate symptoms, says the National Asthma […]

Low allergen garden

If you are a gardener with asthma, hayfever, eczema or dermatitis, plants and gardens can bring about endless sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, an itchy throat, as well as asthma symptoms.. Our gardens can harbour many allergens that can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. To find out more about the best ways to avoid these symptoms […]

Health is as important as the environment

Being environmentally conscious and friendly is widely acknowledged as increasingly important in building and renovating. Equally important, but not nearly as well recognised however, are the health implications of building and renovating to professionals and DIYers, says the National Asthma Council Australia. While there are standards covering some health issues, they are more concerned with […]

Air purifiers

Air purifiers can be effective in removing allergens and irritants from the air. These allergens and irritants can be broken into two broad categories: Particulate matter – particles include pollen, pet dander, mould spores and dust mite allergens. Smoke, gasses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – including pollution and fragrances. There are a number of different […]

Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies book

Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies book Kids’ Food Allergies for Dummies was launched this year at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute by the Victorian Minister for Mental Health, Women’s Affairs and Community Services, Mary Wooldridge. Food allergy continues to increase in Australia, with an estimated one in 10 children suffering from a food allergy and […]

Summer cleaning helps reduce asthma and allergies

Summer cleaning can help reduce allergy and asthma triggers in your home, advises the National Asthma Council Australia, but it must be done with care to avoid triggering an asthma attack while dusting. Dirt, dust, mould and other allergens tend to collect over the winter months, leading to a potentially dangerous build-up of these common […]

Asthma at a glance

Download Factsheet Asthma in Australia More than 2 million Australians have asthma – about 1 in 9 or 10 children and about 1 in 10 adults. Our rate is high compared to other countries. Fortunately the rate of asthma has declined in kids over the past decade, although it has remained stable in adults. More […]

Exercise & asthma

Download Factsheet Get active with asthma Don’t let your asthma stop you being physically active. Choose an activity you enjoy and aim for at least 30 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every day or most days. Consider getting involved in structured exercise people with asthma who participate in physical training feel better. Having asthma […]

Colds & flu

Download Factsheet Asthma triggers Common colds are a common trigger of asthma flare-ups, particularly in children.And these viral infections are thought to be involved in around 4 out of 5 bad asthma attacks in kids. If asthma symptoms flare up when you get a cold or the flu, your lungs might not respond as quickly […]

Car air filters

Download Factsheet In your car Many people spend a significant amount of time in a car, either as driver or a passenger. When in a car, you can be exposed to allergens or respiratory irritants, which can impact your comfort and driving. There are ways to minimise this exposure. What are the potential problems? Pollen […]

Bushfires

Download Factsheet First Aid for Asthma If asthma symptoms occur, don’t delay: Follow your personal written asthma action plan If you don’t have an action plan, take 4 separate puffs of a blue/grey reliever If the symptoms aren’t going away or are getting worse, then follow the steps in First Aid for Asthma Click to […]

Allergy at a glance

Download PDF Allergy facts Australia has one of the highest incidences of allergy in the world. Of the over 2 million people in Australia who have asthma, about 80% of these have allergies like hayfever. Allergy may run in families. ‘Atopy’ is the genetic or inherited tendency to develop allergic diseases. Your doctor can help […]

Travelling & holidays

Download Factsheet Before you go Make sure your asthma is going as well as possible before you leave. See your doctor for an asthma check-up. You don’t need to be sick to have an asthma review. Ask your doctor for a letter listing the medications you are taking and why – this is useful if […]

Smoking and asthma

Download Factsheet Smoking and asthma are a bad match. Smoking yourself or breathing in other people’s smoke: damages your lungs makes your asthma harder to manage stops your asthma medicines working properly increases your risk of asthma attacks or flare-ups As well as saving what you spend on cigarettes, quitting smoking may even mean you […]

Pregnancy & asthma

Download Factsheet What you need to know Many women find their asthma changes during pregnancy. Whether your asthma is better or worse, good asthma control when you are pregnant is vital for the best possible health for you and your baby. Do not stop taking your asthma medications. Stopping your medications can put your baby […]

Medication tips

Download Factsheet Achieving better asthma control Many people do not realise they aren’t using their asthma or COPD inhaler (puffer) correctly. Make sure your inhaler technique is correct. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or asthma educator to check, download a fact sheet, or watch the simple online How-to-Videos on the National Asthma Council Australia website. Understanding […]

Processes & treatments

Download Factsheet Understanding Processes and Treatments A number of Sensitive Choice® approved products are approved (in part) because the products contain certain treatments or attributes. Following is a brief overview of some of these. Healthguard HealthGuard® is an anti-microbial product that can be formulated into various finishes. It works to inhibit a broad spectrum of […]

Cup holders more important than health?

The National Asthma Council Australia has called on Australian car manufacturers to take the respiratory health of Australians more seriously by installing cabin air filters in all vehicles and informing consumers what filtration car models have. A review of the top eight models of Australian-made cars sold in June 2013 shows only the Toyota vehicles […]

Mind the Mould when Flood Waters Recede

The National Asthma Council Australia has called on those in regions that have been flooded to be aware of mould and to take steps to reduce its spread. As those affected by recent flooding will know, the problems caused by flooding do not go away with the flood waters. Water damage and the incursion of […]

Tonic TV: Breathe Easy

ABC News24 recently aired an episode of Tonic TV all about asthma called “Breathe Easy – Living with Asthma”, which was produced with the assistance of the National Asthma Council Australia. Tonic is a magazine-style program that relies on the latest evidence and advice from world-leading health experts to inform viewers and help them to […]

Pets & allergies

Download factsheet Allergies in Australia Many Australians have allergies, and they are very common in people with asthma. Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to substances (allergens) that are harmless for most people. Hay fever is one sort of allergic reaction, causing runny or itchy nose, throat or eyes. Allergies can also trigger […]

Asthma winter checklist

Download Factsheet Colds and flu can hit hard if you have asthma. In fact, the common cold is behind around 4 out of 5 bad asthma attacks. Make sure your lungs are in the best possible shape for winter by following these steps. Get your lungs checked See your doctor for an asthma review before […]

Climate control in your home

Download Factsheet House dust mites and mould – two of Australia’s leading asthma and allergies triggers – thrive in humid conditions. A dry, well-ventilated home can help your family breathe easier. Tips for climate control inside your home Make the most of natural ventilation and air circulation – open the windows! As well as ceiling […]

Cleaning tips

Download Factsheet Spring Cleaning Allergy occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that do not bother most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found all around us. All sorts of asthma and allergy triggers can accumulate in your home, especially house dust mites and mould. Even though […]