Good Housekeeping investigates allergy free sheets

September 7, 2010 6:46:50 AM PDT
Sheets now available for sale claim to be allergy free. Good Housekeeping investigated those claims and 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney has the results.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute says Allergy Luxe bedding from London Luxury is one product that doesn't live up to the hype.

"Allergy doctors recommend that pillows and mattresses and box springs be totally encased in order for it to be effective against allergens and that eliminates sheets. And in fact the manufacturer contradicts its own promises in fine print at the bottom of the label," said Kathleen Huddy of Good Housekeeping.

The label states the manufacturer makes no claim that the sheets will prevent human exposure to allergies and mold.

"When contacted the company admitted to us that encasements are needed in order for the sheets to be fully effective. However, it doesn't say that anywhere on the packaging," said Huddy.

Good Housekeeping suggests you save your money and stick with regular sheets plus anti-allergy bedding that fully encases your pillows and mattress. It recommends you buy anti-allergen sheets made by Aller-Ease.


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