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Silk's Amazing Hypoallergenic Properties

It seems like allergies are becoming more of a problem in modern life, as the use of synthetics, chemicals, additives, and other man-made substances increases. Wouldn't it be nice to know that the third of your life you spend in bed will be free from the aggravation of allergies? Silk comforters make the ideal bed covering because they are not only a natural fiber, but also naturally hypoallergenic in a number of ways.

There are several things that may affect allergy sufferers with regards to their bedding: dust mites, mold, fungus, deterioration, and chemicals. Silk has natural defenses against all of these. When silk is first produced by the silkworm, it has a simple structure: a cocoon consisting of a single continuous strand of fiber held together by a sticky substance called sericin. This combination has naturally evolved over the millenia into a form that protects the worm from all sorts of natural threats while it undergoes its metamorphosis into a silk moth. Because silk processing consists mainly of only soaking in water, steam, and heat, the silk maintains these defensive properties after processing,Dust mites don't like it. Mold and fungus shun it. And no unhealthy chemicals are used in its processing. And unlike the feathers used in down comforters, which begin to break down after just a few years of use, silk fibers are naturally strong and elastic, and with proper treatment will last for many, many years.

It's no wonder both allergists and allergy-sufferers recommend silk comforters for comfort and peace of mind.


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