Toyota Says No More To Dust Mites

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Dust allergy sufferers everywhere rejoice!

According to, Toyota announced the development of the world’s first car seat fabric agent that stops 98% of dust mites from becoming active. Toyota intends to begin offering this new treatment on vehicles sold in Japan in the next few years.

Dust MitesDust mites, while technically harmless, are definitely very gnarly-looking creatures. These microscopic beasts account for a substantial portion of the world’s dust (10-20% according to mostly because they’re constantly shedding their skin and leaving their feces wherever they please. Even worse, dust mites are suspected of contributing to asthma, eczema, hay fever, and other common allergies. Mites particularly enjoy living in places where your body rests on fabric (like mattresses and car seats).

Abating dust mites is rather simple – you can wash your sheets in hot water every couple of weeks, dust and/or vacuum regularly, and use a plastic mattress cover…which brings us back to car seats. Because you can’t really remove your car’s seat cover and wash it every couple of weeks, and because it’s far too difficult (not to mention expensive) to steam or shampoo your interior regularly, dust mites are rampant in the average car.

That’s why this is such a big deal – at least if suffer from asthma, eczema, or common allergies. Assuming this agent will meet FDA, EPA, and everyone else’s approval, expect Toyota to begin offering this as a standard feature in the next three or four years.

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  1. Dust mites can be a serious problem to your health. Did you know these disgusting bugs are actually apart of the arachnid family? This is the same family as spiders and scorpions! Their allergenic by-products are produced from their saliva, feces, sticky egg secretions, and decaying body parts. Dust mites and indoor allergens cause air pollution. The EPA has deemed indoor air pollution as America’s number one health concern!

  2. dwayne says:


  3. devyb says:

    you rock

  4. Mickey says:

    I use a steam buggy to clean the interior. Can you say bye bye dust mites.

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