If you've got a renovations project coming up, take a moment to consider whether people occupying the space may suffer from allergies. If so, there are ways you can help them out, and it may be as simple as selecting the right paint.
Many allergies are triggered by things such as dust mites, animal hair, mould and fungus. Asthma sufferers in particular can suffer from attacks if these are present in the home, so it's important to keep spaces as clean and dust-free as possible.
If you're designing a room for anyone who suffers from asthma, you might want to look into the products that are part of the Sensitive Choice programme run by the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand. The regimen is designed to help allergy and asthma sufferers make lifestyle choices to effectively manage their condition.
The Sensitive Choice logo is designed to make sufferers think about their triggers and ensure they are taking the rights steps to reduce exposure to allergens.
Several Resene products have Sensitive Choice approval, making them excellent choices for asthma sufferers. Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom and Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom are Sensitive Choice approved, and contain MouldDefender and anti-bacterial silver to protect against moss and mould growth..
These products are perfect for wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, which often fall victim to moss and mould exposure.
If your project is on a larger scale, try Resene Clinicalcote. It is Sensitive Choice approved and is designed to be easily cleaned in areas such as medical centres, hospitals and rest homes.