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Patents Issued for Novel Home Cleaning Method to Reduce Asthma

A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina received two patents for a new method to rid carpets, mattresses and other furniture of harmful allergens and pests that cause asthma.
The patents (Methods and Compositions for Eliminating Allergens and Allergen-Producing Organisms) are the work of Michael Matthews, Jian Zhang and Allan Quick and uses carbon dioxide (CO2) to “freeze clean” home fabrics. The process deactivates proteins found in pet dander and can remove smoke

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