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Do you have any family member complaining of itchy skin at night? Does your child suffer from symptoms of repeated sneezing and runny nose? These allergic reactions might have been associated with dust mites. In Hong Kong allergic rhinitis (or commonly known as nasal allergy) is the second most common chronic disease among children. While there are various allergy triggers, consumers should not overlook dust mite as a possible source. You can take an allergen test to ascertain if you are allergic to dust mite. For those who are allergic, reducing the dust mite population at home and keeping children away from dust mites will be the right moves.
Hong Kong’s humidity provides an ideal breeding ground for not only mosquitos but also pests which are difficult to detect and treat instantly, e.g. termites and bed bugs. Treatments of such pests usually require the help of pest control professionals.
Beware – mosquitos are around! With the first local dengue fever case confirmed recently, we should waste no time in mosquito control and dengue fever prevention. How to choose the right mosquito repellent amongst many products in the market? Earlier, the Consumer Council reviewed 45 mosquito repelling products, including mosquito repellents and anti-mosquito patches, and found that some products did not list their active ingredients and concentration levels. Read the followings for tips about mosquito control and prevention:
With the arrival of warmer weather, pest activity also increases. If you don’t want these pests to affect your family members and pets, then read the following article:
To coincide with the raising of the response level under the “Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance” to “Emergency Response Level”, the Council develops “Together, We Fight the Virus” page offering the public free download on test findings of protective gear, such as face mask and disinfectant.
The novel coronavirus is raging around the world. Many nations are closing their borders to fight epidemic and economics are hit hard. How may credit card users protect themselves and obtain compensation in case merchants close down suddenly? What about those purchased flight tickets? Are they able to refund and get the money back? The Special Feature on chargeback in this issue is going to share how one should protect their consumer rights amid soaring epidemic these days.
Many rumors said that surgical masks could be re-used after steaming, boiling or poaching. It is understood that given the acute shortage, people try to maximize the durability of masks by all means. Yet, none of those boiling or cleaning methods being posted on the Internet can help with the re-using of surgical masks!
Facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have been snapping up face masks, bleach products, rice and toilet paper from stores and supermarkets. As soon as the toilet paper were replenished, customers scrambled to buy even more.