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Philip Friedman, advertisement - Continue Reading Below, what We Looked for in Anti-Allergy Bedding. Ghri scientists and testers evaluated bedding covers and pillow protectors for: Ease of putting on and taking off.
Water repellency, fit on a mattress, breathability.
Shrinkage, appearance after repeated washings, a panel of testers also evaluated pillow protectors for comfort. How We Tested Anti-Allergy Bedding, encasement products were put on and taken off of a 10-inch-deep twin-sized mattress and a standard-sized pillow.
Swatches of each product's material were tested for water repellency. Scientists poured 300 milliliters of water through a specially made rain funnel, tapped the fabric twice, and then inspected the swatches for beading. Manufacturers provided data to show their bedding complied with breathability standards.
Manufacturers also provided data to show their bedding complied with the anti-allergen penetration standard.
This shows us if very small particles can get through the bedding. We washed and dried bedding, following their instructions, and then visually evaluated them for shrinkage and changes in texture or shape. Testers slept on pillow protectors at their homes for four nights and then rated their comfort.
What to Look for When Buying Anti-Allergy Bedding.
The best protection against allergens comes from non-porous fabrics, which are usually the cheapest.