Neato Robotics’ Botvac D7 robotic vacuum cleaner, which can be programmed to clean up cat and dog hairs and dust around the house using LaserSmart mapping and navigation technology. Photo: Neato Robotics

How to get rid of the millions of harmful ‘house guests’ – you can’t see

  • Researchers find up to one million mites in beds, plus mould and bacteria in house dust – all of which are bad for our health – but hi-tech help is at hand
  • Volatile organic compounds that leech in form of gases from household items such as air-fresheners, moth repellents, glue and marker pens also pose threat
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Neato Robotics’ Botvac D7 robotic vacuum cleaner, which can be programmed to clean up cat and dog hairs and dust around the house using LaserSmart mapping and navigation technology. Photo: Neato Robotics
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Peta Tomlinson

Peta Tomlinson

Peta Tomlinson is an Asia-focused journalist who has lived and worked in Australia and Hong Kong. Making the most of her global mobile office, she contributes to South China Morning Post on topics including design, property, lifestyle and special reports.