Search is on for the Moldiest, Dustiest, Most Allergy-Causing Homes

Put Away Those Brooms! Stop That Scrubbing! Unplug That Vacuum!

- Let the 'The Boss of Cleaning' Give Your Home the STAR Treatment -



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from GlaxoSmithKline

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Think staying
 indoors will keep you safe from allergens?  Think again!  Mold, house dust
 mites and animal dander may cause year-round nasal allergies with bothersome
 congestion, sneezing and itchy, runny nose.  But before you think of packing
 up and moving out, there's a better way to take control of the dust, mold and
 other allergens in your house.  Just let the author of Speed Cleaning, a.k.a.
 "The Boss of Cleaning," Jeff Campbell, come to your home and clean it
 properly.
     All you have to do is enter the Give Your Home the STAR Treatment contest,
 sponsored by FLONASE(R) (fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray.  Campbell and
 his "Clean Team" will personally visit the homes of the three top winners and
 show them the Steps Towards Allergy Relief (The STAR Treatment) - a thorough,
 professional cleaning to reduce allergens.  Campbell will also present each
 winner with a check for $5,000 to help stock up on cleaning supplies.  Dr.
 Deborah Fawcett, a Dallas-based allergist and Fellow of the American College
 of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, will also visit the winners and discuss the
 health implications of an allergen-packed home.
     "House dust mites, microscopic relatives of the spider, live in bedding,
 on upholstered furniture and in carpeting.  Other allergens like pet dander
 and mold are also prevalent in homes," said Campbell, president of The Clean
 Team, San Francisco's largest housecleaning service.  With his team, Campbell
 cleans 15,000 homes a year.  The "Boss of Cleaning" knows what works.
 
     Give your Home the STAR Treatment
     "Indoor allergens are among the most common causes of nasal allergies,
 affecting an estimated 40 million Americans(1)," said Dr. Fawcett.  "In fact,
 it can take up to six months to get rid of cat dander on your couch and there
 may be up to two million house dust mites(2) in your bedding.
     "I'm hoping that people will understand that avoidance of allergens when
 possible and environmental control contribute a great deal to controlling
 allergy symptoms.  In my experience, those patients who clean their homes and
 remove allergens from their home, do better," added Dr. Fawcett.
     If you often experience nasal allergy symptoms such as congestion,
 sneezing, itchy or runny nose when you are at home, your house may be the
 culprit.  Your upholstered sofa, mattress, stuffy attic, damp basement or
 grimy kitchen may be virtual breeding grounds for allergens such as house dust
 mites and mold.
 
     How to Enter the Contest
     Entering the contest is easy.  If you are 18 or older, simply log onto
 http://www.flonase.com and tell us in 100 words or less why we should Give
 Your Home the STAR Treatment.  Independent judges, including Campbell and Dr.
 Fawcett, will look for the most appropriate, original, creative and persuasive
 entries to select one winner from each of three regions of the U.S.
     The contest is open from Monday, April 30, 2001, until Friday, September
 14, 2001, 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Winners will be announced on or about October 10,
 2001.  Upon notification, contest winners will be featured on
 http://www.flonase.com.
     Void where prohibited.  Open to legal residents of the United States who
 are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Entries must be received
 by 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 14, 2001.  Visit http://www.flonase.com to view
 the Official Rules for complete details.
 
     Benefits
     For the first 5,000 entries, a contribution will be made to HELP USA, the
 nation's largest provider and developer of service-enriched housing with on-
 site services for homeless and low-income families serving over 10,000
 individuals every year.  Additionally, all contest entrants will receive a
 STAR (Steps Toward Allergy Relief) Wheel, an easy-to-follow allergen removal
 guide for each room in the house.
 
     ABOUT FLONASE(R) NASAL SPRAY
     FLONASE(R) Nasal Spray is used for the management of the nasal symptoms of
 seasonal and year-round nasal allergies including congestion, sneezing, runny
 and itchy nose in adults and children 4 years and older.  For best results,
 use daily.  Results may vary.  If side effects occur, they are generally mild
 and may include headache, nosebleed and sore throat.  FLONASE(R) Nasal Spray
 is available by prescription only.
     FLONASE(R) Nasal Spray was developed and is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline,
 one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care
 companies.  The company is an industry leader in respiratory research and has
 a broad portfolio of commercially available respiratory therapies.
 
     1 The Allergy Report. Am. Acad. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2000 Web site
 (http://www.aaaai.org)
     2 Asthma & Allergy Advocate, Spring 1999 Am. Acad. Allergy Asthma Immunol.
 2000 Web site (http://www.aaaai.org)
 
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SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Think staying
 indoors will keep you safe from allergens?  Think again!  Mold, house dust
 mites and animal dander may cause year-round nasal allergies with bothersome
 congestion, sneezing and itchy, runny nose.  But before you think of packing
 up and moving out, there's a better way to take control of the dust, mold and
 other allergens in your house.  Just let the author of Speed Cleaning, a.k.a.
 "The Boss of Cleaning," Jeff Campbell, come to your home and clean it
 properly.
     All you have to do is enter the Give Your Home the STAR Treatment contest,
 sponsored by FLONASE(R) (fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray.  Campbell and
 his "Clean Team" will personally visit the homes of the three top winners and
 show them the Steps Towards Allergy Relief (The STAR Treatment) - a thorough,
 professional cleaning to reduce allergens.  Campbell will also present each
 winner with a check for $5,000 to help stock up on cleaning supplies.  Dr.
 Deborah Fawcett, a Dallas-based allergist and Fellow of the American College
 of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, will also visit the winners and discuss the
 health implications of an allergen-packed home.
     "House dust mites, microscopic relatives of the spider, live in bedding,
 on upholstered furniture and in carpeting.  Other allergens like pet dander
 and mold are also prevalent in homes," said Campbell, president of The Clean
 Team, San Francisco's largest housecleaning service.  With his team, Campbell
 cleans 15,000 homes a year.  The "Boss of Cleaning" knows what works.
 
     Give your Home the STAR Treatment
     "Indoor allergens are among the most common causes of nasal allergies,
 affecting an estimated 40 million Americans(1)," said Dr. Fawcett.  "In fact,
 it can take up to six months to get rid of cat dander on your couch and there
 may be up to two million house dust mites(2) in your bedding.
     "I'm hoping that people will understand that avoidance of allergens when
 possible and environmental control contribute a great deal to controlling
 allergy symptoms.  In my experience, those patients who clean their homes and
 remove allergens from their home, do better," added Dr. Fawcett.
     If you often experience nasal allergy symptoms such as congestion,
 sneezing, itchy or runny nose when you are at home, your house may be the
 culprit.  Your upholstered sofa, mattress, stuffy attic, damp basement or
 grimy kitchen may be virtual breeding grounds for allergens such as house dust
 mites and mold.
 
     How to Enter the Contest
     Entering the contest is easy.  If you are 18 or older, simply log onto
 http://www.flonase.com and tell us in 100 words or less why we should Give
 Your Home the STAR Treatment.  Independent judges, including Campbell and Dr.
 Fawcett, will look for the most appropriate, original, creative and persuasive
 entries to select one winner from each of three regions of the U.S.
     The contest is open from Monday, April 30, 2001, until Friday, September
 14, 2001, 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Winners will be announced on or about October 10,
 2001.  Upon notification, contest winners will be featured on
 http://www.flonase.com.
     Void where prohibited.  Open to legal residents of the United States who
 are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Entries must be received
 by 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 14, 2001.  Visit http://www.flonase.com to view
 the Official Rules for complete details.
 
     Benefits
     For the first 5,000 entries, a contribution will be made to HELP USA, the
 nation's largest provider and developer of service-enriched housing with on-
 site services for homeless and low-income families serving over 10,000
 individuals every year.  Additionally, all contest entrants will receive a
 STAR (Steps Toward Allergy Relief) Wheel, an easy-to-follow allergen removal
 guide for each room in the house.
 
     ABOUT FLONASE(R) NASAL SPRAY
     FLONASE(R) Nasal Spray is used for the management of the nasal symptoms of
 seasonal and year-round nasal allergies including congestion, sneezing, runny
 and itchy nose in adults and children 4 years and older.  For best results,
 use daily.  Results may vary.  If side effects occur, they are generally mild
 and may include headache, nosebleed and sore throat.  FLONASE(R) Nasal Spray
 is available by prescription only.
     FLONASE(R) Nasal Spray was developed and is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline,
 one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care
 companies.  The company is an industry leader in respiratory research and has
 a broad portfolio of commercially available respiratory therapies.
 
     1 The Allergy Report. Am. Acad. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2000 Web site
 (http://www.aaaai.org)
     2 Asthma & Allergy Advocate, Spring 1999 Am. Acad. Allergy Asthma Immunol.
 2000 Web site (http://www.aaaai.org)
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
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