A controlled intervention study concerning the effect of intended temperature rise on house dust mite load.

@article{Sidenius2002ACI,
  title={A controlled intervention study concerning the effect of intended temperature rise on house dust mite load.},
  author={Kirsten E Sidenius and Thorkil E. Hallas and Lars K{\ae}rgaard Poulsen and Holger F Mosbech},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
In epidemiological studies, increased indoor temperature--producing a lower relative humidity--is associated with low house dust mite (HDM) load. Twenty-eight dwellings were allocated for either intervention (12/15 completed) or control (11/13 completed). In the intervention group, participants were asked to increase the bedroom temperature by at least 3 degrees C compared to the self-assessed temperature of the previous winter. Dust samples were repeatedly collected from mattress and floor… CONTINUE READING