Comparison of two dust collection methods for reservoir indoor allergens and endotoxin on carpets and mattresses.

@article{Wickens2004ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two dust collection methods for reservoir indoor allergens and endotoxin on carpets and mattresses.},
  author={Kristin Wickens and Juliette M Lane and R. W. L. Siebers and Trevor Ingham and Julian Crane},
  journal={Indoor air},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          217-22
        }
}
Variable methods of dust collection may lead to uncertainty in the measurement of biomarkers. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of two different dust collection devices on dust weight, Der p 1, Fel d 1, and endotoxin levels. We compared: (1) a nylon mesh sock inserted between the furniture attachment and the vacuum hose (the reference method) and (2) the ALK device. Duplicate dust samples were collected for 2 min from 2 m(2) of 37 living room floors and from each longitudinal… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 CITATIONS

Feasibility of Using Subject-Collected Dust Samples in Epidemiologic and Clinical Studies of Indoor Allergens

  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 2005
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND & RESULTS
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Endotoxin and β-(1,3)-glucan levels in automobiles: a pilot study.

  • Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM
  • 2010