Decay of house-dust mite allergen Der f 1 at indoor climatic conditions.

@article{Sidenius2002DecayOH,
  title={Decay of house-dust mite allergen Der f 1 at indoor climatic conditions.},
  author={Kirsten E Sidenius and Thorkil E. Hallas and J\orgen Stenderup and Lars K{\ae}rgaard Poulsen and Holger F Mosbech},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={34-7}
}
BACKGROUND The decay of house-dust mite allergens is important for the outcome of avoidance measures for house-dust mite-allergic patients. OBJECTIVE To quantify the stability of Der f 1 from mattress dust when exposed to domestic conditions. METHODS Three samples of mattress dust were individually homogenized and divided into 64 subsamples. Mites were killed by freezing for 48 hours at -30 degrees C. The subsamples were exposed in eight homes, three storerooms, and one greenhouse, where… CONTINUE READING