Distribution, aerodynamic characteristics, and removal of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in British homes.

@article{Custovic1998DistributionAC,
  title={Distribution, aerodynamic characteristics, and removal of the major cat allergen Fel d 1 in British homes.},
  author={Adnan Custovic and Angela Simpson and H Pahdi and Rosalind M Green and Martin D. Chapman and Ashley Woodcock},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={33-8}
}
BACKGROUND Sensitisation to cat allergen (Fel d 1) is an important risk factor for asthma in the UK. A study was undertaken to investigate the distribution of cat allergen in British homes, the aerodynamic characteristics and particle size distribution of airborne Fel d 1, and the method of removing it. METHODS Dust was collected from 50 homes with a cat and from 50 homes without a cat, and airborne levels of Fel d 1 were measured in 50 homes with a cat and 75 homes without a cat. Particle… CONTINUE READING

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