Dust and airborne exposure to allergens derived from cockroach (Blattella germanica) in low-cost public housing in Strasbourg (France)

@article{Blay1997DustAA,
  title={Dust and airborne exposure to allergens derived from cockroach (Blattella germanica) in low-cost public housing in Strasbourg (France)},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric de Blay and Javier S{\'a}nchez and Guy H{\'e}delin and A Perez-Infante and Ad{\'e}lie V{\'e}rot and Martin D. Chapman and Gabrielle Pauli},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1997},
  volume={99 1 Pt 1},
  pages={107-12}
}
BACKGROUND Although a strong association between allergy to cockroach (CR) and asthma has been observed in the United States and Asia, there are little data about the extent of exposure to CR allergen in Europe. OBJECTIVE To determine the levels of CR allergens in dust samples from apartments in Strasbourg and to determine the concentration and size of CR allergens in the air. METHODS Nine apartments in a public housing complex were chosen on the basis of visual evidence of CR infestation… CONTINUE READING

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