High-efficiency particulate arrest-filter vacuum cleaners increase personal cat allergen exposure in homes with cats.

@article{Gore2003HighefficiencyPA,
  title={High-efficiency particulate arrest-filter vacuum cleaners increase personal cat allergen exposure in homes with cats.},
  author={Robin B Gore and Bethan Durrell and Sophie Bishop and Lisa Curbishley and Ashley Woodcock and Adnan Custovic},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={784-7}
}
BACKGROUND On the basis of experimental chamber studies, vacuum cleaners with double-thickness bags and integral high-efficiency particulate arrest (HEPA) air filters are claimed to reduce airborne allergen levels and are currently recommended to allergic patients. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of vacuum cleaning on personal inhaled cat allergen exposure in homes with cats. METHODS Five unused new vacuum cleaners were compared with an old non-HEPA… CONTINUE READING