House dust mite allergen in US beds: results from the First National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing.

  title={House dust mite allergen in US beds: results from the First National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing.},
  author={S.J. Arbes and Richard D. Cohn and Ming Yin and Michael L. Muilenberg and Harriet A. Burge and Warren Friedman and Darryl C. Zeldin},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={111 2},
BACKGROUND Although exposure to house dust mite allergen is a major risk factor for allergic sensitization and asthma, nationwide estimates of dust mite allergen levels in US homes have not been reported. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of dust mite allergen in beds of US homes and to identify predictors of dust mite allergen concentration. METHODS Data were obtained from the first National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing, a cross-sectional survey… 

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