Inactivation of Dust Mites, Dust Mite Allergen, and Mold from Carpet

  title={Inactivation of Dust Mites, Dust Mite Allergen, and Mold from Carpet},
  author={Kee-Hean Ong and R. Lewis and A. Dixit and M. MacDonald and Mingan Yang and Z. Qian},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  pages={519 - 527}
  • Kee-Hean Ong, R. Lewis, +3 authors Z. Qian
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
  • Carpet is known to be a reservoir for biological contaminants, such as dust mites, dust mite allergen, and mold, if it is not kept clean. [...] Key Method Carpets were artificially worn to simulate 1 to 2 years of wear in a four-person household. The worn carpets were inoculated together with a common indoor mold (Cladosporium species) and house dust mites and incubated for 6 weeks to allow time for dust mite growth on the carpet. The carpets were randomly assigned to one of the four treatment groups.Expand Abstract
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