Residential characteristics influence Der p 1 levels in homes in Melbourne, Australia.

@article{Dharmage1999ResidentialCI,
  title={Residential characteristics influence Der p 1 levels in homes in Melbourne, Australia.},
  author={Shyamali C Dharmage and Mick Bailey and Joan M Raven and Allen Cheng and Jennifer M Rolland and Francis Thien and Andrew B. Forbes and Michael J Abramson and Eugene Haydn Walters},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          461-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to house dust mite (HDM) allergens is an important risk factor for childhood asthma. Knowledge of environmental determinants of HDM allergen levels is essential before designing rational avoidance measures. AIM To investigate the effect of domestic characteristics on HDM allergen (Der p 1) levels in Melbourne homes. METHODS Dust was collected from bed and floor of the bedrooms in 485 houses over a period of one year. Dust was analysed for Der p 1 levels using an enzyme… CONTINUE READING

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