The vertical distribution of house dust mite allergen in carpet and the effect of dry vacuum cleaning.

@article{Sercombe2007TheVD,
  title={The vertical distribution of house dust mite allergen in carpet and the effect of dry vacuum cleaning.},
  author={J. Sercombe and D. Liu-Brennan and S. Causer and E. Tovey},
  journal={International journal of hygiene and environmental health},
  year={2007},
  volume={210 1},
  pages={
          43-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Carpets are large reservoirs of the dust mite allergen Der p 1. The effect of vacuum cleaning on the distribution of Der p 1 in carpets is poorly understood. METHODS Samples were cut from 7 used household carpets, all over 5 years of age. From each carpet, 10 samples were left untreated, 10 vacuumed with an upright vacuum cleaner, and 10 vacuumed with a canister vacuum cleaner. Each section was then cut into 3 horizontal layers: the top 2mm, the remainder of the carpet pile, and… Expand
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