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Title: Allergens on desktop surfaces in preschools and elementary schools of urban children with asthma
Authors: W. Kanchongkittiphon
W. J. Sheehan
J. Friedlander
M. D. Chapman
E. M. King
K. Martirosyan
S. N. Baxi
P. Permaul
J. M. Gaffin
L. Kopel
A. Bailey
C. Fu
C. R. Petty
D. R. Gold
W. Phipatanakul
Children's Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School
Mahidol University
INDOOR Biotechnologies
Action for Boston Community Development
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard School of Public Health
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Citation: Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Vol.69, No.7 (2014), 960-963
Abstract: Desktop dust has been studied as a source of food allergen, but not as a source of potential aeroallergen exposure. Thirty-six wiped samples from desktop surfaces were collected from preschools and schools. Samples were analyzed for detectable levels of common aeroallergens including Alternaria, cockroach, dog, dust mite, cat, mouse, and rat allergens by immunoassay. Mouse allergen was the most prevalent, detectable in 97.2% of samples. Cat allergen was detectable in 80.6% of samples, and dog allergen was detectable in 77.8% of samples. Other allergens were not as prevalent. Mouse was the only allergen that was highly correlated with settled floor dust collected from the same rooms (r = 0.721, P < 0.001). This is the first study to detect aeroallergens on desktop surfaces by using moist wipes. Allergens for mouse, cat, and dog were highly detectable in wipes with mouse desktop surface levels correlating with levels in vacuumed floor dust. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISSN: 13989995
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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