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[Occurrence of housedust mites in dwellings. Relation to ventilation and humidity].
Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Feb 21; 156(8):1141-4.UL

Abstract

The concentration of house-dust mites (Der. spp.) was investigated in 96 Danish dwellings and bedroom air-exchange rates, humidity and temperature was measured contemporaneously in all the dwellings. A positive correlation was found between indoor air humidity and mite concentration, and an inverse correlation was found between house-dust mite concentration and indoor air-exchange. Dwellings of mite-allergic persons had a higher concentration of house-dust mites compared with those of the non-mite-allergic group. House-dust mite concentration was above the proposed limit in 76% of the homes of mite allergic persons and in 48% of the homes of non-sensitive persons. The high proportion of dwellings infested with house-dust mites, when compared with previous measurements, suggests an increased prevalence of house-dust mites in Danish dwellings. The results support the concept that reduced ventilation in dwellings involves a risk of increased house-dust mite exposure.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lungemedicinsk afdeling, Arhus Kommunehospital.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

dan

PubMed ID

8116093

Citation

Harving, H, et al. "[Occurrence of Housedust Mites in Dwellings. Relation to Ventilation and Humidity]." Ugeskrift for Laeger, vol. 156, no. 8, 1994, pp. 1141-4.
Harving H, Jensen JK, Dahl R. [Occurrence of housedust mites in dwellings. Relation to ventilation and humidity]. Ugeskr Laeger. 1994;156(8):1141-4.
Harving, H., Jensen, J. K., & Dahl, R. (1994). [Occurrence of housedust mites in dwellings. Relation to ventilation and humidity]. Ugeskrift for Laeger, 156(8), 1141-4.
Harving H, Jensen JK, Dahl R. [Occurrence of Housedust Mites in Dwellings. Relation to Ventilation and Humidity]. Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Feb 21;156(8):1141-4. PubMed PMID: 8116093.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Occurrence of housedust mites in dwellings. Relation to ventilation and humidity]. AU - Harving,H, AU - Jensen,J K, AU - Dahl,R, PY - 1994/2/21/pubmed PY - 1994/2/21/medline PY - 1994/2/21/entrez SP - 1141 EP - 4 JF - Ugeskrift for laeger JO - Ugeskr Laeger VL - 156 IS - 8 N2 - The concentration of house-dust mites (Der. spp.) was investigated in 96 Danish dwellings and bedroom air-exchange rates, humidity and temperature was measured contemporaneously in all the dwellings. A positive correlation was found between indoor air humidity and mite concentration, and an inverse correlation was found between house-dust mite concentration and indoor air-exchange. Dwellings of mite-allergic persons had a higher concentration of house-dust mites compared with those of the non-mite-allergic group. House-dust mite concentration was above the proposed limit in 76% of the homes of mite allergic persons and in 48% of the homes of non-sensitive persons. The high proportion of dwellings infested with house-dust mites, when compared with previous measurements, suggests an increased prevalence of house-dust mites in Danish dwellings. The results support the concept that reduced ventilation in dwellings involves a risk of increased house-dust mite exposure. SN - 0041-5782 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8116093/[Occurrence_of_housedust_mites_in_dwellings__Relation_to_ventilation_and_humidity]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -