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A comparison between trap and flotation methods of sampling in quantifying mite exposure

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Background: Quantification of mite exposure by determining mite levels in dust using a flotation technique has considerable shortcomings due to non-reproducibility of vacuum sampling, and high variability in the mite extraction efficiency. Mite traps have been reported to be more efficient, simpler and more standardised than dust sampling as the mite extraction phase is not required. The trap-method was used alongside dust sampling in a study investigating the role of dehumidifiers in dust mi...

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Higenbottam, TW More by this author
Vickers, L More by this author
Hyndman, S More by this author
Maunder, JW More by this author
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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
53
Issue:
SUPPL. 4
Publication date:
1998-12-05
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:7e6744e1-6f3a-4e72-8d09-9985a2b6ed82
Source identifiers:
389734
Local pid:
pubs:389734
Language:
English

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