The role of water temperature and laundry procedures in reducing house dust mite populations and allergen content of bedding.
The effects of various laundry procedures on house dust mites and their allergens have been established.
All mites were killed by water temperatures 55oC or greater.
Killing at lower temperatures was not enhanced by any of the pure detergents or laundry products tested.
A cold cycle of laundry washing with or without laundry powder did not remove most live mites from bedding, however, the allergen concentration (Der p I/gm fine dust) was reduced by more than 90%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poussière maison, Allergène, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Pyroglyphidae, Acaridida, Acariformes, Acari, Arachnida, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Mortalité, Laverie, Lavage, Température, Détergent, Nettoyage à sec
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : House dust, Allergen, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Pyroglyphidae, Acaridida, Acariformes, Acari, Arachnida, Arthropoda, Invertebrata, Mortality, Laundry, Washing, Temperature, Detergent
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0158749
Code Inist : 002A06C09A. Création : 199406.