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  1. Distribution of airborne mouse allergen in a major mouse breeding facility.

    Article - En anglais


    Occupational allergy to mice is a major cause of disability among workers in mouse breeding and research facilities.

    Efforts to prevent and treat allergy require a detailed knowledge of exposure levels to allergen.


    This study was designed to quantitate the level of major mouse allergen (Mus m I) in central room air and immediate breathing zones under a variety of wording conditions.


    An Andersen sampler (Groseby Andersen, Spirotech Div., Atlanta, Ga.) was used to collect allergen in each room.

    A Gillian Personal sampler (Gillian Instrument Corp., West Caldwell, N.J.) collected particles in the worker breathing zone.

    ELISA was used to quantitate the concentration of Mus m I collected on the two collection devices.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Allergène, Urine, Air, Site reproduction, Souris, Rodentia, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Salle, Distribution, Exposition professionnelle, Animal, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Allergen, Urine, Air, Breeding site, Mouse, Rodentia, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Room, Distribution, Occupational exposure, Animal, Occupational medicine

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0090313

    Code Inist : 002A06C09A. Création : 09/06/1995.