What are major sources of aeroallergens resulting to allergic diseases in US households?

Updated: Jul 07, 2019
  • Author: Bhumika Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Dust mite bodies and fecal pellets are the major source of allergens in house dust. [1, 2] More than 80% of homes in the United States and 85% of day care facilities have detectable levels of dust mite allergens [3] ; half of US homes have levels higher than the proposed threshold levels for sensitization, and about 25% have levels at or higher than those required to induce asthma. [3]


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