- About this Journal
- Abstracting and Indexing
- Aims and Scope
- Article Processing Charges
- Articles in Press
- Author Guidelines
- Bibliographic Information
- Citations to this Journal
- Contact Information
- Editorial Board
- Editorial Workflow
- Free eTOC Alerts
- Publication Ethics
- Submit a Manuscript
- Table of Contents
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 574258, 6 pages
Measurement of Horse Allergen (Equ cx) in Schools
1Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
2Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
3Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
Received 19 October 2011; Accepted 29 November 2011
Academic Editor: S. Lau
Copyright © 2011 Anne-Sophie Merritt et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- Swedish Board of Agriculture, “Hästar och anläggningar med häst 2010 (Horses and horse establishments in 2010),” Statistics Sweden JO24SM1101, 2011.
- Swedish Ai: SOU 1989:76 (Swedish statute) 1989.
- L. Elfman, J. Brannstrom, and G. Smedje, “Detection of horse allergen around a stable,” International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, vol. 145, no. 4, pp. 269–276, 2008.
- G. Emenius, P. H. Larsson, M. Wickman, and B. Harfast, “Dispersion of horse allergen in the ambient air, detected with sandwich ELISA,” Allergy, vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 771–774, 2001.
- G. Emenius, A. S. Merritt, and B. Harfast, “Dispersion of horse allergen from stables and areas with horses into homes,” International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, vol. 150, no. 4, pp. 335–342, 2009.
- C. Almqvist, P. H. Larsson, A. C. Egmar, M. Hedrén, P. Malmberg, and M. Wickman, “School as a risk environment for children allergic to cats and a site for transfer of cat allergen to homes,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 1012–1017, 1999.
- A. C. Egmar, G. Emenius, C. Almqvist, and M. Wickman, “Cat and dog allergen in mattresses and textile-covered floors of homes which do or do not have pets, either in the past or currently,” Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 31–35, 1998.
- A. S. Karlsson, A. Benström, M. Hedren, and K. Larsson, “Allergen avoidance does not alter airborne cat allergen levels in classrooms,” Allergy, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 661–667, 2004.
- A. Custovic, S. C. Taggart, and A. Woodcock, “House dust mite and cat allergen in different indoor environments,” Clinical and Experimental Allergy, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 1164–1168, 1994.
- K. Partti-Pellinen, O. Marttila, S. Makinen-Kiljunen, and T. Haahtela, “Occurrence of dog, cat, and mite allergens in public transport vehicles,” Allergy, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 65–68, 2000.
- G. Smedje and D. Norbäck, “Irritants and allergens at school in relation to furnishings and cleaning,” Indoor Air, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 127–133, 2001.
- A. S. Karlsson, M. Hedrén, C. Almqvist, K. Larsson, and A. Renström, “Evaluation of Petri dish sampling for assessment of cat allergen in airborne dust,” Allergy, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 164–168, 2002.
- J. L. Kim, L. Elfman, and D. Norback, “Respiratory symptoms, asthma and allergen levels in schools—comparison between Korea and Sweden,” Indoor Air, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 122–129, 2007.
- G. Smedje, D. Norbäck, and C. Edling, “Asthma among secondary schoolchildren in relation to the school environment,” Clinical and Experimental Allergy, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 1270–1278, 1997.
- C. Almqvist, M. Wickman, L. Perfetti et al., “Worsening of asthma in children allergic to cats, after indirect exposure to cat at school,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 163, no. 3, pp. 694–698, 2001.
- G. Smedje and D. Norbäck, “Incidence of asthma diagnosis and self-reported allergy in relation to the school environment—a four-year follow-up study in schoolchildren,” International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 1059–1066, 2001.
- J. L. Kim, L. Elfman, Y. Mi, M. Johansson, G. Smedje, and D. Norbäck, “Current asthma and respiratory symptoms among pupils in relation to dietary factors and allergens in the school environment,” Indoor Air, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 170–182, 2005.
- Act TSWE: Ministry of Labour (SFS 1991:677) 1992.
- Z. H. Zhao, L. Elfman, Z. H. Wang, Z. Zhang, and D. Norback, “A comparative study of asthma, pollen, cat and dog allergy among pupils and allergen levels in schools in Taiyuan city, China, and Uppsala, Sweden,” Indoor Air, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 404–413, 2006.
- E. R. Tovey, G. B. Marks, M. Matthews, W. F. Green, and A. Woolcock, “Changes in mite allergen Der p I in house dust following spraying with a tannic acid/acaricide solution,” Clinical and Experimental Allergy, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 67–74, 1992.
- A. S. Karlsson and A. Renstrom, “Human hair is a potential source of cat allergen contamination of ambient air,” Allergy, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 961–964, 2005.
- B. Fahlbusch, A. Koch, J. Douwes et al., “The effect of storage on allergen and microbial agent levels in frozen house dust,” Allergy, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 150–153, 2003.
- T. O'Meara and E. Tovey, “Monitoring personal allergen exposure,” Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 341–395, 2000.
- G. Liccardi, A. Salzillo, B. Dente et al., “Horse allergens: an underestimated risk for allergic sensitization in an urban atopic population without occupational exposure,” Respiratory Medicine, vol. 103, no. 3, pp. 414–420, 2009.
- E. Novembre, F. Mori, S. Barni, N. Pucci, and M. E. Rossi, “Should the skin prick test to horse be included in the standard panel for the diagnosis of respiratory allergy?” Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 247–249, 2009.