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Daily Vacuuming of Mattresses Significantly Reduces Dust Mite Allergens, Bacterial Endotoxin, and Fungal Beta-glucan

March 28, 2012

Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atopic patients are advised to cover their mattresses with occlusive coverings; however, these are not cheap. We investigated whether daily vacuum cleaning of mattresses significantly reduces content of house dust mite allergens, bacterial endotoxin, and fungal beta-glucan.   METHODS: Twenty volunteers …