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Allergens in Urban Schools and Homes of Children with Asthma

March 25, 2014

Schools may be an important site of allergen exposure for children with asthma. This study compared school allergen exposure to home exposure of children with asthma. Correlations between settled dust and airborne allergen levels in classrooms were examined.

ATP as a Marker for Surface Contamination of Biological Origin in Schools and as a Potential Approach to the Measurement of Cleaning Effectiveness

July 21, 2013

Three commercially available adenosine triphosphate (ATP) test systems were used to collect multiple samples measured in relative light units (RLUs) from 27 elementary schools in the southwestern United States before and after a standardized cleaning protocol.

Validation and Comparison of Three Adenosine Triphosphate Luminometers for Monitoring Hospital Surface Sanitization: a Rosetta Stone for Adenosine Triphosphate Testing

July 21, 2013

The goal of this study was to validate and compare 3 commercially available ATP luminometry, swab, rapid-test systems for use in hospital surface sanitization testing. Regulatory agencies may consider this a point-of-care laboratory test.