Latest Mite Stories

2006-02-02 13:20:00

Vacuum cleaners with "high-efficiency particulate-air" filters or HEPA filters are no better than basic vacuum cleaners at reducing an individual's exposure to dust mites in the home, a study hints.

2005-10-05 18:46:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There appears to be an association between birth month and sensitization to house dust mites in asthmatic children, Korean researchers report. Early exposure to high levels of allergy-triggering substances is key to the development of hypersensitivities, Dr.

2005-08-06 15:40:13

More than fifty percent of the US population tested positive to one or more allergens, according to a large national study. The new findings, based on data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), shows that 54.3% of individuals aged 6-59 years old had a positive skin test response to at least one of the 10 allergens tested.

2004-12-26 10:30:10

Ah, winter: low levels of ragweed, pollen and other outdoor allergens means kids with allergies can finally breathe easier, right? Wrong. For too many children, wintertime means more time spent inside, with higher exposures to indoor allergy triggers such as dust mites, pets and mold, experts say.

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