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    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1988 Oct;82(4):661-9.

    Recommendations for the use of residential air-cleaning devices in the treatment of allergic respiratory diseases.

    Source

    National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo. 80206.

    Abstract

    In an attempt to recommend standards for room air-cleaning devices, a committee reviewed (1) the types and performance characteristics of available domestic air-cleaning devices, (2) the available data on concentrations of allergens in the indoor air, and (3) the studies that have examined the health effects of the use of indoor air-cleaning devices. Absense of adequate data on the clinical relevance of indoor ambient allergen levels, as well as the effect of air-cleaning devices on these levels, plus a general lack of health effects by these devices in published double-blind studies precluded any firm recommendations for their use. It was clear, however, that use of room air-cleaning devices in the absence of other forms of environmental control was not reasonable.

    PMID:
    3171006
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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